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New hazing bill passes, holds Texas universities more accountable
June 17, 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.
Texas Cowboys accept hazing suspension but it may end early, UT says
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 retreat— but the University may allow the Cowboys to serve a shortened sentence.
Texas Cowboys receive third extension due to finals and ongoing discussions
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.
Remembering Nicky Cumberland
May 9, 2019
Family and friends of Nicky Cumberland reflect on the late student's generous spirit and thoughtfulness.
Texas Cowboys receive additional extension to accept six-year ban
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 organization had hazed members in the fall of 2018 and previous semesters, according to an open record request filed by The Daily Texan.
University of Texas gives Texas Cowboys another week to accept six-year ban from campus
April 16, 2019
The Cowboys, the spirit group famous for firing "Smokey the Cannon," were suspended for six years following a hazing investigation into their fall initiation retreat.
The Texas Cowboys were suspended for six years. Here's everything you need to know.
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 is a compiled list of questions the Daily Texan is consistently getting.
'Nothing has changed': Nicky Cumberland family, Texas Cowboys respond to group's 6-year suspension
March 28, 2019
This is the second time Cowboys have been suspended from campus for hazing. In 1995 then-pledge Gabe Higgins died from hazing injuries sustained during that year’s same initiation retreat and the Cowboys were suspended for five years.
UT Austin suspends Texas Cowboys for six years for hazing
March 27, 2019
An investigation into the Cowboys 2018 fall retreat found new members were subjected to many forms of hazing including animal cruelty, physical brutality, forced ingestion of unwanted substances and coerced consumption of alcohol.
Cumberland family calls for transparency with 'Declare Your Hand' campaign
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 with hazing.
SAE and Texas Rho reach settlement agreement
February 7, 2019
With an official separation from SAE nationals, Texas Rho is entirely self-regulated.
Introducing the Texan's Raising Voices initiatives: Same paper, new commitment to diversity, inclusion
February 3, 2019
We're introducing The Daily Texan's new Diversity and Inclusion Board and Raising Voices initiatives, which seek to improve representation in our strories and in our newsroom. While this is a newsroom-wide initiative, it is led by three experienced journalists and staffers of color.
Texas Cowboys deny hazing allegations, expel members
January 31, 2019
Cumberland family responds, calling the Cowboys' written statement "disappointing" and full of "half-truths."
Cumberland family asks UT for hazing reforms following the death of their son
January 28, 2019
The reforms include disciplining those who keep silent about witnessed hazing and prohibiting organizations from confiscating members’ cell phones.
Cumberland family full statement
November 18, 2018
The following is the full statement provided by the Cumberland family to The Daily Texan.
Cumberland family statement to The Daily Texan
November 18, 2018
The following is a statement provided to The Daily Texan by the family of Nicky Cumberland:
Family of Texas Cowboys pledge requests investigation following deadly crash
November 18, 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.
SAE Nationals files lawsuit against Texas Rho over its former chapter's use of official branding
October 10, 2018
Former members of UT’s SAE chapter formed Texas Rho after the chapter was suspended last November for hazing offenses, such as making pledges drink alcohol and “fear factor-like substances/concoctions,” according to a Daily Texan report.
'Rogue' fraternity, formerly UT SAE, continues operations after suspension
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.
US News and World Report ranks UT second best college in the state
September 14, 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.
UT students, alumni help with Harvey efforts
September 4, 2017
UT students and alumni are joining the effort to address Hurricane Harvey’s widespread damage to southeast Texas.
DryBox Rescue brings solution for water-damaged phones to UT
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.
UT honors student employee of the year
April 25, 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.
Texas Parents recognizes students’ battles with adversity
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.
UT sophomore patents innovative oil spill prevention device
April 24, 2017
Petroleum engineering sophomore Karan Jerath officially filed a patent for his oil spill prevention device last week.
UT research challenges previous Nobel Prize work
April 17, 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 our surroundings.
Student Government agency hosts Diversity Mini-Week
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.
Center for Health Communication director leads new partnership with Dell Medical School
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.
'Stick it to Stigma' launches campaign
March 29, 2017
Stick it to Stigma began its three-day campaign Tuesday to promote the well-being of students on campus.
Alternative Breaks Austin launches to share stories from marginalized voices
March 26, 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.
Stroud explores complexities of revenge porn
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.
Visiting philosophy professor explores roots of misconceptions in language
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 in understanding within language, or a hermeneutical impasse.
Academic showdown brings together interdisciplinary studies and time travel
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.
Professor speaks on book analyzing Latin American queer theory
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.
TVL scholarships for MBA Program announced
March 5, 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.
Entrepreneur, CEO Ben Rubin presents UT EWeek conversation
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 as part of UT Entrepreneurship Week.
David Higgins returns to UT for media industry conversation
February 21, 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.
UT students and alumni celebrate school pride with Ring Week
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 40 Acres experience.
Cockrell School of Engineering kicks off annual E-Week
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 student organizations.
UT’s Master of Science in Nursing Program ranks fifth in nation
January 24, 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