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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

Texas Performing Arts receives nearly $9M grant to recover from COVID-19 pandemic

Texas Performing Arts receives nearly $9M grant to recover from COVID-19 pandemic

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌ September 13, 2021

After Texas Performing Arts canceled hundreds of performances and lost 93% of their income due to COVID-19, the group received about $9 million from a federal grant program to help businesses recover lost...

UT tracks growing COVID-19 breakthrough cases with testing, contact tracing

UT tracks growing COVID-19 breakthrough cases with testing, contact tracing

Samantha Greyson, News Reporter September 10, 2021

Editor's note: This article first appeared as part of the September 3 flipbook. Since June 1, COVID-19 breakthrough cases have made up over 60% of cases detected in UT’s contact tracing efforts, a...

UT-Austin residence halls return to full capacity

UT-Austin residence halls return to full capacity

Kevin Vu, News Reporter September 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 31 flipbook. UT-Austin residence halls have reached 100% capacity with 7,400 students living across the 14 residence halls amid Stage...

UT urges students to participate in COVID-19 testing twice a week

UT urges students to participate in COVID-19 testing twice a week

Lauren Nelson August 29, 2021

UT is encouraging all students to partake in proactive community testing twice a week to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, campus PCT capacity currently sits at 15,000 tests a week. With about 51,000...

A student’s guide to avoiding COVID-19 infection and impact

A student’s guide to avoiding COVID-19 infection and impact

Zoe Tzanis, Life and Arts Desk Editor August 29, 2021

As UT eases back into in-person learning, campus floods with returning students causing many to fear a resurgence of COVID-19 cases within the UT community throughout the semester. With the help of...

UT faculty petition for mask mandates in class to ensure greater safety measures

UT faculty petition for mask mandates in class to ensure greater safety measures

Kaushiki Roy August 25, 2021

Almost 800 University faculty signed a petition to allow for a mask and vaccine mandate on Aug. 11, after UT announced faculty could switch their classes partially or completely online just weeks before...

Students vaccinated on campus can recover vaccine cards through UT Health Austin website

Students vaccinated on campus can recover vaccine cards through UT Health Austin website

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter August 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 23 flipbook. A recent poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found the majority of Americans support...

Campus organizations protest at tower, demand for vaccine, mask mandate at UT

Campus organizations protest at tower, demand for vaccine, mask mandate at UT

Marisa Huerta August 25, 2021

On Wednesday, campus organizations and community members demanded the University implement weekly testing and a COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandate during a protest at the UT Tower. The rally was assembled...

UT professors strongly encourage students to get vaccinated, wear masks in classrooms

UT professors strongly encourage students to get vaccinated, wear masks in classrooms

Marisa Huerta, Kaushiki Roy, News Reporters August 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 23 flipbook. Some UT professors would like to enforce greater COVID-19 safety precautions, such as masking in their classrooms, despite...

COVID-19 could infect thousands of students in fall semester, UT researchers project

COVID-19 could infect thousands of students in fall semester, UT researchers project

Kevin Vu, News Reporter August 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as a part of the August 23 flipbook. Over 10,000 UT students could potentially contract COVID-19 during the fall semester according to an Aug. 11 report published...

UT Consortium study shows mask and mitigation effectiveness

UT Consortium study shows mask and mitigation effectiveness

Katy Nelson, News Reporter August 23, 2021

UT researchers found in an Aug. 6 report that if schools open without COVID-19 mitigation efforts and the community does not strengthen compliance with cautionary measures such as masking and social distancing,...

UT-Austin COVID-19 testing demand jumps as campus availability remains limited

UT-Austin COVID-19 testing demand jumps as campus availability remains limited

Samantha Greyson, News Reporter August 23, 2021

UT’s COVID-19 testing availability is booked three days in advance despite the University upping its testing capacity to offer 15,000 tests in the first week of school. This follows UT’s requirement...