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



Texas lawmakers continue work to change higher ed funding

Maria Mendez March 29, 2018

After lawmakers’ attempts to overhaul higher education funding during the last legislative session, Texas universities may still face potential changes in 2019. A committee of 10 state senators...


UT System, US Census Bureau unveil graduates’ national earnings, debt

Maria Mendez March 28, 2018

UT students now have a better glimpse at their economic future, thanks to an innovative UT System partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. On Monday, the UT System released nationwide data on the earnings...


UT-Dallas creates database of school shootings to inform policy, discussions

Maria Mendez March 26, 2018

Advertising senior Madi Poirot remembers reading The New York Times headline, “After Sandy Hook, More Than 400 People Have Been Shot in Over 200 School Shootings,” in February and being surprised. “I...


Reports: UT System eyeing Rex Tillerson for chancellor after McRaven steps down

Maria Mendez March 24, 2018

The UT System may be eyeing departing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to be its next chancellor, according to The Wall Street Journal and other media reports on Friday. The UT System is in...


UT, UT System clarify data on financial aid for tuition

Maria Mendez March 22, 2018

UT only covers the full tuition of roughly 60 percent of students from families earning $80,000 or less, University officials said after data from the UT System raised questions on Monday. During the...

UT System’s search for a new chancellor officially underway

Maria Mendez March 2, 2018

The UT System is officially launching the search for a new chancellor to replace Bill McRaven, who is set to step down in May. The System invited the public to submit comments and nominations for a...


Board of Regents approve $7.4 million for student well-being initiatives

Maria Mendez February 28, 2018

The UT System Board of Regents allocated almost $7.4 million to promote students’ mental health, safe alcohol consumption and sexual assault prevention across UT institutions during a meeting...


UT Austin: High School students won’t have admission chances dampened by protesting gun laws

Maria Mendez February 27, 2018

Following suspension threats from Texas school districts, UT-Austin reassured high school students on Monday that disciplinary actions for peaceful protests will not impact their admission chances. Rice...


UT System’s 2017 racial profiling report sheds light on motor-vehicle contact based on race

Allyson Waller February 21, 2018

Hispanics make up a majority of motor vehicle stops among UT institutions, according to the UT System’s 2017 Racial Profiling Report. “A lot of (the numbers) depend on the (campuses) that...


UT System pulls the plug on $75 million online learning institute

Maria Mendez February 13, 2018

The UT System’s Institute for Transformational Learning was supposed to pioneer an online brand for UT, but it shut down two weeks ago. After investing a total of $75 million in the institute,...

UT, UT System institutions remove online open records request logs

Maria Mendez January 29, 2018

UT-Austin and UT System institutions are no longer posting past open records requests on their websites. The UT System’s open records policy required its institutions to display filed open records...


UT System launches online job-matching platform

Maria Mendez January 26, 2018

Employers can now reach students from all 14 UT System institutions through a single platform called UT Connects Talent. The new employment-matching platform aims to expand and improve employment opportunities...

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