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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan


Slideshow: HOLI 2015

The Hindu Student Association hosted its annual celebration of Holi, the festival of colors, on the LBJ Lawn Sunday. During Holi celebrations, participants throw colored powder, known as rang, and water...


Slideshow: RoundUp Weekend 2015

Thalia Juarez, Ellyn Snider, and Lauren Ussery March 30, 2015

More than 15,000 people attended RoundUp 2015, a collection of parties and philanthropy events held across West Campus over the course of a single weekend. Check out our slideshow of the best pictures...

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Greg Fenves named sole finalist for UT presidency

Julia Brouillette and Josh Willis March 27, 2015

The UT System Board of Regents voted Friday to select Greg Fenves, UT executive vice president and provost, as the sole finalist to become the next UT president. If approved, Fenves will replace outgoing...


Bush adviser: Interrogation and torture are the only way to prevent terrorist attacks

Lauren Florence March 27, 2015

In a lecture on campus Thursday, John Yoo, who helped craft interrogation policies for the George W. Bush administration, said intelligence-gathering and the use of torture are the only way to stop terrorist...


Professor: Body fat percentage, distribution more important than appearance and weight

Rachel Lew March 27, 2015

When it comes to health, body fat percentage and distribution are more important than appearance and weight, according to a visiting nutrition professor. David Heber, a nutrition professor from the...


Former civil rights lawyer says public education is key in push for immigration reform

Caleb Wong March 27, 2015

To improve immigration policy, lawyers should focus on increasing public awareness of the issues U.S. immigrants face, a lecturer from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told students Thursday. Lucas...


IFC tightens wristband policy in preparation for RoundUp ’15

Wynne Davis March 27, 2015

Students from around the nation will flood West Campus for the 85th annual RoundUp event this weekend — and the Interfraternity Council is hoping all of them will be college students. This year,...


Backside backlash: New lumbar curvature study prompts criticism over social media

Sherry Tucci March 26, 2015

A recent study by University researchers concluded that men tend to prefer women with specific lumbar curvatures — and its promotion prompted criticism on social media. The study explored the...


University names new Division of Housing and Food Services executive director

Sebastian Herrera March 26, 2015

The Division of Student Affairs selected Hemlata Jhaveri, who currently serves as director of administrative services for the Division of Housing and Food Service, to be executive director of DHFS. Jhaveri...


Students protest UT’s merchandising deal because of labor rights concerns

Zainab Calcuttawala March 26, 2015

Students Against Sweatshops protested a new 10-year merchandising agreement between UT and 289c Apparel, which protesters allege has exhibited a pattern of labor violations in developing countries. Under...


Israel Block Party sparks annual protest

Samantha Ketterer March 26, 2015

While more than a thousand students came to celebrate Israeli culture at the Israel Block Party on the East Mall, dozens protested the party from feet away. Texas Hillel and Texans for Israel held...


Professor: African-American women are subject to greater scrutiny in airports

Rachel Lew March 25, 2015

African-American women are subject to greater airport security measures than other passengers at the airport, according to a UT professor. Sociology assistant professor Simone Browne spoke Tuesday about...