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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


UT System regent shares his experiences before the end of his term

Anusha Lalani January 30, 2017

With days left as a UT System regent, Alex Cranberg said his term was characterized by an effort to provide equal opportunities to all students. Cranberg was appointed as a regent for the UT System...


Texas Supreme Court rules against UT System Regent Wallace Hall

Anusha Lalani January 27, 2017

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday against UT System Regent Wallace Hall, saying he cannot have access to student admission records and ruling in favor of UT System Chancellor William McRaven. The...

Senate holds confirmation hearing for UT regent appointments

Claire Allbright January 27, 2017

During the confirmation hearings for three UT System regent nominees Thursday, discussion quickly turned to college accessibility, tuition costs and the importance of communication between the legislature...


Legislators upset at being left out of UT System land purchase

Claire Allbright January 27, 2017

The Texas Senate Finance Committee challenged UT Chancellor William McRaven Thursday over a UT System land purchase in Houston. Originally announced Nov. 5, 2015 at a Board of Regents meeting, the $200...


Abbott announces new UT System regent selections

Anusha Lalani January 24, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott announced his three appointees for the UT System Board of Regents Monday, which includes the recently retired state Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler. Abbott’s announcement comes as...


Texas Supreme court decides to hear case between UT Regent Wallace Hall and Chancellor William McRaven

Sarah Philips December 31, 2016

The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear arguments in the lawsuit UT Regent Wallace Hall filed against UT System Chancellor William McRaven in order to access confidential student records that McRaven...

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Semester in review: the top stories of fall 2016

The Daily Texan Staff December 5, 2016

Interim Austin Police Department Chief Brian Manley officially succeeded Art Acevedo in early December, marking the end of Acevedo’s nearly decade-long term. Manley faces the issue of APD’s...


Ken Paxton and other regents support Wallace Hall in lawsuit

Van Nguyen November 22, 2016

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and two UT System Board of Regents members filed court briefs last week in favor of Regent Wallace Hall’s lawsuit against Chancellor William McRaven. This...


New UT research project addresses sexual, domestic and community violence

Will Clark November 11, 2016

UT School of Social Work launched a new, multi-year research project last week to better understand student experiences with sexual assault and interpersonal violence. UT System Chancellor William...


Regents hear recommendations at meeting Wednesday

Van Nguyen November 11, 2016

The final UT System Board of Regents meeting scheduled for the year was held Wednesday, where members of the board listened to recommendations on how to proceed into the upcoming year. The 85th Texas...

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Predictive analytics determines student success

Van Nguyen November 11, 2016

Forty-one percent of universities, including UT–Austin, are using predictive analytics for targeted student advising, adaptive online coursework or forecasting class size and financial aid need,...


Activists protest UT land use in front of McRaven’s office

Van Nguyen October 31, 2016

Close to 15 pro-environment activists from Environment Texas dressed as zombies and polar bears from a post-global warming world and marched outside UT Chancellor William McRaven’s office Friday...