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 System working to appease federal, state governments on vaccine mandates

UT System working to appease federal, state governments on vaccine mandates

Sonali Menon, Kevin Vu, News Reporters November 10, 2021

The UT System is working to appease conflicting state and federal COVID-19 vaccine policies following the Sept. 9 executive order that forces some entities with federal contracts to mandate vaccinations. With...

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 System chancellor met with Biden Administration to discuss future of Cybersecurity

UT System chancellor met with Biden Administration to discuss future of Cybersecurity

Sheryl Lawrence , News Reporter September 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 10 flipbook.  The UT System chancellor met in late August with U.S. President Joe Biden to address the growing need to protect against...

Three years after UT System attains second-largest endowment nationwide, system experts break down how money can be spent

Three years after UT System attains second-largest endowment nationwide, system experts break down how money can be spent

Sheryl Lawrence May 5, 2021
In 2018, the UT System endowment fund grew to be the second-largest in the country with about $30 billion in funds. Now, UT System experts have broken down how this money is used and collected.
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Graduate students discuss insurance plan changes at Board of Regents meeting

Sheryl Lawrence May 5, 2021

The graduate student-led organization, Underpaid at UT, spoke at the UT System Board of Regents meeting Wednesday to address changes in their health insurance that will be in effect Sept. 1. Student...

Legislative student organizations debate The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company divesting from weapons manufacturing

Legislative student organizations debate The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company divesting from weapons manufacturing

Sheryl Lawrence April 27, 2021

Legislative student organizations passed a resolution demanding the UT System divest all money from weapon manufacturing before January 2022. The resolution is waiting for the University administration...

UT System continues to support with military despite student calls to divest

UT System continues to support with military despite student calls to divest

Kevin Vu April 23, 2021
The UT System has received equipment from the Department of Defense for 10 years through the 1033 Program, which gives leftover equipment to law enforcement.
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.
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UT System financials relatively stable despite COVID-19 pandemic

Sheryl Lawrence March 1, 2021

This fiscal year’s revenues and expenses of the UT System have remained stable despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UT System’s annual financial reports. The Daily Texan broke...

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UT System workers testify on demands for support during COVID-19

Anna Canizales December 10, 2020

The Texas State Employees Union and Underpaid at UT, a graduate student worker organization, hosted a town hall Wednesday where UT System staff, faculty and students voiced support for demands related...

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Fall 2020: Looking Forward

Campus UT will offer almost 60% of spring classes online with a similar number of courses having online, hybrid and in-person modality as in the fall semester. Students living in residence halls may...

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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...