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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Hope Unger, Breaking News Reporter

Hope is a junior studying journalism and public relations. She is currently reporting breaking news regarding crime and the city. She previously reported as a general reporter during Fall 2021 and misses her dog that is up in Chicago.

 

 

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UT engineering students plan to restructure Cockrell Diversity Committee

UT engineering students plan to restructure Cockrell Diversity Committee

May 10, 2022

Engineering students who pushed for an amendment to add a diversity, equity and inclusion board to the Student Engineering Council are now trying to reform the school’s diversity committee after the...

UT will not require standardized test scores for fall 2023, joins Common App

UT will not require standardized test scores for fall 2023, joins Common App

April 28, 2022

Beginning in Fall 2023, prospective students will be able to apply to UT through the Common App portal, and the application will no longer require standardized test scores for undergraduate admissions.  Miguel...

Ukrainian, Russian UT students react to Russia invasion of Ukraine

Ukrainian, Russian UT students react to Russia invasion of Ukraine

April 28, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 1, 2022 flipbook. Russian and Ukrainian UT students say they fear for their family and friends’ safety after Russia invaded Ukraine with military...

UT students recall memories of Texas French Bread after fire destroys bakery

UT students recall memories of Texas French Bread after fire destroys bakery

April 28, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the January 28, 2022 flipbook. The Austin Fire Department responded to a fire at Texas French Bread in North Campus on Monday evening. Everyone inside the...

Sexual abuse advocates gather to discuss trauma and victims’ rights at film screening

Sexual abuse advocates gather to discuss trauma and victims’ rights at film screening

April 27, 2022

Content Warning: This story contains discussion of sexual violence and abuse.    The Texas Advocacy Project hosted a showing of the documentary “CUSP,” spotlighting the effects of sexual...

UT launches program for veterans, military families as they adjust to civilian life

UT launches program for veterans, military families as they adjust to civilian life

April 26, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 22, 2022 flipbook. UT started a new program earlier this month designed to support military veterans and their spouses as they transition back...

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Student Engineering Council votes against creation of DEI committee

April 19, 2022

On Monday, the Student Engineering Council voted against adding an amendment to form a new diversity, equity and inclusion board due to disagreements over the organization’s constitution.  The creation...

UT students wait hours for lecture with Crash Course co-founder Hank Green

UT students wait hours for lecture with Crash Course co-founder Hank Green

April 19, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 15, 2022 flipbook. Science content creator Hank Green visited the Texas Union on Thursday to talk to students about his journey in science and...

Students saw machete in West Campus hours after APD said they responded to the incident

Students saw machete in West Campus hours after APD said they responded to the incident

April 17, 2022

Editor's Note: The article first appeared in the April 8, 2022 flipbook. Residents of a West Campus apartment building on 28th Street and Rio Grande Street encountered a disturbing scene on Friday,...

Former UT law facilities director pleads guilty to theft

Former UT law facilities director pleads guilty to theft

April 13, 2022
A former Texas Law facilities director was charged with first-degree theft of property and second-degree theft of service. Jason Shoumaker pled guilty to the lesser charge of a second-degree felony for theft of property and was placed on deferred adjudication March 31. 
Free opioid overdose-reversing drug now accessible in some UT libraries

Free opioid overdose-reversing drug now accessible in some UT libraries

April 5, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 1, 2022 flipbook. Naloxone, a nasal spray drug that rapidly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, is now available for people to pick up...

UT academic calendar to change for 2022-2023 school year

UT academic calendar to change for 2022-2023 school year

April 3, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 29, 2022 flipbook. Starting this upcoming fall term, classes will begin Monday, Aug. 22, and fall break will be extended to a full week, according...

City council approves second phase of increased safety measures for 6th Street

City council approves second phase of increased safety measures for 6th Street

March 31, 2022

Megan was celebrating her birthday with friends at the Sixth Street bar Buck Wild last June when her phone started blowing up with people asking if she was safe. A shooting had just occurred, and she didn’t...

UT beekeeping org visits City Council to make Austin an official Bee City

UT beekeeping org visits City Council to make Austin an official Bee City

March 30, 2022
Bee City USA, a nonprofit that works to promote bees in places across the country, approved the city of Austin as an official Bee City on Friday. 
Son of John S. Chase gifts UT School of Architecture $1 million to support underrepresented students

Son of John S. Chase gifts UT School of Architecture $1 million to support underrepresented students

March 22, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 11, 2022 flipbook. To honor his father John S. Chase, Tony Chase committed a gift of $1 million to the UT School of Architecture to support underrepresented...

