UT does not perform criminal background checks on prospective undergraduate students as part of the admissions process, according to Joey Williams, interim communications director for the provost’s office.
UT dormitories, parking garages and the Renaissance Market on Guadalupe Street are the most common places for drug-related charges on and near campus, according to the UTPD’s crime logs from the past six months.
From controversy surrounding the Jefferson Davis statue to same-sex marriage equality, the University and Austin have experienced a busy summer. Here is a look back at some of the bigger events that took place.
The Daily Texan's photo coverage of a vigil held Thursday evening to honor the life of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Waller County, Texas jail cell after being brought into custody on July 9th.
The Davis statue is not the only relic on campus that has ties to the Confederacy or racist incidents. There are several monuments, buildings and relics on campus with connections to controversial history.
Over drinking, drugs and an increase of criminal activity downtown at popular nightlife destinations, such as Sixth Street, has caused police patrolling those areas to use more force, according to a detective with the Austin Police Department.
The first of its kind of the Austin area, The Daily Texan's interactive crime map allows users to browse the various crimes the Austin Police Department has reported, separated by location and type of offense.