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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 Kaushiki Roy
UT President Jay Hartzell vows to increase UT’s ranking, promote diversity at State of the University Address

UT President Jay Hartzell vows to increase UT’s ranking, promote diversity at State of the University Address

September 24, 2021
During his speech, Hartzell spoke about UT’s COVID-19 response, plans to increase STEM research and diversity initiatives. 
UT partners with Space Force

UT partners with Space Force

September 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This first appeared in the September 17 flipbook issue.  UT researchers are working on aerospace technology to make space missions more efficient  and prevent the possibility of space...

UT-Austin freshman admission numbers maintain steady growth rate throughout pandemic

UT-Austin freshman admission numbers maintain steady growth rate throughout pandemic

September 21, 2021

UT maintained steady growth in fall undergraduate admissions throughout the pandemic and saw overall student diversity increase in the past decade.  The University admitted 18,994 students in fall...

UT-Austin students report getting kicked out of student section during first football game

UT-Austin students report getting kicked out of student section during first football game

September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 19 flipbook.  At UT’s first football game on Sept. 4, some students said ushers and security guards asked them to leave the student...

Some students concerned about anti-Hindu nationalism conference turning into anti-Hinduism rhetoric

Some students concerned about anti-Hindu nationalism conference turning into anti-Hinduism rhetoric

September 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 10 flipbook. Content warning: This article contains discussions of racism and death. UT’s South Asia Institute is sponsoring...

UT students protest anti-abortion bill at Texas capitol

UT students protest anti-abortion bill at Texas capitol

September 13, 2021

Editor's note: This story first appeared as part of the September 8 flipbook. CW: abortion, sexual violence Over 150 UT students marched from the University of Texas Tower to the Texas Capitol Tuesday...

UT-Austin students face power outages around campus

UT-Austin students face power outages around campus

September 13, 2021

Editor's note: This story first appeared as part of the September 8 flipbook. When freshman Erin Luna began her first year at UT, she did not expect to face a power outage at Jester West within the...

Speakers at Dismantling Global Hindutva explain differences between Hindutva, Hinduism

Speakers at Dismantling Global Hindutva explain differences between Hindutva, Hinduism

September 13, 2021

Speakers at the Dismantling Global Hindutva conference discussed the difference between Hinduism and Hindutva, how disinformation about the ideologies spread and the future of political discourse in India.  The...

UT-Austin researchers find gaps in Austin’s immigrant inclusion

UT-Austin researchers find gaps in Austin’s immigrant inclusion

September 1, 2021

Austin showed greater gaps in immigrant incorporation, including housing affordability, job opportunities and naturalization, compared to other U.S. cities, public policy researchers at UT found. Austin...

UT’s mandatory Title IX faculty training requirement sees 99% completion rate, up from 26% in previous year

UT’s mandatory Title IX faculty training requirement sees 99% completion rate, up from 26% in previous year

August 26, 2021

After years of UT’s Title IX faculty and staff training program seeing completion rates below 30%, the program recorded a 99% fulfillment rate after the training became mandatory in August 2020. With...

UT faculty petition for mask mandates in class to ensure greater safety measures

UT faculty petition for mask mandates in class to ensure greater safety measures

August 25, 2021

Almost 800 University faculty signed a petition to allow for a mask and vaccine mandate on Aug. 11, after UT announced faculty could switch their classes partially or completely online just weeks before...

UT-Austin professors can teach at reduced capacity for first several weeks, provost says

UT-Austin professors can teach at reduced capacity for first several weeks, provost says

August 17, 2021
Professors will have the option to teach reduced-capacity classes until Sept.17.
Amid delta variant spike, UT announces it will remain at full capacity this fall

Amid delta variant spike, UT announces it will remain at full capacity this fall

August 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 2 flipbook. The city of Austin moved into Stage 5 guidelines Friday for the first time since December, encouraging residents to mask...

City of Austin plans improvements along Guadalupe Street

City of Austin plans improvements along Guadalupe Street

August 2, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 26 flipbook. West Campus will soon see the addition of bike lanes, two-way streets and sidewalks in the coming years as the city of Austin...

UT researchers explore solutions to river delta coastline flooding

UT researchers explore solutions to river delta coastline flooding

August 2, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 26 flipbook. Two UT researchers published papers July 12 that explain why man-made river deltas, reservoirs intended to slow down river...

“There is still no more clarity”: UT Graduate School holds town hall to answer questions about health care plan switch, students still concerned

“There is still no more clarity”: UT Graduate School holds town hall to answer questions about health care plan switch, students still concerned

July 22, 2021

UT’s graduate school held a virtual town hall July 14 to address graduate students’ questions about the switch of health care plans from UT Select to Academic Blue that saved the University over $10...

