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Organizers, campaigns work to bring students to the polls for runoffs to decide Austin mayor, city council seats

Organizers, campaigns work to bring students to the polls for runoffs to decide Austin mayor, city council seats

December 1, 2022

After substantial student turnout in the Nov. 9 midterms election, Austin voters and UT students will head back to the polls to decide the next mayor and three city council seats. Although the runoff...

SFA Board of Regents votes to join UT System pending approval of state legislature

SFA Board of Regents votes to join UT System pending approval of state legislature

December 1, 2022

Stephen F. Austin State University’s Board of Regents decided to join the UT System on Tuesday in a 8-1 vote.  The vote was based on a recommendation by a subcommittee formed at SFA regarding system...

New Earthquake Machine produces simulated earthquake on first test

New Earthquake Machine produces simulated earthquake on first test

November 30, 2022

The UT Earthquake Machine, a device built by UT scientists to simulate the shifting of the tectonic plates, made its first earthquake during its pilot test in a lab on Nov. 7. The machine was created...

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LSAT standardized tests made optional for law school admissions, students reflect

November 29, 2022

The American Bar Association proposed leaving the requirement of LSAT scores on applications up to the discretion of individual law school institutions in the spring. On Nov. 18, it voted to officially...

‘It’s just not enough’: Nearly 25 years later, UT’s auto admit rule struggles to diversify

‘It’s just not enough’: Nearly 25 years later, UT’s auto admit rule struggles to diversify

November 29, 2022

When state lawmakers implemented UT’s automatic admission policy nearly 25 years ago, it was intended to promote diversity on campus.  While the policy has slightly helped the University become more...

LGBTQ+ community finds ways to move forward post-election

LGBTQ+ community finds ways to move forward post-election

November 29, 2022

The day after the election, some members of UT’s LGBTQ+ community received an email from a professor, checking in on them after the “stress and struggle” of election night.  “We did get through...

English professor elected to Academy of American Poets Board of Directors

English professor elected to Academy of American Poets Board of Directors

November 29, 2022

UT English professor Frederick Luis Aldama, who said he wants to cultivate an interest in poetry as a tool for systemic and social change, will join the Board of Directors of the Academy of American Poets. “We...

UT researchers gain new insights into indicators of alcohol use disorder

UT researchers gain new insights into indicators of alcohol use disorder

November 29, 2022

Developments in the field of identifying RNA characteristics could be used to diagnose alcohol use disorder, according to UT researchers. In a recently published review, scientists looked into developments...

Where to get a Thanksgiving meal in Austin

Where to get a Thanksgiving meal in Austin

November 22, 2022

This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday, Nov. 24, and whether you are choosing to spend the day scarfing down pumpkin pie or resting, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of places to get a warm Thanksgiving...

Country Music Television set to become another hot tourist weekend, promoting economic benefit for Austin

Country Music Television set to become another hot tourist weekend, promoting economic benefit for Austin

November 22, 2022

On Nov. 2, country star Kelsea Ballerini joined Carrie Underwood on stage during her concert at the Moody Center to announce the Country Music Television Awards’ move to Austin after a two decade run...

Local Starbucks employees protest Red Cup Day, claim lack of union negotiations

Local Starbucks employees protest Red Cup Day, claim lack of union negotiations

November 21, 2022

Over 100 Starbucks stores across the nation, including the 45th Street and North Lamar Boulevard location, held protests Nov. 17 over stalled union contract negotiations, employees said.  In June,...

Amid high numbers of alcohol-related deaths statewide, UT aims to shift drinking culture

Amid high numbers of alcohol-related deaths statewide, UT aims to shift drinking culture

November 18, 2022

A quarter of deaths that occur among 20 to 34-year-olds in Texas result from excessive alcohol use, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Nov. 1.  The study...

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