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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

‘It probably wouldn’t take more than 48 hours without (insulin) for me to slip into a coma’: Students weigh in on bill filed in Texas legislature to cap insulin out-of-pocket costs to $50 per month

‘It probably wouldn’t take more than 48 hours without (insulin) for me to slip into a coma’: Students weigh in on bill filed in Texas legislature to cap insulin out-of-pocket costs to $50 per month

Lauren Abel April 29, 2021

A bill filed in the Texas House of Representatives would place a price limit on monthly insulin copays for people with diabetes. Rep. James Talarico, D-Round Rock, filed a bill which will cap the out-of-pocket...

Nearly 75% of UTPD survey respondents feel safe on campus, but some say results may not reflect student body opinions

Nearly 75% of UTPD survey respondents feel safe on campus, but some say results may not reflect student body opinions

Tori Duff April 28, 2021
Although a majority of UT respondents to a campus safety survey conducted by the UT Police Department said they feel secure on campus and believe UTPD can effectively handle public safety crises, some students feel that the results do not represent the opinions of UT’s student population.
UT-Austin researchers find COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Austin’s most vulnerable

UT-Austin researchers find COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Austin’s most vulnerable

Anastasia Goodwin April 27, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Austin’s most vulnerable communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, according to a report published...

UT Senate passes resolution to continue online opportunities during “near normal” fall semester

UT Senate passes resolution to continue online opportunities during “near normal” fall semester

Sheryl Lawrence April 25, 2021
The UT Senate of College Councils passed a resolution urging University administrators to recommend that faculty continue pandemic accommodations such as recording lectures and posting class materials online to make the classroom more equitable. 
5 years after murder of Haruka Weiser, students, parents, faculty evaluate UT’s public safety response

5 years after murder of Haruka Weiser, students, parents, faculty evaluate UT’s public safety response

Tori Duff and Ivy Fowler April 23, 2021
In the five years following the murder of freshman Haruka Weiser, UT has increased safety measures on and off campus to reduce crime risk. However, some advocates say additional steps could be taken to improve student safety.
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Longhorn Band members must play ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Skye Seipp April 21, 2021

The Longhorn Band will continue to be required to play “The Eyes of Texas,” according to a Butler School of Music news release. Another, currently unnamed band that will not play the alma mater or...

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UT-Austin now offers walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations every weekday

Skye Seipp April 21, 2021

Walk-up COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available every weekday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. for students, faculty, staff and members of the Austin community at Gregory...

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UT-Austin seniors share graduation day stresses

Rebecca Saborio April 20, 2021

UT senior Athulya Rajakumar said she hoped the weeks leading up to graduation would be an exciting time but instead found herself frustrated by the lack of information, which made it hard to plan how her...

Students hold protest demanding justice for those killed by police brutality

Students hold protest demanding justice for those killed by police brutality

Tori Duff April 19, 2021

Editor’s Note: Two sources within this story, Andrea and J, are identified using false names due to fear of repercussions for protesting police violence.  TW: Discussions of police brutality Student...

Approximately half of UT undergraduates received honors last semester

Approximately half of UT undergraduates received honors last semester

Skye Seipp April 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. About half of all UT undergraduates finished fall 2020 with honors, an increase from the previous four semesters,...

UT-Austin COVID-19 committee “cautiously optimistic” next semester will be in-person

UT-Austin COVID-19 committee “cautiously optimistic” next semester will be in-person

Skye Seipp April 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. The fall 2020 course schedule shows more than 90% of classes will be in person, and UT will not require students,...

Bass Concert Hall undergoes $3 million renovations

Bass Concert Hall undergoes $3 million renovations

Lauren Womack April 18, 2021
By May, Texas Performing Arts will complete $3 million worth of renovations on Bass Concert Hall, Austin’s largest performing arts venue.