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 Lisa Nhan

Managing Editor makes one last paper

Lisa Nhan May 8, 2020

There were a lot of days when I didn’t know if I could keep working at the Texan.  I struggled a lot here. I struggled with the constant wave of production. I struggled with what being a...


A statement from The Daily Texan’s Managing Editor

Lisa Nhan April 29, 2020

The Daily Texan’s mission has always been to keep our campus community informed with accurate, reliable reporting. We consider it an honor to be able to serve this campus by providing factual information.  Central...


Editor’s Note: The Daily Texan will pause print production in light of COVID-19

Lisa Nhan March 27, 2020

There are a number of unprecedented events happening on UT’s campus and around the world as we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. As a result, The Daily Texan regrets to inform you that...


Editor’s Note: Even with COVID-19, The Daily Texan will still be keeping UT informed

Lisa Nhan March 13, 2020

In light of UT’s extended spring break and COVID-19 concerns, The Daily Texan will not be printing during the break.  Our biggest priority is to keep this campus informed. Regardless of whether...


Highlights from UT-Austin’s forum on sexual misconduct policies

Lisa Nhan and Megan Menchaca January 28, 2020

Editor’s Note: Since the forum was meant to be a safe space, any mandatory reporting requirements by SB 212 were suspended. Student names have been anonymized in this transcript. Questions and answers...


New hazing bill passes, holds Texas universities more accountable

Lisa Nhan June 18, 2019

When state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, got the news Saturday evening that her anti-hazing bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott, it marked the end of a 14-year effort. Advocates say the state’s...

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Texas Cowboys accept hazing suspension but it may end early, UT says

Lisa Nhan June 7, 2019

The Texas Cowboys accepted their suspension from campus on Friday following a University investigation that found evidence of hazing after student Nicky Cumberland sustained fatal injuries leaving an off-campus...


Texas Cowboys receive third extension due to finals and ongoing discussions

Lisa Nhan May 9, 2019

Despite evidence of hazing found by the University, the Texas Cowboys have received their third extension until June 7 to accept, appeal or request a formal hearing for their six-year suspension. During...

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Remembering Nicky Cumberland

Lisa Nhan May 9, 2019

They’re hidden all over campus. You walk past them on tables, windows and stuck on escalator handrails circling over and over. With a label maker, Nicky Cumberland would make stickers of his and his...


Texas Cowboys receive additional extension to accept six-year ban

Lisa Nhan April 24, 2019

The Texas Cowboys have received another extension to May 9 to make a decision to accept, appeal or request a formal hearing for their six-year suspension after a University investigation revealed the spirit...


University of Texas gives Texas Cowboys another week to accept six-year ban from campus

Lisa Nhan April 16, 2019

The Texas Cowboys have received an extension from the Office of Dean of Students on the decision to accept their six-year suspension, appeal or request a formal hearing, UT communications strategist Shilpa...


The Texas Cowboys were suspended for six years. Here’s everything you need to know.

Lisa Nhan April 5, 2019

With the recent news of the Texas Cowboys six-year suspension, there are a lot of questions about what this means for the future of the Cowboys and what it means for the rest of the campus community. Here...


‘Nothing has changed’: Nicky Cumberland family, Texas Cowboys respond to group’s 6-year suspension

Lisa Nhan March 28, 2019

Editor's note: You can find the statement from the Texas Cowboys here and from the Cumberland family here. In response to yesterday’s Texas Cowboys six-year suspension, the Cowboys and...


UT Austin suspends Texas Cowboys for six years for hazing

Lisa Nhan March 27, 2019

The University has suspended the Texas Cowboys for six years, following a hazing investigation into their fall initiation retreat.  The investigation found evidence of hazing during the fall of...


Cumberland family calls for transparency with ‘Declare Your Hand’ campaign

Lisa Nhan February 14, 2019

In anticipation of their Friday meeting with UT administration, the family of Nicky Cumberland released a letter requesting that those involved in hazing reform be transparent about their personal history...


