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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

UT filmmakers create documentary investigating flaws in Willingham arson case

Aziza Musa December 1, 2010

After facing closed doors, statewide traveling and long editing hours, a UT radio-television-film lecturer and UT alumnus are close to the completion of an independent documentary chronicling the aftermath...

Campus group encourages students to thank UT staff

Destinee Hodge December 1, 2010

Students wrote thank-you notes in exchange for hot chocolate and other treats at the first Campus Support Staff Appreciation Day on Wednesday. The Orange Jackets hosted the event, which aimed to...

Protestors stage walkout to fight proposed slashes to ethnic studies

Collin Eaton and Audrey White December 1, 2010

One hundred and fifty students stormed the halls of the Gebauer liberal arts building on Wednesday and fired questions at Senior Associate Dean Richard Flores about $1 million in suggested cuts to 15...

Jewish Center celebrates Hanukkah

Allison Harris December 1, 2010

The Rohr Chabad Jewish Center at the University lit a 9-foot-tall menorah in front of a crowd of about 200 people to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah on Wednesday. The eight-day holiday commemorates...

FAC reopens third floor, upgrades safety systems

Ahsika Sanders December 1, 2010

Construction has left campus walkways and entire floors of the Flawn Academic Center blocked off since summer 2009, and officials say the disruptions will not end until next July. A construction...

A&M System rule spurs criticism from journalists

Matthew Stottlemyre December 1, 2010

A Texas A&M University System regulation may limit professors’ ability to teach about the Texas Public Information Act, according to several UT journalism professors. The regulation, which...

Face AIDS group raises funds with free testing

Allie Kolechta December 1, 2010

Students at UT Austin can help fight AIDS and support those suffering globally, said a representative from Face AIDS in the Union on Wednesday. UT’s Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human...

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...

Association awards faculty members

Vidushi Shrimali November 30, 2010

Seven UT faculty members were named for a $5,000 award for teaching excellence. Established in the fall of 1980, the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award honors five professors in the College...

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