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


Lawsuit against Chancellor McRaven denied

Van Nguyen September 23, 2016

A lawsuit filed against UT System Chancellor William McRaven by Board of Regents Member Wallace Hall was denied last week. On Sept. 15, three judges from the Third Court of Appeals unanimously ruled...


Fossil Free Texas lobbies Chancellor McRaven for environmental accountability

Lisa Dreher and Paul Cobler September 22, 2016

Fossil Free Texas president Matthew Chovanec said he takes UT’s motto, “What starts here changes the world,” very seriously when it comes to combating climate change. Chovanec,...


McRaven sends memo asking athletes to stand after Kaepernick protest

Van Nguyen September 11, 2016

In response to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand for the national anthem before a football game, UT System Chancellor William McRaven sent out a memo Aug. 29...


Addition of University land to National Register of Historic Places may not prevent development

Van Nguyen September 8, 2016

The Lions Municipal Golf Course, a piece of land owned by the UT System, was added to the National Register of Historic Places over the summer, but that may not stop developments once the city’s...


New UT System partnership looks to enhance ties with Mexico

Van Nguyen September 7, 2016

The UT System established the ConTex office last week to oversee the partnership between UT System institutions and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology, also known as CONACYT. The...


$30 million approved by Regent’s to help recruit nationally recognized faculty members

Van Nguyen September 1, 2016

The Faculty Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention program received a $30 million budget to fund equipment in order to encourage faculty research. The $30 million budget, which was approved...

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The Board of Regents sets operating budget for 2017 at $17.9 billion

Van Nguyen August 30, 2016

The Board of Regents met last week to approve a $17.9 billion budget for the 2017 fiscal year, a 5.4 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. According to UT System Chancellor William McRaven,...


$25,000 award presented to outstanding faculty members of the UT System Wednesday evening

Van Nguyen August 25, 2016

Eleven faculty members received recognition from the UT System as recipients of the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. The award is given annually to outstanding UT system professors who innovate...


Supreme Court rules in favor of UT, upholding affirmative action

Catherine Marfin June 23, 2016

Six months after hearing oral arguments in the case Fisher v. University of Texas for the second time, in a 4-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the findings of the Fifth Circuit Court...


UT-Arlington CAP program goes awry

Nahila Bonfiglio June 23, 2016

Despite issues earlier in the summer because of an unprecedented number of applicants, UT-Arlington extended its deadline to accept students who had been informed their offer of admission given earlier...


Looking forward to Abigail Fisher: An Explainer

Caleb Wong May 6, 2016

This summer, the Supreme Court is expected to release a ruling on the case Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas. Since the case was filed in 2009, it has sparked a debate about the role of race in college...


Chancellor’s letter pleads for release of sick prisoner

Jasleen Shokar April 29, 2016

A statement from Chancellor McRaven and President Fenves pleading for the release of former UT graduate student was announced Monday. Omid Kokabee has been imprisoned in his home country of Iran since...