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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan


System considers doubling STARs funding

Katie Balevic December 3, 2018

Chancellor James Milliken asked the UT Board of Regents last month to increase funds for the Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) program. Established in 2004, the STARs program...

Regents votes to extend decision time on Muny Golf Course

Neelam Bohra November 29, 2018

The UT System Board of Regents recently voted to extend the deadline for deciding whether they will continue to lease the Lions Municipal Golf Course, or Muny, to the city of Austin, following almost one...

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System’s Virtual Health Network increases Texan’s access to medical care

Katie Balevic November 29, 2018

The UT System’s Virtual Health Network is expanding into more UT institutions, the System reported at the Board of Regents meeting on Nov. 15.  Originally launched in 2016, the network uses...


GOP leaders, Texas lawmakers rush to McRaven’s defense after Trump attacks on capturing bin Laden

Natalie Heineman November 20, 2018

On Sunday, President Donald Trump criticized retired Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, the former chancellor of the University of Texas System, for not capturing Osama bin Laden sooner. “Wouldn’t...


Chancellor Milliken supports task force report on UT administration job cuts

Katie Balevic November 16, 2018

UT System Chancellor James Milliken said he has embraced the results of a task force that suggested the System should cut 70 to 110 full-time administration positions.  At a Board of Regents...


New vice chancellor begins work at UT System

Katie Balevic November 9, 2018

UT System Chancellor James Milliken named Stacy Napier as the new vice chancellor for governmental relations, a role that serves as the intermediate between the UT System, the Board of Regents and the...


UT System report: UT-Austin should consider eliminating 70 to 110 jobs

Katie Balevic October 19, 2018

UT-Austin should consider cutting 70 to 110 full time administration jobs, according to a report released Thursday by the UT System. The annual savings for cutting 70 positions would be $9.6 million,...

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UT System Board of Regents Chair Sara Martinez Tucker to resign

Katie Balevic October 15, 2018

Sara Martinez Tucker, the head of the UT System’s governing board, told two UT officials she plans to step down, according to The Texas Tribune. Tucker, whose term as a regent is set to expire...


Legislative funding does not match enrollment increases, system hopes for more

Katie Balevic October 3, 2018

University funding from the Texas legislature has not kept up with enrollment growth, and the UT System is trying to change that going into the 2019 legislative session.  Chancellor James...


$20 million gifts rename UT-Austin, Texas A&M mechanical engineering departments

Gracie Awalt September 28, 2018

Aggies and Longhorns have been rivals for decades, but now the universities have something in common. Both the Cockrell School of Engineering and Texas A&M College of Engineering share the same name...


UT System study finds dual credit courses generally benefit students

Katie Balevic August 31, 2018

The UT System released a comprehensive study revealing students who take dual credit courses in high school have higher college retention rates and perform better overall. Dual credit programs allow...


Introducing Curious Campus: You have questions about UT-Austin and the 40 Acres? We have answers.

Megan Menchaca August 28, 2018

What question about UT have you always wanted answered? What issues are the most important to you? What story have you wished the Daily Texan would write about? I’m Megan Menchaca, the Texan’s...

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