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



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...


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...


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...


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...


Campus carry rules to be finalized in early spring

Caleb Wong January 20, 2016

All UT System institutions must submit draft rules regarding campus carry by mid-February for review by the UT System Board of Regents, according to a UT System press release. The announcement came...


UT System’s expansion into Houston sparks discussion

Caleb Wong January 20, 2016

The UT System made its first land purchase in southwest Houston on Friday in an effort to expand the System’s higher education presence in Texas’s largest city, according to a press release. The...


Professors explain potential outcomes of Fisher v. UT

Matthew Adams December 4, 2015

Although Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas will be heard for a second time on Dec. 9, the US Supreme Court has addressed the issue of affirmative action many times before.    Fisher,...


Newly developed antibodies could prevent whooping cough

Ellie Breed December 4, 2015

Medical researchers from the University have partnered with Synthetic Biologics Inc. to engineer two antibodies that could potentially treat and prevent pertussis in the developing world. Pertussis,...


Semester in review: Fall 2015 recap

Samantha Ketterer December 4, 2015

President Gregory Fenves inaugurated Gregory Fenves was inaugurated as the new UT president in September. During his first few months as president, he commissioned a task force to make recommendations...


Plant to Plate

Stephanie Tacy December 2, 2015

The Division of Housing and Food Service works to produce at least 16,000 meals per day for the dining halls on campus. Twenty three percent of the Division of Housing and Food Services’ $8 million...


UT continues System-wide sexual assault survey

Zainab Calcuttawala November 25, 2015

Researchers released a sexual misconduct survey to a random sample of students across the 13 UT System schools on Nov. 4 as part of the Cultivating Learning and Safe Environment project. The results of...


Faculty Council passes campus carry resolution

Matthew Adams November 17, 2015

The Faculty Council passed a campus carry resolution after adding an amendment to the proposal Monday.   The council proposed a resolution to prohibit guns from being allowed in the classroom, laboratories,...

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