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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



New H-E-B location benefits tuition costs

Libby Cohen March 4, 2019

An agreement between UT Austin and H-E-B to bring the supermarket closer to campus was passed at the UT System Board of Regents meeting last week.  H-E-B will replace the Randalls at the corner...

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University of Texas System officials push back against Trump administration’s proposed Title IX changes

Katie Balevic February 22, 2019

Title IX is only a 37-word law, but its student and employee protections against gender discrimination are expansive and evolving.  In November, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed...


How University Lands deals with its pollution

Savana Dunning February 13, 2019

Around 2.1 million acres of West Texas land are dedicated to raising money for the University of Texas System’s Permanent University Fund. A large chunk of this money is raised from leasing land...


University of Texas system considers adopting set of free speech principles

Savana Dunning February 8, 2019

UT System Chancellor James Milliken has begun discussions to adopt a set of free speech principles similar to the Chicago Statement. He said it would reaffirm the University’s commitment to protecting...


The UT System endowment is now richer than Yale’s. So, now what?

Savana Dunning February 6, 2019

The UT System endowment fund, a pool of money dedicated to funding institutional initiatives and research, has always been one of the largest in the country. But in December, it grew to become the second...


Introducing Curious Capitol: Do you have questions about the Texas Legislature? We’ll find answers

Megan Menchaca February 1, 2019

Is there something you’d like to learn about the Texas Legislature? An issue or lawmaker you’d like The Daily Texan to cover? Or even just a more in-depth look at a bill that was recently introduced? I’m...


UTHealth receives $3.7 million to evaluate City of Austin’s childhood obesity prevention efforts

Savana Dunning January 29, 2019

The UT Health Science Center at Houston received two grants this month totalling $3.7 million to aid the City of Austin’s efforts to combat childhood obesity. The larger of the grants, with a...


UT System Chancellor Milliken discusses layoffs, tuition

Savana Dunning January 25, 2019

The UT System chancellor James Milliken spoke at a Texas Tribune event Thursday about tuition increases, recent layoffs and his first semester as chancellor. “What some people might refer...


UT System begins laying off employees to cut costs, refocus administrative functions

Chase Karacostas January 9, 2019

UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken laid off approximately 65 employees this week as part of a plan to reduce costs across the 700-person administrative branch that oversees UT-Austin and 13 other institutions. The...


Kevin Eltife, outspoken critic of UT System spending, voted new chairman of Board of Regents

Nicole Stuessy December 20, 2018

The University of Texas System regents named former state Sen. Kevin Eltife as their new board chairman following a unanimous vote on Thursday. Eltife, a former Republican from Tyler, was appointed...


As the semester comes to a close, here’s a look back at some of the top stories from this fall

Katie Balevic, Raga Justin, Meghan Nguyen, and Savana Dunning December 10, 2018

YCT Kavanaugh protest Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed after testifying against sexual assault allegations from former high school classmate Christine Blasey Ford, among others. UT’s...


‘The perfect job’: UT’s new chancellor, James Milliken, settles in, gears up for legislature

Katie Balevic December 4, 2018

After nearly a semester on the job, UT System Chancellor James Milliken has settled into his new position advocating for Texas’ future. As chancellor, Milliken oversees all 14 academic and health...

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