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 to fund campus safety through bystander initiative

Matthew Adams September 14, 2015

The UT System will fund $1.4 million to its Bystander Intervention Initiative over the next three years, the System announced last week. The program will address problems such as hazing, academic integrity,...

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Former UT Chancellor Dan Burck dies of lung cancer at 82

Matthew Adams September 14, 2015

Former UT Chancellor Dan Burck died at the age of 82 on Saturday morning after undergoing complications with lung cancer. Chancellor William McRaven released a statement Saturday about Burck’s...

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UT System gives $4.5 million for brain research

Matthew Adams September 10, 2015

Forty-five research teams across the UT System each received $100,000 seed grants for their research and advances on the human brain. The recipients were selected from a group of 158 proposals and reviewed...

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Report finds issues with fracking on UT System land

Matthew Adams September 9, 2015

The Environment Texas Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group reported issues with oil drilling on UT System land, such as excessive water usage and the release of chemicals during drilling,...

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System opens UT-Rio Grande Valley campus

Matthew Adams September 1, 2015

Through merging UT-Pan American and UT-Brownsville, the UT System officially opened the UT-Rio Grande Valley campus Monday. UT System spokeswoman Jenny LaCoste-Caputo said UTRGV welcomed more than 4,200...

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System spent thousands annually on student regent travel, lodging

Matthew Adams August 27, 2015

Student regents on the Board of Regents have cost the UT System more than $80,000 since 2009, according to public records obtained from the System. The UT student regent serves a one-year, non-voting...

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Regents pass new UT policy to address ‘rare admissions’ concerns

Matthew Adams August 24, 2015

The UT System Board of Regents passed a new UT admissions policy with a 7–1 vote at a meeting Thursday. The policy addresses how letters of recommendation are handled and clarifies how to handle...

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Regents address ‘rare admission decisions’ in new UT admissions policy

Matthew Adams August 21, 2015

The UT System Board of Regents passed a new UT admissions policy with a 7-1 vote at a Thursday meeting. The policy addresses how letters of recommendation are handled and also clarifies how to handle...

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Eleven UT-Austin educators receive Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

Matthew Adams August 20, 2015

The UT System Board of Regents recognized 79 faculty members across all UT institutions Wednesday night, 11 of whom were from UT-Austin. University spokeswoman Jenny LaCoste-Caputo said UT-Austin had...

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Controversy surrounds Board of Regents

Jackie Wang August 3, 2015

UT System Board of Regents member Wallace Hall filed a lawsuit against System Chancellor William McRaven on June 22 with the Travis County District Clerk for withholding information about “influence-peddling”...

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UT announces recipients of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Matthew Adams July 16, 2015

UT announced Monday 11 faculty members have received the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. The award, given by the Board of Regents, was established in 2008 to recognize the University’s...

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UT and Mexico finalize agreement to expand academic resource exchange

Matthew Adams July 14, 2015

UT and the government of Mexico have extended an agreement to expand academic resources on both sides of the border. President Gregory Fenves and UT System Chancellor William McRaven met with Mexico’s...