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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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UT professor set to be new LBJ Presidential Library director

December 3, 2019

A UT history associate professor will fill the directorial position at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library next semester following an eight-month-long selection process.  Mark Lawrence will...

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After leukemia diagnosis before starting UT, Austin woman searching for bone marrow donor

December 2, 2019

When the doctor walked through the door, Lizzie Tennyson knew exactly what he would say. Four days before she was going to start studying computer engineering at UT in October, her cancer was back. “UT...

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UT alumna awarded National Humanities Medal at White House

November 22, 2019

Teresa Lozano Long, a UT alumna and longtime donor to the school, received the National Humanities Medal in a ceremony at the White House on Thursday. The medal honors those who help deepen the public’s...


Alcove honors late UT law professor, John Robertson

November 13, 2019

In Jesse H. Jones Hall, two chairs and a couch sit in the center of the fifth floor, flanked by potted plants and surrounding small, round tables. On the wall, shelves hold three balls and a book about...


UHS appoints new chief medical officer

November 6, 2019

After searching since early 2019, University Health Services has chosen a new chief medical officer, who assumed the position Monday. Dr. Terrance Hines, a clinical assistant professor of Population...


LatinX Factor summit discusses cultural, social impact of Latinx community

October 25, 2019

Being Latinx is about self-identifying and embracing different backgrounds, panelist Theresa Vargas Wyatt said during an on-campus summit Thursday. “What is empowering about the ‘x’...

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Gone to Natural Sciences kicks off Natural Sciences Week

October 15, 2019

Students clad in purple shirts gathered at the Main Mall Monday afternoon as music blared from speakers and campus mascot Hook ‘Em tossed T-shirts into the crowd. Organization tables lined the...


UT alum creates carbon footprint impact app

September 26, 2019

UT alumnus Dakota Stormer said he wants to help people understand how their actions impact the planet. To do that, he developed Footprint, an app that allows users to log their daily activities and recognize...


UT students battle algorithims in Terminal Live coding competition

September 16, 2019

Battling each other through computers, about 100 students competed in an on-campus coding competition Saturday to win up to $25,000 in cash prizes. As part of the competition, students develop algorithms...


Documentary screening honors life of late Toni Morrison

September 12, 2019

The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies hosted a screening of a documentary Wednesday about the late Toni Morrison, an African American novelist and Nobel Prize winner who...


UT deploys world’s 5th-fastest supercomputer, Frontera

September 4, 2019

The fifth-most-powerful supercomputer in the world, known as Frontera, launched Tuesday during a dedication ceremony at the Texas Advanced Computing Center.  Dan Stanzione, executive director of...


Resources offered to students looking for on-campus jobs

August 29, 2019

Students looking for a convenient way to earn money and gain experience during the semester have a variety of ways to secure an on-campus job. If students want to work at colleges or on-campus organizations,...


Gone to Texas: fireworks and fanfare welcome new students to campus

August 28, 2019

At the annual Gone to Texas celebration, fireworks and a giant 23 on the tower welcomed 8,000 new students to the Forty Acres.  The event, which featured a performance of “The Eyes of Texas”...


College of Fine Arts developing climate change escape room

May 8, 2019

Theatre graduate student Chris Conard has never experienced an escape room. Now, he is helping build one. In an escape room, players solve puzzles to complete a central task within a time limit. Conard...


Imagine Moody hosts food and beverage festival with alumni entrepreneurs

April 30, 2019

Advertising alumnus Daniel Goetz began his popsicle business, GoodPop, in 2009 when he was a senior at UT. Returning to the University on Monday, he said an important factor in running a business is hiring...


Former UT-Austin presdient Bill Powers honored at memorial service

April 15, 2019

Former UT President Bill Powers was honored at a memorial service Friday afternoon with speeches from current UT President Gregory Fenves and Powers’ friends and colleagues. Powers died March 10...


Horns Against Hazing discusses changing hazing culture

April 11, 2019

The Office of the Dean of Students brought Suzette Walden Cole from the Institute for Hazing Prevention to speak about hazing within student organizations as part of the Horns Against Hazing initiative...


Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates Austin transgender community

April 1, 2019

The Q Austin and Gender Unbound hosted Transgender Day of Visibility on Sunday to celebrate the transgender community of Austin with drag performances, stand-up comedy and free tests for multiple STDs...


Students hold vigil for Christchurch shooting

April 1, 2019

Students gathered in front of the Tower on Thursday night to hold a vigil for the March shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The vigil was a joint event held by Student Government, the...


Former Netflix CFO shares experience in business school speaker series

March 28, 2019

After spending eight years as Netflix’s chief financial officer, David Wells gave insight on what companies such as Netflix look for in potential employees as part of the McCombs School of Business’...


New survey suggests link between law school application increase, political climate

March 7, 2019

A nationwide increase in law school applications could be linked to the political climate, according to Kaplan Test Prep survey results.  The results of the 2018 survey were released last month...


Ojeda Program seeks to encourage young bilingual students

March 1, 2019

Every Thursday, a group of UT students who are native Spanish speakers go to Ojeda Middle School in Del Valle Independent School District to work with Spanish-speaking middle schoolers and bolster their...


Third annual Improve UT Challenge accepts applications

February 15, 2019

The third annual Improve UT Challenge, an initiative to suggest improvements to the University, is accepting ideas through Feb. 18. Created in 2017 by Vivianne Tu, a management and business honors senior,...


Texas Advertising & Public Relations Bowl highlights Super Bowl advertisements

February 4, 2019

The fourth annual Texas Advertising & Public Relations Bowl brought students from different communication departments together to watch the Super Bowl and its highly anticipated advertisements. Attendees...

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