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

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Working to end the use of the R-word on campus

Annie Reckart March 5, 2021

I am the advocacy director for Longhorn Best Buddies, an organization that is centered around advocacy, friendship and employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best...

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‘Nothing about us, without us’

Like most freshmen, I was worried about adjusting to college after high school. As someone with a physical disability, I was specifically overwhelmed by the idea of navigating campus in my wheelchair and...

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Disability on campus

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale March 5, 2021

This week we want to highlight the experiences of students with disabilities and hear from students who are working to make our campus a more inclusive and accessible place.  While UT continues...

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UT should protect its students

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale February 14, 2021

Just a month ago, on Jan. 10, the members of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity discovered anti-Semitic graffiti on the wall of their fraternity house. Sigma Alpha Mu highlights its Jewish identity on their...

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Response Team hinders speech

Emmanuel Ramirez February 14, 2021

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. The settlement between UT and Speech First, a national free-speech group, has resulted in disbanding the Campus...

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Free speech on campus

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale February 14, 2021

“Political correctness is being ended at the University of Texas at Austin.” That’s what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted in response to the United States District Court ruling to disband...

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I don’t see professors that look like me

Moriba Jah November 24, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. This September, I became the first tenured African American professor in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering...

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Teaching discomfort at UT Austin

Gloria González-López November 23, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. “What is your tribe?” an adult White woman of modest appearance asked me with authentic curiosity...

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The importance of faculty diversity is more than just a numbers game

Kathleen McElroy November 23, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community The importance of faculty diversity is more than a numbers game. We want UT students to understand this complex...

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Too few Hispanic faculty

Alberto A. Martinez November 23, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community Universities have a cheap, easy option whenever they need to disguise a visible lack of minorities. The trick...

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UT must be held accountable to reduce harm of new Title IX rules

Kaya Epstein and Riley McKinzie October 26, 2020

Trigger Warning: Discussions of sexual assault, sexual harassment, interpersonal violence and Title IX. Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. Betsy...

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DeVos’ new Title IX regulations are an attack on student survivors

Sara Jane Ross October 26, 2020

Trigger Warning: Discussions of sexual assault, sexual harassment, interpersonal violence and Title IX. Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. For...