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Austin City Council approves recommendations allowing for increased building heights in Inner West Campus

November 18, 2019

After an Austin City Council vote late Thursday evening, buildings in inner West Campus will now be allowed to expand by 125 feet. The council voted 7-2-1 in favor of amendments allowing height increases...

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Steel City Pops closes on Guadalupe Street

November 12, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below:  A...

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California retailer Chubbies uses sale to mark Austin arrival

November 11, 2019

A California-born online clothing company introduced itself to Austin this weekend with a sample sale on The Drag. The company, Chubbies, sells men’s casual clothing, including shorts and swimwear....

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Insomnia Cookies celebrates grand opening

November 11, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Austin Chamber of Commerce announces new homelessness coalition

November 8, 2019

The Austin Chamber of Commerce announced a new coalition Thursday to provide temporary shelter and resources for people who are homeless. The coalition, known as ATX Helps, is attempting to raise $2...

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North Campus taqueria closing after 20 years

November 6, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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UT student develops website to help students find short-term leases

November 1, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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43-year-old Mediterranean cafe north of campus to close

October 31, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Potential Austin Land Development Code revision includes new sidewalk installment rules

October 23, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Beauty salon to open in Dobie Mall in 2020

October 22, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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African food truck diversifies food scene in West Campus

October 17, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Insomnia Cookies opening delayed due to electrical work

October 10, 2019

Insomnia Cookies’ new location on San Antonio Street has delayed its opening until later this semester due to electrical issues during remodeling. The late-night cookie delivery business...

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CapMetro planning to release proposal to make routes more safe, accessible

October 9, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Mongolian Hot Pot restaurant closes in West Campus

October 8, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Sen. Kirk Watson joins UT civic engagement groups registering student voters before deadline

October 8, 2019

State Sen. Kirk Watson and UT civic engagement groups gathered at the UT Tower Monday night to register students before the midnight deadline to vote in the November election. As members of TX...

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West Campus apartments prepare for increase in overnight ACL guests

October 4, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Mediterranean restaurant MezzeMe opens location on The Drag

October 2, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Mayor Adler, Sen. Merkley speak at anti-gun violence rally hosted by University Democrats

September 30, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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UHS gives flu shots to UT community

September 24, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Salvation Pizza closes doors to its original location off Guadalupe Street

September 23, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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CapMetro introduces Pickup system to extend public transit

September 18, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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El Patio reopening late September

September 17, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Former Madam Mam’s renovated into a bank

September 13, 2019

This article was retracted by The Daily Texan in print and online on Dec. 5, 2019 because it contained one or more fabricated quotes. Read our managing editor's statements on the situation below: A...

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Student apartment complex Moontower set to open in West Campus in 2020

September 11, 2019

Moontower, a new student apartment complex, will open in West Campus in fall of 2020. General manager Nicole Portugal said the 18-story complex will add 567 housing units to the area. The building...

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University Towers to be demolished for new student housing development

September 11, 2019

University Towers’ building is being demolished to prepare for two student housing complexes: The Mark at Austin and The Standard at Austin. Landmark Properties Inc. is building the complexes...

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Mother of Trayvon Martin discusses advocacy, developing community

September 6, 2019

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was killed in a 2012 shooting, shared her experiences and future plans with students on campus Thursday evening. Hundreds of students attended...

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Austin City Council proposes increases to building heights in West Campus

September 4, 2019

Austin City Council recently advanced a series of amendments which would allow for increased building height limits in West Campus if passed. Mark Walters, principal planner at the City of Austin, presented...

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Students experience 2-week delay moving into Villas on Nueces

August 30, 2019

Unexpected construction delays postponed move-in for residents of the recently developed Villas on Nueces apartment complex for two weeks. Brad Zucker is the developer of Zucker Properties, which manages...

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Sen. John Cornyn, President Fenves talk with UT student veterans about STEM expansion

August 28, 2019

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and UT President Gregory Fenves held an on-campus roundtable Tuesday to hear from student veterans about the recently-passed Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act. During the...

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Nobel Prize laureate Rainer Weiss talks gravitational waves in UT Austin distinguished lecture series

April 26, 2019

Nobel laureate Rainer Weiss spoke to UT students about his research on gravitational waves Thursday night at Hogg Auditorium.  The lecture, a part of the Dean’s Scholars Distinguished Lecture...

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Senior wins award for providing passports to 100 children

April 12, 2019

Community engagement has changed the way Valorie Marks, biology and prepharmacy senior, looks at the world around her. Last week, Marks received the College of Natural Sciences’ Community Engagement...

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House bill supports women’s health on college campuses

March 29, 2019

The Texas House Higher Education Committee approved a bill last week that would change the way colleges promote women’s health programs. State Rep. Evelina Ortega, D-El Paso, authored House...

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Wildflower season impacted by record low temperatures

March 12, 2019

Bluebonnets are a regular feature of spring in Texas, but this year they might be blooming at their fullest later than predicted, according to horticulture specialist Andrea DeLong-Amaya. Last week...

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Habitable Zone Planet Finder becomes active at McDonald Observatory

March 7, 2019

The UT Department of Astronomy recently became equipped to help researchers find planets that humans can explore next through a new device. The McDonald Observatory activated the device, called the...

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UT community discuss how excess noise affect learning environment

February 28, 2019

Getting loud is fun at a football game but may not be the best idea in the classroom, according to an acoustics study on the effects of classroom noise on reading comprehension. According to the study,...

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UT Lecturer talks food technology at Austin forum

February 13, 2019

Food technology and the future of humanity are linked, especially in cities like Austin, said Robyn Metcalfe, UT Food Lab director and ecology lecturer. Metcalfe led a public presentation at the...

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Health and Human Services comes to UT to talk infection control and antibiotics

February 4, 2019

Antibiotic stewardship expert Michael Fischer and epidemiologist Susana Baumann of the Texas Department of State Health Services discussed the latest initiatives in infection prevention and antibiotic...