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

2015-04-06_Church_Chris

Churches near campus offer variety of services on Easter weekend

Matthew Adams April 3, 2015

Though many students will head home for Easter weekend, churches near campus are busy preparing for those who decide to stay. “[Easter] is usually the most highly-attended worship service of the...

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte: Nuclear facility inspections are critical for U.S.-Iran relationship

Caleb Wong April 3, 2015

Iran’s agreement to limit its nuclear program is crucial to American foreign policy, according to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire). At an on-campus event Thursday, Ayotte said nuclear inspectors...

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Ghirardelli CEO emphasizes importance of leadership, communication in business talk

Vinesh Kovelamudi April 3, 2015

Martin Thompson, president and CEO of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, offered career advice to students at an on-campus talk Thursday. Thompson emphasized leadership and communication skills as important...

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Panel: Social media helps spread awareness, ideas during revolutions

Katie Keenan April 3, 2015

Social media has increased global awareness of revolutions and made the expression and spread of ideas easier, according to a panel of social media experts.  A group of experts spoke on campus...

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Jewish student groups prepare for Passover seder

Sebastian Herrera April 3, 2015

Five cooks chopped carrots. Forty-five pounds of brisket sat in the refigerator, waiting to be cooked. Among the piles of ingredients lining the kitchen counters, bread — in fact, all products that...

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Faux golden eggs dash hopes of free textbooks at Co-op hunt

Lauren Florence April 3, 2015

About 40 students searched campus Thursday morning hoping to find a golden egg and win a semester’s worth of free textbooks in the process, but were misled by the presence of “fake” eggs...

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Student group starts petition for free on-campus STD testing petition

Nashwa Bawab April 2, 2015

A UT student organization recently started a petition calling for free access to sexually transmitted disease testing on campus for all students and faculty. The UT American Medical Student Association...

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Pre-health honor society hosts pie-throwing charity event

Wes Scarborough April 2, 2015

Presidents from various student organizations around campus got pied for a good cause Wednesday. In light of April Fools’ Day, pre-health honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta held its third annual...

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Note-sharing company brings services to UT

Samantha Ketterer April 2, 2015

Nexus Notes, an Australia-based college-note-sharing company, opened its website to UT students last week — the company’s first venture into the American marketplace. Through the Nexus Notes...

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Barbecue joints face possible new City regulations

Jackie Wang April 2, 2015

Cuatro Kowalski, owner of the West Campus barbecue restaurant Freedmen’s, plans to oppose the Austin City Council’s proposed resolution that would require restaurants near residences to mitigate...

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Reagan defied stereotypes, campaign manager says

Lauren Florence April 1, 2015

Despite the stereotype as a “dumb actor,” former President Ronald Reagan’s greatest legacy was advancing the end of the Cold War, according to Reagan’s former campaign manager. At...

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Campus growth will increase water usage, despite conservation efforts

Samantha Ketterer April 1, 2015

Each minute, almost 13,000 gallons of water pump through pipes at one of four chilling stations on campus. This is just a fraction of the approximately 700 million gallons of water the University uses...