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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Speaker discusses gender roles and textiles in ancient Italy

Wes Scarborough March 25, 2015

Textiles from ancient Italy provide insight into the complexity of ancient societal rituals, such as weddings and funerals, and shed surprising light on the role of women in Etruscan society, according...

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“Shark Tank” investor gives advice on achieving business success

Sebastian Herrera March 25, 2015

Daymond John, a successful entrepreneur and investor who gained fame on the hit television reality series “Shark Tank,” spoke at the University on Tuesday, giving students advice on a successful...

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More beds still needed to keep up with student housing demand

Samantha Ketterer March 25, 2015

The number of on-campus housing applicants for fall 2014 was, again, more than the amount of people the University is equipped to house.  For the 2014–2015 school year, 9,743 students applied...

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Lecturer: Removal of Cuban embargo will improve U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations

Lauren Florence March 25, 2015

President Barack Obama’s January removal of the Cuban embargo is an important step toward restoring diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S., according to a senior research fellow at the Lyndon...

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New Students Services selects new director

Rund Khayyat March 24, 2015

Celena Mondie-Milner will be the next director of New Students Services, the Office of Student Affairs announced Tuesday.  As director, Mondie-Milner will oversee UT orientation and such programs...

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Panel discusses paying college athletes stipends

Zainab Calcuttawala March 24, 2015

Texas athletes-turned-lawmakers at a panel on Monday discussed the merits and challenges associated with paying student athletes a stipend for playing on university sports teams.  Although the...

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UTPD employs higher number of women than national average

Wynne Davis March 24, 2015

Ten women serve as officers win UTPD, making up 16 percent of the staff, and that number is higher than the national average of 13 percent among police departments nationwide. Julie Gillespie started...

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City project to improve Guadalupe Street generates significant student feedback

Jackie Wang March 23, 2015

As the Austin Transportation Department seeks feedback about improving Guadalupe Street, Student Government’s City Relations agency is working to amplify student voices in the conversation.  The...

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University adopts new Wi-Fi network to bolster security

Josh Willis March 23, 2015

The UT campus will shift over to a new Wi-Fi network over the next two months as part of an attempt to keep the network in line with modern security standards. UT spokesman Kevin Almasy said the “restricted.utexas.edu”...

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Research team receives award for skin cancer detection technology

Matthew Adams March 23, 2015

Members of the Cockrell School of Engineering and Seton Hospital received the South By Southwest Interactive Innovation SciFi No Longer award Tuesday for their research about the detection of skin cancer. Biomedical...

On-campus crimes continue during spring break

Wynne Davis March 23, 2015

Although the student population on campus dwindled this week, officers from the UTPD responded to many incidents involving non-UT subjects on and near campus.   During spring break, UTPD officers...

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Student Government will vote on legislation supporting removal of Jefferson Davis statue

Samantha Ketterer March 23, 2015

The Student Government Assembly will vote Tuesday on legislation supporting the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue on campus. The Student Affairs Committee passed the amended resolution, which will...