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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

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The UT Tower viewed from the Turtle Pond on October 6, 2023.

Board of Regents approve negotiations for a new undergraduate housing complex

Joelle DiPaolo, News Editor February 28, 2024

The University of Texas System Board of Regents authorized the University to negotiate  construction of the first on-campus housing complex in nearly 20 years on Thursday. The new housing complex,...

The UT Tower on September 4, 2023.

Tower to undergo $70 million renovation project

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter February 27, 2024

The UT Tower will undergo its first-ever renovation following the UT System Board of Regents approval of a $70 million project at its meeting on Feb. 21.  The project is set to begin construction in...

Students wield virtual reality for social change at Social Impact BuildFest

Students wield virtual reality for social change at Social Impact BuildFest

Sowmya Sridhar, General News Reporter February 20, 2024

The Social Impact BuildFest, a competition put on from Feb. 16-18, gave students the opportunity to apply emerging technologies to design experiences for audiences around a social impact cause, like mental...

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house is pictured on Feb. 15, 2024.

Former student sues Texas Rho chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon for physical damages

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter February 20, 2024

A former exchange student is suing the Texas Rho chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for personal injury damages. Sigma Alpha Epsilon is not a registered student organization and is not...

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024.

Texas Athletics announces demolition of historic building to expand football facilities

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter February 20, 2024

University Junior High, which currently houses the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, will face demolition in June to make space for a new football training facility, Athletics Director Chris Del Conte...

Longhorn EMS officers (left to right) Sharon Rong, Arvind Subramanian, Brandon Galvan on Feb. 8, 2024.

UT student organization creates first aid outpost in Jester

Matthew Gomez, General News Reporter February 14, 2024

A student organization aims to provide first aid supplies to students for free at a newly opened outpost in Jester.  Located across from the Jester Java cafe, the first aid outpost opened on Feb. 1....

Food Security Agency to start grocery shuttle system for students

Food Security Agency to start grocery shuttle system for students

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter February 14, 2024

A student government agency will begin a pilot shuttle system in the spring that takes students from campus to the grocery store during the weekend.  The Food Security Agency ensures students have...

Panelist Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D., discusses the future of public education during the Thurgood Marshall Legal Societys Afrofuturism and Law Symposium at the Jamail Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Left to right are Afrofuturism and Education panelists Dean Demetria Frank, Paige Duggins-Clay, Andrew Hairston and moderator Dean Shavonne Henderson.

Afrofuturism and the Law Symposium’ imagines the future of the Black legal field

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter February 12, 2024

The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society hosted a symposium at the UT Law School, celebrating Black legal scholarship on Saturday. The symposium, called ‘Afrofuturism and the Law,’ explored the future...

General Philippe Lavigne, the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation to NATO speaks at the NATO and the Future of American Security Conference in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on Tuesday.

NATO conference discusses future of American security

Jaelyn Rodriguez, General News Reporter February 12, 2024

Dozens of guests filled the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on Feb. 6. to attend the first installment of the 2024 NATO Washington Summit Campaign put on by the Transatlantic Security Initiative to examine...

A visitor walks through the exhibition Public Works: Art by Elizabeth Olds at the Harry Ransom Center on Wednesday. From depictions of Depression-era America to captivating childrens books, the exhibition contains over 100 prints, paintings and illustrations that explore Olds artistic legacy. To the left is an image of her color lithograph titled Miners from 1937.

New exhibition celebrates the work of author, illustrator, activist Elizabeth Olds

Mara Ramazanoglu, General News Reporter February 8, 2024

The Harry Ransom Center opened a new exhibit titled “Public Works: Art by Elizabeth Olds” on Feb. 3 showcasing her passion for activism and accessible art. The exhibit features a wide variety of...

Students raise concerns for campus turtle population amid record low temperatures

Students raise concerns for campus turtle population amid record low temperatures

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter February 1, 2024

Earlier this month, many UT students expressed concern for the on-campus turtle population as Austin experienced below-freezing temperatures.  During an arctic blast, students found the turtles absent...

Statistics and data science freshmen Rishida Saquib and Madison Rudkin eat dinner at Kins Dining on Jan. 29, 2024. Kins Dining, Jester City Limits and J2 Dining all received makeovers over winter break.

UHD changes dining hall furniture, met with mixed student reactions

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter January 30, 2024

All three campus dining halls received a makeover during winter break to “enhance the dining experience for the campus community,” a University Housing and Dining spokesperson said.  UHD decided...

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