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 plans to establish first medical school in East Texas

Laura Morales February 7, 2020

The UT System announced plans to establish the only medical school in East Texas at a press conference Thursday.  Kirk Calhoun, president of the UT Health Science Center at Tyler, said the region...

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UT System Board of Regents increases funds for staffing at UT-Austin concert halls

Laura Morales December 4, 2019

The UT System Board of Regents increased funding for staffing at various University concert halls during its meeting last month. Stage Alliance provides theatrical stagehand staff for performances and...


UT System raises undergraduate tuition by 2.6% per year for next 2 academic years

Areeba Amer November 14, 2019

UT System academic institutions, including UT-Austin, will increase their undergraduate tuition by 2.6% per year for the next two academic years. The UT System Board of Regents announced the systemwide...


A&M rivalry brings new competition to on-campus cycling classes

Cara Daeschner November 12, 2019

UT students are competing against Texas A&M University this week to see which school cycles the most miles during various cycling classes. A&M has hosted the competition at its school for the...

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UT’s MD Anderson Center endangered the health of patients, according to federal report

Lauren Girgis November 8, 2019

UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston endangered the health of patients through widespread mistakes and failures across the entire hospital, according to a federal report released last month. The...

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Donald Trump to nominate University of Texas cancer center executive for FDA commissioner

Emily Hernandez November 6, 2019

President Donald Trump announced Friday his intent to nominate an executive at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as the 24th commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, according...

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Austin Police Department, UT System Police see rise in female recruits

Austin Martinez November 1, 2019

The Austin Police Department and UT System Police are seeing more women apply and being sworn in as police officers.  Myeshia Francis-Parker, APD senior police officer and recruiter, said 10% of...


UT System searches for UT Medical Branch president candidates

Areeba Amer October 25, 2019

The UT System established a search advisory committee to find potential candidates for the next UT Medical Branch president, according to a Wednesday press release.  David Callender, former president...


UT System does not collect data on efficacy of tobacco-free policy

Areeba Amer October 11, 2019

While UT System institutions have had a 100% tobacco-free policy since 2017, the system does not currently collect data about tobacco use on campuses to see if the policy led to a decrease systemwide,...

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Q&A: New UT System executive vice chancellor discusses future plans for system health institutions

Areeba Amer October 8, 2019

Former Texas state representative John Zerwas assumed his new position as executive vice chancellor for health affairs for the UT System Oct. 1.  As part of his new position, he oversees and provides...

UT and Texas A&M System chancellors discuss free tuition, population growth

Areeba Amer September 27, 2019

As the Texas population continues to grow, the UT System is working with other institutions to ensure all Texans have access to higher education, UT System chancellor James Milliken said. Milliken and...


UT Austin works with UT System to ensure potential tuition increases are necessary

Areeba Amer September 27, 2019

The UT System will now be working with its eight academic institutions, including UT-Austin, to develop potential tuition and fee increases and ensure any increases are absolutely necessary for the...