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

Texas judge to examine lawfulness of execution

Aziza Musa December 3, 2010

A district judge will decide if the Texas death penalty statute is constitutional for the first time in the state’s history in a hearing scheduled for Monday. Harris County Judge Kevin Fine...

State public education may face less funding

December 3, 2010

Texas spends more money on public and higher education than on any other part of the budget, with more than 40 percent of the spending going to classrooms. Because of the estimated $25 billion revenue...

Regents approve renewal of athletics directors’ contracts otiation

Collin Eaton December 3, 2010

The UT System Board of Regents gave UT President William Powers Jr. authority to renew and boost the contracts for men’s athletics director DeLoss Dodds and women’s athletic director Christine...

University colleges unite to talk about budget cuts

Audrey White December 3, 2010

Under a cloud of controversy about recommended cuts to 15 University centers and institutes, the College of Liberal Arts had its first College Tuition and Budget Advisory Committee meeting Thursday...

Missionary takes Word to the street

Audrey White December 3, 2010

Smerf looks at the ground while he speaks about his fractured family, his psychiatric disorders, his years as a drug user and dealer and his experiences seeing friends die. But when he starts talking...

Painting with the power of the sun growing closer to reality

Emily Sides December 3, 2010

About five years ago, chemical engineering professor Brian Korgel imagined painting with an ink powered by solar cells. Although his vision is not ready for commercial use, it is closer today than...

Athletic spending growth overtakes academic

Collin Eaton December 3, 2010

UT has the largest athletic, academic and administrative budgets in the Big 12 and UT’s athletic spending has grown faster than instructional spending, according to a new study from the American...

Website to offer $5,000 to students in campus contest

Ahsika Sanders December 1, 2010

While sites such as Bing and Google are marketing ways to make Internet browsing more specific, a popular website is capitalizing on the fun of surfing the Web. StumbleUpon.com caters to users’...

Childhood obesity causes concern in local communities

Yvonne Marquez December 1, 2010

This generation of American children is expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents because of their unhealthy food choices and sedentary lifestyles, said several childhood obesity experts...

Board of Regents to consider athletic directors’ salary deals

Andrew Kreighbaum December 1, 2010

The UT System Board of Regents will discuss new contracts for UT men’s athletics director DeLoss Dodds and women’s athletics director Chris Plonsky at their Thursday meeting. The regents...

Austin progressing at faster rate than other post-recession cities

Allison Kroll December 1, 2010

Austin’s progress since the recession is higher than any other U.S. metropolitan city, according to a Brookings Institution report released Tuesday. “Global MetroMonitor: The Path to...

Texas State pending concealed carry approval

Allison Kroll December 1, 2010

Students at Texas State University may become the first in the state to approve of legislative efforts to reverse Texas’ ban on concealed carry on state campuses pending approval from the student...

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