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



New UTPD detective to contribute to University’s efforts to combat sexual assault

Mikaela Cannizzo April 7, 2016

The University of Texas Police Department is increasing the size of its force and adding new positions to the department, including a sexual assault detective in the investigations unit. UTPD Lt. Charles...


As homicide investigation continues, students and parents raise concerns over lack of information

Cassandra Jaramillo and Caleb Wong April 7, 2016

UT will provide increased safety measures for students as the homicide investigation on campus continues. In addition to extra officers and police vehicles patrolling campus, the University will provide...


UTPD responds to possible homicide in Waller Creek

Mikaela Cannizzo and Caleb Wong April 6, 2016

Update (12:45 p.m.): According to an email sent to the University by Fenves on Wednesday morning, the law enforcement agencies working on the investigation have finished processing the crime scene. "[The...


UTPD investigating possible homicide on campus

Caleb Wong and Cassandra Jaramillo April 5, 2016

To read our full recap of the day's coverage of this investigation, click here. Update (5:40 p.m.): UTPD Captain Don Verett said at a press conference that the investigation is ongoing and UTPD...


Black Lives Matter graffiti appears outside Gregory Gymnasium

Rachel Lew April 5, 2016

An area outside of Gregory Gymnasium was marked with graffiti Sunday night, making it the sixth incident in a string of similar events in which graffiti appeared on campus featuring the same message earlier...


UTPD, UHS respond to underage drinking

Mikaela Cannizzo March 31, 2016

Underage drinking has historically been a problem on college campuses according to national data, but it is not an overwhelming problem at UT as a whole, although some individual instances are severe,...


UT students in racially motivated assault appeal University disciplinary process

Mikaela Cannizzo and Cassandra Jaramillo March 29, 2016

Cody Young felt the University wasn’t taking immediate disciplinary actions after being a victim of a racially motivated attack in West Campus. But privacy laws have left Young in the dark on...


School of Social Work teams up with APD to stop crimes in Rundberg

Vera Bespalova March 25, 2016

Rundberg, a neighborhood just 15 minutes north of campus, is made up of less than five percent of Austin’s population but accounts for 11 percent of its violent crime. In 2012, Austin Police Department...


UTPD warns against financial phone scam

Catherine Marfin March 25, 2016

UTPD sent out an email to students and parents yesterday warning students against a financial phone scam. UTPD reports the caller clones the Office of Financial Aid or other law enforcement telephone...


APD looks for suspects in rock-throwing incidents along I-35

Mikaela Cannizzo March 23, 2016

The Greater Austin Crime Commission is offering a reward of $10,000 to anyone who can provide information about potential suspects in repeated instances of rocks being thrown at vehicles along Interstate...


UT responds to use of counterfeit money

Mikaela Cannizzo March 11, 2016

A UT staff member reported a counterfeit $20 bill to the UT police department while reviewing the cash register in the Jester Academic Center on March 2.  UTPD officer William Pieper said two or...


APD introduces new app with instant messaging feature to communicate with officers

Mikaela Cannizzo March 9, 2016

A new app for the Austin Police Department now allows community members to interact with police and provide anonymous tips in non-emergency situations like theft, drug use and suspicious activity. APD...

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