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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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The Austin State Hospital completed renovation on Monday.

New Austin State Hospital opens in partnership with Dell Medical School

Caroline McConnico, Senior News Reporter June 10, 2024

State leaders celebrated the opening of the new Austin State Hospital on May 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to honor the $305 million replacement facility.  The new 240-bed facility, built on the...

Semester of SB 17: Alumni, LGBTQ+ activists concerned but hopeful for student advocacy

Kylee Howard, General Projects Reporter April 26, 2024

Editor’s Note: The implementation of Senate Bill 17 meant the loss of diversity, equity and inclusion offices, positions and resources throughout campus. The Texan’s projects department reached out...

The south end of the state Capitol on Congress Avenue, on March 23, 2023.

Lieutenant governor announces legislative priorities for state Senate

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter April 12, 2024

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced his legislative charges to the Texas Senate on Thursday, setting its policy priorities for the next legislative session. The charges, laid out in a 15-page document, give...

Austin appellate court blocks state from investigating families that provided gender-affirming care to children

Austin appellate court blocks state from investigating families that provided gender-affirming care to children

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter April 8, 2024

An Austin appellate court upheld two lower court injunctions on March 29 that blocked the Department of Family and Protective Services from investigating families who provided gender-affirming care to...

The University of Texas tower on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The tower was lit up orange for the  Womens Indoor Track and Field Big 12 Championship win.

University to close Division of Campus and Community Engagement

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter April 2, 2024

The University announced today the closure of the Division of Campus and Community Engagement, after a review of the University’s Senate Bill 17 implementation, in an email from President Jay Hartzell. The...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott watches the Longhorns game against Alabama from the sidelines on September 9, 2023 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Civil rights organizations, UT’s Palestine Solidarity Committee condemn Abbott’s executive order regarding university free speech policies

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter April 1, 2024

Civil rights organizations and UT’s Palestine Solidarity Committee claimed that Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order for state universities to update and enforce free speech policies is discriminatory...

Gov. Abbott announces plan to ensure stronger SB 17 compliance

Gov. Abbott announces plan to ensure stronger SB 17 compliance

Pili Saravia and Naina Srivastava April 1, 2024

Gov. Greg Abbott plans to implement more compliance measures for Senate Bill 17 during the next legislative session to ensure a complete ban on diversity, equity and inclusion hiring practices, offices...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott watches the Longhorns game against Alabama from the sidelines on September 9, 2023 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Gov. Abbott calls for universities to update free speech policies, discipline violators to address antisemitism on campuses

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter March 27, 2024

Gov. Greg Abbott called for public universities to review and update free speech policies, and punish potential violators of these policies, in an executive order on Wednesday. Abbott called the rapid...

West Campus on May 6, 2021.

‘I can’t do everything all at once’: Texas announced as No. 1 state for Gen Z to move to for jobs, fine arts students disagree

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter March 21, 2024

Texas experienced the largest net gain influx of Generation Z transplants nationwide in 2022, attracting over 76,000 individuals drawn by potential job opportunities and favorable climate conditions,...

Monarch terminated partially due to potential violation of 1996 act, communications reveal

Monarch terminated partially due to potential violation of 1996 act, communications reveal

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter March 8, 2024

Monarch, a program for undocumented and temporary status students, was terminated due a potential violation of U.S. immigration laws, in addition to Senate Bill 17, according to internal University communications...

UT Campus the day of the freeze on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

Congressman introduces bill that would connect Texas’ electrical grid to the rest of the US

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter March 1, 2024

Congressman Greg Casar introduced a bill this February that would connect the Texas power grid to the rest of the country. The Connect the Grid Act, which Casar said is co-sponsored by most of the Texas...

What to know before voting in March primary election

What to know before voting in March primary election

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter February 19, 2024

The Texas primary election will take place on March 5 with early voting running from Feb. 20 to March 1. Polls will be open on election day from 7 am to 7 pm. It is crucial for students to vote because...

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