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

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...

Students call for UT-Austin president to rescind support for Liberty Institute bill, put funding towards students needs

Students call for UT-Austin president to rescind support for ‘Liberty Institute’ bill, put funding towards students needs

Lauren Abel May 7, 2021
Students are calling for University President Jay Hartzell to rescind his support for a Texas State Senate bill which will allocate between $3 million and $6 million sometime between 2022 and 2023 for the development of a campus “Liberty Institute.”
Proposed bills in Texas legislature could restrict transgender rights

Proposed bills in Texas legislature could restrict transgender rights

Samantha Greyson April 27, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 23 issue of The Daily Texan. The Texas House of Representatives is considering two bills that would require college athletes to play sports exclusively...

Proposed legislative bills would make suing student grounds for faculty tenure revocation

Proposed legislative bills would make suing student grounds for faculty tenure revocation

Skye Seipp April 23, 2021
State lawmakers are considering two bills this legislative session that would change how tenured professors are evaluated and what can cause revocation of tenure. 
Texas state representative files bill to allow UT System student regent voting power

Texas state representative files bill to allow UT System student regent voting power

Sheryl Lawrence April 6, 2021
A Texas State Representative filed a bill at the beginning of March that would amend the Texas Constitution to provide student regents on the boards of public universities with voting power.
State leaders join UT-Austin students to denounce continued use of “The Eyes of Texas”

State leaders join UT-Austin students to denounce continued use of “The Eyes of Texas”

Skye Seipp March 29, 2021

Members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and the Texas chapter of the NAACP gathered at the Texas State Capitol to oppose the University’s continued use of alma mater “The Eyes of Texas” at...

More than 25% of Texans skeptical of COVID-19 vaccine, UT-Austin/Texas Tribune poll shows

More than 25% of Texans skeptical of COVID-19 vaccine, UT-Austin/Texas Tribune poll shows

Maya Wray March 28, 2021

Around 28% of Texans have no plans to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, even though current vaccines are clinically safe, according to a February poll from UT and The Texas Tribune. On Tuesday, Texas announced...

Minimum wage increase denied in U.S. Congress, alternate bill leaves possibility open

Minimum wage increase denied in U.S. Congress, alternate bill leaves possibility open

Lauren Abel March 26, 2021

Efforts to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 are being postponed after the minimum wage hike failed to be included in the COVID-19 relief package President Joe Biden signed on March 11. According...

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UT partners with Texas Department of State Health Services to sequence COVID-19 samples, detect variants

Samantha Greyson March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. The University is partnering with the Texas Department of State Health Services to analyze COVID-19 samples from...

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Experts say ‘there hasn’t been’ a COVID-19 response from Texas, leaving local governments to act ‘much tougher’

Lauren Abel March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   COVID-19 has tested state officials’ leadership as the on-going public health crisis has killed nearly...

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