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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

UT researchers found Texas’ abortion rates decreased by 50% following new law

UT researchers found Texas’ abortion rates decreased by 50% following new law

Tori Duff, News Reporter November 10, 2021

The number of abortions provided in Texas for the month of September decreased by 50% compared to the same period last year due to the implementation of the state’s restrictive new law, according to...

The number of drug related deaths in Travis County has increased since 2015 to 262 in 2020.

As fentanyl-related overdoses increase, UT provides support to students struggling with addiction

Leila Saidane, Tori Duff, News Reporters November 10, 2021
There were 262 drug-related deaths in Travis County in 2020, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, a 36% increase from the previous year.
Updated delta-8 rule causes confusion among some students

Updated delta-8 rule causes confusion among some students

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter November 3, 2021

On Oct. 15, Texas health officials updated their website to list the cannabis extract delta-8 as an illegal substance, causing confusion among some UT students.  Delta-8 is a minor cannabinoid found...

Texas Senate approves $112 million for UT renovations

Texas Senate approves $112 million for UT renovations

Katy Nelson, News Reporter November 1, 2021
Senate Bill 52, approved Oct. 15, provided the University with $56 million to renovate the Microelectronics Research Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus and $56 million to renovate the Physics, Math, and Astronomy building. 
Young people’s lives are on hold.” UT community members concerned for undocumented students after DACA ruling

“Young people’s lives are on hold.” UT community members concerned for undocumented students after DACA ruling

Marisa Huerta, Lauren Nelson October 26, 2021

Many undocumented students at UT say they are concerned about their future in America amid ongoing litigation surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA is a program created...

UT students say access to emergency contraception is important in wake of anti-abortion law

UT students say access to emergency contraception is important in wake of anti-abortion law

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 8th flipbook.  When Lindsey Guajardo had to buy Plan B, she found herself in a 24-hour Walgreens only to realize they had run out....

UT international students compare US COVID-19 protocols with responses in home countries

UT international students compare US COVID-19 protocols with responses in home countries

Fernanda Figueroa, News Reporter October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 8th flipbook.  International students compare the United States’ response to COVID-19 to their home countries. Students from Pakistan,...

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UT professors say Texas Legislature should do more to improve power grid structure reliability

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter October 22, 2021
Senate Bill 3 requires the Texas Railroad Commission to finalize rules for weatherization upgrades among state industries such as natural gas, oil and electricity.
Activists around Texas protest restrictive abortion bill

Activists around Texas protest restrictive abortion bill

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter October 8, 2021
People from around the country gathered at the Texas Capitol on Oct. 2 to protest the restrictive abortion law that went into effect on Sept. 1. But the fight for women’s rights has marched on for decades.
UT students plan to leave Texas after graduation following anti-abortion law

UT students plan to leave Texas after graduation following anti-abortion law

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter October 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 24 flipbook.  After a new Texas law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy took effect Sept. 1, some UT students...

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HBCU presidents speak on race, equity in higher education

Kevin Vu, News Reporter September 25, 2021

Historically Black higher education administrators spoke Saturday morning during the Texas Tribune Festival about the effects of the pandemic and racial unrest on historically Black colleges and universities The...

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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...

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