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

Color offers insight into coral reef depletion, researchers show

Jasmin Sun January 28, 2011

While most scientists agree that coral reefs are in danger of dying, they point their fingers at causes that range from global warming to water pollution. New research from UT researchers suggest there...

Symposium celebrates legacy of UT’s first black law student

Shamoyita DasGupta January 28, 2011

Members of Heman Sweatt’s family sat among faculty, staff and students at a book talk Thursday to honor UT’s first African-American law student. The talk was the first event of the 25th Annual Heman...

Textbook bills aim to lower student costs as tuition rises

Melissa Ayala January 28, 2011

This legislative session, students can keep their eyes on two higher education bills that could significantly alter how much textbooks cost in the coming semesters. UT alumni Rep. Jose Lozano, D-Kingsville,...

Incoming freshmen manifest diminishing emotional health

Shamoyita DasGupta January 28, 2011

The emotional health of first-year college students has reached an all-time low while stress levels have increased significantly, according to a survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute...

Panelists explore bond between science, religion

Preethi Srikanth January 28, 2011

The intersection between science and religion creates ample fodder for fiery debate, but two religious leaders at a panel Thursday shared a more moderate view with students. The Islamic Dialogue Student...

Group urges students to challenge cuts

Joe Layton January 28, 2011

A group of students are working to take action against the $1 million in proposed budget cuts to specialized ethic and identity studies centers. The Students Speak, a UT activist group, led a “teach-in”...

City opens green training facilities

Allison Kroll January 27, 2011

High ceilings made of wood, steel and other recyclable materials muffle the sound of firing handguns, rifles and machine guns in a new shooting range designed to improve Austin Police Department’s performance...

Voter ID bill passes Senate along party lines

Melissa Ayala January 27, 2011

Lawmakers in the Texas Senate voted 19-11 in favor of voter ID on Wednesday along party lines. Amendments adopted include providing English and Spanish versions of education materials, allowing...

Potential TEXAS Grant cuts may burden future freshmen

Huma Munir January 27, 2011

More than 27,000 pending high school graduates may not be able to get the funding they need to receive higher education in the next biennium because of a proposed cut to the TEXAS Grant budget. The...

Globetrotters to show off ‘four-point shot’

William James January 27, 2011

The legendary Harlem Globetrotters will show off their new four-point shot in the “4 Times the Fun” showcase at the Frank Erwin Center on Friday. Harlem Globetrotter Aundre “Hot Shot” Branch said...

UT network faces dilemma about showing recruits’ games

Matthew Stottlemyre January 27, 2011

UT’s new network with ESPN could lose points with the NCAA if it airs high school athletics events, a Texas A&M University official said. A&M Athletic Director Bill Byrne said because of the network’s...

Harry Ransom Center showcases plate with Picasso pooch painting

Victoria Pagan January 27, 2011

The Harry Ransom Center will display a plate painted by Pablo Picasso in an upcoming exhibition. The plate was donated to the Ransom Center by photojournalist David Douglas Duncan in honor of Stanley...

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