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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

UT studies show Hurricane Maria’s continued impact on Puerto Rico

UT studies show Hurricane Maria’s continued impact on Puerto Rico

Kevin Vu June 17, 2021

UT faculty are examining the causes and effects of the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico through a series of studies and are calling for better preparation for future storms intensified by climate change...

UT-Austin President Hartzell announces new position, budget changes

UT-Austin President Hartzell announces new position, budget changes

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter June 17, 2021

President Jay Hartzell sent a university-wide email detailing upcoming budget changes and a new position to address “societal challenges” Tuesday. Changes will include merit-based salary raises...

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UT Internal Communications provide plans for summer, fall 2021

Kevin Vu June 11, 2021

UT will return to 100% occupancy in classrooms and labs for the fall semester with the help of vaccinations and continued testing, according to an email from internal communications to the UT community...

UT classics professor publishes her experience with harassment in series of articles

UT classics professor publishes her experience with harassment in series of articles

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌, News Reporter June 6, 2021

Content Warning: This story contains discussion of pedophilia and harassment.  UT associate professor Jennifer Ebbeler started posting articles on Medium last week detailing her experience at the UT...

Graduate student workers push to delay University health care plan switch 

Graduate student workers push to delay University health care plan switch 

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter June 6, 2021

Graduate student organization Underpaid at UT drafted an open letter to University administration May 28 in response to the new health care plan for graduate students, Academic Blue.  The new default...

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Longhorn Band director retires, Cliff Croomes to become first Black director of Longhorn Band 

Sheryl Lawrence May 19, 2021

Current Longhorn Band Director Scott Hanna is retiring effective May 31. Cliff Croomes will become the 15th director of the Longhorn Band starting June 1 and will be the first Black band director at UT,...

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Spring 2021: Looking Back Looking Forward

The Daily Texan Staff May 7, 2021

The Daily Texan takes a look back at the events of the spring semester and at what’s to come.  Looking Back:  Kiara Kabbara and Ethan Jones were elected student body president and vice president,...

UT Health Austin scales back COVID vaccination efforts, moves vaccine hub

UT Health Austin scales back COVID vaccination efforts, moves vaccine hub

Sheryl Lawrence April 30, 2021
UT Health Austin will move the COVID-19 vaccination hub site and scale back vaccination efforts after administering more than 120,000 vaccinations, according to a Friday email sent to the UT community.
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UT will begin distributing the latest COVID-19 student emergency funds in the next week

Skye Seipp April 29, 2021

UT-Austin will distribute the latest COVID-19 student emergency funds to some eligible students in the next week, according to the Texas One Stop webpage.  The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund...

UT Senate president, vice president discuss progress during the pandemic

UT Senate president, vice president discuss progress during the pandemic

Sheryl Lawrence April 29, 2021

The Senate of College Councils, one of the three legislative student organizations at UT, advocates for equal opportunities in the classroom and improvements to the quality of academics. Over the 2020-21...

Dell Children’s will open a new fetal care center to treat unborn children with defects

Dell Children’s will open a new fetal care center to treat unborn children with defects

Kevin Vu April 27, 2021

Dell Children’s Medical Center will open a new comprehensive fetal care center May 3 that will be the only dedicated center in Central Texas for treating unborn children with conditions such as twin-to-twin...

How rocks store moisture could determine which areas are at higher risk of wildfires, UT-Austin scientists say

How rocks store moisture could determine which areas are at higher risk of wildfires, UT-Austin scientists say

Katy Nelson April 27, 2021

UT scientists analyzed how rock weathering and water storage patterns across landscapes can help predict wildfires, landslides and droughts, according to a study published in late March. The team of...