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

Anti-corporal punishment group demands alternative discipline

Anna Fata November 9, 2010

Being paddled in school may seem like an antiquated form of discipline, but corporal punishment is still legal in 20 states. In the 2005-06 school year, about 50,000 Texas school children...

Influential alumni to be added to business school Hall of Fame

Allie Kolechta November 9, 2010

The Red McCombs School of Business will induct three alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday. The three inductees, John W. Carpenter III, Gary Kusin and Corbin J. Robertson Jr., were chosen...

Ethernet inventor to join UT faculty as program leader

Nick Mehendale November 9, 2010

  The Cockrell School of Engineering selected Robert Metcalfe, a venture capitalist and inventor, to oversee innovation and entrepreneurship at UT. Metcalfe brings to the University a variety...

Rallies share goal of social justice

Allie Kolechta November 9, 2010

Two different protests — coincidentally scheduled on the West Mall for the same time Monday — called attention to both the military occupation of Kashmir, India, and the use of sweatshops...

Former Longhorn killed by gunshot, woman left injured

Aziza Musa November 8, 2010

Family and friends laid to rest two former UT students this weekend after a Nov. 2 incident in North Austin left them dead and one woman injured. Phu Truong and Howard Huynh met through their...

Running 2,000 miles for the cure

November 8, 2010

As Rusty Tolliver and brothers Scott and Rhys Jenkins approached the end of their 2,000-mile run from Boston to Austin on Friday afternoon, they were greeted by a small crowd of friends, family and a few...

Retired UT professor, author dies

Nolan Hicks November 8, 2010

Oscar Brockett, a former UT professor who was considered one of the world’s foremost theater historians, died early Sunday morning from a stroke. He was 87. Brockett served as dean of...

Austin hosts eighth Race for the Cure

Nick Mehendale November 8, 2010

Cancer treatments left Austin resident Nancy Thibert too weak to walk the 5K route at Sunday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Instead, she sat at the finish line to support her family and...

Education prioritized for next legislative session

Audrey White November 8, 2010

With cuts to higher education on the horizon and textbook costs rising, college affordability is on the minds of many students, Texas student government leads said at a conference to set lobbying...

Shooting injures one woman; search underway for suspect

Aziza Musa November 8, 2010

Austin Police are investigating a shooting that left one woman injured near Martin Luther King Jr. and Airport boulevards early Sunday morning. At approximately 1:08 a.m., police received...

Director of science center, chemistry professor dies

Shivam Purohit November 8, 2010

Former students and colleagues of UT chemistry professor Paul Barbara remember him as a tireless researcher who still found time to connect with his classes. Barbara passed away Oct. 31 after...

Wrangling for the disabled

Emily Sides November 8, 2010

The Texas Wranglers were joined by more than 400 volunteers for the 13th annual City Wide Hold Up on Saturday where they panhandled on about 25 street corners in Austin. The event is the largest...