Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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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Capital Metro tests modular bus installation to improve safety, efficiency of service

Lauren Womack January 26, 2021

Capital Metro, in partnership with Austin Transportation, has installed a pilot bus stop that extends the curb to the bus with a ramp to protect pedestrians on Guadalupe Street in the hopes of improving...

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UT opens for spring semester during COVID-19 surge in Austin area

Andrew Zhang January 22, 2021

Campus partially opened Tuesday for the start of a second semester during the COVID-19 pandemic as Austin faces a surge of cases and hospitalizations. Austin has entered Stage 5 of coronavirus guidelines,...

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First round of COVID-19 vaccines to come as early as next week to Austin, health officials express concern about upcoming holiday season

Brooke Ontiveros December 9, 2020

Austin will receive 13,650 COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week to begin distribution to high-risk health care workers if the United States Food and Drug Association grants an Emergency Use Authorization...

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Fall 2020: Looking Forward

Campus UT will offer almost 60% of spring classes online with a similar number of courses having online, hybrid and in-person modality as in the fall semester. Students living in residence halls may...

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Fall 2020: Looking Back

University The UT System Board of Regents unanimously approved Jay Hartzell as permanent president of the University on Sept. 21 after he served as interim president since June 1.  Campus Due...

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APD reports 450 party violations, daily noise complaints in West Campus ZIP code since classes began

Hairuo Yi December 3, 2020

Nonemergency party reports made on student residences off campus have continued throughout the semester, and UT and housing management say they have little jurisdiction to enforce consequences.  Since...

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UT-Austin increases rent at 3 University-owned apartment complexes by 41%

Skye Seipp November 27, 2020

UT will increase rent by an average of 41% for new residents and people joining the waitlist at three University-owned apartment complexes. The increase will not affect current residents or those who were...

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City of Austin expands rent assistance program, allows residents 6 months rent coverage

Fiza Kuzhiyil November 23, 2020

Austin residents can now apply for up to six months of rent assistance from the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, expanded from the three months it previously covered.  The Relief of Emergency...

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UT-Austin students struggle to find roommates for upcoming semesters

Elyanna Calle November 20, 2020

Students planning to live in Austin next year are facing difficulties finding roommates, citing inability to meet new people and uncertainty about the future of the pandemic. Some students, particularly...

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COVID-19 pandemic accelerates across US, Texas, Austin as holidays approach

Andrew Zhang November 20, 2020

COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths and case numbers continue to climb nationally and locally, causing worry for some UT students as they look toward the holiday season. Texas surpassed 1 million COVID-19...

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Austin-Travis County moves into Stage 4 risk category after surpassing 30 new hospitalizations Sunday

Anna Canizales November 20, 2020

Austin is moving into the Stage 4 risk category for COVID-19, meaning businesses should reduce operations to 25% capacity and residents should end all nonessential travel and gatherings, Austin Public...