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


China Policy Center declines funding from group tied to Chinese Communist Party

Chase Karacostas January 15, 2018

UT recently rejected a donation from a foundation involved with the Chinese Communist Party. Following an internal review and a request from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, UT President Gregory Fenves declined...


Former first lady of Texas Rita Clements dies at 86

Chase Karacostas January 8, 2018

Rita Clements, former first lady of Texas, died Saturday morning from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Dallas Morning News. A UT alumna, Rita Clements graduated cum laude...


Chancellor William McRaven to leave UT System in May

Maria Mendez December 16, 2017

Chancellor William McRaven announced he will leave the UT System in May at a special Board of Regents meeting today. McRaven, a renowned former U.S. Navy admiral and UT Austin alumnus, was appointed...

Looking forward

Student Government Campaigns for Student Government positions will take place in the spring as candidates announce their intent to run at the start of the semester and continue until voting takes place...


Semester in review

From President Donald Trump visiting Austin to the Speedway bricks being ripped up, here are some of the top moments during the fall.  Hurricane Harvey Many students’ semesters were stalled...


US, Texas universities and UT see decreases in international interest

Maria Mendez December 5, 2017

UT is receiving fewer applications from international students since 2016, a trend seen across the state and the U.S. While the number of international students enrolled at UT has continued growing,...


Regents vote to compete to run the Los Alamos lab despite safety concerns

Maria Mendez November 28, 2017

The UT System will officially compete to run the historic Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory. UT System Board of Regents voted 4-3 to submit a management proposal for the nuclear research laboratory at a...


University announces possible tuition increases

Maria Mendez November 13, 2017

The University is collecting student input on a possible 2 percent tuition increase until Thursday. The preliminary recommendations to increase tuition for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years...

Special Project: Presidential Power

Will Clark October 23, 2017

The president of UT has considerably more power to determine the outcome of student sexual misconduct cases than presidents at other universities. At most universities, the president is not involved in...


Environment Texas campaign reopens questions about UT’s methane impact

Maria Mendez October 18, 2017

Tabling on the West Mall on Tuesday, UT students and advocacy group Environment Texas reignited a campaign to reduce methane emissions from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on UT System-controlled land. The...


UTA students with disabilities story is told through exhibit

Meara Isenberg October 16, 2017

Before the 1970s, K-12 grade schools and colleges had no legal obligation to admit or serve students with disabilities. In the early ‘60s, UT-Arlington students took it upon themselves to advocate...


Chairman Tucker recalls career journey

Maria Mendez October 9, 2017

As a young girl from Laredo, Texas, Sara Martinez Tucker never imagined she would become the newest chairman of the UT System Board of Regents. She was once told by a guidance counselor that she was...

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