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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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Scammers posing as University financial aid employees pose potential threat to students

Mikaela Cannizzo February 15, 2016

The University of Texas Police Department confirmed a new scam intended to affect UT students in a public report Friday morning. According to the report, the scam involves a call from someone claiming...

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Lack of police officers delays response times, forces more overtime shifts

Mikaela Cannizzo January 29, 2016

Austin police officers often delay action when responding to low-priority crimes around the city, such as petty theft, due to a lack of officers. Currently, the department is understaffed with at least...

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New survey finds 21 percent of female students have been sexually assaulted in college

Caleb Wong January 28, 2016

About 21 percent of female undergraduates have experienced sexual assault since starting college, according to a recent survey of nine college campuses. The survey, commissioned by a White House task...

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Crime continues while students enjoy winter break

Mikaela Cannizzo January 19, 2016

Although most students were not on campus over winter break, UTPD reported at least one instance of crime each day. According to Campus Watch reports, UTPD recorded 125 crimes between the end of finals...

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Daily Texan Newscast: December 4, 2015

Lillian Michel and Anthony Green December 4, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover the Austin Police Department’s implementation of body cameras, Peace Corps applications and the new Kin’s Coffee coming to campus....

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APD increases patrols at malls for holiday season

Forrest Milburn December 2, 2015

With the high volume of shoppers and the low costs on price tags, the current holiday season — from Black Friday to New Year’s Eve — will draw in more customers throughout Austin than...

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Suspect apprehended in downtown shooting

Nashwa Bawab December 1, 2015

A suspect is currently in custody after a shooting that happened in downtown Austin on Monday afternoon in the 500 block of Seventh Street. The Austin Police Department is investigating the incident...

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University confirms safety of all UT students and faculty in France

Daily Texan Staff November 14, 2015

Update: The University has confirmed the safety of all UT students and faculty in France, the university said in a statement Saturday morning. Eighty-eight students and five faculty members...

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Daily Texan Newscast: November 13, 2015

Lillian Michel and Anthony Green November 13, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover Noodles and Company’s closure, solar-powered, phone-charging umbrellas coming to campus and renovations to Welch Hall. Reporters...

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Construction causes nearly half of fire alarm activations on campus

Zainab Calcuttawala November 9, 2015

Excess heat and dust caused by campus construction projects caused 48 percent of fire alarm activations in 2014, according to data from Fire Prevention Services. Roughly 10 percent of alarms corresponded...

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Daily Texan Newscast: November 6, 2015

Lillian Michel and Anthony Green November 6, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover UT’s collaboration with NASA, studies from the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer and...

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Jury finds Owens guilty of capital murder for SXSW crash

Anthony Green November 6, 2015

An Austin jury has convicted Rashad Owens of capital murder from the 2014 South by Southwest Music Festival crash. The judge initially set aside three weeks for the SXSW crash trial. It only took one...

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