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

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Texas education leaders say COVID-19 has altered higher education standards, delivery

Tori Duff, News Reporter September 24, 2021

The pandemic has sparked new innovations and mentalities around how Texas approaches higher education, state education experts said during a virtual event Friday. As part of this year's Texas Tribune...

“A woman’s body is not a commodity.” UT-Austin community members say new Texas abortion law threatens womens’ safety

“A woman’s body is not a commodity.” UT-Austin community members say new Texas abortion law threatens womens’ safety

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter September 15, 2021
The law took effect Sept. 1 and prohibits abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, offering no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The law will not be enforced by the state, but will allow private citizens to sue abortion providers.
UT students protest anti-abortion bill at Texas capitol

UT students protest anti-abortion bill at Texas capitol

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter September 13, 2021

Editor's note: This story first appeared as part of the September 8 flipbook. CW: abortion, sexual violence Over 150 UT students marched from the University of Texas Tower to the Texas Capitol Tuesday...

UT students say new voting bill won’t protect from voter fraud, will make it harder for Texans to vote

UT students say new voting bill won’t protect from voter fraud, will make it harder for Texans to vote

Marisa Huerta September 9, 2021

Some UT students said the new voting bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Greg Abbott is a measure of voter suppression and won’t protect election integrity. Senate Bill 1 seeks to tighten election...

Potential impacts on undocumented students after new DACA ruling

Potential impacts on undocumented students after new DACA ruling

Marisa Huerta September 1, 2021

Undocumented students could be greatly impacted after a Texas federal judge ruled on July 16 that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is illegal and that the federal government should no longer accept...

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Amended Austin order expands to enforce mask mandates for Travis County public colleges

Kevin Vu, News Reporter August 13, 2021

Editor’s note: This is a developing story and will be updated once more details become available.  Austin and Travis County officials amended an order Friday requiring masks in public schools, including...

$94.6M will go to supporting higher education, Gov. Greg Abbott says

$94.6M will go to supporting higher education, Gov. Greg Abbott says

Kevin Vu July 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 6 flipbook. Texas will send nearly $100 million in federal COVID-19 relief money to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, with...

‘What the legislature has done is make the state less safe’: Safety advocates, UT professors react to Texas’ newest gun law

‘What the legislature has done is make the state less safe’: Safety advocates, UT professors react to Texas’ newest gun law

Marisa Huerta June 28, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 22 flipbook. CW: Discussions of gun violence, death. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 1927 on June 16, allowing for...

UT-Austin experts say energy infrastructure improvements will likely hike prices for Texans

UT-Austin experts say energy infrastructure improvements will likely hike prices for Texans

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter June 24, 2021

UT-Austin experts say Texas’ planned infrastructure enhancements will drive up energy bills and cut off access for residents in low income neighborhoods.  After several power plants failed during...

UT professors say ‘critical race theory’ bill is harmful to students’ learning

UT professors say ‘critical race theory’ bill is harmful to students’ learning

Marisa Huerta June 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 14 flipbook. UT professors said a bill that would ban discussion of racial inequality in schools harms students’ education and social...

UT-Austin students join protests against Texas anti-abortion legislation

UT-Austin students join protests against Texas anti-abortion legislation

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter June 6, 2021

Saturday’s protest on the steps of the Texas Capitol saw hundreds of students advocating for reproductive rights in the wake of recent anti-abortion legislation in Texas. On May 16, Gov. Greg Abbott...

Gov. Abbott: public schools, government entities cannot require masks, UT-Austin makes masks optional

Gov. Abbott: public schools, government entities cannot require masks, UT-Austin makes masks optional

Sheryl Lawrence May 18, 2021

Update as of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday: UT President Jay Hartzell announced Wednesday that masks are optional on UT’s campus. Hartzell said the University recommends for individuals who are not fully vaccinated...