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



Legislative session ends, UT receives small increase in state funding

Chase Karacostas May 29, 2019

The 86th legislative session ended Monday, and UT got a modest increase in funding, mirroring the last legislative session two years ago. The University received a 4% raise in funding from the state...


UT San Antonio launches respectful speech initiative to preserve free speech, respectful discourse

Savana Dunning May 8, 2019

UT-San Antonio launched an initiative last week to teach students how to engage in disagreements respectfully. “Free speech and respectful discourse are completely consistent and important values...


UT System partnership invests in early childhood development

Savana Dunning May 1, 2019

The UT System is partnering with Austin community leaders to improve educational attainment in Texas by focusing on improving the lives of Austin children. In a speech last Wednesday, Chancellor James...


UT System Chancellor addresses population growth, educational attainment in State of the System address

Savana Dunning April 29, 2019

Preparing for Texas’ future population growth, improving health across the state and giving more Texans a chance at education are a few of the UT System’s priorities chancellor James Milliken...


New UT System task force tackles college affordability

Savana Dunning April 11, 2019

A recently formed UT System Task Force met for the first time last week, brainstorming ways to make learning materials such as textbooks more affordable.  “We want to speed up, accelerate,...

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UT-Arlington suspends all Greek Life social events to address Greek Life culture concerns

Savana Dunning April 9, 2019

To address concerns over student code violations and hazing in Greek organizations, UT-Arlington suspended all fraternity and sorority social activities last week. “The University of Texas at...


Air Force Secretary named as president of UT El Paso, despite protests

Savana Dunning April 4, 2019

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson was named president of UT-El Paso last Tuesday by the UT System Board of Regents, despite protests from activists, students and community members who raised concerns...


Weekend MBA program in Dallas moves uptown for networking, location

Lauren Girgis April 3, 2019

A weekend UT masters program in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is moving to Uptown Dallas from the UT Southwestern Medical Center this fall. The Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth program allows full-time professionals...


Second round of System job cuts hit construction services

Savana Dunning March 26, 2019

UT System Chancellor James Milliken announced a second round of layoffs and position cuts in an internal email earlier this month. The cuts are a part of a larger move by the System to switch to a service-provider...


Whites, Asians are more likely to out-earn their parents 5 years post-graduation compared to peers, new UT System study shows

Areeba Amer March 13, 2019

Hispanics, blacks and other minorities in the UT System are less likely to exceed their parents’ income than their white and Asian peers five years post-graduation, according to a UT System study published...


Former UT President Bill Powers dies at 72

Chase Karacostas March 10, 2019

Severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings caused UT to cancel its spring commencement in 2015, but students gathered the next day to host a makeshift ceremony.  Despite it being entirely unplanned,...


Gov. Greg Abbott appoints four new regents to UT System governing board

Savana Dunning March 8, 2019

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed new regents to the University of Texas System Board of Regents this Thursday, according to the Office of the Governor’s website. Appointments are awaiting approval...

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