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


Grant equal access to online learning

The Daily Texan Editorial Board October 11, 2020

In semesters before the pandemic, accommodations for students with disabilities may have included access to copies of class notes and professors’ PowerPoint presentations, seating accommodations,...

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‘It was honestly so scary for me’

The Daily Texan Editorial Board September 28, 2020

On Sept. 9, Emily’s suitemate told her and Emily’s roommate that she had tested positive for COVID-19. The hours afterward were filled with confusion, stress and radio silence from UT as Emily...


Release more information. Create a taskforce.

The Daily Texan Editorial Board September 10, 2020

Despite UT accounting for 23% of COVID-19 cases in Travis County last week, students living off campus have continued to violate COVID-19 guidelines — largely without consequences from the University....


We haven’t forgotten

The Daily Texan Editorial Board August 14, 2020

On March 2, former UT President Gregory Fenves announced a development that clearly resulted from years of collective advocacy work from student activists on campus: UT’s sexual misconduct policies...

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An unnecessary risk

The University of Texas community will begin this fall semester knowing a UT staff member, a custodial worker, died from COVID-19 while students and faculty weren’t on campus. The UT community will...


Consider reducing fall tuition

In-state undergraduates will pay, on average, $5,583 in tuition per semester this year. Out-of-state undergraduates will pay approximately $20,761 per semester. For the 2020-2021 academic school year,...

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We need more information

Trying to figure out your financial aid package can be incredibly frustrating — especially when you encounter mixed messages from your university. The Texas Advance Commitment, an effort undertaken...


We demand swift action, change

In response to the countless number of Black lives lost to police brutality and racial injustice, the UT community has rallied behind a list of demands titled “Student Community Statement: 8 Demands...

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Black Lives Matter

The Daily Texan’s editorial board and Diversity & Inclusion Board stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, with Black journalists across the nation and with our Black Texan staffers....


It’s time to face our new normal, fight for better one

This wasn’t the semester we were expecting. There was the incredibly emotional town hall on sexual misconduct and sweeping reforms to sexual misconduct policy after years of student work. And...

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Know your professor’s history with misconduct database

The Daily Texan Editorial Board April 23, 2020

Class registration for the summer and fall semesters begins April 27. Three UT professors who have been found in violation of sexual misconduct policy will be teaching during both. Coleman Hutchison...


COVID-19 is an emergency. The Student Emergency Fund was unprepared.

The Daily Texan Editorial Board April 20, 2020

In late March, Jordan — who requested for us not to use his real name — submitted an application to receive financial assistance from UT’s Student Emergency Fund, which is designed to...