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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Shortened deadline for 2020 Census, COVID-19 causes challenges in acquiring accurate population count, experts say

Lauren Goodman August 26, 2020

Ezequiel Lozano, a chemistry and public health sophomore, says he has been the only person canvassing neighborhoods in his hometown of Coolidge, Texas to ask people to take the 2020 census questionnaire.  “I...

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Increasing tuition, eligible students statewide outpaced TEXAS Grant program’s ability to cover recipients’ tuition, fees

Areeba Amer August 4, 2020

Tuition and fees at public universities and the increasing number of eligible students have outgrown the TEXAS Grant program’s ability to cover recipients’ tuition and fees, according to the...

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Texas invests $118 million to fund new student aid, other higher education programs

Areeba Amer August 2, 2020

Texas will invest an additional $118 million in federal funding in support of higher education initiatives, including new student aid, according to a July 22 press release from Gov. Greg Abbott. “By...

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Travis County experiences first election with COVID-19

Hannah Williford July 26, 2020

The Travis County Clerk’s office and advocacy groups adapted based on COVID-19 safety measures for the county’s first election during the pandemic on Tuesday. The election experienced significantly...

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Undocumented students, families encounter challenges due to COVID-19

Austin Martinez June 29, 2020

At just 8 years old, Gerardo Ruiz-Tenorio carried the traumatic weight of his mother being deported. Twelve years later during the COVID-19 pandemic, the weight on Ruiz-Tenorio’s shoulders has intensified...

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Students take action for Black Lives Matter in their hometowns

Amanda Figueroa-Nieves June 22, 2020

Students have started fundraising and organizing protests to support the Black Lives Matter movement from across the state. After classes transitioned online due to COVID-19 concerns, some students moved...

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Abbott announces second wave of reopening Texas businesses

Savana Dunning May 18, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday...

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Texans continue debate on mail-in ballots before summer runoff elections

Hannah Williford May 6, 2020

Multiple lawsuits were filed this spring in Texas to expand mail-in ballots and increase access for those feeling unsafe going to the polls during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas Democrats filed a...

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Abbott loosens certain ceremony restrictions, reopens salons, gyms

Lauren Grobe May 5, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new executive...

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Contact tracers brace for COVID-19 case increase as Texas reopens businesses

Laura Morales May 5, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. This week, over 1,000 COVID-19 contact...

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Gov. Abbott releases phased plan to reopen Texas economy

Hannah Williford April 27, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here.During his press conference, Gov. Greg...

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Gov. Abbott opens retail stores for limited services, loosens surgery restrictions

Hannah Williford April 17, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott announced executive...