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

All content by Caroline Cummings

Students choose food based on taste, convenience, price

May 7, 2019

University students make decisions about what to eat based on three factors: taste, convenience and price, nutritional sciences professor Marissa Epstein said. “We’re all making food decisions...


University athletes register earlier than nonathletes to fit classes with practice schedules

May 3, 2019

This semester, student athletes registered for classes on April 22, on the first day of the official registration period. Student athletes register before nonathletes so they can select classes that...


Former foster care youth graduation rates are low

May 1, 2019

Only 2 to 9% of former foster youth graduate from institutions of higher learning in Texas, according to 2017 data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Department of Family and Protective...


UT students prepare for arctic expedition

April 24, 2019

This summer, two UT students are going on an arctic expedition led by the founders of the 2041 Foundation, a climate change mitigation nonprofit. Government freshman Zoe Lansbury and studio art freshman...

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Texas Athletics hosts sustainable game day events

April 12, 2019

Texas Athletics is recruiting students to volunteer at Texas Baseball and Softball Gameday Sustainability Events over the next three weeks.  Director of sustainability Jim Walker said diverting...


UT study finds energy drink consumption can have immediate negative health effects

March 29, 2019

Reaching for an extra energy drink after a late night studying can have immediate negative effects, according to new UT research.  A recent study conducted at McGovern Medical School at UT Health...

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Studies show UT has no wage gap but has inconsistencies in time-to-promotion

March 15, 2019

The latest findings on UT’s gender salary equality showed tenured and tenure-track female faculty salaries were actually 0.3 percent higher than their male counterparts. These findings, which...


Students plant prairie, make campus more sustainable

March 8, 2019

Students from the University’s Half-Pint Urban Prairie project planted a pocket prairie outside of the Student Services Building Feb. 1 to help restore the blackland prairie and to make campus more...


Students, environmentalists move away from plastic straws toward metal, reusable ones

February 22, 2019

Environmentalists across the country, including University students, will participate in National Skip the Straw Day on Feb. 22 to bring attention to how single-use plastic straws affect the environment. Even...

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