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



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...


UTPD: Campus police well-prepared for active shooter situations

Zainab Calcuttawala October 6, 2015

Campus police officers are regularly trained to neutralize active shooter situations, according to William Pieper, a University of Texas at Austin Police Department officer. Current UTPD officers are...


Faculty members from Capital Punishment Center review capital punishment cases in the Supreme Court

Ashley Tsao October 6, 2015

Even though the death penalty is less used within the U.S. judicial system now in comparison to previous decades, it still commands a large portion of the Supreme Court’s time and resources, according...


UTPD expands patrol in West Campus after K2 spike

Forrest Milburn October 5, 2015

Besides seeing a man on K2 strip down and begin to masturbate in front of customers and her, that particular June day was otherwise a normal day at 7-Eleven for cashier ViVi Hernandez. Since a recent...


Human rights committee hears police policies on use of force, racial profiling

Lauren Florence September 29, 2015

Concerns about the effectiveness of racial profiling, cultural sensitivity and the use of force by police were raised at the City’s Human Rights Commission meeting Monday after an Austin Police Department...


Daily Texan Newscast: September 25, 2015

Sameer Assanie and Justin Atkinson September 25, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the upcoming Moody bridge, a student led Islamophobia protest, food trucks on campus and UT's graduation rates. We also look...


Following arrest, UT student accuses AISD PD officer of excessive force at football game

Zainab Calcuttawala September 21, 2015

A UT student is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 28 for a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest during the UT-Rice football game on Sept. 12. Alexander Cheng, an honors business and computer science...


Textbook piracy rises as textbook prices increase

Selah Maya Zighelboim September 21, 2015

Each semester, chemistry senior James Sutton tries to find online PDFs of his textbooks, regardless of whether he purchases them in print. Sutton is among the many students who are increasingly choosing...


Daily Texan Newscast: September 18, 2015

Justin Atkinson and Anthony Green September 18, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the UT System's Bystander Intervention Initiative, disgruntled employees at Wheatsville Co-op, the Megabus terminal relocation, the...


UT Admissions does not screen prospective Longhorns for criminal histories

Zainab Calcuttawala September 14, 2015

UT does not perform criminal background checks on prospective undergraduate students as part of the admissions process, according to Joey Williams, interim communications director for the provost’s...


Rally held to push for gun legislation reforms

Lauren Florence September 11, 2015

About 30 people gathered outside Austin City Hall on Thursday to press for gun control regulation in response to the recent murder of two journalists in Virginia. The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action...


UTPD files majority of drug-related charges in dorms, garages

Zainab Calcuttawala September 8, 2015

UT dormitories, parking garages and the Renaissance Market on Guadalupe Street are the most common places for drug-related charges on and near campus, according to the UTPD’s crime logs from the...

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