The Daily Texan

Muslims on campus, allies finish day’s fast for charity

Ahsika Sanders October 27, 2010

Students, faculty members and Austinites gathered around tables in the McCombs School of Business atrium on Tuesday, silently listening to the call to prayer, an operatic-style hymn that signified the...

Archivist tells history of Hershey

Yvonne Marquez October 27, 2010

As students listened to Pamela Whitenack, director of the Hershey Community Archives, they popped the famous tiny chocolate kisses into their mouths. The oral history archivist spoke at the School...

Jury for DeLay trial selected after eight hours

Nolan Hicks October 27, 2010

It was supposed to take at least two days, but after a marathon court hearing that lasted for more than eight hours Tuesday, a state district court seated a jury of six men and six women to hear the...

Press director announces retirement for Feb. 2011

Shivam Purohit October 27, 2010

After 18 years of service, Joanna Hitchcock, director of the University of Texas Press, will retire from her position in February 2011. UT Provost Steven Leslie will appoint an interim director...

Quintana scrutinized for assault allegations

Aziza Musa October 27, 2010

Less than a week after being reinstated to the Austin Police Department, Officer Leonardo Quintana is facing new scrutiny from the department after allegations of assault from his former girlfriend....

Latino rally draws Austin political figures

Allison Kroll October 27, 2010

In memory of Emma Barrientos, the wife of a retired state senator, the Travis County Democratic Party and the Austin Tejano Democrats sponsored an early voting rally Tuesday at Zaragosa Park in East...

Students share funding, stances with Democrats

Nick Mehendale October 26, 2010

The Democrats are greatly outpacing Republicans in contributions from college students this election cycle, according to a recent report from a government watchdog group. The Democratic National...

Civic collectives team up to provide accessible data

Nick Mehendale October 26, 2010

This month, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation will begin managing Project Vote Smart’s Key Votes program, a free online database that provides citizens with access to congressional...

Poll reveals Republican lead, White’s supportive voter base

Nolan Hicks October 26, 2010

A new UT and Texas Tribune poll released Monday showed Bill White trailing Gov. Rick Perry by 10 points, with Perry collecting 50 percent of the vote to White’s 40 percent. Third party candidates...

Grants aid in biology research with quick-evolving plant DNA

Vidushi Shrimali October 26, 2010

Biology professor Robert Jansen and three colleagues received a $2.4 million research grant from the National Science Foundation to study the DNA sequences in 16 plant species. Jansen said plants...

National Trust asks residents to reflect on local identity, preservation of culture

Vidushi Shrimali October 26, 2010

When UT graduate Jason Clement asked Austinites to describe their city in one word, some of the most popular answers were eclectic, weird, confused and home. Clement and Julia Rocchi, online content...

Landmark artwork gains legal permit

Anna Fata October 26, 2010

After a seven-month battle, the Austin landmark known as the Cathedral of Junk received proper building permits to remain open to the public. The Cathedral of Junk is a 33-foot, fort-like structure...