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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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SFA Board of Regents votes to join UT System pending approval of state legislature

SFA Board of Regents votes to join UT System pending approval of state legislature

December 1, 2022

Stephen F. Austin State University’s Board of Regents decided to join the UT System on Tuesday in a 8-1 vote.  The vote was based on a recommendation by a subcommittee formed at SFA regarding system...

‘It’s just not enough’: Nearly 25 years later, UT’s auto admit rule struggles to diversify

‘It’s just not enough’: Nearly 25 years later, UT’s auto admit rule struggles to diversify

November 29, 2022

When state lawmakers implemented UT’s automatic admission policy nearly 25 years ago, it was intended to promote diversity on campus.  While the policy has slightly helped the University become more...

LGBTQ+ community finds ways to move forward post-election

LGBTQ+ community finds ways to move forward post-election

November 29, 2022

The day after the election, some members of UT’s LGBTQ+ community received an email from a professor, checking in on them after the “stress and struggle” of election night.  “We did get through...

Where to get a Thanksgiving meal in Austin

Where to get a Thanksgiving meal in Austin

November 22, 2022

This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday, Nov. 24, and whether you are choosing to spend the day scarfing down pumpkin pie or resting, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of places to get a warm Thanksgiving...

Country Music Television set to become another hot tourist weekend, promoting economic benefit for Austin

Country Music Television set to become another hot tourist weekend, promoting economic benefit for Austin

November 22, 2022

On Nov. 2, country star Kelsea Ballerini joined Carrie Underwood on stage during her concert at the Moody Center to announce the Country Music Television Awards’ move to Austin after a two decade run...

Amid high numbers of alcohol-related deaths statewide, UT aims to shift drinking culture

Amid high numbers of alcohol-related deaths statewide, UT aims to shift drinking culture

November 18, 2022

A quarter of deaths that occur among 20 to 34-year-olds in Texas result from excessive alcohol use, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Nov. 1.  The study...

Underpaid at UT takes labor action in front of PCL

Underpaid at UT takes labor action in front of PCL

November 18, 2022

Editor's note: A previous version of this story said that unionizing is not an option in Texas, which is incorrect. That statement has been removed for accuracy. The Texan regrets this error. Amid rising...

An Indigenous dancer performs in the WCP Blackbox at anti-Thanksgiving event hosted by Latinos Studies UT on Nov. 17, 2022.

Student organization holds anti-Thanksgiving feast to bring attention to Indigenious history

November 18, 2022

On Thursday, the Native American and Indigenous Collective held an anti-Thanksgiving feast at the William C. Powers Jr. Student Activity Center.  The United States proclaimed Thanksgiving a public...

Student petitions for access after accusations of violating UHD contract

Student petitions for access after accusations of violating UHD contract

November 18, 2022

A UT student started a petition advocating for improved food access after she was reported by a dining hall employee for taking a cup of fruit from Jester City Limits.  Sociology sophomore Jenna Dillon...

Patton Center for Marine Science Education recovers from Hurricane Harvey, provides learning opportunities about local marine life

Patton Center for Marine Science Education recovers from Hurricane Harvey, provides learning opportunities about local marine life

November 18, 2022

The newly renovated Patton Center for Marine Science Education opened to the public at the UT-Austin Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. With help from the University, the center fully recovered...

Collaborative UT project studies equity, opportunities for Black STEM undergraduates

Collaborative UT project studies equity, opportunities for Black STEM undergraduates

November 16, 2022

UT, along with five other American institutions, received an $8.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study racial inequity in STEM and to propose adjustments to educational structures...

UT research team named finalists in international genetic engineering competition

UT research team named finalists in international genetic engineering competition

November 15, 2022

A UT student research team competed in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition from Oct. 26 to 28 where they placed among the top 10 finalists, the only American team to do so. The...

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