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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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SG leaders plan to lobby in opposition to campus carry at Texas House

Eleanor Dearman March 23, 2015

Over spring break, the Texas Senate gave final approval to SB 11, a campus carry bill for public universities. In response, members of the UT Student Government said they will intensify lobbying efforts...

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New organization encourages students to share their stories

Marisa Charpentier March 23, 2015

Hava Kane, Plan II and psychology sophomore, loves hearing stories. When she came to college, she spent hours having late-night conversations with new friends and quickly got addicted to listening to storytelling...

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Texas Senate clears open carry bill

Eleanor Dearman March 17, 2015

  Update (2:59 p.m.): The House Homeland Security and Public Safety committee left bills regarding campus carry and open carry pending in committee Tuesday. Guests attended a public hearing...

Computing expert: Universities struggle to effectively implement cloud-based technologies

Lauren Florence March 13, 2015

Though cloud computing has the potential to be incredibly useful on college campuses, university administrators will have to educate and engage their own faculty members on the technology if they want...

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Briscoe Center obtains papers from former governor of New Mexico

Matthew Adams March 13, 2015

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced Monday he has donated his political and professional papers to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American Studies.  Richardson’s papers —...

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Senate of College Councils elects members for 2015-2016 executive board

Samantha Ketterer March 13, 2015

Following a few weeks of campaigning within the Senate of College Councils, the Senate appointed members to the 2015–2016 executive board Thursday night. Rachel Osterloh won the presidential race;...

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Rotnofsky and Mandalapu elected SG leaders for upcoming school year

Samantha Ketterer March 12, 2015

Full story: Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu won the Student Government executive alliance race Thursday with 59.2 percent of the vote after three weeks of intense campaigning against Braydon...

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National Geographic CEO speaks about importance of keeping up with technological advances

Caleb Wong March 12, 2015

A legacy media company, such as National Geographic, has to reach people across different media platforms to stay relevant, according to Gary Knell, president and CEO of National Geographic.  Knell...

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Assistant instructors propose new method of teaching foreign languages

Zainab Calcuttawala March 12, 2015

Two Germanic studies assistant instructors have designed a “Dungeons and Dragons”-style course that will facilitate language learning. The course would have students role play the historical...

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Alamo Drafthouse CEO speaks as part of UT Entrepreneurship week

Rund Khayyat March 12, 2015

The path of an entrepreneur can be very risky to undertake, said Tim League, founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. League, who spoke Wednesday at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference...

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Austin photographer takes rare pictures of Texas Petawatt Laser facility

Emily Gibson and Mary Cantrell March 12, 2015

As popularized in the science fiction novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” the answer to the universe is 42. That’s also the number of photographs in Austin photographer...

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Former U.S. representatives suggest policies to reform gridlock causes

Lauren Florence March 11, 2015

In order to solve the current gridlock in Congress, state politicians should create a non-partisan committee to oversee redistricting, according to former U.S. Reps Tom Davis (R-North Dakota) and Martin...