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

Indian activist reflects on movie roles

Mary Ellen Knewtson October 21, 2010

An audience of about 400 people jumped to their feet as a security guard escorted actress and activist Shabana Azmi toward the stage of the Texas Union Theater on Wednesday. She spoke to students...

Unaddressed issues in global warming tied to state funds

Matthew Stottlemyre October 21, 2010

The Texas Legislature has failed to address climate change issues because, among other reasons, the state’s economy is based on fossil fuels, a UT geology professor said Wednesday. Jay Banner...

University scrutinizes text alert pros, cons

Aziza Musa October 21, 2010

After internally assessing its response on Sept. 28 — the day mathematics sophomore Colton Tooley fired 11 rounds of his AK-47 on campus before taking his own life — the University’s...

Police raise funds for cancer cure

Ahsika Sanders October 21, 2010

Officers, sergeants, deputies and family members, decked in their Halloween best, performed Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in the downtown Austin Police Department garage Wednesday to...

Study examines effects of obesity on future health

Ahsika Sanders October 21, 2010

Obesity creates a high risk for dementia later in life, according to a study by UT researchers. The study, released Tuesday in the scientific journal “Obesity,” found that insulin sensitivity...

White pushes for education reform on West Mall

Ahsika Sanders October 20, 2010

Two weeks before the Nov. 2 election, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White focused on affordable higher education and textbook curricula as he assured students on the West Mall on Tuesday that...

City to report possible job vacancies

Lauren Giudice October 20, 2010

The city of Austin is expected to report approximately 1,000 job vacancies in the city’s various departments in November, but not all of the jobs will be filled. The city’s human resource...

Researchers to create free educational game

Ahsika Sanders October 20, 2010

UT researchers are developing a computer programming game that will engage Central Texas middle and high school students in engineering and computer science by merging robotics and sports. Associate...

Governor debate includes every candidate but Perry

Nolan Hicks October 20, 2010

Tuesday night, the five largest newspapers in Texas held their gubernatorial debate at KLRU-TV’s studios on the UT campus — Democrat Bill White, Libertarian Kathie Glass and Green Party...

Gender pay study shows gap between UT faculty

Collin Eaton October 20, 2010

Two years after a UT task force told chief administrators how to ease the pay gap between male and female faculty, about 59 percent of the UT’s academic core and athletics salary payouts go to...

A closer look at income

Collin Eaton October 12, 2010

  The University faces countless hardships in the current economy — from budget cuts to hiring freezes and limiting pay increases — but intractable equity issues still linger...

Study: males likely to prize commitment, love with sex

Vidushi Shrimali October 10, 2010

Men are more likely than women to be satisfied from sex motivated by a relationship based on love and commitment, according to a study by UT psychology researchers. The study, released Oct. 22 in...