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


Weekend MBA program in Dallas moves uptown for networking, location

Lauren Girgis April 3, 2019

A weekend UT masters program in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is moving to Uptown Dallas from the UT Southwestern Medical Center this fall. The Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth program allows full-time professionals...


Second round of System job cuts hit construction services

Savana Dunning March 26, 2019

UT System Chancellor James Milliken announced a second round of layoffs and position cuts in an internal email earlier this month. The cuts are a part of a larger move by the System to switch to a service-provider...


Whites, Asians are more likely to out-earn their parents 5 years post-graduation compared to peers, new UT System study shows

Areeba Amer March 13, 2019

Hispanics, blacks and other minorities in the UT System are less likely to exceed their parents’ income than their white and Asian peers five years post-graduation, according to a UT System study published...


Former UT President Bill Powers dies at 72

Chase Karacostas March 10, 2019

Severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings caused UT to cancel its spring commencement in 2015, but students gathered the next day to host a makeshift ceremony.  Despite it being entirely unplanned,...


Gov. Greg Abbott appoints four new regents to UT System governing board

Savana Dunning March 8, 2019

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed new regents to the University of Texas System Board of Regents this Thursday, according to the Office of the Governor’s website. Appointments are awaiting approval...


New H-E-B location benefits tuition costs

Libby Cohen March 4, 2019

An agreement between UT Austin and H-E-B to bring the supermarket closer to campus was passed at the UT System Board of Regents meeting last week.  H-E-B will replace the Randalls at the corner...

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University of Texas System officials push back against Trump administration’s proposed Title IX changes

Katie Balevic February 22, 2019

Title IX is only a 37-word law, but its student and employee protections against gender discrimination are expansive and evolving.  In November, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed...


How University Lands deals with its pollution

Savana Dunning February 13, 2019

Around 2.1 million acres of West Texas land are dedicated to raising money for the University of Texas System’s Permanent University Fund. A large chunk of this money is raised from leasing land...


University of Texas system considers adopting set of free speech principles

Savana Dunning February 8, 2019

UT System Chancellor James Milliken has begun discussions to adopt a set of free speech principles similar to the Chicago Statement. He said it would reaffirm the University’s commitment to protecting...


The UT System endowment is now richer than Yale’s. So, now what?

Savana Dunning February 6, 2019

The UT System endowment fund, a pool of money dedicated to funding institutional initiatives and research, has always been one of the largest in the country. But in December, it grew to become the second...


Introducing Curious Capitol: Do you have questions about the Texas Legislature? We’ll find answers

Megan Menchaca February 1, 2019

Is there something you’d like to learn about the Texas Legislature? An issue or lawmaker you’d like The Daily Texan to cover? Or even just a more in-depth look at a bill that was recently introduced? I’m...


UTHealth receives $3.7 million to evaluate City of Austin’s childhood obesity prevention efforts

Savana Dunning January 29, 2019

The UT Health Science Center at Houston received two grants this month totalling $3.7 million to aid the City of Austin’s efforts to combat childhood obesity. The larger of the grants, with a...