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

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Free online language courses available to students

December 10, 2018

Eighteen different early Indo-European language lessons, ranging from Albanian to Sanskrit, are available to UT students free of charge. The lessons are designed collaboratively by members of UT’s...


Grilled cheese delivery service launches app

November 26, 2018

In September, three UT students founded GORT’S Grilled Cheese, a sandwich delivery service available to UT students. Now the student-run business has launched an app this month to make ordering more...


Students stuck on waitlists during registration

November 20, 2018

Psychology freshman Trevor Liu has not moved on the waitlist for a history class since he registered earlier this month.  “I’ve been stuck in spot 168 out of 197 since I registered,”...


First Gen Initiative fundraiser works to increase opportunities for first-gen students

November 14, 2018

Judith Lima said her experience as a first-generation student has been both difficult and rewarding. “I don’t have the luxury of asking friends and family on tips and tricks for registering...


Classroom clocks one hour ahead after daylight savings

November 12, 2018

On Nov. 4 at 2 a.m., clocks were turned backward one hour to standard time from daylight savings. But the following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, analog clocks inside classrooms at UT remained one hour...

Expensive transcripts pose problems to students looking for opportunities

November 8, 2018

Texas A&M University, UT-Dallas and Texas State University are some of the public Texas universities that offer free unofficial transcripts to students. However, UT-Austin is not on this list. UT...


Canvas allows professors to view student activity

November 5, 2018

Rumors circulated earlier this semester among students about a new function on Canvas that professors can use to monitor students’ mouse movements and the new tabs they opened. But these rumors...

Jean Holloway Award reveals lack of female representation

October 22, 2018

Of the past 49 recipients of the Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching, only eight have been female. Created in 1970, the award is presented annually to a teacher in the College of Liberal...


University Unions opens new outdoor patio at SAC

October 17, 2018

The newly expanded Student Activity Center patio opened this semester for students after five years of planning. The patio is divided into four sections, three of which are new wheelchair-accessible...


Students face difficulty finding time for flu shots

October 9, 2018

University Health Services hosts flu clinics on campus each year, but some students face difficulty finding time in their schedules to get their flu shots. The clinics are open to students and staff...


This UT-Austin grad student is studying the gender gap in SAT math scores

October 2, 2018

Over the past 50 years, male scores on the SAT math section have been 20 to 30 points higher than female scores on the national level. The American Enterprise Institute said girls are worse at math than...


UT students create online, self-publishing community for writers

September 27, 2018

Junior Nicole Sun, who helped found online peer-review community Prolitfic, said she believes all writers at UT should be given the opportunity to share their voice regardless of their majors. “There...


Colleges Against Cancer organization rebuilds, supports cancer survivors

September 21, 2018

Madison Waun has felt the effects of cancer — not as a survivor, but through her family’s loss. “Of my entire family on my dad’s side, no one has survived past the age of 50...