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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

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Waterloo Tower Apartments in West Campus on Saturday.

Los precios de alquiler en Austin han disminuido este último año, según muestran los datos

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 24 de junio del 2024 por Laurel Pinchback y Laura Rivera, y fue traducido al español por Dieter Kingwergs. Los precios de alquiler...

Waterloo Tower Apartments in West Campus on Saturday.

Austin rent prices declined this past year, data shows

Laurel Pinchback and Laura Rivera June 24, 2024

Austin rent prices have been on the decline since last year, according to a June 11 report by Realtor.com.  In the study, analysts evaluated property rent prices for studio, one and two-bedroom...

Co-hosts of the AI for the Rest of Us podcast Marc Airhart, left, and Casey Boyle, right, pose for a portrait in the LAITS studio in Mezes Hall on Thursday.

UT releases new podcast ‘AI For the Rest of Us’

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter June 13, 2024

The College of Liberal Arts and the College of Natural Sciences collaborated on a new podcast called “AI for the Rest of Us,” intending to bridge the gap between artificial intelligence experts and...

Junior chemical engineering major Gaby Bastidas collects a free taco provided by Parking and Transportation Services outside the Perry-Castañeda Library during the Bike to UT Day event on April 16, 2024. Tacos and coffee were offered to the first 200 registered cyclists who showed up.

Bike to UT Day celebrates student cyclists’ contributions to more sustainable University

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter April 16, 2024

The University Parking and Transportation Services Department held Bike to UT Day on Tuesday to promote cycling and celebrate cyclists' contribution to campus by reducing pollution and traffic congestion.  Students...

Carla Salas from Two Hives Honey shows off a beeswax candle during Pollinator Day at the Texas Science and Natural History Museum on Apr. 13, 2024.

Texas Science and Natural History Museum hosts Pollinator Day

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter April 15, 2024

The Texas Science and Natural History Museum hosted Pollinator Day on Saturday, a spring celebration promoting education and awareness of pollinators within the Texas ecosystem. During its extensive...

The Center for Students in Recovery located in Bellmont Hall on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

University recovery center celebrates 20 years as student, community resource

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter April 12, 2024

The Center for Students in Recovery, a department under the Division of Student Affairs, is celebrating 20 years as a supportive community space on campus for students along their individual recovery journeys. The...

What to know before voting in March primary election

What to know before voting in March primary election

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter February 19, 2024

The Texas primary election will take place on March 5 with early voting running from Feb. 20 to March 1. Polls will be open on election day from 7 am to 7 pm. It is crucial for students to vote because...

TX Votes announces new Civic Champions program to increase student electoral participation

TX Votes announces new Civic Champions program to increase student electoral participation

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter January 22, 2024

TX Votes, a student organization working to increase electoral participation at UT, announced a new initiative at the beginning of December called Civic Champions to monetarily incentivize students to...

A child learns about the different kinds of fur on animals on the patio outside the Texas Science & Natural History Museum on Sept. 23, 2023. The museum had it’s grand re-opening event after being closed for 18 months for renovations.

Texas Science and Natural History Museum reopens after extensive renovations

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter September 24, 2023

After being closed for renovations for over a year, the renamed Texas Science and Natural History Museum reopened Saturday.  The museum, previously known as the Texas Memorial Museum opened in 1939,...

Former UT professor, vice dean becomes first female executive director of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Former UT professor, vice dean becomes first female executive director of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter September 19, 2023

Dr. Amy Young, former vice dean of professional practice at Dell Medical School, started Wednesday as the executive director of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology — a position previously...

Customers wait in line at the University Co-op on Aug. 7, 2023

University Co-op anuncia la expansión de la beca multimillonaria para materiales de curso

Laurel Pinchback and Amy DonJuan September 11, 2023

Nota del editor: Este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 7 de septiembre por Laurel Pinchback y fue traducido al español por Amy DonJuan. La Cooperativa Universitaria anunció planes este verano...

Customers wait in line at the University Co-op on Aug. 7, 2023

University Co-op announces expansion of multi-million Course Material Scholarship

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter September 7, 2023

The University Co-op announced plans this summer to expand the University Co-op Course Material Scholarship by increasing support for students to $12 million over the next eight years.  All students...

The Texan Recap: Student Government, West Campus Ambassadors Program

Editor's Note: This podcast was originally published on Spotify on August 25, 2023. In this new series, we highlight a few important stories The Daily Texan reported that week. In the first episode,...

UT introduces new AI literacy course for students and faculty

UT introduces new AI literacy course for students and faculty

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter August 23, 2023

Beginning this week, UT will launch a new AI literacy course to provide students with the skills needed to adapt to the ever-increasing role played by AI in educational and professional spaces.  A...

APD and DPS partnership briefed for first time at Austin City Council meeting

APD and DPS partnership briefed for first time at Austin City Council meeting

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter April 19, 2023

Nearly a month after the Austin Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety formed a partnership behind closed doors, Austinites were given a briefing covering the logistics of the deployment...

Profesor de UT Luis A. Caffarelli hace historia como el primer Latinoamericano en recibir el premio Abel

Profesor de UT Luis A. Caffarelli hace historia como el primer Latinoamericano en recibir el premio Abel

Laurel Pinchback and Maria Fernanda Castro April 10, 2023

Nota del editor: Este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 6 de abril de 2023 por Laurel Pinchback y fue traducido al español por Maria Fernanda Castro La academia Noruega de Letras y Ciencias...

UT professor Luis A. Caffarelli makes history as first Latin American recipient of Abel Prize

UT professor Luis A. Caffarelli makes history as first Latin American recipient of Abel Prize

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter April 6, 2023

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters named Luis A. Caffarelli the winner of the 2023 Abel Prize for his mathematical achievements, becoming the third recipient from the University of Texas and...

UT community explores ethical concerns of AI integration in classrooms

UT community explores ethical concerns of AI integration in classrooms

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter February 24, 2023

Academic and ethical controversy surrounding the artificial intelligence program ChatGPT has spurred a conversation about how to best approach a tool that offers the potential for learning expansion, but...

UT community members discuss AP African American Studies pilot course

UT community members discuss AP African American Studies pilot course

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter February 15, 2023

As the controversy surrounding the pilot course Advanced Placement African American Studies sweeps the nation, some members of the UT community think the course could benefit the greater academic and social...

Texas State Rep. James Talarico proposes teacher pay increase across Texas, shares how students can get involved

Texas State Rep. James Talarico proposes teacher pay increase across Texas, shares how students can get involved

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter February 15, 2023

House Bill 1548 proposes allocating part of the Texas budget’s $32.7 billion surplus for teacher and school support staff pay raises to help combat the nationwide teacher shortage.  On Jan. 24, James...

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