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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

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UTPD launches interactive transparency dashboard, aims to increase community trust

UTPD launches interactive transparency dashboard, aims to increase community trust

Ali Juell, Senior News Reporter September 9, 2022

The University of Texas Police Department added an interactive transparency dashboard to their website with public data, such as employee demographics and incident frequency, in an effort to be as transparent...

The Standard residents report multiple car break-ins, more issues

The Standard residents report multiple car break-ins, more issues

Hope Unger, News Reporter July 7, 2022

Residents of The Standard at Austin apartment complex have experienced numerous car break-ins, unresponsive management and, at one point, no water for days since the summer started. Management for the...

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Dell Seton Medical Center went on lockdown Friday after perpetrators fled from police chase into hospital

Hope Unger, News Reporter June 30, 2022

Dell Seton Medical Center went into lockdown last Friday after an individual in a vehicle discharged a firearm around 53rd Street and Airport Boulevard and then traveled south toward downtown Austin, ultimately...

West Campus standoff suspect charged with 5 cases of aggravated assault

West Campus standoff suspect charged with 5 cases of aggravated assault

Hope Unger, News Reporter June 28, 2022

Austin Police officers responded to reports of a non-UT student pointing a gun at a student on the 2400 block of Pearl Street at around 2:18 a.m. on June 17, which later led to a standoff with police at...

Students saw machete in West Campus hours after APD said they responded to the incident

Students saw machete in West Campus hours after APD said they responded to the incident

Hope Unger, News Reporter April 17, 2022

Editor's Note: The article first appeared in the April 8, 2022 flipbook. Residents of a West Campus apartment building on 28th Street and Rio Grande Street encountered a disturbing scene on Friday,...

UTPD plans long-term improvements to West Campus safety following shooting, other incidents

UTPD plans long-term improvements to West Campus safety following shooting, other incidents

Tori Duff, News Reporter December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 16 flipbook.  UT administration and the University of Texas Police Department announced Nov. 4 a plan to improve safety measures on...

‘It’s just so alarming’: UT Jewish community share thoughts on recent antisemitic incidents

‘It’s just so alarming’: UT Jewish community share thoughts on recent antisemitic incidents

Kevin Vu, News Reporter December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 12 flipbook. Content warning: antisemitism When Rachel Schlesinger and her roommates saw that a racist group hung an antisemitic...

Stolen dinosaur statues found at UT frat house

Stolen dinosaur statues found at UT frat house

Hope Unger, News Reporter November 2, 2021
The Dinosaur Park in Cedar Creek discovered three of their dinosaur statues were missing Oct. 21 after a trail inspection and offered a $1,000 reward for information about their whereabouts. Someone submitted a tip on Oct. 25 that they saw the statues during a frat party on Oct. 23.
More police officers will not help counter rising homicide rates, UT study finds

More police officers will not help counter rising homicide rates, UT study finds

Tori Duff, News Reporter October 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 27 flipbook. No correlation exists between the number of sworn police officers and homicide rates in Austin or nationally, according...

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Austin Energy has updated 27% of West Campus lighting fixtures in need of improvement, UT community wants faster progress

Tori Duff, News Reporter October 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 24 flipbook.  As of Thursday, over 1,800 concerned UT parents and community members signed a petition for the city to expedite lighting...

UTPD opens new substation in West Campus following protests against location

UTPD opens new substation in West Campus following protests against location

Tori Duff, News Reporter September 8, 2021

The University of Texas Police Department opened a second substation last Tuesday in West Campus, despite protests from some students against the location. UTPD West is located on 25th Street and Guadalupe...

Austin sees increase in gun violence, homicides

Austin sees increase in gun violence, homicides

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌, News Reporter July 15, 2021

Content Warning: This article contains discussion of gun violence and death. Austin had not seen more than roughly 40 homicides in the decades preceding 2020, but since the beginning of 2020, there...

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