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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 System family leave policy causes employees to adapt

Areeba Amer September 12, 2019

When Dr. Gurur Biliciler-Denktas was planning to have her second child while working in the UT System, she didn’t opt to use the 12 weeks of unpaid family leave provided by the system. Instead, she...

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Student Advisory Council meets to craft recommendations for UT System Board of Regents

Laura Morales September 9, 2019

The Student Advisory Council to the UT System met this weekend to discuss supportive resources for sexual assault victims, international students and “at-risk” students across their campuses. The...

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UT System Board of Regents approves $21.1 billion systemwide budget

Areeba Amer August 30, 2019

The UT System budget has increased nearly 7.4% since the last fiscal year due to an increase in projected budgeted revenue, according to the recently approved budget report.  The UT System Board...

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Anna Hiss Gymnasium renovations receive $24.5 million in funding

Laura Morales August 26, 2019

The University received $24.5 million from the UT System Board of Regents on Aug. 15 to convert the Anna Hiss Gymnasium into a robotics research space by spring 2021. As part of The UT Board of Regents’...

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UT to provide free tuition to families earning up to $65,000

Nicole Stuessy July 9, 2019

Starting in the fall of 2020, in-state undergraduate students who come from families with yearly incomes of up to $65,000 will see their tuition and fees paid for in full by a new University endowment.  On...

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Legislative session ends, UT receives small increase in state funding

Chase Karacostas May 29, 2019

The 86th legislative session ended Monday, and UT got a modest increase in funding, mirroring the last legislative session two years ago. The University received a 4% raise in funding from the state...

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UT San Antonio launches respectful speech initiative to preserve free speech, respectful discourse

Savana Dunning May 8, 2019

UT-San Antonio launched an initiative last week to teach students how to engage in disagreements respectfully. “Free speech and respectful discourse are completely consistent and important values...

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UT System partnership invests in early childhood development

Savana Dunning May 1, 2019

The UT System is partnering with Austin community leaders to improve educational attainment in Texas by focusing on improving the lives of Austin children. In a speech last Wednesday, Chancellor James...

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UT System Chancellor addresses population growth, educational attainment in State of the System address

Savana Dunning April 29, 2019

Preparing for Texas’ future population growth, improving health across the state and giving more Texans a chance at education are a few of the UT System’s priorities chancellor James Milliken...

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New UT System task force tackles college affordability

Savana Dunning April 11, 2019

A recently formed UT System Task Force met for the first time last week, brainstorming ways to make learning materials such as textbooks more affordable.  “We want to speed up, accelerate,...

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UT-Arlington suspends all Greek Life social events to address Greek Life culture concerns

Savana Dunning April 9, 2019

To address concerns over student code violations and hazing in Greek organizations, UT-Arlington suspended all fraternity and sorority social activities last week. “The University of Texas at...

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Air Force Secretary named as president of UT El Paso, despite protests

Savana Dunning April 4, 2019

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson was named president of UT-El Paso last Tuesday by the UT System Board of Regents, despite protests from activists, students and community members who raised concerns...