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No decision made after hearing for professor lawsuit against campus carry

Estefania Espinosa August 5, 2016

A federal judge held a hearing on Thursday to determine whether the implementation of campus carry, which began on Aug. 1, should be put on hold while a lawsuit filed by three UT professors against the...


Update: Suspect arrested in connection to Sixth Street shooting

Lillian Michel and Estefania Espinosa July 31, 2016

Updated at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3: Authorities have arrested 24-year-old Endicott McCray in Atlanta, according to the Austin American-Statesman. McCray was apprehended by law enforcement officers...


Update: no plea entered in Criner case

Catherine Marfin and Estefania Espinosa July 8, 2016

Updated at 10:38 a.m. Friday: Judge David Wahlberg of the 167th Criminal District Court chose not to arraign Criner on Friday, despite he and his defense being prepared to plead not guilty. Criner’s...


New ride-hailing service RideAustin to launch in June

Estefania Espinosa May 24, 2016

A group of tech entrepreneurs, engineers and community leaders are offering up a new ride-hailing service that will launch in June. RideAustin, unveiled on Monday, aims to fill the gap created when...


Unsealed search warrants provide information related to Haruka Weiser investigation

Estefania Espinosa May 20, 2016

Search warrants unsealed Thursday reveal details related to the investigation of UT theatre and dance freshman Haruka Weiser’s death. The documents discuss physical and forensic evidence that...


News desk editor remembers life in the basement, hates webheads

Estefania Espinosa May 6, 2016

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...


UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers to induct new members

Estefania Espinosa April 15, 2016

The UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers will induct three new members Tuesday, including UT-Austin music professor Robert Duke. The Academy is an advocacy group that focuses on improving teaching...


Moody sky bridge opens after delay

Estefania Espinosa March 22, 2016

The Moody Bridge opened to pedestrians today at 7 a.m. after the original projected completion date of Feb. 26 was delayed. The bridge connects the second floor of the Belo Center of New Media to the...


Gina Hinojosa elected as House District 49 representative

Estefania Espinosa March 2, 2016

Gina Hinojosa was elected as representative for Texas House District 49, which encompasses UT and West Campus, with a 58 percent vote Tuesday night. The trustee and former president of the Austin Independent...


Dell Medical School chooses inaugural chair of Internal Medicine

Estefania Espinosa February 26, 2016

The UT Dell Medical School chose Dr. Michael Pignone as its first chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. According to a Dell Medical School press release, Pignone, who is nationally recognized...


Five areas of UT’s campus marked with graffiti

Estefania Espinosa and Natalie Sullivan February 10, 2016

Five areas of UT's campus were marked with graffiti Wednesday. The graffiti appeared on the half wall in front of Homer Rainey Hall and on the statues of Albert Sidney Johnston, Robert E. Lee,...


Textiles student wins award for innovation in 3-D printing

Estefania Espinosa January 21, 2016

A UT student created a model for 3-D printed shoes, made of lab-grown leather, that could perfectly fit an individual’s feet. Textiles and apparel senior Avani Patel’s innovative shoe concept...


Students ‘chill’ at semesterly pre-exam event

Estefania Espinosa December 3, 2015

The scene in the Union ballroom was more relaxed, despite the overwhelming intensity of the final week of classes. Every semester, Campus Events + Entertainment hosts ChillFest, an event to help students...


Students discuss stress management, mental health stigma in advance of final exams

Estefania Espinosa December 1, 2015

Just in time for final exams, students learned strategies for identifying and coping with stress, anxiety and depression at a workshop Monday. Students and a staff member from the Counseling and Mental...


International Wellness Fest promotes campus health resources

Estefania Espinosa November 19, 2015

Students participated in guided meditation, snacked on exotic fruits and learned about being healthy from different organizations Wednesday at the International Wellness Fest. The International Office...


Campus organizations celebrate Day of the Dead

Estefania Espinosa November 3, 2015

Colorful altars covered in yellow marigolds, flickering candles, sugar skulls, old photographs and dishes stood in front of the UT Tower as part of an altar-decorating contest for a Dia de los Muertos...

Author, professor debate religious liberty, LGBT rights

Estefania Espinosa October 29, 2015

Law professor Lawrence Sager and Ryan Anderson, author of “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” discussed the intersection of religious liberty and LGBT rights Wednesday...


Guest lecturer discusses architectural preservation of Medieval churches

Estefania Espinosa October 27, 2015

In 1420, the Pope returned to Rome and found the city’s churches were falling apart. Many were rebuilt, but there are four churches in particular that remain in a hybrid state. Dale Kinney,...

History professor discusses advent of purchasing ‘whiteness’ in Spanish Indies

Estefania Espinosa October 22, 2015

A UT history professor discussed the process for mulattoes and pardos purchasing “whiteness” in the Spanish Indies and the methodology of her research in a talk hosted Wednesday by the Institute...


UT alumnus discusses spiritual pilgrimages of Mexican Catholics in 19th Century

Estefania Espinosa October 20, 2015

A UT alumnus explored spiritual exercises performed by Mexican Catholics in 1874 and the globalization of the Church in a talk hosted by the Institute for Historical Studies on Monday. Brian Stauffer,...


Language professor discusses importance of teaching culture

Estefania Espinosa October 15, 2015

Foreign language programs do not sufficiently emphasize the cultural aspects of language, according to French associate professor Carl Blyth who spoke Wednesday at lecture hosted by the Texas Language...


Voting underway for student research competition

Estefania Espinosa October 13, 2015

Fifteen undergraduate researchers are competing for a $1,500 scholarship as part of the Texas Student Research Showdown, a presentation competition for UT students created by the UT Office of Undergraduate...


Plan II lecturer discusses defensive gun use

Estefania Espinosa October 8, 2015

Plan II lecturer Matt Valentine talked about defensive gun use as part of the Gun-Free UT discussion series on Wednesday at the College of Liberal Arts. Valentine said articles that give examples about...


Post-ACL maintenance to keep Zilker Park closed until Oct. 23

Estefania Espinosa September 30, 2015

The northern part of Zilker Metropolitan Park will be closed through Oct. 23 following Austin City Limits Music Festival. This includes 11 days of setup, the two event weekends, a week of stage removal...


Philosophy senior hosts talk about likelihood of human extinction

Estefania Espinosa September 24, 2015

Students discussed the likelihood humanity will go extinct at philosophy senior Chase Hamilton’s talk “Existential Risk: Humanity’s Fragility” on Wednesday. During the lecture...


Students learn research presentation strategy at communication workshop

Estefania Espinosa September 18, 2015

Students learned how to condense hundreds of pages of research into two minute videos in a presentation led Thursday afternoon by Keri Stephens, associate professor of communication studies. The...


UHS hosts annual Healthyhorns Fest

Estefania Espinosa September 17, 2015

Through games and freebies, University Health Services informed students about the resources it provides at their annual Healthyhorns Fest at Gregory Plaza on Wednesday. Senior program coordinator Sherry...

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