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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


How Student Government executive alliance Anagha and Winston adapted and implemented their platform during their 2020-2021 term

Sheryl Lawrence March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan. Each March, the Student Government executive alliance is elected to serve as the voice of the student body. Each...


UT-Austin reports first B.1.429 COVID-19 variant cases

Sheryl Lawrence March 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include additional information about the number of cases of the B.1.429 variant at UT and to clarify messaging from UT. The COVID-19 variant known...


Kiara Kabbara, Ethan Jones elected student body president and vice president, Steven Ding, Suseth Muñoz for UT Senate

Sheryl Lawrence March 13, 2021

Legislative student organizations, which include Student Government, UT Senate of College Council and the Graduate Student Assembly, announced their representatives for the 2021-2022 academic year Thursday...

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UT-Austin Employee Assistance Program offers counseling groups to discuss COVID-19 pandemic trauma

Ivy Fowler March 11, 2021

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will host two therapeutic small groups over Zoom starting Tuesday for participants to reconcile with changes, growth and losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.   The...


Office of Campus Safety releases survey, solicits feedback on UT-Austin winter storm response

Payton Reeves March 11, 2021

The Office of Campus Safety sent out an anonymous survey Monday asking students, faculty and staff about their experience with Winter Storm Uri and feedback on the University’s response. The survey...

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Moody doctoral student working to develop COVID-19 Vaccine Curiosity Tool

Kiernan McCormick March 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 5 print edition. UT doctoral candidate Chelsea Brass is developing a Vaccine Curiosity Tool to help resolve uncertainty about...


Cops Off Campus Campaign advocates for dissolution of UTPD, Liberation Coalition-formed group

Tori Duff March 9, 2021

  The Liberation Coalition, a student communist group, created a movement called the Cops Off Campus campaign that starts Tuesday to protest the presence of police on and around  University campus.   The...


Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Committee works to understand, implement needs of employees in Financial and Administrative Services

Samantha Greyson March 9, 2021

Financial and Administrative Services, a branch of the University intended to give financial and operational support to UT, created an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee to develop social awareness...


Executive alliance candidates discuss platform points

Sheryl Lawrence March 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 5 print edition. UT students will have the opportunity to vote next week in student body elections and choose who will represent them...


UT-Austin pediatrics study to track food insecurity of 50 Latinx Central Texas families

Samantha Greyson March 8, 2021

Team AMISTAD, a Department of Pediatrics study, will work individually with families experiencing food insecurity and refer them to local food banks and other resources to help determine the best ways...


UT-Austin’s SHIFT program releases open letter addressing December drug-trafficking incident

Kevin Vu March 8, 2021

UT substance use initiative SHIFT published an open letter to the UT community last Sunday speaking on a drug-trafficking incident that occurred in December 2020, when 13 current and former UT-Austin students...


Recent winter storm caused minimal damage to UT-Austin buildings

Sam Halloum March 8, 2021

Three UT buildings were damaged during last month’s severe winter storm, but repairs should be completed soon, a UT spokesperson said.  University maintenance teams are currently repairing...