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Daily Texan Newscast: October 16, 2015

Lillian Michel and Anthony Green October 16, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss Bevo’s passing, the Hidden Pines Fire in Bastrop County, campus carry protests and Veggie Heaven’s comeback. We also...

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Bevo XIV dies in sleep after 11 years as mascot

Michael Shapiro October 16, 2015

Texas mascot Bevo XIV died in his sleep early Friday morning following a short bout with bovine leukemia virus. Bevo served as the Longhorns mascot for more than 11 years and appeared in 147 games with...

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UT-Dallas alumnus wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

Matthew Adams October 13, 2015

UT-Dallas alumnus Aziz Sancar won the school’s first ever Nobel Prize in chemistry last week. Sancar, a professor in biochemistry and biophysics at the University of North Carolina, was one...

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UT holds second public forum regarding campus carry

Matthew Adams October 6, 2015

UT held its last public forum Wednesday to discuss how concealed carry on the UT campus will be implemented. The working group, formed by UT President Gregory Fenves, hosted the forum to collect...

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Regents approve plan for 2 percent tuition increase

Matthew Adams October 3, 2015

On a 6-2 vote Friday, the UT Board of Regents approved a plan for a 2 percent tuition increase for the 2016–2017 school year. In 2003, the Texas State Legislature lifted restrictions on how much...

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UT System opts out of national assessment to cut costs

Matthew Adams September 30, 2015

The UT System will no longer participate in a student assessment they have distributed since 2004. Karen Adler, spokeswoman for the UT System, said the UT System decided over the summer to not continue...

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Regents approve Patterson’s settlement

Jacob Martella and Matthew Adams September 24, 2015

The UT System Board of Regents unanimously approved Thursday a settlement for former athletic director Steve Patterson’s resignation. The details of the resignation are not yet available, but...

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UT System ranked 7th in innovation

Mikaela Cannizzo September 24, 2015

Advanced research and groundbreaking discoveries earned the UT System a seventh place ranking in Reuters’ top 100 list of “World’s Most Innovative Universities,” according to a...

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UT System to launch sexual assault survey in October

Matthew Adams September 24, 2015

While UT-Austin waited for the Association of American Universities results, which was released Monday, the UT System had already initiated an independent sexual assault study across all its campuses. The...

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Fenves to submit gun rules plan by Dec. 4

Nashwa Bawab September 22, 2015

UT President Gregory Fenves discussed campus carry at his first Faculty Council Executive Committee meeting Monday. At the meeting, Fenves said UT System Chancellor William McRaven wants any gun rules...

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AAU releases sexual assault survey

Matthew Adams September 21, 2015

This article has been updated throughout since publication. Almost one-fifth of female undergraduate students at the University have been victims of sexual assault, either by force or incapacitation...

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8 UT faculty make Reuters’ highly cited researchers list

Jameson Pitts September 17, 2015

Eight UT faculty members made Thomson Reuters’ 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list, which selects the top 1 percent of researchers in each field. Five engineering professors made the list, as well...