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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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Hall excluded from Board of Regents executive session discussing his lawsuit against McRaven

Matthew Adams July 9, 2015

Following the lawsuit Regent Wallace Hall filed against System Chancellor William McRaven, the UT System Board of Regents met Wednesday to discuss legal issues regarding access to documents. The regents...

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UT employees can now share benefits with same-sex partners

Nancy Huang June 30, 2015

UT will now extend benefits to employees with a same-sex spouse. UT spokeswoman Cindy Posey said the benefits available for same-sex married couples will be the same as for heterosexual...

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Dell Medical School begins accepting applications after receiving preliminary accreditation

Jack Mitts June 29, 2015

President Gregory Fenves announced Monday the Dell Medical School received preliminary accreditation as a medical school. With preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education,...

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Testing determines nickel sulfide caused windows in Belo Center and CLA to shatter

Jack Mitts June 29, 2015

After analyzing broken glass at a testing lab, the UT System has determined nickel sulfide inclusion caused two windows in two separate buildings on campus to shatter spontaneously, according to a UT System...

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Regent Wallace Hall is suing System Chancellor William McRaven

Jackie Wang June 28, 2015

UT System Board of Regents member Wallace Hall is suing Chancellor William McRaven for withholding information about “influence-peddling” in admissions. Hall began requesting access to thousands...

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UT System Regent Wallace Hall files lawsuit to sue System Chancellor William McRaven

Jackie Wang June 24, 2015

UT System Board of Regents member Wallace Hall is suing System Chancellor William McRaven, officials confirmed Tuesday evening. Jenny Lacoste-Caputo, spokesperson for the UT System Board of Regents,...

Hall threatens legal action, seeks documents

Jackie Wang June 22, 2015

Attorney General Ken Paxton approved Regent Wallace Hall’s request June 15 to hire a lawyer to sue the UT System. Hall, a member of the UT System Board of Regents, threatened to sue the System...

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Attorney General: Regents do not have authority to limit information requests

Eleanor Dearman May 13, 2015

Attorney General Ken Paxton said UT System regents do not have the authority to limit information requests Tuesday, in response to an appeal to Paxton by Regent Wallace Hall last month. “Unless...

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New faces, familiar places: Year in review

Daily Texan Staff May 8, 2015

LIFE&ARTS | This year brought the usual lineup of festivities to Austin. For two weekends in October, musicians including Eminem, Lorde and Outkast, made their ways to Austin City Limits. A number...

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News to look for in the coming months: New president, campus carry

Julia Brouillette May 8, 2015

Jefferson Davis Statue In their first month leading the student body, Student Government president Xavier Rotnofsky and vice president Rohit Mandalapu pushed for the removal of UT’s controversial...

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Chancellor appoints two new leaders

Wynne Davis May 7, 2015

As a part of his plan to increase the UT System’s influence and excellence in higher education, System Chancellor William McRaven hired two leaders from within the System to join his staff. David...

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Lawmakers propose halving UT-System’s portion of Permanent University Fund for University of Houston

Eleanor Dearman May 5, 2015

UT’s portion of the Permanent University Fund (PUF) might be cut in half to help fund The University of Houston.  Last week, Rep. Sylvester Turner (D-Houston) laid out a bill and constitutional...