SAE and Texas Rho reach settlement agreement

Lisa Nhan February 7, 2019

The national chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Texas Rho have reached a settlement agreement, resulting in a “complete disaffiliation” of the two parties and bringing an end to lawsuits filed...


Introducing the Texan’s Raising Voices initiatives: Same paper, new commitment to diversity, inclusion

Tiana Woodard, Lisa Nhan, and Maria Mendez February 4, 2019

Editor’s Note: This is an introduction to The Daily Texan's new Diversity and Inclusion Board and our Raising Voices initiatives, which seek to improve representation in our strories and...


Texas Cowboys deny hazing allegations, expel members

Lisa Nhan January 31, 2019

The Texas Cowboys released a statement Wednesday night in response to hazing allegations surrounding the events leading up to Nicky Cumberland’s death, saying no hazing or alcohol was related to...


Cumberland family asks UT for hazing reforms following the death of their son

Lisa Nhan January 29, 2019

The family of former student Nicky Cumberland, who died in fall 2018 from injuries sustained on the way home from a Texas Cowboys retreat, sent a letter last night to University administration asking for...

Cumberland family full statement

Lisa Nhan November 19, 2018

The following is the full statement provided by the Cumberland family to The Daily Texan: Since the tragic accident that took our son Nicky’s life in the early morning hours of September...

Cumberland family statement to The Daily Texan

Lisa Nhan November 19, 2018

The following is a statement provided to The Daily Texan by the family of Nicky Cumberland: Since the tragic accident that took our son Nicky’s life in the early morning hours of September 30th,...


Family of Texas Cowboys pledge requests investigation following deadly crash

Lisa Nhan November 19, 2018

The family of Nicholas Cumberland has asked for an investigation into alleged hazing at this year’s Texas Cowboys initiation retreat, according to a statement provided to The Daily Texan. This follows...


SAE Nationals files lawsuit against Texas Rho over its former chapter’s use of official branding

Lisa Nhan October 10, 2018

The national chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has filed a lawsuit against Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Texas Rho Corporation and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Texas Rho House Corporation due to their use of SAE symbols and...


‘Rogue’ fraternity, formerly UT SAE, continues operations after suspension

Lisa Nhan October 4, 2018

Former members of the UT chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are continuing fraternity activities, despite being suspended for a number of serious hazing offenses. Their organization, operating under...

US News and World Report ranks UT second best college in the state

Lisa Nhan and Wesley Story September 15, 2017

UT was ranked the second best college in the state and tied for 56th in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report, which announced their 2018 Best Colleges rankings Thursday. First in state went...


UT students, alumni help with Harvey efforts

Lisa Nhan September 5, 2017

UT students and alumni are joining the effort to address Hurricane Harvey’s widespread damage to southeast Texas. Student groups across campus are organizing fundraisers for disaster relief in...


DryBox Rescue brings solution for water-damaged phones to UT

Lisa Nhan May 2, 2017

DryBox Rescue, a kiosk designed to save water-damaged phones in 30 minutes, was installed last week on the second floor of the Texas Union. The success of the kiosk in an HEB near the Texas State University...

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UT honors student employee of the year

Lisa Nhan April 26, 2017

To recognize his efforts to improve how students learn, senior Raul Pineda was named UT’s Student Employee of the Year on April 10.   Pineda, an applied learning and development major, was...


Texas Parents recognizes students’ battles with adversity

Lisa Nhan April 25, 2017

Seniors Dana Le and Maria Suarez-Magana received the Mike Wacker Award from Texas Parents earlier this month as a reward for their positive mindsets during times of hardships in college. Texas Parents...


UT sophomore patents innovative oil spill prevention device

Lisa Nhan April 25, 2017

Petroleum engineering sophomore Karan Jerath officially filed a patent for his oil spill prevention device last week. Jerath spent more than 800 hours developing his design for an improved cofferdam,...


