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


UT student population size will not be affected by state population growth

Jackie Wang March 10, 2015

UT’s student population will not increase at the same rate as Texas’ projected 2050 population growth, according to University officials. Last week, the Office of the State Demographer released...


Visiting professor praises Israeli poet’s influence on Hebrew literature

Vinesh Kovelamudi March 10, 2015

Erez Biton used his literary talents to invent a type of language through poetry that had been previously non-existent in Israeli society, according to a visiting Israeli professor from New York. Prior...


UT’s first LGBT-inclusive sorority aims to tackle queer social issues

Zainab Calcuttawala March 10, 2015

UT students established a campus colony of the national sorority Gamma Rho Lambda this semester — the first queer-focused and transsexual-inclusive women’s Greek society at the University,...


UT graduate college of education ranks top 10 in nation for 2016

Sherry Tucci March 10, 2015

The College of Education is ranked among the top 10 graduate schools of education in the nation for 2016 because of its increased focus on research, according to a University official. U.S. News and...


Panel of UT Latino community discuss UT’s decision to not take punitive action against Texas Fiji

Adam Hamze March 10, 2015

On Monday, a panel of UT faculty and students discussed the University’s decision not to take punitive action against Texas Fiji after its Feb. 7 party guests said was “border patrol”...

Creative writing professor wins $20,000 Story Prize for short story collection

Caleb Wong March 9, 2015

Creative writing professor Elizabeth McCracken received the $20,000 Story Prize for her short story collection, “Thunderstruck and Other Stories,” in New York City on Wednesday.  The...

Immigrant women likely to encounter violence after crossing the border, panelists say

Matthew Adams March 9, 2015

The LBJ School of Public Affairs held a conference Friday to discuss violence immigrant women face along the U.S.-Mexico border. Austin-area immigrants and people in careers affiliated with immigration...


Study: Children of undocumented parents report higher anxiety levels, depressive symptoms

Nashwa Bawab March 9, 2015

American-born children of undocumented parents experience elevated levels of anxiety, according to a study conducted by professors from UT’s School of Social Work. If those children’s parents...


Hallucinations and time travelers: Satirical SG campaigns have long history at UT

Samantha Ketterer March 9, 2015

Executive Alliance running mates Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu are the first Texas Travesty candidates to participate in a runoff election —  but they are not the first humor campaign...


President of the Ford Foundation, UT alumnus Darren Walker to deliver commencement address

Josh Willis and Jackie Wang March 9, 2015

Darren Walker, UT alumnus and president of the Ford Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at the spring commencement ceremony on May 23, University administrators announced Friday. Walker began...


Innervisions Gospel Choir celebrates its 40th year on campus

Rebecca Fu March 9, 2015

When Almetris “Mama” Duren, the namesake of Duren Residence Hall, founded Innervisions Gospel Choir in 1974, it was one of the first black, non-Greek organizations on campus.  This...