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Former managing editor advises incoming freshman class

Ellie Breed May 10, 2019

To the fall 2019 freshman tryout, I remember how intimidating trying out for The Daily Texan can be. So here are some Texan tips and my best guess for how it all might go: First, just make it down...


Updated: All clear after University receives threat to main building

Ellie Breed August 27, 2018

Update (9:02 a.m.): The University sent a safety alert via email to students and staff at 8:50 a.m., 35 minutes after UTPD's original alert on Twitter.  Update (8:48 a.m.): UTPD...

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Students react, SG announcement delayed AGAIN

Ellie Breed March 2, 2018

The executive alliance results were delayed for a third time. The results will be announced at 4:55 p.m. today, and students are getting impatient.   This has been the third (?) delay...


UT Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter suspended

Ellie Breed November 7, 2017

The UT chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been suspended as a result of health and safety concerns, SAE National officials said in a press release late Sunday night. “Sigma Alpha Epsilon has zero...


20 hilarious reactions to Speedway brick removal

Ellie Breed and Forrest Milburn October 20, 2017

If you were hoping your walk to Jester would get less crowded anytime soon, don’t hold your breath. All those bricks lining the Speedway Mall project? Almost all of them are getting ripped up, replaced...


Texas Tribune Festival 2017

Follow this page for all of The Daily Texan’s coverage of Texas Tribune Festival 2017.  We’ll bring you moments from the biggest discussions, covering topics like local control, sexual...


UT junior victim of fatal moped crash

Ellie Breed April 19, 2017

Update (12:45 p.m.): The Austin Police Department has confirmed the identity of the 22-year-old victim of fatal crash between a moped and a school bus Monday as UT junior Nancy-Jane David, according...


Weekend protests demand change for incoming administration

Ellie Breed January 23, 2017

The streets of downtown Austin experienced inordinately heavy amounts of foot traffic this past weekend as thousands protested the inauguration and the priorities of President Donald Trump. J20 Walkout,...


Live blog: Trump sworn in as president, protests begin

Ellie Breed January 20, 2017

Update (12:41 p.m.)   Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States on the steps of the U.S. Capitol at noon EST. “Fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you,”...


Student veteran chooses write-in candidate Evan McMullin in presidential election

Ellie Breed November 8, 2016

Student veteran Daniel Hamilton chose to write in Evan McMullin when he cast his presidential ballot during early voting. Hamilton, a government senior, served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years,...


New communications major prepares students for more diverse jobs

Ellie Breed August 25, 2016

The Moody College of Communication has created a new communication and leadership undergraduate degree, which focuses on communication training and interdisciplinary courses.  The major, which...


‘Black Lives Matter’ graffiti appears on Confederate memorial on South Mall

Ellie Breed July 7, 2016

A Confederate soldier’s memorial was marked with the words “Black Lives Matter,” near the Littlefield Fountain on campus early Thursday morning. Cindy Posey, UTPD’s public information...


New Starbucks reward program benefits big spenders

Ellie Breed April 13, 2016

The new Starbucks rewards program takes effect today and will benefit customers that spend big on each visit, rather than those who frequent the chain for a $2 cup of plain coffee. Previously, customers...


2016 commencement keynote speaker chosen

Ellie Breed April 5, 2016

Sara Martinez Tucker, a member of the University System Board of Regents, will deliver the keynote address at the 133rd spring commencement on May 21. Tucker, a former undersecretary of education at...


Clinton wins Texas, majority of democratic primaries Tuesday

Ellie Breed March 2, 2016

Hillary Clinton won the Texas Democratic primary on Tuesday, securing 122 delegates, while her competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), received 48.  A crowd of over 200 supporters cheered at a...


Abbott endorses Cruz for president

Ellie Breed February 25, 2016

Governor Greg Abbott endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz for the Republican Presidential Nomination on Wednesday, following Cruz’s third place finish in Tuesday’s Nevada caucus. The senator...

Graduate students partner with Hill Country Alliance on preservation study

Ellie Breed January 22, 2016

Twelve graduate students from the School of Architecture, along with regional planning experts, have partnered with the Hill Country Alliance to publish a study containing strategies to protect the Texas...


Newly developed antibodies could prevent whooping cough

Ellie Breed December 4, 2015

Medical researchers from the University have partnered with Synthetic Biologics Inc. to engineer two antibodies that could potentially treat and prevent pertussis in the developing world. Pertussis,...


Kin’s Coffee opening delayed until spring semester

Ellie Breed December 2, 2015

The construction period for Kin’s Coffee, a new shop on the first floor of Kinsolving Dormitory, has been extended from its original November completion target to Jan. 19, the first day of spring...


Students host cross-cultural dinner to celebrate Hanukkah, Diwali

Ellie Breed November 20, 2015

In an effort to encourage the Jewish and Hindu campus communities to learn about each other’s traditions, Texans for Israel hosted the first Hanukkah-Diwali Dinner Thursday night at Texas Hillel...


Amnesty International discusses racial tensions on college campuses

Ellie Breed November 18, 2015

Issues of racism on college campuses should be handled more effectively than they were at the University of Missouri, according to business sophomore Yanusha Yogarajah. Yogarajah presented for Amnesty...


UT Army ROTC moves on to Sandhurst competition

Ellie Breed November 16, 2015

In April 2016, the Texas Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Ranger Challenge team will advance to Sandhurst, an international competition held at the United States Military Academy in West Point,...


Panelists discuss police body cameras

Ellie Breed November 11, 2015

Body cameras for police officers would help achieve better policing standards and fairness for citizens and officers alike, according to Lakeway Chief of Police Todd Radford. “I think we...


Current events impact disaster drill format

Ellie Breed October 30, 2015

In light of recent safety threats around the U.S., the School of Nursing and School of Social Work will make improvements to their spring disaster drill to improve its authenticity, according to Dede Sparks. “The...


Alamo Drafthouse founder discusses love of movies, company’s inspiration

Ellie Breed October 28, 2015

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema began with a couple’s love for movies and their unconventional plan to open a theater with no experience in the industry, according to founder and CEO Tim League. League,...


Art installation symbolizes mobility for minority cultures

Ellie Breed October 16, 2015

To many people, crutches symbolize weakness and limitation.  However, “(Forever Free) Ideas, Languages, and Conversations,” a new sculpture installed in the Gordon-White building, turns...


Study finds students lack teamworking skills

Ellie Breed October 14, 2015

Doing Innovation, a research initiative funded by the MacArthur Foundation, determined that today’s students need skills that help them work seamlessly as part of a team, physical spaces that allow...


Panel discusses diversity of queer nightlife

Ellie Breed October 9, 2015

Small queer nightlife and music venues in Austin provide a safe place for individuals to celebrate who they are and simultaneously make a statement in the community, according to disc jockey Saul Mojica. Mojica,...


UHS to partner with School of Nursing

Ellie Breed October 7, 2015

University Health Services will provide billing services and will credential health providers for the School of Nursing’s Family Wellness Center and Children’s Wellness Center beginning next...


Local church to renovate exterior to address safety concerns

Ellie Breed September 24, 2015

St. Austin Catholic Parish, located on Guadalupe Street across from the University, will undergo a $3,750,000 renovation beginning in spring of 2016 to address safety concerns. The metal clips that...


Kinsolving coffee shop to open this fall

Ellie Breed September 9, 2015

Kin’s Coffee, a new shop with a $475,000 price tag, will open in early November in the Kinsolving Dormitory directly across from Kin’s Market on the first floor, according to Director of Food...

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