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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

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Cops Off Campus Campaign advocates for dissolution of UTPD, Liberation Coalition-formed group

Tori Duff March 9, 2021

  The Liberation Coalition, a student communist group, created a movement called the Cops Off Campus campaign that starts Tuesday to protest the presence of police on and around  University campus.   The...

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Committee works to understand, implement needs of employees in Financial and Administrative Services

Samantha Greyson March 9, 2021

Financial and Administrative Services, a branch of the University intended to give financial and operational support to UT, created an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee to develop social awareness...

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Executive alliance candidates discuss platform points

Sheryl Lawrence March 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 5 print edition. UT students will have the opportunity to vote next week in student body elections and choose who will represent them...

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UT System Student Affairs releases results of $6 million mental health endowment

Mae Hutchison March 4, 2021

The UT System Office of Academic Affairs reported on the progress of a three-year, $6 million endowment for mental health programs during the UT System Board of Regents meeting last Thursday. The endowment,...

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Student sues UT-Austin for prorated tuition during COVID-19 pandemic, says school ‘unlawfully seized’ tuition money for online classes

Skye Seipp March 4, 2021

A UT student sued UT-Austin, the UT System Board of Regents and Kevin Eltife, the UT Board of Regents chairman, on Friday, seeking prorated tuition for all UT students since the COVID-19 pandemic forced...

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UT-Austin researchers find link between asteroid, dinosaur extinction

Kevin Vu March 3, 2021

UT researchers, in collaboration with experts around the world, discovered asteroid dust within a crater in the Yucatán Peninsula that links the extinction of 75% of life on Earth, including the...

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UT-Austin, Texas A&M start donation campaign for students impacted by winter storm

Skye Seipp March 1, 2021

A joint donation campaign between UT and Texas A&M to raise funds for students affected by the recent severe winter weather kicked off Feb. 26.   The storm caused millions in the state to...

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UT-Austin staff, volunteers rescue sea turtles during winter storm

Anastasia Goodwin March 1, 2021

Staff and student volunteers at the UT Marine Science Institute’s Amos Rehabilitation Keep worked around the clock to take in over 1,200 green sea turtles during Winter Storm Uri. Water temperatures...

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UT-Austin releases community survey as part of 10-year strategic planning

Ivy Fowler February 25, 2021

Phase one of the University’s new three-phase strategic planning process will incorporate a 10-15 minute anonymous survey open to the UT community through the spring semester, UT President Jay Hartzell...

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Professors react to announcement of possibly teaching in person for fall 2021

Skye Seipp February 24, 2021

For almost a year, UT-Austin has taught a majority of its classes online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a Feb. 8 Faculty Council announcement asking all professors to be in Austin for the fall 2021...

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Here’s what you need to know about power, water and shelter at and around UT amid severe weather

Editor’s Note: This story was updated regularly until Sunday, February 22. Information within this story may no longer be up to date. Students living off campus continue to face power and...

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UT-Austin cancels in-person, online classes through Wednesday morning “with a few exceptions”

Skye Seipp February 16, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story is being updated as information is made available. This story was updated regularly until Sunday, February 22. Information within this story may no longer be up to...