Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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


State of the University: Hartzell talks COVID-19 at UT-Austin

Skye Seipp February 5, 2021

UT President Jay Hartzell spoke about the University’s response to COVID-19, the role of academia in a democracy and the “The Eyes of Texas” at his State of the University address Thursday.  During...


Two UT-Austin teams selected for NASA’s University Leadership Initiative

Kevin Vu February 3, 2021

UT-Austin students and faculty will lead two out of five teams participating in NASA’s University Leadership Initiative, which provides funding for university research teams to work on projects for...


Dell Medical School assistant professor develops The Impact Factory, aims to alleviate long-standing social issues

Lauren Abel February 3, 2021

Some university students and staff are working to help develop solutions for long-standing social issues through a new civic engagement initiative, The Impact Factory. The Impact Factory is an organization...


Off-campus, international students unsure of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Hairuo Yi January 29, 2021

UT plans to provide available COVID-19 vaccines to students and staff, but students who currently live outside of Austin said they have received little guidance from the University on how to access them.  Students...


UT implements inclusive access textbook program, leaving some students confused

Sheryl Lawrence January 26, 2021

UT is implementing a pilot program that offers inclusive access to digital course content through the University Co-op this spring, but some students are confused by its rollout.   The Longhorn...


UT-Austin set to receive more than $48 million in federal COVID-19 relief

Skye Seipp January 25, 2021

UT-Austin will receive about $48.38 million from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act passed by the United States Congress last month. The Act requires $15.73 million be...


Most undergraduate hybrid classes transition online until February

Skye Seipp January 22, 2021

Undergraduate hybrid classes — excluding pharmacy and nursing courses — were moved to an online-only format through January, Daniel Jaffe, UT interim executive vice president and provost, announced...


UT-Austin continues COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Kevin Vu January 22, 2021

UT released its first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to members of the UT community last month and will continue the effort to vaccinate the UT population as new groups become eligible. Last...


UT-Austin announces graduation dates for classes of 2020, 2021

Tori Duff January 19, 2021

The University announced Tuesday that it is planning in-person commencement ceremonies for the classes of 2021 and 2020, according to an email sent by UT President Jay Hartzell. The class of 2021 will...


UT-Austin to terminate Campus Climate Response Team in response to Speech First lawsuit

Samantha Greyson December 26, 2020

UT-Austin agreed to dismantle their Campus Climate Response Team Tuesday as part of a lawsuit settlement that claimed the team violated students’ free speech, according to an opinion piece in the...


Beto O’Rourke to teach seminar at UT-Austin this spring

Anna Canizales December 24, 2020

Former congressman and El Paso city councilman Beto O’Rourke will teach a class at the LBJ School of Public Affairs about voting rights in Texas, titled “Texas Democracy and the Fight for Representation.” The...


Fall 2020: Looking Forward

Campus UT will offer almost 60% of spring classes online with a similar number of courses having online, hybrid and in-person modality as in the fall semester. Students living in residence halls may...