UT research challenges previous Nobel Prize work

Lisa Nhan April 18, 2017

A recent study led by UT researchers is challenging Nobel Prize-winning research with its discovery of previously unknown traits in humans’ internal coordinate system, which allows us to navigate...


Student Government agency hosts Diversity Mini-Week

Lisa Nhan April 5, 2017

By hosting the first ever Diversity Mini-Week, the Diversity and Inclusion Agency hopes to show how embracing different experiences can positively impact students and the campusas as a whole. “I...

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Center for Health Communication director leads new partnership with Dell Medical School

Lisa Nhan April 4, 2017

The newly appointed director to the Center for Health Communication will help oversee the Center’s move to a joint partnership between the Moody School of Communication and the Dell Medical School. The...


‘Stick it to Stigma’ launches campaign

Lisa Nhan March 29, 2017

Stick it to Stigma began its three-day campaign Tuesday to promote the well-being of students on campus.   “We want this to be a major start of a conversation that doesn’t end,”...


Alternative Breaks Austin launches to share stories from marginalized voices

Lisa Nhan March 27, 2017

Through the power of storytelling, the Alternative Breaks Austin program has given minority voices a chance to be heard and recognized for their role in the history and future of Austin. Alternative...


Stroud explores complexities of revenge porn

Lisa Nhan March 22, 2017

The non-consensual sharing of private nude images, from leaked photos of celebrities to the Anthony Weiner sexting scandals, has sparked debate on the media ethics of dealing with revenge porn. Scott...

Visiting philosophy professor explores roots of misconceptions in language

Lisa Nhan March 21, 2017

With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement came the All Lives Matter countermovement, a reaction that Luvell Anderson, a philosophy professor from the University of Memphis, attributes to a break...


Academic showdown brings together interdisciplinary studies and time travel

Lisa Nhan March 8, 2017

It’s up to four UT professors from different disciplines to help save humanity after 85 percent of the world’s population is gone.  This hypothetical situation was the premise for the...


Professor speaks on book analyzing Latin American queer theory

Lisa Nhan March 7, 2017

Spanish and Portuguese professor Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba discussed Monday how ideas of queer knowledge and its representations have been spread throughout Latin America. Domínguez-Ruvalcaba...

TVL scholarships for MBA Program announced

Lisa Nhan March 6, 2017

Texas Venture Labs awarded Angelise Hadley and Tom Jackson, two prospective UT graduate students, scholarships for winning first place in a business pitch competition. Prospective students apply for...


Entrepreneur, CEO Ben Rubin presents UT EWeek conversation

Lisa Nhan March 1, 2017

Dropping out of college to pursue his dream of creating something that could bring people together when they are physically apart, Ben Rubin, CEO and Co-Founder of Houseparty, shared his story with students...

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David Higgins returns to UT for media industry conversation

Lisa Nhan February 22, 2017

David Higgins was surrounded by aspiring film students as he spoke about his own journey from being a personal assistant to owning a production company. “Learn to fail brilliantly in film school,...


UT students and alumni celebrate school pride with Ring Week

Lisa Nhan February 21, 2017

Engraved with the symbol of Texas Exes, a Longhorn silhouette, the UT Tower and the iconic phrase “The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You,” the UT class ring is one of the most symbolic items of the...

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Cockrell School of Engineering kicks off annual E-Week

Lisa Nhan February 21, 2017

From an elaborate scavenger hunt to fashion shows showcasing clothes made of recyclables, the Cockrell School of Engineering’s annual Engineers Week is a 10-day-long competition among all of its...


UT’s Master of Science in Nursing Program ranks fifth in nation

Lisa Nhan January 25, 2017

UT’s Master of Science in Nursing program ranked fifth out of 50 on College Choice’s 2017 list of the best master’s in nursing degrees in the U.S. College Choice provides rankings...

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