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


SeekUT struggles to attract more users despite new features

Caleb Wong April 20, 2016

The UT System announced it is making a major update to its salary and interactive debt database, seekUT, with new features at a higher education conference Tuesday.  seekUT is a online tool that...


TAMU announces expansion of campus carry policy

Anusha Lalani April 19, 2016

As the implementation date for campus carry at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University (TAMU) approaches, TAMU announced it would expand its policy not only to classrooms but to...


UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers to induct new members

Estefania Espinosa April 15, 2016

The UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers will induct three new members Tuesday, including UT-Austin music professor Robert Duke. The Academy is an advocacy group that focuses on improving teaching...


Universities must find alternative sources of funding in light of state budget cuts, University leaders and lawmakers say

Caleb Wong April 12, 2016

Institutions of higher education must work with each other and the public and private sectors to fund their programs in light of decreased state funding, said top higher education officials and lawmakers. Former...


UT System finds potential new oil well sites

Janelle Polcyn April 12, 2016

The UT System has located 21,000 potential new well sites on its oil lands, which could generate significant revenue for the System. University Lands, a division of the System’s Office of Business...


UT System extends medical amnesty policy to include drug overdose

Rachel Lew April 6, 2016

Students who experienced a drug overdose in the past may have hesitated to call for medical help due to fear of repercussions, but the UT System recently changed its policy to encourage students to seek...


Ken Paxton files brief in support of Wallace Hall

Caleb Wong March 29, 2016

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a brief last Tuesday urging the court to reinstate UT Regent Wallace Hall’s lawsuit against UT System Chancellor William McRaven and provide the requested...


AAUP criticizes Universities’, Department of Education’s Title IX enforcement

Caleb Wong March 29, 2016

Universities and the Department of Education have threatened faculty’s academic freedom, due process and shared governance in the way universities handle sexual assault, according to a draft report...


UT System to establish summer internship program in philanthropy

Caleb Wong February 19, 2016

The state of Texas funded 47 percent of UT-Austin’s budget in the 1984-85 academic year, while gifts and endowments funded 3 percent. In the 2013-14 academic year, the state only funded 13 percent...


UT System invests $30 million to “win the talent war” for top faculty

Caleb Wong February 15, 2016

The UT System Board of Regents voted Thursday to fund a program by an additional $30 million that attracts promising faculty members to UT System institutions. The Science and Technology Acquisition...


Students, McRaven clash on top ten percent rule

Caleb Wong February 5, 2016

Chancellor William McRaven, who oversees the UT System, inserted himself into a decades-long debate about the top ten percent rule, which allows the top portion of students at high schools in Texas to...

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UT System endowment falls 5.3 percent

Caleb Wong February 3, 2016

The UT System’s endowment returns shrunk 5.3 percent to $24.1 billion, according to data released last Wednesday by an association representing university business officers.  The National...