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


UT System Chancellor Milliken discusses layoffs, tuition

Savana Dunning January 25, 2019

The UT System chancellor James Milliken spoke at a Texas Tribune event Thursday about tuition increases, recent layoffs and his first semester as chancellor. “What some people might refer...


UT System begins laying off employees to cut costs, refocus administrative functions

Chase Karacostas January 9, 2019

UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken laid off approximately 65 employees this week as part of a plan to reduce costs across the 700-person administrative branch that oversees UT-Austin and 13 other institutions. The...


Kevin Eltife, outspoken critic of UT System spending, voted new chairman of Board of Regents

Nicole Stuessy December 20, 2018

The University of Texas System regents named former state Sen. Kevin Eltife as their new board chairman following a unanimous vote on Thursday. Eltife, a former Republican from Tyler, was appointed...


As the semester comes to a close, here’s a look back at some of the top stories from this fall

Katie Balevic, Raga Justin, Meghan Nguyen, and Savana Dunning December 10, 2018

YCT Kavanaugh protest Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed after testifying against sexual assault allegations from former high school classmate Christine Blasey Ford, among others. UT’s...


‘The perfect job’: UT’s new chancellor, James Milliken, settles in, gears up for legislature

Katie Balevic December 4, 2018

After nearly a semester on the job, UT System Chancellor James Milliken has settled into his new position advocating for Texas’ future. As chancellor, Milliken oversees all 14 academic and health...

System considers doubling STARs funding

Katie Balevic December 3, 2018

Chancellor James Milliken asked the UT Board of Regents last month to increase funds for the Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) program. Established in 2004, the STARs program...

Regents votes to extend decision time on Muny Golf Course

Neelam Bohra November 29, 2018

The UT System Board of Regents recently voted to extend the deadline for deciding whether they will continue to lease the Lions Municipal Golf Course, or Muny, to the city of Austin, following almost one...

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System’s Virtual Health Network increases Texan’s access to medical care

Katie Balevic November 29, 2018

The UT System’s Virtual Health Network is expanding into more UT institutions, the System reported at the Board of Regents meeting on Nov. 15.  Originally launched in 2016, the network uses...


GOP leaders, Texas lawmakers rush to McRaven’s defense after Trump attacks on capturing bin Laden

Natalie Heineman November 20, 2018

On Sunday, President Donald Trump criticized retired Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, the former chancellor of the University of Texas System, for not capturing Osama bin Laden sooner. “Wouldn’t...


Chancellor Milliken supports task force report on UT administration job cuts

Katie Balevic November 16, 2018

UT System Chancellor James Milliken said he has embraced the results of a task force that suggested the System should cut 70 to 110 full-time administration positions.  At a Board of Regents...


New vice chancellor begins work at UT System

Katie Balevic November 9, 2018

UT System Chancellor James Milliken named Stacy Napier as the new vice chancellor for governmental relations, a role that serves as the intermediate between the UT System, the Board of Regents and the...


UT System report: UT-Austin should consider eliminating 70 to 110 jobs

Katie Balevic October 19, 2018

UT-Austin should consider cutting 70 to 110 full time administration jobs, according to a report released Thursday by the UT System. The annual savings for cutting 70 positions would be $9.6 million,...