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



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...


SG legislative Assembly hears legislation supporting the removal of Jefferson Davis statue

Samantha Ketterer March 11, 2015

The Student Government legislative Assembly sent legislation to the Student Affairs Committee on Tuesday supporting the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue on campus. SG executive alliance candidates...


Dean of students will look into UT SAE chapter after OU fraternity disbanded for racist chant

Samantha Ketterer March 11, 2015

Two days after a viral video showed Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members from the University of Oklahoma chanting racial slurs, President William Powers Jr. announced the dean of students would investigate...


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...

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