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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

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Graduate student Megan Cockett stands for a portrait in front of the Make It Your Texas sign on the PCL on April 21, 2024. The recent university changes due to SB-17 shut down iPride, an organization Cockett started.

Semester of SB 17: Future librarian manages end of graduate student organization

Ali Juell, Projects Editor April 22, 2024

Editor’s Note: The implementation of Senate Bill 17 meant the loss of diversity, equity and inclusion offices, positions and resources throughout campus. The Texan’s projects department reached out...

Ceasar Avila poses for a portrait inside the Center for Community Engagement in Austin, Texas on Friday. With the closure of the Division of Campus and Community Engagement, the center will need to be repurposed.

Semester of SB 17: Student sees uncertain future of ‘transformative’ program

Ali Juell, Projects Editor April 22, 2024

Editor’s Note: The implementation of Senate Bill 17 meant the loss of diversity, equity and inclusion offices, positions and resources throughout campus. The Texan’s projects department reached out...

Students wait in line at the Union Coffee House on April 3, 2024.

On-campus Starbucks lose revenue after 6 months of boycotts

Pili Saravia, Senior Campus Reporter April 22, 2024

A movement to boycott Starbucks surged in October when talk of the company’s support for Israel began circulating online and on campus. By February, sales in every campus shop with Starbucks licensing...

Senior public relations major Simi Sodipe stands outside the William C. Powers Student Activity Center on Monday.

Semester of SB 17: Student leader navigates loss of community spaces

Meredith Roberts, General Projects Reporter April 22, 2024

Editor’s Note: The implementation of Senate Bill 17 meant the loss of diversity, equity and inclusion offices, positions and resources throughout campus. The Texan’s projects department reached out...

Woffies coffee shop in the Jesse H. Jones Communication Center is pictured on Sunday.

Woffie’s, Cappy’s Cafes to shutdown early May

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter April 22, 2024

Cappy’s and Woffie’s cafes, two of O’s Campus Cafe and Catering stores on campus, will close operations within the Moody College of Communication on May 2.  Joe Sauta, owner of O’s Campus Cafe,...

Government senior Elijah Kahlenberg poses for a portrait in a stairwell in the UT tower on April 18, 2024. The Harry S. Truman Foundation awarded Kahlenberg and 59 other students the Truman Scholarship, which awards $30,000 to those pursuing public service careers.

UT junior awarded Truman Scholarship for commitment to public service, peace advocacy

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter April 22, 2024

On the morning of April 10, Elijah Kahlenberg received a phone call from the University asking if he could come to the Tower at 4:45 p.m. dressed in a suit. Kahlenberg, a government, Middle Eastern studies...

From left, Adriana Abril, Ivan Djordjevic, Jenna Leslie, and Kavish Dewani smile near the Whitis Court Time Capsule after placing a polaroid photo in the time capsule on Apr. 18, 2024.

Students create time capsule to commemorate Whitis residence hall before demolition

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter April 22, 2024

Polaroids, trinkets and a ripped-out diary entry with a doodle of a 50-foot oak tree canopied over a residence hall filled a small metal time capsule on Thursday as residents gave a formal goodbye to Whitis...

Underpaid@UT announces decision to unionize

Underpaid@UT announces decision to unionize

Sowmya Sridhar, News General Reporter April 18, 2024

Underpaid@UT, a group of graduate students fighting for living wages, announced their decision to unionize on April 3. Evan Scope Crafts, an organizer with Underpaid@UT, said graduate students founded Underpaid@UT...

Disability rights advocate Nancy Crowther speaks about the history of disability rights in the United States and Texas on Tuesday. A UT alumni, Crowther fought for equal access on campus and helped Capital Metro create one of the first accessible bus fleets.

Disability History Night speakers reflect on civil rights, accessibility on campus

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter April 17, 2024

UT alumni and disability-rights advocates discussed their experiences attending the University and highlighted civil rights progress on Tuesday during Disability History Night.  The event, hosted by...

The UT Tower on September 4, 2023.

RFK Jr. petitions for spot on Texas ballot

Eden Shamy, General News Reporter April 17, 2024

Petitioners swarmed the University throughout March and April, gathering signatures to get Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the Texas presidential ballot. “They’re everywhere — I was at Zilker Park this...

Few working street lights line Graham Pl and Rio Grande St. The City of Austin plans to upgrade more than 400 streetlights in West Campus by the end of the year.

Amid crime, safety concerns, West Campus community members determine a path forward

Kylee Howard and Jaelyn Rodriguez April 15, 2024

Hajin Park is exhausted.  She is exhausted from classes, homework and thinking about post-graduation life, and on top of it all, she is worried about her well-being as a woman in West Campus. “It...

Environmental Justice Collective rejects University sponsorship

Environmental Justice Collective rejects University sponsorship

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter April 15, 2024

The Environmental Justice Collective registered as a student organization to continue their mission of addressing inequity in environmentalism while still complying with Senate Bill 17, which banned diversity,...

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