The Daily Texan

UT-Austin department of Asian Studies to receive funding to strengthen Taiwan studies program

UT-Austin department of Asian Studies to receive funding to strengthen Taiwan studies program

Kevin Vu April 7, 2021
The University’s Center for Taiwan Studies, founded last month, will provide nearly $1 million through a five-year grant to fund educational opportunities focused on Taiwanese study.
Two UT-Austin teams advance to next phase of NASA competition

Two UT-Austin teams advance to next phase of NASA competition

Katy Nelson April 7, 2021
Two teams from UT advanced to the next phase of a NASA competition in which teams present their work on expanding human space exploration.
UT-Austin International Student and Scholar Services’ recommendation to file employment document by hand frustrates students

UT-Austin International Student and Scholar Services’ recommendation to file employment document by hand frustrates students

Rebecca Saborio April 6, 2021

When UT alumnus Prakshi Malik applied to obtain an immigrant work authorization last semester, she did not hear back about her status for nearly three months, which prevented her from employment that put...

UT-Austin will change default insurance plan for graduate student employees in fall 2021

UT-Austin will change default insurance plan for graduate student employees in fall 2021

Samantha Greyson April 6, 2021

Graduate student Didi Gardner said in the summer she lost insurance coverage for a month under UT SELECT, which forced her to find other ways to treat her Type 1 diabetes. Now, Gardner won’t have to...

Students experience disruptions to Wi-Fi during largely online semester

Students experience disruptions to Wi-Fi during largely online semester

Claire Stevens April 6, 2021

Adyson De La Torre, physical culture and sports sophomore, has experienced disruptions to her internet connection several times a week since the winter stor “Ever since the storm, (even though) it’s...

Some Longhorn Band members say they are left in the dark about ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Some Longhorn Band members say they are left in the dark about ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Skye Seipp April 6, 2021

Some Longhorn Band members said they still don’t know if they will be required to play “The Eyes of Texas” at events and games. Some members said band directors have not provided much communication...

UT-Austin researchers report lack of COVID-19 data in correctional facilities

UT-Austin researchers report lack of COVID-19 data in correctional facilities

Nicole Gomez April 6, 2021

Many correctional facilities across the nation lack transparency when communicating information about the spread and management of COVID-19, according to a study by researchers at the Lyndon B. Johnson...

Research associates from MIT, UT collaborate to develop new lithium-ion battery, increase its capacity

Research associates from MIT, UT collaborate to develop new lithium-ion battery, increase its capacity

Kevin Vu April 6, 2021

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UT-Austin collaborated in a March 25 study to increase the capabilities of lithium-ion batteries, which are often used in portable devices such...

UT-Austin to simplify tuition payment process

UT-Austin to simplify tuition payment process

Sam Halloum April 6, 2021

The University will make seven changes to the tuition payment process starting this fall to make it simpler for students, as recommended by the Tuition Payment Deadline and Funds Flow Working Group.  Project...

City of Austin begins search for new police chief

City of Austin begins search for new police chief

Tori Duff April 6, 2021
Following last summer’s national protests and confrontation with racism and police brutality, some community activists are looking toward confirming a new Austin Police Department chief from outside the department. 
New emails reveal more UT-Austin donors who threatened to withhold donations amid “The Eyes of Texas” controversy

New emails reveal more UT-Austin donors who threatened to withhold donations amid “The Eyes of Texas” controversy

Samantha Greyson April 6, 2021
Over 500 new emails from powerful and wealthy UT donors calling for the University to keep “The Eyes of Texas” as the school song were uncovered by The Texas Tribune on April 1.
UT-Austin opens COVID vaccines to all Texas adults, still prioritizing higher-risk individuals

UT-Austin opens COVID vaccines to all Texas adults, still prioritizing higher-risk individuals

Kevin Vu April 6, 2021
UT began administering COVID-19 vaccines to all Texas adults on Mar. 29 in accordance with new state guidelines, but is still prioritizing Texans that were eligible under previous vaccination phases.