The Daily Texan

Hindu festival a celebration of women

Emily Sides October 25, 2010

To celebrate the festival of Navratri, the Hindu Students Association invited everyone to join in a traditional form of stick dancing called Dandiya Raas. Each dancer held two long sticks they hit...

Rat study shows sisters lower male desirability

Anna Fata October 25, 2010

Males with many sisters are less attractive to women, according to a study of rat behavior by a UT professor. David Crews, a professor of biology and psychology, studied behavior in rats and found...

Viva la Vida

Lauren Giudice October 25, 2010

Marigolds, art displays and hundreds of people in skeleton costumes celebrated Día de los Muertos at the Mexic-Arte Museum’s 27th annual Viva la Vida Fest, Austin’s largest and longest-running...

Candidate rematch takes a nasty turn

Nolan Hicks October 25, 2010

When it comes to the race for Texas agricultural commissioner, a rematch of the candidates from 2006 may result in the same outcome in a much nastier campaign. The race for agricultural commissioner...

UT staffers bemoan loss of jobs, lack of discussion

Collin Eaton October 25, 2010

In early October, Dianne Kline received a short letter saying she would become one of the more than 270 UT employees quietly laid off this year because of budget cuts. A senior administrative associate...

Dietary needs not met on campus

Audrey White October 25, 2010

College students love to eat. It’s one of those universal truths; like “grass is green” and “OU sucks.” But it can be harder for students with health, lifestyle and...

Board rejects idea to connect schools

Collin Eaton October 22, 2010

The governing board of Texas Southmost College in Brownsville rejected a proposal for a new operating agreement with the University of Texas at Brownsville on Thursday that critics said would have ceded...

UT groups hold benefit concert

Ahsika Sanders October 22, 2010

Students walking in front of the Tower on Thursday were treated to a performance by a group of brightly dressed traditional Latin dancers, one of several acts featured in the “Make It Happen”...

UT program obtains grant for underserved students

Ahsika Sanders October 22, 2010

A program to improve language impairments of bilingual first grade students, initiated by UT speech-language researchers, received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. During...

Quintana reinstated to police force

Aziza Musa October 22, 2010

An arbitrator reinstated Austin police Officer Leonardo Quintana on Thursday after five months off the force following a drunken driving offense earlier this year. Quintana’s indefinite suspension...

Local economy wins big in football

Daniel Sanchez October 22, 2010

Longhorn fans may not be sitting where they thought they would be at the start of the season with a 4-2 record and a No. 19 ranking in the BCS, following a surprising 34-12 loss to underdog UCLA and...

Co-op asks faculty for on-time book lists

Audrey White October 22, 2010

If all faculty submit their book lists to the University Co-op before the Oct. 31 priority deadline, the bookstore could save $250,000 — translating into serious savings for students. When...