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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University participates in program to provide aid for non-traditional education

August 24, 2016

UT-Austin will participate in an experimental U.S. Department of Education program aimed at allowing low-income university students to access non-university professional training courses, such as coding...


Student government leaders work to implement policies

August 22, 2016

While most students were on summer break, Student Government President Kevin Helgren and Vice President Binna Kim have been busy putting into action their platform for the upcoming semester. Making...

Student entrepreneurs pitch startups to Austin investors

May 6, 2016

UT student entrepreneurs pitched their own companies, from a food delivery app to a service connecting homeless people with jobs, to Austin investors Thursday. The event was the culmination of two semesters...


Journalism, computer science students develop mobile news apps

May 2, 2016

Journalism and computer science students showcased their mobile news apps that do everything from making it easier to identify LGBTQ-friendly businesses to locating bike racks on campus on Saturday.  The...

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Austin food bank to expand to new location

April 29, 2016

The largest hunger relief organization in Central Texas is opening a new facility more than twice as large as its current one to help feed more Austin families.  The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas...


Inventor of Ethernet discusses importance of entrepreneurship

April 25, 2016

Bob Metcalfe, UT electrical engineering professor and inventor of Ethernet, spoke to graduate students Friday about the importance of entrepreneurship and start-ups in creating positive change. Metcalfe...


Student groups aim to promote need for sexual consent, foster awareness

April 22, 2016

Students played games, won flash tattoos, participated in a silent auction and discussed sexual consent during Voices Against Violence’s annual ConsentFest festival Thursday.  The student...


City of Austin plans major changes to revitalize Lady Bird Lake waterfront

April 18, 2016

The City of Austin is planning to renovate Austin’s south waterfront and create a lively, attractive pedestrian environment.  Urban design staff are working on the South Central Waterfront...


CMHC encourages students to unplug, reconnect with selves

April 15, 2016

UT students are pledging to “unplug” from technology in order to reconnect with themselves and their peers this Friday. Unplug UT is a campaign run by the Counseling and Mental Health Center...


Communication professor receives University’s largest teaching fellowship award

April 11, 2016

Communications sciences and disorders professor Courtney Byrd received UT’s largest undergraduate faculty award Thursday in recognition of her outstanding work and contributions to the University. The...


Ignoring skin color is dangerous, UT professor finds

April 1, 2016

Teaching children to ignore skin color is dangerous and counterproductive, according to a UT professor’s study. Education professor Marie-Anne Suizzo performed a study on colorblind socialization,...


Local food co-op to celebrate 40th birthday with local Austin vendors

March 11, 2016

Wheatsville Co-op, a student favorite and the only retail food cooperative in Texas, is celebrating its 40th birthday next Wednesday with cake, ice cream and local Austin vendors. Wheatsville has...

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Best Buddies campaigns to promote respect, stop usage of R-word

March 7, 2016

Best Buddies kicked off their Spread the Word to End the Word campaign Sunday. Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of people with intellectual and...


Republican national security experts release statement, oppose Donald Trump

March 4, 2016

High-profile members of the Republican national security community released a letter Wednesday opposing Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. The declaration outlined objections to Trump’s...


Students volunteer to beautify local neighborhoods through ‘The Project’

February 29, 2016

More than 1,400 UT students came together Saturday to contribute to neighborhood beautification in communities around Austin. Students volunteered in four hour shifts at 17 sites throughout the city...


Majority of Americans support government action on energy security, poll shows

February 22, 2016

A majority of Americans across the political spectrum say government and industry should cooperate to strengthen U.S. energy security, according to the semiannual UT Energy Poll. The poll, released...


Panel discusses contemporary hookup culture, campus sexual assault

February 19, 2016

Experts spoke out against the hookup culture and prevalence of sexual assaults on college campuses in a panel discussion Thursday.  The panel, which was funded by the Austin Institute for...


University creates app to help students with ups, downs of college

February 3, 2016

The University of Texas launched the mobile application “Thrive at UT” Monday, taking an innovative step to use technology to promote student well-being.  The app was designed to help...


Department chair receives award in theoretical chemistry

February 2, 2016

New Department of Chemistry chair Dave Thirumalai received the 2016 Award in Theoretical Chemistry from the world’s largest scientific society last week. The American Chemical Society selected...

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