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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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Justin Dyer named Dean of School of Civic Leadership

Justin Dyer named Dean of School of Civic Leadership

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter March 27, 2024

The School of Civic Leadership appointed Justin Dyer as its inaugural dean on March 25. Dyer previously taught political science at the University of Missouri and was a founding director of the Kinder...

City of Austin approves GoPurple initiative

City of Austin approves GoPurple initiative

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter March 26, 2024

The City of Austin approved a program to increase reclaimed water use for non-drinking purposes on March 7.  The GoPurple initiative, created by Austin Water, incentivizes future developments to install...

From left to right University of Austin President Pano Kanelos, moderator Jeremi Suri and Ann Huff Stevens, dean of UTs College of Liberal Arts speak at a Civil Discord Symposium event on the state of the traditional university on March 22, 2024.

Civil Discord Symposium continues, discusses if universities are ‘broken beyond repair’

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter March 23, 2024

The Civil Discord Symposium continued on Friday with a panel discussing the state of the “traditional university” and if it’s still an effective form of education.  Pano Kanelos, University of...

Rezoning of J.J. Pickle brings possibility of development

Rezoning of J.J. Pickle brings possibility of development

Matthew Gomez and Abby Breyfogle March 22, 2024

The Austin City Council voted in favor of rezoning the J.J. Pickle Research Campus as a life sciences lab and biomedical zone to expand on- and off-campus developments on March 21. J.J. Pickle Research...

Peniel Joseph (left) debates Coleman Hughes and Ann Huff Stevens moderates a discussion on race politics in the United States as a part of the Civil Discord Symposium at Hogg Memorial Auditorium in Austin, Texas on March 21, 2024.

‘Civil discourse is the lifeblood’: Symposium launches with debate on racially colorblind America

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter March 21, 2024

The Civil Discord Symposium kicked off on March 21 with a discussion of whether society should work towards creating a racially colorblind America.  The Symposium, the first official collaboration...

Developing research uses AI to charge power grid

Developing research uses AI to charge power grid

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter March 5, 2024

An engineering professor at UT is leading six researchers in ongoing research to bring advanced computer programming systems, like artificial intelligence and machine learning, to the future of power grids. Javad...

Plan II senior Isabel Webb Carey introduces the UT Tenants Union to a newcomber. The UT Tenants Union met on the afternoon of March 3 to attract new members.

University Tenants’ Union launches to advocate for student housing

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter March 4, 2024

Students gathered on Sunday at Pearl Street Co-op for the launch of the University Tenants’ Union. The organization, previously called UT for Housing Transparency, rebranded to UTU at the launch....

Elozia Dy, a junior pursuing an integrated masters in professional accounting, makes the most of her windowless apartment through an abundance of decorations and lighting. Photo taken Thursday.

La prohibición de las habitaciones sin ventanas solicita comentarios del público

Abby Breyfogle and Angela Garcia February 29, 2024

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 28 de febrero por Abby Breyfogle y fue traducido al español por Angela Garcia. Los servicios de desarrollo de Austin solicitaron comentarios...

Elozia Dy, a junior pursuing an integrated masters in professional accounting, makes the most of her windowless apartment through an abundance of decorations and lighting. Photo taken Thursday.

Ban on windowless bedrooms requests public feedback

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter February 29, 2024

Austin Development Services requested public feedback starting Feb. 15 to proposed code amendments requiring windows be installed in bedrooms of all future developments, with the community invited...

Antones Nightclub in downtown Austin on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. New guidelines preserve the historical building.

Austin trae equidad y diversidad en un nuevo plan histórico de preservación realizado con sugerencias de la comunidad

Pili Saravia, Abby Breyfogle, and Arianna Lopez February 24, 2024

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 23 de febrero de 2024 por Pili Saravia y Abby Breyfogle y fue traducido al español por Arianna Lopez.  El departamento de planificación...

Antones Nightclub in downtown Austin on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. New guidelines preserve the historical building.

Austin brings equity, diversity in new historic preservation plan with community feedback

Pili Saravia and Abby Breyfogle February 23, 2024

Austin’s Planning Department launched a new Equity-Based Preservation Plan on Feb. 6 which aims to capture Austin’s full culture by preserving historical buildings that have previously been overlooked....

Rise in respiratory infections led to class cancelation

Rise in respiratory infections led to class cancelation

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter February 14, 2024

The rise in COVID-19, cold and flu rates over the past few weeks caused many students and professors to fall behind in their classes. According to the CDC Texas is experiencing “very high” levels...

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