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

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UT System implements “Rooney Rule,” promotes diversity in faculty, staff

Caleb Wong February 1, 2016

The UT System took a play from the NFL Thursday to eliminate gendered differences in pay and promote faculty and staff diversity. All UT System institutions must invite minority candidates to interview...

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UT System implements Rooney Rule system-wide, effective immediately

Caleb Wong January 29, 2016

The UT System took a play from the NFL on Thursday to eliminate gendered differences in pay and promote faculty and staff diversity. All System institutions must invite minority candidates to interview...

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Students, faculty share thoughts on McRaven’s first year as chancellor

Caleb Wong January 29, 2016

Admiral William McRaven gave students a memorable piece of advice during UT-Austin’s 2014 commencement ceremony: If you want to change the world, start by making your bed. Mere months later,...

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New UT Dallas President named

Caleb Wong January 27, 2016

The UT System Board of Regents named Richard Benson, dean of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, as the sole finalist for the presidency of the University of Texas at Dallas on Monday.  The...

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McRaven says faculty members must comply with campus carry laws

Caleb Wong January 27, 2016

UT System Chancellor William McRaven said he expects faculty members to comply with campus carry rules and regulations in a Senate State Affairs Committee meeting Tuesday.  “We have...

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New gun legislation prompts questions

Caleb Wong January 27, 2016

If you’re a student, faculty or staff member at UT, you have probably heard about campus carry and open carry on and around college campuses. To clarify the current legislation, we answered frequently...

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UT System to implement leadership education as part of core curriculum

Caleb Wong January 27, 2016

Students at every UT System institution will be required to participate in leadership education as part of the core curriculum, starting as early as next year. Named the American Leadership Program,...

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Richard Benson named sole finalist for UT-Dallas president

Caleb Wong January 26, 2016

The UT System Board of Regents named Richard Benson, dean of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, as the sole finalist for the presidency of the University of Texas at Dallas. The Board of Regents...

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Houston mayor “concerned” about UT expansion

Caleb Wong January 26, 2016

Houston mayor Sylvester Turner said the UT System’s planned expansion into the city could hurt other Houston-based universities. “One the one hand, it is flattering for a Tier One institution...

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UT System grads earn more than those who attend UT System but do not graduate

Caleb Wong January 25, 2016

Graduates from UT System schools earn about $150,000 more throughout their lifetime than students who attend a UT System institution but do not graduate, according to data collected by the UT System. The...

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McRaven apologizes for lack of communication about UT System expansion in Houston, says plan is in best interest of Texas

Caleb Wong January 22, 2016

Chancellor William McRaven conceded to being “guilty as charged” of not collaborating with lawmakers on a plan to expand the UT System in Houston during a higher education board meeting...

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Hall files appeal against McRaven over student records

Caleb Wong January 22, 2016

UT System Regent Wallace Hall filed an appeal Thursday afternoon against Chancellor William McRaven in an attempt to access to confidential student records in the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals. The appeal...