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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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Jefferson Davis statue vandalized once again, this time with spray paint

Sebastian Herrera April 17, 2015

The Jefferson Davis statue on the South Mall was defaced at some point between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, this time by something more permanent than chalk. The statue had “Davis...

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Legislators debate city’s power to regulate Lyft, Uber

Eleanor Dearman April 10, 2015

Uber and Lyft, ride-sharing companies popular with many UT students, may soon be regulated on a state level in a shift from the current policy. Lawmakers on the House transportation committee heard...

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UTPD, APD clear Butler School of Music after bomb threat

Eleanor Dearman and Wynne Davis April 7, 2015

Bass Concert Hall and Texas Performing Arts Center were evacuated Monday after a bomb threat was reported to the Butler School of Music. UTPD responded to a call that reported a bomb threat in...

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Faux golden eggs dash hopes of free textbooks at Co-op hunt

Lauren Florence April 3, 2015

About 40 students searched campus Thursday morning hoping to find a golden egg and win a semester’s worth of free textbooks in the process, but were misled by the presence of “fake” eggs...

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APD focuses on underage drinking during RoundUp weekend

Wynne Davis April 1, 2015

Despite a recent sound ordinance in West Campus, more tickets were issued for underage drinking than for noise complaints during RoundUp last weekend. Officers of the Public Assembly Code Enforcement...

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Texas lawmaker proposes bill limiting citizens’ ability to record police officers

Eleanor Dearman March 27, 2015

One Texas legislator is aiming to limit citizens’ ability to record police officers from close distances, but the bill has generated significant opposition. Thursday, Rep. Jason Villalba...

On-campus crimes continue during spring break

Wynne Davis March 23, 2015

Although the student population on campus dwindled this week, officers from the UTPD responded to many incidents involving non-UT subjects on and near campus.   During spring break, UTPD officers...

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Texas Senate clears open carry bill

Eleanor Dearman March 17, 2015

  Update (2:59 p.m.): The House Homeland Security and Public Safety committee left bills regarding campus carry and open carry pending in committee Tuesday. Guests attended a public hearing...

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One year later: SXSW Cares Fund still provides help to victims

Wynne Davis March 12, 2015

One year after a car drove through a crowd of people at South By Southwest, killing four and injuring more than 20 others, all the victims of the crime have received funds to help with the recovery...

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Panelists offer startup advice during Entrepreneurship Week

Rund Khayyat March 10, 2015

The most important part of creating a startup is avoiding fear of failure, according to two panelists who founded their own companies. Zach Dell, founder of the dating app “Thread,” and...