Harry Ransom Center digitizes historical LGBTQIA+ writing, artwork

Harry Ransom Center digitizes historical LGBTQIA+ writing, artwork

March 7, 2022
Researchers at the Harry Ransom Center digitized more than 60,000 items from LGBTQIA+ author Radclyffe Hall and artist Una Vincenzo, Lady Troubridge from the earlier half of the 20th century.
UT to limit Google account storage to 5GB starting Nov. 1

UT to limit Google account storage to 5GB starting Nov. 1

March 1, 2022

Editor's Note: This article was first published in the Feb. 25, 2022 flipbook. UT will start limiting storage for all UTmail accounts starting Nov. 1. Current students, faculty and staff will need to...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gives a speech at the Texan Capital on Feb 18, 2022. He addressed critical race theory and pledged to eliminate tenure for new hires at Texas public universities.

UT professors react to lieutenant governor’s plan to remove tenure following vote on critical race theory

February 25, 2022

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pledged to remove tenure for professors at Texas public universities Feb. 18 after the Faculty Council voted 41-5 to support an instructor’s freedom to teach critical race theory...

UT receives $2.5 million gift to support low, middle-income students from Borderplex region

UT receives $2.5 million gift to support low, middle-income students from Borderplex region

February 22, 2022

This article first appeared in the Feb. 18, 2022 flipbook. The Hunt Family Foundation donated $2.5 million to UT to support scholarships for low and middle-income students from the Borderplex region...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gives a speech at the Texan Capital on Feb 18, 2022. He addressed critical race theory and pledged to eliminate tenure for new hires at Texas public universities.

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick plans to eliminate tenure at UT-Austin, public Texas universities

February 18, 2022

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced in a press conference Friday that he would eliminate tenure for new hires at Texas public universities in response to the UT Faculty Council’s 41-5 vote to support...

Texas Union Chick-fil-A reopens after year-long hiatus

Texas Union Chick-fil-A reopens after year-long hiatus

February 18, 2022

This article first appeared in the Feb. 14, 2022 flipbook. David Anthony, director of business services for University Unions, said the Union Chick-fil-A's previous management’s contract was supposed...

The crowd waits for Greg Casar to take the stage at his rally at Mohawks in Austin.

[Photo] Greg Casar hosts Austin rally for congressional run, guest appearance from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

February 13, 2022

The crowd waits for Greg Casar to take the stage at his rally at Mohawks in Austin.

UT cancels campus events, in-person and online classes Thursday

UT cancels campus events, in-person and online classes Thursday

February 2, 2022

UT canceled all online and in-person classes scheduled for Thursday in anticipation of inclement weather in Central Texas this week, according to a message from President Jay Hartzell. COVID-19 testing...

UT faculty member and graduate student awarded grant for burnout research among pharmacists

UT faculty member and graduate student awarded grant for burnout research among pharmacists

January 25, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Jan. 21, 2022 flipbook. A professor and a graduate student in the College of Pharmacy received an external grant of $34,181 in January to fund their research...

Kerbey Lane goes back to 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays

Kerbey Lane goes back to 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays

December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 9 flipbook.  Kerbey Lane on Guadalupe Street returned to 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays starting in late October. Some servers...

Zero Waste Hero returns next spring with online sustainability course

Zero Waste Hero returns next spring with online sustainability course

December 2, 2021

A certification course to teach students how to be less wasteful will return to UT next spring after it was paused over a year ago.  The Zero Waste Hero program will be reinstated as a self-paced course...

UT law professor appointed into Texas Supreme Court

UT law professor appointed into Texas Supreme Court

November 18, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed a UT law professor to the Texas Supreme Court on Nov. 1 due to his experience in private practice and service to the public.   Evan Young became an adjunct professor at...

Stolen dinosaur statues found at UT frat house

Stolen dinosaur statues found at UT frat house

November 2, 2021
The Dinosaur Park in Cedar Creek discovered three of their dinosaur statues were missing Oct. 21 after a trail inspection and offered a $1,000 reward for information about their whereabouts. Someone submitted a tip on Oct. 25 that they saw the statues during a frat party on Oct. 23.
New UT master’s program to bridge gap between humanities, healthcare

New UT master’s program to bridge gap between humanities, healthcare

October 27, 2021

In early October, a new master’s program that explores how the arts and humanities interact with the medical field started accepting applications for its first semester in the fall of 2022.  The...

Cancer institute partners with UT-Austin art class for health-related art show

Cancer institute partners with UT-Austin art class for health-related art show

October 5, 2021
The show features portraits of cancer patients, caregivers and clinical staff created by students as part of the inaugural spring 2021 Aesthetics of Health course.
CDC awards UT institute grant for COVID-19 vaccine education

CDC awards UT institute grant for COVID-19 vaccine education

September 29, 2021

An institute within UT’s Steve Hicks School of Social Work received a $3.3 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund a one-year COVID-19 vaccine education campaign.  UT’s...

ACL festival rewards free wristbands through vaccine incentive programs

ACL festival rewards free wristbands through vaccine incentive programs

September 21, 2021
The purpose of the incentive program is to reduce vaccine hesitancy and increase the vaccination rate in Central Texas.
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