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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

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UTPD reports increase in IRS phone scams

Zainab Calcuttawala November 5, 2015

UTPD reported an increased prevalence of phone scammers who portray themselves as Internal Revenue Service agents collecting back taxes and other fees, according to an email UTPD sent to the University...

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Daily Texan Newscast: October 30, 2015

Lillian Michel and Anthony Green October 30, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover the Safe Campus Act, a “supermouse” and changes to the university shuttle buses. Listen to a recap of the third GOP presidential...

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UTPD encourages students to protect vehicles, belongings against theft

Zainab Calcuttawala October 27, 2015

Students should keep their cars completely empty when they park on campus to prevent car burglaries, according to UTPD officer William Pieper. Even seemingly mundane items, such as pieces of paper,...

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FBI report: Violent crimes on UT campus remain low

Zainab Calcuttawala October 26, 2015

The amount of violent crimes on UT campus stayed about the same in 2014, whereas violent crimes in the Austin area rose by 15 percent, according to the FBI’s violent crimes report. Although the...

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Daily Texan Newscast: October 23, 2015

Lillian Michel and Anthony Green October 23, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover therapy robots, the biannual Energy Poll and the latest Student Government resolution. Reporters join us to discuss the ongoing implementation...

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Facilities Services works to clean up chalk vandalism on campus

Mikaela Cannizzo October 21, 2015

Following Bevo XIV’s death, a chalk representation of the UT and Texas A&M mascots adorned the East Mall Fountain on Monday morning, accompanied by the words “R.I.P. Bevo” and “A&M...

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UTPD: Scammers use UT directory to target students

Zainab Calcuttawala October 19, 2015

Providing unrestricted public access to personal information on the UT Directory could make students susceptible to phone scammers, according to UTPD Officer William Pieper. In recent cases, phone scammers...

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UTPD testing body cameras, reviewing policies for implementation

Lauren Florence October 14, 2015

While the University police department is currently testing some body cameras, there is no firm date for when the cameras will be fully implemented by the officers, according to UTPD Chief David Carter. Carter...

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UTPD continues investigation of September vandalism of Malcolm X Lounge

Zainab Calcuttawala October 12, 2015

The University of Texas Police Department is investigating the vandalism of the Malcolm X Lounge, which occurred during the early morning hours of Sept. 23, according to an email from lounge director David...

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Daily Texan Newscast: October 9, 2015

Lillian Michel and Anthony Green October 9, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the online threat to campus which UTPD deemed non-credible  Daniel Jaffe’s appointment as Vice President of Research and decreases...

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Increase in reported rapes attributed to efforts to support survivors

Zainab Calcuttawala October 8, 2015

UT saw a spike in reported instances of rape that involved a member of the University community and occurred either on or off campus during 2014, according to the University’s Annual Security Report. The...

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Law enforcement continues investigation of threatening post to Austin schools

Samantha Ketterer October 6, 2015

This story has been updated throughout since its original publication. Following the discovery of a 4chan post threatening school campuses in Austin, law enforcement agencies continued investigating...

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