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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Artists, students hope to restart 23rd Street Artists Market after years of safety, construction risks

Artists, students hope to restart 23rd Street Artists Market after years of safety, construction risks

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter January 25, 2024

Starting in the 1970s, students could pass a thriving artists’ market nestled between what is now Dollar Slice Club and convenience store and coffee shop Foxtrot. Even in June of 2018, a Google Street...

Dell Medical School keeps its campus green, receives platinum Green Grounds Certification

Dell Medical School keeps its campus green, receives platinum Green Grounds Certification

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter January 21, 2024

Dell Medical School received the highest level Green Grounds Certification for eliminating synthetic pesticide and fertilizer use on its campus.  The Platinum Certification comes from Re:wild Your...

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement renamed amid SB 17 changes

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement renamed amid SB 17 changes

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter January 18, 2024

The Division of Campus and Community Engagement changed its name to comply with Senate Bill 17, which went into effect on Jan. 1 and prohibits all diversity, equity and inclusion mandatory trainings, offices...

UT alumni create petition advocating for former instructor to leave Gaza

UT alumni create petition advocating for former instructor to leave Gaza

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter January 18, 2024

A UT alumnus started a petition — which now has almost 1,500 signatures — on Dec. 29, advocating for the approval of a humanitarian visa application for a former UT instructor currently stuck in Gaza. After...

Students walk out of the former Multicultural Education Center on Jan. 18.

Multicultural Engagement Center closes because of Senate Bill 17

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter January 18, 2024

In compliance with Senate Bill 17, UT’s Multicultural Engagement Center closed on Jan. 1 after decades of serving students. SB 17 prohibits diversity, equity and inclusion offices at all Texas public...

UTSG announces changes due to Senate Bill 17

UTSG announces changes due to Senate Bill 17

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter January 18, 2024

Student Government announced changes it made in its language, strategic partners and agencies Wednesday to comply with Senate Bill 17, which prohibits diversity, equity and inclusion offices, mandatory...

The Texan’s how-to guide to navigating the new, shorter FAFSA

The Texan’s how-to guide to navigating the new, shorter FAFSA

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter January 15, 2024

A new, shorter version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form launched on Dec. 31. The FAFSA form helps determine a student’s eligibility for aid, including packages such as scholarships,...

 A student walks past the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center courtyard on Jan. 15.

Gender and Sexuality Center closes, replaced by Women’s Community Center

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter January 15, 2024

The Women’s Community Center replaced the Gender and Sexuality Center on Jan. 1 to comply with Senate Bill 17, which prohibits diversity, equity and inclusion offices and practices at all Texas public...

West Campus Ambassadors Jason Turner and Israel Cesar Campbell walk down Guadalupe Street on August 24, 2023.

West Campus Ambassadors program removes 6,000 pounds of trash from neighborhood, helps students get home safe

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter January 15, 2024

Since its pilot launch in August, the West Campus Ambassadors program removed over 6,000 pounds of trash from the area and provided over 280 escorts throughout West Campus, according to data from late...

Texas wins The Big 12 Championship, fans reminisce on life-long memories, attachments with team

Texas wins The Big 12 Championship, fans reminisce on life-long memories, attachments with team

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter December 7, 2023

Ray Almgren grew up in a burnt orange and white room with a poster of former Texas running back Earl Campbell on the wall. He routinely ushered for section 105 of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium...

Looking back to look forward: what happened to ‘The Eyes of Texas’ referendum, LGBTQIA+ State of Affairs report

Looking back to look forward: what happened to ‘The Eyes of Texas’ referendum, LGBTQIA+ State of Affairs report

Sarah Brager, Senior News Reporter November 30, 2023

Student government is planning another attempt at a non-binding referendum for “The Eyes of Texas” after the Office of the Dean of Students postponed the original vote last spring.  While the new...

A father and son exit the Shark Exhibit at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Nov. 26, 2023. This exhibit will be on view until Mar. 24, 2024.

Take a bite out of the Bullock’s newest exhibit chronicling history, science of sharks

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter November 29, 2023

The Bullock Texas State History Museum opened a new exhibition on Nov. 11 exploring the diversities and evolutionary history of sharks.  John Sparks, a curator in the Department of Ichthyology at The...

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