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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

Claire Stevens, News Reporter

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Despite rise in Travis County monkeypox cases, experts say risk remains low to UT community

Despite rise in Travis County monkeypox cases, experts say risk remains low to UT community

Claire Stevens, News Reporter August 9, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the August 9, 2022 flip book.  Despite community concern for rising monkeypox case numbers in Travis County and the return of the student body for the...

‘Its so hard to just do my job’: Abortion restrictions threaten UT, state OB-GYN residency program

‘It’s so hard to just do my job’: Abortion restrictions threaten UT, state OB-GYN residency program

Claire Stevens, News Reporter August 9, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the August 9, 2022 flip book. A previous version of this article said that medical schools must offer abortion training to remain accredited, but it has been...

UT ends informal classes

UT ends informal classes

Claire Stevens, News Reporter August 1, 2022

From eating at restaurants to gathering with friends to in-person classes, activities that shut down for COVID-19 have made their return. But UT’s Informal Classes program, which the University paused...

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Central Health board requests more info after Dell Med presentation following Commissioners Court order for audit

Claire Stevens, News Reporter July 28, 2022

After the Travis County Commissioners Court ordered an independent audit of Central Health, one of Dell Medical School’s partners, Dell representatives held a presentation Wednesday to answer questions...

UT students say fees to claim AP, IB credits disservice low-income students

UT students say fees to claim AP, IB credits disservice low-income students

Claire Stevens, News Reporter July 28, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the July 226, 2022 flip book.  While many other public Texas universities do not charge fees to claim test scores, UT students must pay $10 per credit...

Travis County Commissioners Court orders audit of Central Health over Dell Medical funding

Travis County Commissioners Court orders audit of Central Health over Dell Medical funding

Claire Stevens, News Reporter July 26, 2022

The Travis County Commissioners Court ordered an audit of Central Health on Tuesday in response to growing concerns that it has improperly given funding to Dell Medical School. Central Health, the public...

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Class action lawsuit claiming sexual abuse, harassment by former UT track coach dropped

Claire Stevens, News Reporter July 25, 2022

A lawsuit claiming a former UT track coach sexually abused multiple athletes was dropped on July 14, according to court documents. In March 2020, three former UT track athletes brought a class action...

Quit dumpster diving during move out, get some free furniture next weekend at new market

Quit dumpster diving during move out, get some free furniture next weekend at new market

Claire Stevens, News Reporter July 21, 2022

The end of July is a time when many students regularly move out of West Campus, leaving their furniture and appliances behind for the landfill or for someone else to pick up. But now, students and residents...

UT students to create new organization for campus cats in honor of Domino

UT students to create new organization for campus cats in honor of Domino

Claire Stevens, News Reporter July 14, 2022

This article first appeared in the July 12, 2022 flipbook. When biology junior Brianna Baskin attended the memorial service for Domino, the beloved campus cat, she knew she wanted a way to honor his...

Student leaders, reproductive rights organizations demand action from UT in response to abortion restrictions

Student leaders, reproductive rights organizations demand action from UT in response to abortion restrictions

Claire Stevens, News Reporter July 12, 2022

Leaders from legislative student organizations and student advocacy groups demanded action from UT in response to Texas’ abortion ban in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. The demands, which...

UT, Texas A&M researchers develop e-tattoo that can continuously monitor blood pressure

UT, Texas A&M researchers develop e-tattoo that can continuously monitor blood pressure

Claire Stevens, News Reporter July 7, 2022

A team of scientists at UT and Texas A&M developed a new “electronic tattoo” that can continuously monitor blood pressure, providing key insights that could help identify and understand conditions...

Court case claiming race should not be a factor in UT-Austin admissions set to move forward

Court case claiming race should not be a factor in UT-Austin admissions set to move forward

Claire Stevens, News Reporter July 7, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the July 6, 2022 flipbook. A lawsuit filed by Students for Fair Admissions, an organization that believes race should not be a factor in college acceptances,...

Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks to the Pan American Neighborhood Park crowd on June 26, 2022. O’Rourke held a rally for reproductive rights in response to SCOTUS’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Beto O’Rourke, Texas democrats call for abortion rights at rally in East Austin

Claire Stevens, News Reporter June 27, 2022

Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke called for a restoration of the right to abortion in Texas, along with other state and local Democratic candidates and leaders from abortion advocacy organizations,...

‘We are regressing’: Students join protests following overturn of Roe v. Wade

‘We are regressing’: Students join protests following overturn of Roe v. Wade

Claire Stevens and Hope Unger June 27, 2022

When Rachel Marquez heard that Roe v. Wade had been overturned on Friday, she cried.  “It was just surreal to me that women have fewer rights over the control of their own body than guns right now,”...

Hundreds of protesters gather in downtown Austin after Roe v. Wade overturned

Claire Stevens, News Reporter June 24, 2022

UT students were among hundreds of protesters in downtown Austin for the right to an abortion Friday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion this morning overturning Roe v. Wade. The...

