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

Cuts unite student political groups

Melissa Ayala January 26, 2011

University Democrats and College Republicans may butt heads on most issues this legislative session, but both will lobby to fight higher education funding cuts. “Obviously, we disagree with the...

Along party lines, Senate advances voter ID bill

Shamoyita DasGupta January 26, 2011

State senators voted along party lines Tuesday night to begin hearing amendments tonight to a sweeping voter ID bill that would require voters to provide adequate government-issued identification before...

Honoring the service of wounded warriors

Melissa Ayala January 25, 2011

Six soldiers who served in Iraq and are now recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center received a warm welcome on the Capitol grounds in commemoration of Wounded Warrior Day on Monday. Gov....

Faculty council assesses progress in gender equity

Matthew Stottlemyre January 25, 2011

Only five of the University’s 18 schools and colleges created and posted plans to address gender inequality in the faculty that a special task force reported in 2008. The University’s...

Students tackle anti-immigrant bills

Ahsika Sanders January 25, 2011

Note: This is the second in a three-part series examining what student organizations are doing to lobby the 82nd Texas Legislature. University Leadership Initiative, a UT group that supports...

McCombs site expands to social media

Donovan Sanders January 25, 2011

A Red McCombs School of Business publication that features faculty research about big ideas in business recently started using social media to reach a wider audience. The editors of,...

Fresh candidates prepare campaigns for SG elections

Donovan Sanders January 25, 2011

A new group of student leaders is preparing to run for Student Government after election filing began Jan. 18. To file for a position, students must pick up and turn in a filing packet in...

Runners put on gorilla suits to raise money for primates

Lauren Giudice January 24, 2011

More than 700 runners departed from Austin City Hall for a 5K on Saturday, but this was not your normal race. The first Austin Gorilla Run benefited the endangered mountain gorillas in Africa by...

Gathering sheds light on pieces of past

Lauren Giudice January 24, 2011

Scientists from three archeological and history centers helped between 400 and 500 people identify artifacts for UT’s biannual Identification Day on Sunday. The experts from Texas Natural...

Conservative Christians divorce more, study says

Anna Fata January 24, 2011

Divorce is more common among conservative Christians and young people, according to a recent study. University of Iowa sociology professor Jennifer Glass presented her study on skyrocketing...

Texas textbooks may add critique of evolution

Anna Fata January 24, 2011

A creationist group expressed interest in including information about the religious belief in science textbooks that comply with the new Texas curriculum. The Richardson-based Foundation of...

UT sees rise in mental health cases, reflects national trend

Matthew Stottlemyre January 24, 2011

More UT students who go to the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center have urgent needs or serious mental health issues than in the past, according to center administrators. This trend parallels...

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