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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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UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves leaving to serve as Emory University president, reports say

Neha Madhira April 7, 2020

UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves is expected to announce his departure from UT to become president of Emory University, according to The Texas Tribune and 247Sports.  Elaine Justice, Emory University’s...

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UT-Austin to receive $31 million in federal stimulus aid from CARES Act

Laura Morales April 7, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Update, 3:30 p.m.: UT-Austin...

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‘It’s not a risk I want to take’: 30% of University Extension students face testing uncertainty

Jackson Barton April 3, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. While all enrolled undergraduate...

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How are UT System academic institutions reacting to coronavirus?

Areeba Amer March 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Update 3/13 5:35 p.m.: All eight...

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UT-Permian Basin placed on financial watch due to misstatements, low enrollment rates

Laura Morales March 11, 2020

UT-Permian Basin had been overstating their financial condition to the UT System for five years, according to the UT System Board of Regents meeting Feb. 26.  The System’s Office of the Controller...

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Students at UT colleges wait up to two hours to vote on Super Tuesday

Austin Martinez March 10, 2020

Arriving at a UT polling location 10 minutes before it opened, business honors freshman Michelle Zhang thought she would beat the large crowd of voters on Super Tuesday. Instead, Zhang said she was greeted...

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Archer Center aims to increase affordability of programs

Laura Morales March 10, 2020

The UT System approved a funding increase for the Archer Center to expand resources and make Washington, D.C., living costs more affordable for students. The Archer Center is a UT System fellowship...

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Board of Regents approves UT-Tyler medical school, first in Northeast Texas

Laura Morales February 28, 2020

The UT System Board of Regents unanimously approved the establishment of a medical school at UT Health Science Center at Tyler on Thursday. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and other accrediting...

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Historically Black Universities funded less per student than flagship universities

Laura Morales February 21, 2020

Historically Black public colleges and universities are funded $2,500 less per student than the most prominent institutions in Texas, according to a Center for Public Policy Priorities study of the 2019...

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UT-Tyler receives $80 million gift to build first East Texas medical school

Laura Morales February 14, 2020

The University of Texas at Tyler received an $80 million gift from the East Texas Medical Center Foundation on Wednesday for its medical school, which the UT System announced last week they will be establishing...

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UT-Rio Grande Valley has lowest student debt of any national public institution

Laura Morales February 13, 2020

UT-Rio Grande Valley has the least graduate debt of public institutions in the nation, while UT-Austin graduates have double the amount of debt UTRGV has, according to U.S. News & World Report’s...

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New UT System Health Biobank allows researchers to access ‘Match.com for specimens’

Areeba Amer February 11, 2020

The UT System is consolidating research samples and data from different institutions so that researchers across the UT System can access them in one single biobank instead of several. The UT System...