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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

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How UT’s denial to remove The Eyes of Texas alma mater impacted Black students

Skye Seipp March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   “The Eyes of Texas” took a national spotlight this year as students called for its removal due to its...

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Student advocates say they faced contention during fight for pass/fail resolution

Samantha Greyson March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   Amid decreased student well-being documented in a Senate of College Councils survey last semester, a UT...

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3,625 and counting: What a year’s worth of COVID-19 case numbers tells us about UT’s reaction to the pandemic.

Kevin Vu March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   Spring 2020   Nearly one year ago, UT canceled classes and closed operations on March 13, 2020....

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How Student Government executive alliance Anagha and Winston adapted and implemented their platform during their 2020-2021 term

Sheryl Lawrence March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan. Each March, the Student Government executive alliance is elected to serve as the voice of the student body. Each...

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UT-Austin will begin vaccinating people over 16 years old starting Monday, will continue to prioritize those with higher risk

Samantha Greyson March 23, 2021

The University will administer COVID-19 vaccines to people over the age of 16 starting Monday, according to an email to the UT community. Students, faculty and staff who have already completed the COVID-19...

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UT-Austin reports first B.1.429 COVID-19 variant cases

Sheryl Lawrence March 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include additional information about the number of cases of the B.1.429 variant at UT and to clarify messaging from UT. The COVID-19 variant known...

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UT-Austin updates COVID-19 dashboard to include vaccination information

Sheryl Lawrence March 13, 2021

As of March 12, the UT COVID-19 dashboard includes information about vaccination efforts with UT Health Austin. The dashboard now provides information on the number of vaccine doses administered,...

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Guidelines for Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine confuse students, whether they are eligible

Anastasia Goodwin March 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 9 print edition.   Different interpretations of Phase 1B qualifying conditions by COVID-19 vaccine providers have left some...

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What is the current state of federal Title IX policies?

Laurie Grobe March 12, 2021

TW: Discussions of sexual assault, sexual violence Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 9 print edition. President Joe Biden announced Monday he is planning...

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UT-Austin community should plan for on-campus teaching and research for the upcoming fall semester, according to UT President Jay Hartzell

Samantha Greyson March 12, 2021

Students, faculty and staff should plan for a “near normal” fall 2021 semester, with staff members coming to campus regularly and in-person teaching and research, UT President Jay Hartzell...

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UT plans on-campus events for students staying in Austin for spring break while other Texas universities cancel, reduce their breaks

Claire Stevens March 10, 2021

UT is holding a series of on-campus, in-person events to provide a safe way to have fun during spring break, while other Texas universities have reduced or canceled their breaks.   The series...

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“Eyes of Texas” report finds the song was written in a “racist setting,” but is not “overtly racist”

Samantha Greyson and Skye Seipp March 9, 2021

Lauren Girgis, Hannah Williford and Brooke Ontiveros contributed to reporting.   “The Eyes of Texas” was written in a “racist setting,” but the song was intended to “parody” the...