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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Fall 2020: Looking Back

University The UT System Board of Regents unanimously approved Jay Hartzell as permanent president of the University on Sept. 21 after he served as interim president since June 1.  Campus Due...

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Austin Public Health officials advise students to avoid travel, wear masks over holidays

Sheryl Lawrence November 25, 2020

Some students canceled their travel plans as COVID-19 cases continue to rise before the holiday season, but others still plan to see family or friends while attempting to follow health guidelines. Dr....

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Inaugural UT-Austin interdisciplinary student challenge winners find economic solutions for Texas town

Santino Camacho November 25, 2020

Winners of UT’s IC2 Institute’s George Kozmetsky Memorial Student Challenge were awarded $7,000 for their project, which proposed economic solutions for the small city of Childress, Texas. The...

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More than 100 education-related bills filed for 2021-22 Texas Legislative Session

Lauren Goodman November 24, 2020

Just over 800 bills have been filed for the 87th Texas Legislative Session, which will begin Jan. 12, including more than 100 education-related legislation.  About 550 bills were proposed Monday,...

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COVID-19 pandemic accelerates across US, Texas, Austin as holidays approach

Andrew Zhang November 20, 2020

COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths and case numbers continue to climb nationally and locally, causing worry for some UT students as they look toward the holiday season. Texas surpassed 1 million COVID-19...

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LBJ School report says COVID-19 deaths in Texas jails, prisons are 35% higher than in rest of US prison population

Lauren Womack November 18, 2020

A report from researchers in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs shows that incarcerated people in Texas jails and prisons are dying at a rate 35% higher than the rest of the United States prison...

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UT-Austin students react to drawn-out 2020 presidential elections, Texas staying red

Andrew Zhang November 13, 2020

UT students kept their eyes glued to their televisions and cell phones on election night, waiting for the results determining the next president of the United States. However, the race would not be called...

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UT students unable to vote absentee, frustrated that ballots never arrived

Tori Duff November 10, 2020

Finance sophomore Jacob Esparza requested his absentee ballot from Cameron County, Texas at the beginning of October. After two weeks of waiting, it still had not arrived.  Esparza said he had...

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Texas Latino voters were ‘critical voting bloc’ during 2020 election, experts say

Lauren Goodman November 10, 2020

Joe Cascino, president of Texas College Democrats, said on Nov. 3 he was optimistic that Democrats would win four to five congressional seats in Texas. He said he felt confident Democratic candidate Gina...

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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board organizes emergency relief for students impacted by COVID-19

Lauren Abel November 10, 2020

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is seeking applications from institutions for three different grants under the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, a $175 million fund established...

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Joe Biden wins 2020 presidential election, defeats incumbent President Donald Trump

Lauren Goodman November 7, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States after securing over 270 electoral college votes Saturday morning. The Associated Press projected him as the winner...

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Young voters in Texas cast ballots in record numbers in 2020 general election

Lauren Goodman November 5, 2020

There was no line at the Flawn Academic Center and Gregory Gymnasium on the UT campus when Texas’ polls closed at 7 p.m. on election night Tuesday. The poll workers at Gregory Gymnasium had already...