Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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 President Jay Hartzell vows to increase UT’s ranking, promote diversity at State of the University Address

UT President Jay Hartzell vows to increase UT’s ranking, promote diversity at State of the University Address

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter September 24, 2021
During his speech, Hartzell spoke about UT’s COVID-19 response, plans to increase STEM research and diversity initiatives. 
Students protest UT COVID-19 policies at Hartzell’s inauguration ceremony

Students protest UT COVID-19 policies at Hartzell’s inauguration ceremony

Katy Nelson, News Reporter September 24, 2021
Dozens of students from campus organizations such as [email protected], Young Democratic Socialists of America, Cops Off Campus, the Black Graduate Student Association at UT Austin and the Texas State Employees Union, lined up outside the steps of the Tower, saying Hartzell has not played a leadership role in ensuring students’ and workers’ safety or listened to student leaders’ requests.  
UT-Austin community members say new John Chase building is a step in the right direction

UT-Austin community members say new John Chase building is a step in the right direction

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter September 21, 2021

A historic building designed by Texas’s first licensed Black architect, John S. Chase, will open to serve the Black UT-Austin community following a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. Chase attended...

UT-Austin freshman creates firefighter-helper robot

UT-Austin freshman creates firefighter-helper robot

Leila Saidane, News Reporter September 21, 2021

The idea for FireBot, a 20-pound heat-insulated steel robot, came to Siddharth Thakur four years ago after he heard about the death of a local firefighter. The electrical engineering freshman, said...

University Housing and Dining return to normal swipe-in policies at residence halls

University Housing and Dining return to normal swipe-in policies at residence halls

Joelle DiPaolo September 20, 2021

After over a year of students swiping in at all times at the front desk to access their residence halls’ lobby, the University changed its policy in early September to only require identification from...

UT-Austin students report getting kicked out of student section during first football game

UT-Austin students report getting kicked out of student section during first football game

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 19 flipbook.  At UT’s first football game on Sept. 4, some students said ushers and security guards asked them to leave the student...

UT-Austin student wins 10,000 vaccine incentive prize, mistakes phone call for spam

UT-Austin student wins 10,000 vaccine incentive prize, mistakes phone call for spam

Kevin Vu, News Reporter September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 14 flipbook.  On her way home for Labor Day weekend, mathematics freshman Maya Niyogi answered a call from an unknown number only...

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UT-Austin to release roughly $51 million to students during the 2021-22 school year

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌ September 13, 2021

UT-Austin released over $21 million in federal funds to students at the beginning of September, the first round of funds undocumented and international students could receive.  Brian Dixon, associate...

UT students protest anti-abortion bill at Texas capitol

UT students protest anti-abortion bill at Texas capitol

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter September 13, 2021

Editor's note: This story first appeared as part of the September 8 flipbook. CW: abortion, sexual violence Over 150 UT students marched from the University of Texas Tower to the Texas Capitol Tuesday...

UT-Austin to provide $11 million in graduate student funding

UT-Austin to provide $11 million in graduate student funding

Kevin Vu, News Reporter September 13, 2021

Editor's note: This story first appeared as part of the September 8 flipbook. The University announced Friday that it will provide the largest investment in graduate student education of about nearly...

Texas Performing Arts receives nearly $9M grant to recover from COVID-19 pandemic

Texas Performing Arts receives nearly $9M grant to recover from COVID-19 pandemic

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌ September 13, 2021

After Texas Performing Arts canceled hundreds of performances and lost 93% of their income due to COVID-19, the group received about $9 million from a federal grant program to help businesses recover lost...

UTPD opens new substation in West Campus following protests against location

UTPD opens new substation in West Campus following protests against location

Tori Duff, News Reporter September 8, 2021

The University of Texas Police Department opened a second substation last Tuesday in West Campus, despite protests from some students against the location. UTPD West is located on 25th Street and Guadalupe...