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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Approximately 300 people gathered on Speedway holding signs for “BLACKOUT,” a demonstration organized by the #NOTOURTEXAS movement on Monday. The demonstration follows the University’s dissolution of the Division of Campus and Community Engagement and subsequent layoffs in an effort to comply with Senate Bill 17.

Students stage #NOTOURTEXAS demonstration following DCCE dissolution, staff layoffs

Naina Srivastava and Maryam Ahmed April 8, 2024

Hundreds of students and staff holding posters filled a section of Speedway in a silent demonstration on Monday to protest the University’s response to Senate Bill 17. Approximately 300 people attended...

‘Breathing ball of fire’: UT witnesses first total solar eclipse since 1397

‘Breathing ball of fire’: UT witnesses first total solar eclipse since 1397

Thousands of viewers, from the UT community and beyond, gathered on campus Monday to watch the first total solar eclipse in Austin since 1397. 11:00 “Here Comes the Sun'' by The Beatles blared...

SafeHorns unveils new location in West Campus

SafeHorns unveils new location in West Campus

Jaelyn Rodriguez, General News Reporter April 5, 2024

SafeHorns unveiled its new location, SafeHorns Place, in the heart of West Campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday. Established in 2016, SafeHorns, an advocacy group of UT parents and community...

A Not Our Texas sign is pictured on the Littlefield Fountain statue on Thursday. Students posted hundreds of flyers on campus and West Campus past midnight.

‘#NOTOURTEXAS’: Students post signs following closure announcement of Division of Campus and Community Engagement, faculty layoffs

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter April 5, 2024

Students posted hundreds of flyers and sticky notes with the message “#NOTOURTEXAS” on buildings, poles and notable landmarks on campus and in surrounding areas around midnight Thursday — but...

Protesters wield signs and chant slogans in response to Texas Hillel’s 24th Annual Israel Block Party at Speedway Plaza on April 2, 2024.

‘Nothing here to celebrate’: Palestine Solidarity Committee protests Israel Block Party

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter April 3, 2024

Protesters donned keffiyehs and Palestinian flags, chanted and held up signs near Jester Hall to protest the Israel Block Party occurring on Speedway Tuesday.  The Israel Block Party is the largest...

Students line up for catering at Texas Hillels 24th Annual Israel Block Party on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

Texas Hillel hosts annual Israel Block Party

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter April 3, 2024

Texas Hillel held its 24th annual Israel Block Party on Tuesday. The event is the largest pro-Israel event on a college campus in North America and aims to “unite and educate the polarized student...

Checking in on the University’s original waste diversion, sustainability promise 10 years later

Checking in on the University’s original waste diversion, sustainability promise 10 years later

Vivien Ayers, General Projects Reporter April 1, 2024

In Littlefield Fountain, at least 50 champagne corks float in the water as the aftermath of students’ graduation photoshoots. A forgotten receipt from the William C. Powers Activity Center Chick-fil-A...

Coffee brand manager Christina Pearce hands out cake to students passing by on the celebration of Grounds for Grounds on Tuesday at the WCP Longhorn Coffee Co. Pearce is responsible for managing the coffee shops and brands located inside the campus buildings at UT.

University initiative turns coffee grounds to compost

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter March 29, 2024

Nine thousand two hundred lbs of coffee grounds returned to the earth as compost last semester thanks to a University initiative celebrated at Longhorn Coffee Co. on Tuesday.  Grounds for Grounds,...

Andrews Residence Hall on UT campus on Wednesday.

‘She will never be forgotten:’ a look into three buildings, three stories of UT Women

Kylee Howard, General Projects Reporter March 29, 2024

The University allowed female students to attend its schools from its inception in 1883, joining few universities that admitted both female and male students at the time, almost four decades prior to the...

Quiet courtyard located in the middle of the Whitis Court residence hall complex on March 25, 2024.

Students saddened but welcome change with residence hall demolition

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter March 29, 2024

On the northern edge of campus sits Whitis Court, a quiet residence hall made up of six two-story buildings, all connected by a courtyard. Last month, The University of Texas System Board of Regents authorized...

Natalie Peña paints a poster at the university-wide Womens History Month Celebration on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

‘She Starts Here, Then Changes the World’: Inaugural campuswide celebration honors UT women throughout history

Emily DeMotte, General News Reporter March 29, 2024

Purple, white and orange decorations adorned the University’s Main Mall Wednesday afternoon for the inaugural campuswide Women’s History Month celebration.  The Division of Campus and Community...

Junior Social Work major Fabiola Amaya takes the newly operational grocery shuttle from Duren Residence Hall to HEB on Sunday.

UT Food Security Agency launches grocery shuttle pilot program

Sowmya Sridhar, General News Reporter March 27, 2024

The Food Security Agency, in partnership with Parking and Transportation Services, launched a grocery shuttle pilot program on March 23.  The shuttle, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on select Saturdays...

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