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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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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

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

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

June 25, 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

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

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...

Protest gooers 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

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

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

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’

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

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

February 24, 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

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

May 6, 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

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

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

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

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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