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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

UT Refugee Student Mentor Program fundraises to cover transportation costs

UT Refugee Student Mentor Program fundraises to cover transportation costs

Tori Duff, News Reporter December 5, 2021

A group of UT students who mentor refugee children within Austin ISD is fundraising to help cover their transportation costs as many volunteers are having to travel farther outside of Austin.  “Rent...

Zero Waste Hero returns next spring with online sustainability course

Zero Waste Hero returns next spring with online sustainability course

Hope Unger, News Reporter December 2, 2021

A certification course to teach students how to be less wasteful will return to UT next spring after it was paused over a year ago.  The Zero Waste Hero program will be reinstated as a self-paced course...

UT enters $20 million partnership with consulting firm to cut University expenses

UT enters $20 million partnership with consulting firm to cut University expenses

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter December 1, 2021

UT will pay about $20 million to a financial consulting firm to help the University cut some expenses and provide assistance with the new faculty-led strategic plan to make UT a leading research institution.  The...

UT professor named American Meteorological Society fellow

UT professor named American Meteorological Society fellow

Itza Martinez, News Reporter December 1, 2021

Troy Kimmel, UT professor and meteorologist, was named a 2022 fellow for the American Meteorological Society  for his contributions to meteorology and teaching. Kimmel provides daily Austin weather...

UT-Austin Student Government assembly introduces articles of impeachment, calls to ask students whether they support The Eyes of Texas

UT-Austin Student Government assembly introduces articles of impeachment, calls to ask students whether they support ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter November 30, 2021
The assembly may hold a tentative special session next week to vote on the removals and impeachment. The assembly also voted unanimously to hold an election and remove “The Eyes of Texas” as the school song.
UT launches program to help students, faculty approach mental health conversations

UT launches program to help students, faculty approach mental health conversations

Leena Alali, News Reporter November 30, 2021
The Counseling and Mental Health Center initially formed the Mental Health Conversations program in collaboration with the Longhorn Wellness Center to guide faculty members on how to speak to students about mental health.
UT researcher working on plate tectonic study suggests new theory of plate deformation

UT researcher working on plate tectonic study suggests new theory of plate deformation

Leila Saidane, News Reporter November 30, 2021
When the scientists ran a computer model on the Earth’s tectonic plates, they found there is a pinching effect that occurs after a submerged plate is put under multiple geological forces.
UT students support APHA’s push for prison abolition

UT students support APHA’s push for prison abolition

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter November 30, 2021
The APHA passed a statement Oct. 26 urging federal and local governments to move toward prison abolition and highlighting health concerns in carceral settings.
Students protest to hold Tejas Club accountable for sexual assault allegations

Students protest to hold Tejas Club accountable for sexual assault allegations

Tori Duff, News Reporter November 30, 2021
The protest comes as the organization continues to maintain ties to multiple student members who have sexual allegations against them.
Jack Brooks Foundation collaborates with Briscoe Center to provide online access to congressional papers

Jack Brooks Foundation collaborates with Briscoe Center to provide online access to congressional papers

Katy Nelson November 29, 2021

A public service organization focused on voting is collaborating with the Briscoe Center to digitize documents, images, audio and video files from Jack Brooks, UT alumnus and former U.S. representative...

APD has not issued camping ban violations in West Campus since Prop B went into effect

APD has not issued camping ban violations in West Campus since Prop B went into effect

Tori Duff November 29, 2021

The Austin Police Department has not issued any camping ban citations for unhoused people in the West Campus zip code, 78705, since the ban went into effect in July, despite concerns of student safety...

UT releases new supercomputer for researchers

UT releases new supercomputer for researchers

Koshik Mahapatra November 28, 2021

UT is working on a supercomputer to allow more researchers to perform complex calculations based on their findings.  A collaboration between the University’s Texas Advanced Computing Center and the...