Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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

All content by Jack Mitts

Managing editor prepares to hang up his Mitts

Jack Mitts December 4, 2015

The Texan is all I’ve ever known. Sure, I worked at that restaurant and took a few classes, but those were just temporary phases in my college career at the Texan — like that time I pierced...

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Two UT advertising teams win awards at international advertising and design competition

Jack Mitts July 21, 2015

Recent graduates and former advertising students Warner Boin and AJ Ramirez had never been to the United Kingdom, but that didn’t stop them from creating an award-winning app design for the BBC targeting...


Second public forum sees increase in voices supportive of keeping Confederate statues on campus

Jack Mitts July 16, 2015

At the second of two public forums about confederate statues on the UT campus, supporters of keeping the statues more than doubled from the first forum. More than 20 speakers were in favor of keeping...


Outdoor lap pool and spa at Gregory Gym to close for replastering

Jack Mitts July 9, 2015

The outdoor lap pool and spa at the Gregory Gym Aquatics Complex will close July 15 for replastering, but swimmers won’t be hung out to dry, as the other outdoor facilities will remain open and Rec...


Majority of speakers at public forum support removing Jefferson Davis statue

Jack Mitts July 8, 2015

At a public forum Tuesday, students, alumni, staff and Austinites weighed in on a discussion surrounding the statues on the Main Mall, particularly the statue of Jefferson Davis, and most speakers said...


Oldest wing of Welch Hall undergoes renovations in advance of expansive construction funded by Legislature

Jack Mitts July 2, 2015

Although the University will not receive the Legislature’s $75 million allotment for construction until September 1, renovations have begun on Welch Hall’s oldest wing, originally constructed...


Dell Medical School begins accepting applications after receiving preliminary accreditation

Jack Mitts June 29, 2015

President Gregory Fenves announced Monday the Dell Medical School received preliminary accreditation as a medical school. With preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education,...


Testing determines nickel sulfide caused windows in Belo Center and CLA to shatter

Jack Mitts June 29, 2015

After analyzing broken glass at a testing lab, the UT System has determined nickel sulfide inclusion caused two windows in two separate buildings on campus to shatter spontaneously, according to a UT System...


Plaintiffs appeal to 5th Circuit Court, Supreme Court following ruling on HB 2

Jack Mitts June 16, 2015

After a court decision June 9, Texas is expected to have 10 operating abortion clinics after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals largely upheld the provisions laid out in House Bill 2. “This...

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