UT-Austin researchers explain evolution of electric fish

UT-Austin researchers explain evolution of electric fish

Claire Stevens, News Reporter June 20, 2022

New research on electric fish by a team of researchers at UT and Michigan State University revealed information about how these fish evolved their electric organs and could help future researchers better...

Court rules UT law professor can continue with suit claiming law school paid male colleagues more than her

Court rules UT law professor can continue with suit claiming law school paid male colleagues more than her

Claire Stevens, News Reporter June 16, 2022

Law professor Linda Mullenix will continue her case against the University with claims that they paid her less than male colleagues, after a district judge ruled that the case could move forward on Friday.  David...

Protesters hold up a sign at the March for Our Lives protest on June 11, 2022. The protest was held in reaction to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in May.

‘Unbelievably angry’: Hundreds protest at Capitol for March for Our Lives, demand gun reform

Claire Stevens, News Reporter June 12, 2022

Hundreds of people rallied at the Capitol on Saturday to demand politicians take action to prevent gun violence following numerous mass shootings across the country, including in Uvalde, Texas, where 19...

UT-Austin researcher helps discover earliest known Maya calendar fragment

UT-Austin researcher helps discover earliest known Maya calendar fragment

Claire Stevens, News Reporter May 5, 2022

A team of archaeologists, including a UT researcher, discovered the earliest known record of the Maya calendar system from the third century B.C. Their findings, published April 13 in Science Advances,...

Abortion On Demand & Without Apology: Abortion rights activists hold protest downtown

‘Abortion On Demand & Without Apology’: Abortion rights activists hold protest downtown

Claire Stevens, News Reporter April 10, 2022

Activism group RiseUp4AbortionRights hosted a rally at downtown Austin’s Republic Square Park on Saturday to protest recent attacks on abortion rights in the U.S. and Texas, with other chapters of the...

UT-Austin students share positive experiences attending their ‘dream school’

Claire Stevens, Life & Arts Reporter April 5, 2022

UT-Austin is the 10th most common dream school for high school seniors applying to college in the United States, according to a survey by the Princeton Review. The survey asked over 10,000 college...

UT continues to recommend masks indoors as CDC classifies Travis County low risk

UT continues to recommend masks indoors as CDC classifies Travis County low risk

Claire Stevens, General news reporter March 10, 2022

UT still recommends students, faculty and staff wear masks indoors after Austin moved into Stage 2 COVID-19 guidelines March 4, according to a University spokesperson. Austin Public Health officials...

UT students utilize early voting on campus for March 1 primaries

UT students utilize early voting on campus for March 1 primaries

Claire Stevens, Senior News Reporter February 23, 2022

UT students take advantage of on-campus early voting as the early voting period comes to a close for the March 1 primaries. The early voting period for the primary elections began Feb. 14 and ends Feb....

Beto ORourke speaks at his rally at the Texas AFL-CIO parking lot. He held a rally addressing the winter storm of 2021 and called for infrastructural improvements to Texas power grid.

Beto O’Rourke discusses power grid, improving health care access at Texas Capitol rally

Claire Stevens, News reporter February 10, 2022

Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke called for infrastructural improvements to Texas' power grid at a rally near the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday evening. O’Rourke honored with a candle lighting...

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UT-Austin, New York researchers find hepatitis C drugs may improve existing COVID-19 treatments

Claire Stevens May 5, 2021
Drugs approved to treat hepatitis C could boost the efficacy of the only antiviral approved to combat COVID-19 by as much as tenfold when administered together, according to a paper co-authored by a UT researcher.
New COVID-19 vaccine developed with UT technology enters human trials, beneficial for low-income, intermediate-income countries

New COVID-19 vaccine developed with UT technology enters human trials, beneficial for low-income, intermediate-income countries

Claire Stevens April 15, 2021

A cheaper and potentially more potent COVID-19 vaccine, which utilizes scientific advancements pioneered by a UT researcher, entered human clinical trials this month in Vietnam, Thailand, Brazil and Mexico. The...

Students experience disruptions to Wi-Fi during largely online semester

Students experience disruptions to Wi-Fi during largely online semester

Claire Stevens April 6, 2021

Adyson De La Torre, physical culture and sports sophomore, has experienced disruptions to her internet connection several times a week since the winter stor “Ever since the storm, (even though) it’s...

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UT plans on-campus events for students staying in Austin for spring break while other Texas universities cancel, reduce their breaks

Claire Stevens March 10, 2021

UT is holding a series of on-campus, in-person events to provide a safe way to have fun during spring break, while other Texas universities have reduced or canceled their breaks.   The series...

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UT opens new coffee options on campus

Claire Stevens February 24, 2021

Two new coffee shops are replacing the Starbucks stores on campus this semester, according to a director at University Unions. Longhorn Coffee Co. opened at the beginning of this semester in the William...

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