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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



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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

New sensory vest could give deaf individuals ability to understand sound

Sebastian Herrera March 11, 2015

A graduate researcher at the Baylor College of Medicine has developed a sensory device that gives deaf individuals the ability to communicate sound to their brains. The device, called a Versatile...


UT System unveils new learning platform

Josh Willis March 11, 2015

The UT System Institute for Transformational Learning introduced a new learning platform that uses competency-based education in an attempt to more actively engage students. The institute developed...


Professor discusses professional struggles of LGBT educators

Rachel Lew March 11, 2015

Gay and lesbian teachers face challenges that their heterosexual colleagues do not, according to a visiting professor from Boston University. Catherine Connell, researcher and sociology assistant...


Research suggests hand-writing notes improve retention

Sherry Tucci March 11, 2015

Although use of computers for note-taking purposes at the University is up to each professor’s discretion, research shows that students who take handwritten notes typically perform better than those...


Executive alliance candidates use baby goats for votes

Eleanor Dearman March 11, 2015

Executive alliance candidates Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu used kids to gain votes Tuesday — baby goats, that is. Hundreds of students lined up at the Student Activity Center to see the...


Executive alliance runoff election third in SG history

Samantha Ketterer March 11, 2015

The third executive alliance runoff election in Student Government history will take place this week between candidates Braydon Jones and Kimia Dargahi, and fellow candidates Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit...

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