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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

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UT joins Unizin to enhance learning analytics capabilities

UT joins Unizin to enhance learning analytics capabilities

Caroline McConnico, Senior News Reporter July 15, 2024

UT’s Academic Affairs division recently joined Unizin, a member-based organization of 14 academic institutions focused on improving university learning data analytics, according to a July 2 press release.  The...

LBJ School of Public Affairs announces first undergraduate degree

LBJ School of Public Affairs announces first undergraduate degree

Caroline McConnico, Senior News Reporter July 12, 2024

UT’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs announced its first undergraduate degree program in a July 11 press release.  The Bachelor of Public Affairs will focus on building leadership, policy...

Giant telescope enclosure set for construction as part of UT collaboration

Giant telescope enclosure set for construction as part of UT collaboration

Caroline McConnico, Senior News Reporter June 27, 2024

The Giant Magellan Telescope’s enclosure, set to be one of the world’s largest astronomical facilities, was approved for construction in Chile, UT announced in a June 13 press release. The Giant...

Travis County prosecutors drop 79 trespassing charges from on-campus protest

Travis County prosecutors drop 79 trespassing charges from on-campus protest

Caroline McConnico, Senior News Reporter June 26, 2024

The Travis County Attorney dropped 79 trespassing charges for those arrested at the April 29th pro-Palestine protest on Wednesday.  At a press conference, Travis County Attorney Delia Garza announced...

Students walk out of the former Multicultural Education Center on Jan. 18.

Timeline: University compliance with Senate Bill 17

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter June 25, 2024

Feb. 22, 2023: The UT System Board of Regents paused new diversity, equity and inclusion policies at all system institutions after a letter from Gov. Greg Abbott warned DEI policies in hiring practices...

A police officer warns protesters to make space as an organizer is held down and zip-tied on UTs Main Mall during the pro-Palestine student walkout on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

Letters from American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, student protesters address University disciplinary notices

Matthew Gomez and Erika Pernis June 25, 2024

A group of arrested student protesters and the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas wrote letters to the University in response to the disciplinary notices sent to students arrested during April’s...

The tower on July 7, 2023.

UT lays off communications employees amid protests, DEI changes

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter June 18, 2024

UT Austin dismissed 19 to 20 communications and marketing staff to prioritize “managing reputational issues and crises.” Their last day is Aug. 31. A vice president notified employees in the University...

UT Austin pro-Palestine encampment dismantled by law enforcement, over 100 protesters arrested: timeline

UT Austin pro-Palestine encampment dismantled by law enforcement, over 100 protesters arrested: timeline

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter April 29, 2024

Law enforcement arrested at least 100 people today after protesters formed an encampment in support of Palestine on South Mall.  The event follows similar encampments at college campuses around the...

Pro-Palestine encampment set up on South Mall, over 40 protesters arrested

Pro-Palestine encampment set up on South Mall, over 40 protesters arrested

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter April 29, 2024

Law enforcement arrested at least 43 protesters on Monday after students formed an encampment in support of Palestine on the South Mall lawn. The encampment began at approximately 12:45 p.m. with over...

Semester of SB 17: Alumni, LGBTQ+ activists concerned but hopeful for student advocacy

Kylee Howard, General Projects Reporter April 26, 2024

Editor’s Note: The implementation of Senate Bill 17 meant the loss of diversity, equity and inclusion offices, positions and resources throughout campus. The Texan’s projects department reached out...

Faculty join students in front of Main Mall to protest yesterdays arrests and the ongoing violence in Gaza. They also called on President Jay Hartzell to resign.

Faculty protest student arrests in front of Tower, call for Hartzell resignation

Sarah Brager, Mason Rouser April 25, 2024

Nearly 1000 faculty and students gathered in front of the UT Tower today to protest at least 57 arrests made Wednesday, when law enforcement in riot gear attempted to shut down a pro-Palestine protest...

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