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How Austin has addressed police reform since a national reckoning with police brutality

Tori Duff March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan. Trigger Warning: Contains mentions of  police brutality, violence and racism.   After nationwide Black...

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Austin Police officer charged with murder of Michael Ramos

Tori Duff March 11, 2021

A Travis County grand jury issued an arrest warrant with a murder charge on Wednesday for Christopher Taylor, the Austin police officer who shot and killed Michael Ramos in April 2020, according to the...

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UTPD develops crisis intervention team to respond to mental health calls

Lauren Abel February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. The UT Police Department launched the University Critical Incident Response Team on Jan. 11 with the hope...

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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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13 people, including current, former UT-Austin students, charged with drug trafficking in West Campus

Skye Seipp December 4, 2020

Thirteen people, including current and former UT-Austin students, were arrested by federal, state and local officials Thursday and charged with trafficking fentanyl, LSD and methamphetamine, among other...

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Drug, alcohol violations down from last year, suspension no longer required for drug offenses

Brooke Ontiveros November 5, 2020

Drug violations recorded by the University have decreased by about 58% since last year, and alcohol violations have decreased by about 14%, according to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Biennial...

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Austin Police investigating student robbed at gunpoint in West Campus

Brooke Ontiveros October 20, 2020

A UT student was robbed at gunpoint Saturday in West Campus, according to a UT Police Department incident notification sent Monday. The robbery occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. at the 2100 block...

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Scooter, motorcycle thefts rise in West Campus

Brooke Ontiveros October 16, 2020

The Austin Police Department reported an increase in scooter and motorcycle thefts in West Campus, according to an APD alert.  Scooters are particularly easy to steal because they can be picked...

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Austin Police Department responds to criminal mischief call at Texas Hillel

Brooke Ontiveros October 13, 2020

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include a statement from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The Austin Police Department responded to a criminal mischief call at...

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Gov. Abbott directs Texas DPS to ramp up West Campus patrols after robberies

Brooke Ontiveros October 8, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday to ramp up patrols in West Campus in response to five robberies reported this week in the area. Abbott said in the press release...

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What questions do you have about the coronavirus at UT-Austin?

The Daily Texan Staff August 26, 2020

The Daily Texan is reporting on how UT-Austin and local officials are responding to the spread of COVID-19. We want to hear about how coronavirus is affecting you — especially if you are a UT student,...