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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-Austin researchers discover hundreds of ancient sites in Southern Mexico using laser mapping data

UT-Austin researchers discover hundreds of ancient sites in Southern Mexico using laser mapping data

Kevin Vu, News Reporter November 23, 2021
University researchers, along with others from the University of Arizona, University of Houston and various Mexican institutions, worked together using laser mapping data to uncover hundreds of sites dating back from about 1,050 B.C. to 400 B.C.
UT students protest in front of Tejas Club house

UT students protest in front of Tejas Club house

Kevin Vu, News Reporter November 23, 2021
The group of protesters demanded all Tejas members resign from positions of power in official UT organizations and for all University organizations to dissociate socially and professionally from Tejas.
Gov. Greg Abbott leads by 9 percentage points in gubernatorial hypothetical matchup poll by TT/UT

Gov. Greg Abbott leads by 9 percentage points in gubernatorial hypothetical matchup poll by TT/UT

Marisa Huerta November 21, 2021

Early hypothetical polling shows Gov. Greg Abbott is leading by 9 percentage points against Beto O’Rourke for next year’s governor election.  The Texas Politics Project, in collaboration with The...

UT researchers develop first-ever global river database

UT researchers develop first-ever global river database

Lauren Nelson November 21, 2021

On Nov. 8, UT researchers published the first-ever global river database they developed to track the movement of the largest rivers in the world.  The database, which is accessible to the public, utilizes...

UT honors COVID-19 vaccine researchers

UT honors COVID-19 vaccine researchers

Leila Saidane, News Reporter November 18, 2021

University and city officials celebrated UT scientists, researchers, health professionals and volunteers Wednesday for their contributions to the COVID-19 vaccine and their efforts to vaccinate Texans.  The...

Some UT students who translate for their parents say pandemic increased stress

Some UT students who translate for their parents say pandemic increased stress

Kristen Tibbetts, News Reporter November 18, 2021

After immigrating to the U.S. during high school, Vanessa Crespo realized her previous English classes did not fully prepare her to translate everyday tasks for her Spanish-speaking parents, such as shopping,...

UT law professor appointed into Texas Supreme Court

UT law professor appointed into Texas Supreme Court

Hope Unger, News Reporter November 17, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed a UT law professor to the Texas Supreme Court on Nov. 1 due to his experience in private practice and service to the public.   Evan Young became an adjunct professor at...

Students Fighting Climate Change begin climate conversations with administration, want to speak to President Hartzell

Students Fighting Climate Change begin climate conversations with administration, want to speak to President Hartzell

Tori Duff, News Reporter November 16, 2021
Some faculty members have reached out to Hartzell, asking him to continue efforts to update the 2016 Campus Sustainability Plan.
UT COVID-19 modeling consortium predicts surges in the Austin, Round Rock areas

UT COVID-19 modeling consortium predicts surges in the Austin, Round Rock areas

Itza Martinez, News Reporter November 16, 2021
David Morton, lead consortium collaborator, said if citizens become more relaxed on COVID-19 precautions, there could be a resurgence of cases in the wintertime. 
International scientific collaboration reveals 35 new potential black hole events

International scientific collaboration reveals 35 new potential black hole events

Jessica Harden, News Reporter November 16, 2021
Scientists from across the world recruited some UT faculty to help create the largest published catalog of black hole and neutron star collisions, which has now reached 90 known events.
Undocumented students, staff work to create student resource center

Undocumented students, staff work to create student resource center

Thalía Menchaca November 16, 2021
During the pandemic, four student organizations collaborated to create Rooted, an organization that aims to provide equitable access to resources for undocumented students.
New blue light call box in West Campus among initiatives to improve safety

New blue light call box in West Campus among initiatives to improve safety

Leila Saidane November 14, 2021

SafeHorns installed a new blue light call box, which calls 911 at the push of a button, on the 23rd Street Artists’ Market alleyway on Friday in an attempt to help students feel safer in West Campus. SafeHorns,...