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UT-Austin establishes new post-graduate fellowship to increase faculty diversity 

July 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 12 flipbook. UT-Austin started its inaugural postdoctoral fellowship in June aiming to increase diversity among campus faculty by providing...

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UT reinitiates partnership with Texas A&M, US Army to develop remote warfare technology

July 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 12 flipbook. UT restarted its partnership with Texas A&M to build computer-operated vehicles and machinery, which it will send to the...

‘There are plenty of mountains to overcome’: Students celebrate Pride Month, acknowledge struggles

‘There are plenty of mountains to overcome’: Students celebrate Pride Month, acknowledge struggles

July 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 28 flipbook. UT student organizations celebrated diversity, inclusion and acceptance on campus this June for Pride Month. While students...

UT celebrates inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Summit

UT celebrates inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Summit

June 28, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 22 flipbook. UT faculty, politicians and historians spoke about the significance of Juneteenth and the wealth, housing and education inequities...

UT-Austin President Hartzell announces new position, budget changes

UT-Austin President Hartzell announces new position, budget changes

June 17, 2021

President Jay Hartzell sent a university-wide email detailing upcoming budget changes and a new position to address “societal challenges” Tuesday. Changes will include merit-based salary raises...

Students react to UT’s full capacity announcement

Students react to UT’s full capacity announcement

June 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 14 flipbook. UT announced plans to reopen at full capacity indoors beginning August 16 in an internal communications email students received...

UT maintains current study abroad policies through 2021

UT maintains current study abroad policies through 2021

June 11, 2021

UTs Education Abroad department plans to keep its COVID-19 regulations in place through the end of 2021, according to director Heather Thompson. After the global study abroad program restarted in February,...

Graduate student workers push to delay University health care plan switch 

Graduate student workers push to delay University health care plan switch 

June 6, 2021

Graduate student organization Underpaid at UT drafted an open letter to University administration May 28 in response to the new health care plan for graduate students, Academic Blue.  The new default...

UT-Austin Latino diversity initiative Project MALES celebrates 10-year anniversary

UT-Austin Latino diversity initiative Project MALES celebrates 10-year anniversary

April 30, 2021

UT program Project MALES, which supports Latino educational success, celebrated its tenth anniversary this Thursday.  Project MALES, Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success, is a research-based...

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UT Austin Portugal Program launches podcast to bridge gap between science, business

April 14, 2021

The UT Austin Portugal Program launched its first podcast on March 31 to help raise awareness about the connections between science and business.  Cross Talks, a monthly podcast, focuses on scientific...

UT’s Asian American community discusses recent Atlanta attacks and rise in anti-Asian discrimination

UT’s Asian American community discusses recent Atlanta attacks and rise in anti-Asian discrimination

March 30, 2021

Trigger Warning: This story discusses anti-Asian hate crimes. Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by nearly 150% in 2020 and on March 16, a shooting in Atlanta killed eight people, six of whom were identified...

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Black Alumni Network’s Legacy Endowment HornRaiser aims to raise $1M to send 4 Black students to UT with full ride

March 24, 2021

    UT’s Black Alumni Network aims to fund four full-ride scholarships to Black students with their 90-day Legacy Endowment Hornraiser that began last month and hopes to gain $1 million. Currently,...

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UT Senate hosts Interdisciplinary Studies Week, helps students find possible majors

March 2, 2021

UT Senate started their Interdisciplinary Studies Week with a virtual meeting Feb. 15, where mentors and mentees were paired together for the week.  Interdisciplinary Studies Week is a program...

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UT-Austin continues study abroad programs, international travel with restrictions

February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 5 online edition. UT is allowing students to study abroad during the spring semester, despite continued national and...

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McComb’s students form Business Ethics Team to emphasize morals in corporate world

January 28, 2021

A new UT student organization hoping to promote the importance of ethics in the business world held its first meeting Wednesday afternoon. The Business Ethics Team, co-founded by president Thomas Marks...

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UT Student Foundation supports student aid organizations with month-long fundraiser

October 12, 2020

The UT Student Foundation began its month-long fundraiser to raise awareness for organizations providing student aid on Oct. 1, and aims to double last year’s donations. The event, called ContribUTe,...

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Multicultural sorority Delta Xi Nu aims to start chapter at UT-Austin

October 7, 2020

With the motto “sisterhood, culture and education,” Delta Xi Nu is a multicultural sorority hoping to build a chapter at UT. Delta Xi Nu was founded at Texas A&M in 1997. If they are...