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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-Austin International Student and Scholar Services’ recommendation to file employment document by hand frustrates students

UT-Austin International Student and Scholar Services’ recommendation to file employment document by hand frustrates students

Rebecca Saborio April 6, 2021

When UT alumnus Prakshi Malik applied to obtain an immigrant work authorization last semester, she did not hear back about her status for nearly three months, which prevented her from employment that put...

UT-Austin will change default insurance plan for graduate student employees in fall 2021

UT-Austin will change default insurance plan for graduate student employees in fall 2021

Samantha Greyson April 6, 2021

Graduate student Didi Gardner said in the summer she lost insurance coverage for a month under UT SELECT, which forced her to find other ways to treat her Type 1 diabetes. Now, Gardner won’t have to...

UT-Austin to simplify tuition payment process

UT-Austin to simplify tuition payment process

Sam Halloum April 6, 2021

The University will make seven changes to the tuition payment process starting this fall to make it simpler for students, as recommended by the Tuition Payment Deadline and Funds Flow Working Group.  Project...

UT-Austin opens COVID vaccines to all Texas adults, still prioritizing higher-risk individuals

UT-Austin opens COVID vaccines to all Texas adults, still prioritizing higher-risk individuals

Kevin Vu April 6, 2021
UT began administering COVID-19 vaccines to all Texas adults on Mar. 29 in accordance with new state guidelines, but is still prioritizing Texans that were eligible under previous vaccination phases.
Earworm, virtual reality projects win top prizes at 2021 Texas Research Showdown

Earworm, virtual reality projects win top prizes at 2021 Texas Research Showdown

Mae Hutchison April 4, 2021

Research projects studying earworms and using virtual reality for patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called ALS, took the top prizes at a recent UT undergraduate research competition.   Neuroscience...

UT-Austin did not request first-doses of COVID-19 vaccines for another week, says vaccinations will continue as normal

UT-Austin did not request first-doses of COVID-19 vaccines for another week, says vaccinations will continue as normal

Skye Seipp April 2, 2021

For the second week in a row, UT-Austin did not request any first doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the week of April 5 because there were enough remaining doses from previous allocations, said Susan Hochman,...

Black student leaders demand UT-Austin, Hartzell, Board improve Black student conditions

Black student leaders demand UT-Austin, Hartzell, Board improve Black student conditions

Skye Seipp March 31, 2021

The Black President’s Leadership Council, a group of Black student leaders on campus, sent a letter to the University, UT President Jay Hartzell and the UT System Board of Regents Wednesday morning with...

Student Government passes legislation to urge UT-Austin to make graduation ceremony more inclusive for Jewish students

Student Government passes legislation to urge UT-Austin to make graduation ceremony more inclusive for Jewish students

Sheryl Lawrence March 30, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains discussion of anti-Semitism and violence. The UT Student Government assembly passed legislation Tuesday urging administration to change the day of the week for...

Dell Medical School receives $2M to aid people without homes

Dell Medical School receives $2M to aid people without homes

March 30, 2021

Austin philanthropists John Paul and Eloise DeJoria donated $2 million to Dell Medical School this month to help people experiencing homelessness receive better health care.  The donation, which came...

UT-Austin could get about $85 million in latest federal COVID-19 relief, at least half of funds must go to student aid

UT-Austin could get about $85 million in latest federal COVID-19 relief, at least half of funds must go to student aid

Skye Seipp March 26, 2021

UT could receive about $85.1 million in federal COVID-19 aid from the American Rescue Plan Act that Congress passed into law on March 11, according to the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities....

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UT-Austin history professor releases contrary report on ‘The Eyes of Texas’ origins, says it should ‘not be the official song’

Skye Seipp March 25, 2021

UT-Austin history professor Alberto Martínez released an article on Medium on Wednesday with contradicting evidence against UT’s “The Eyes of Texas” History Committee report. Martínez...

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Black Alumni Network’s Legacy Endowment HornRaiser aims to raise $1M to send 4 Black students to UT with full ride

Kaushiki Roy March 24, 2021

    UT’s Black Alumni Network aims to fund four full-ride scholarships to Black students with their 90-day Legacy Endowment Hornraiser that began last month and hopes to gain $1 million. Currently,...