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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

All content by Cynthia Miranda
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Process to internally transfer can be an ‘uphill battle’ for undeclared students

May 9, 2019

Grade point average requirements for internal transfer admissions can pose a challenge to students such as those enrolled in the School of Undergraduate Studies, which had the lowest average GPA of all...

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UT Austin alumna explains how she graduated from college without any debt

May 3, 2019

Recently, UT alumna Shama Hyder made a Twitter thread where she explained to her 45,000 followers how she graduated from UT without any debt.  Hyder graduated with a master’s degree from...

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Study finds women experience concussions at twice as much as men in Quidditch, but UT is an exception

April 23, 2019

The Texas Quidditch team became national champions for the fourth time at the US Quidditch Cup 12 tournament in Round Rock earlier this month. However, as Quidditch becomes a more established sport, NPR...

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Hispanic faculty found to be underrepresented, underpaid

April 18, 2019

Hispanic professors at UT are the lowest paid faculty and have often been excluded from higher positions, according to an ongoing committee analysis. The Independent Equity Committee consists of...

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UT creates new website for off campus living resources

April 12, 2019

The University’s New Student Services division launched a website this month to provide students with resources they might need for off-campus living, such as roommate agreement templates and budgeting...

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Venezuelan student receives international grant to fund last semester in college

April 5, 2019

Santiago Castellanos, an international student from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, recently received a grant from the Institute of International Education to pay for his final semester at UT. The institute is...

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Members of the UT community say obtaining Hispanic-Serving Institution status would benefit students and the University

March 29, 2019

This school year, the Council for Racial and Ethnic Equity and Diversity — which advises the Provost on how to recruit and retain diverse faculty — is focusing on studying the status of Hispanics...

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University Health Services saw a 50 percent decrease in flu cases this season

March 15, 2019

University Health Services has recorded 292 flu cases this season — just under half the number of cases it saw during the 2017–18 flu season. UHS, which provides medical services including...

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Cancer research center funds continued efforts for tobacco-free University of Texas

March 6, 2019

The University has maintained a tobacco-free campus since 2012 as a result of ongoing funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.  In 2012, the institute required all...

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Draylen Mason remembered through music fellowship

February 15, 2019

Nearly one year after the death of Draylen Mason, the Austin Soundwaves music program announced its first class of Draylen Mason Fellows. Mason was 17 when he was killed by a package explosion last...

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Artist Genevieve Gaignard wants her art to speak to different identities

January 31, 2019

Genevieve Gaignard, a Los Angeles-based artist, spoke Wednesday morning about how her work was influenced by her identity as a biracial woman. “I had a story that maybe wasn’t as traditional,...

McCombs to showcase how IT program will make business systems more efficient

February 1, 2018

Blockchain, a relatively new information technology program being used by businesses, will be the focus of an upcoming McCombs School of Business event showcasing how the program will make business systems...