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

UT, state agencies brace for further cuts

Nolan Hicks December 8, 2010

State leaders ordered in a letter to state agencies Tuesday to make another 2.5 percent reduction in spending for the current budget period as sales tax revenues continue to underperform initial budget...

Departments work to reform benefits for GLBT partners

Audrey White December 8, 2010

Advocates of equal benefits for GLBT faculty and staff won two victories this semester, as the UT Human Resource Services department and the Division of Housing and Food Service are each reviewing policies...

Texas anti-bullying bills introduced

Nolan Hicks December 8, 2010

After a summer of well-publicized deaths of several gay teenagers across the nation, two Texas lawmakers have introduced legislation to crack down on bullying in Texas’ public schools. The...

Applications being accepted for clean energy incubators

Yvonne Marquez December 8, 2010

The Austin Technology Incubator’s UT branch and the State Energy Conservation Office are accepting applicants for two new clean energy incubators at Texas universities. Clean energy incubators...

Foundation invests money for bilingual scholarships

Yvonne Marquez December 8, 2010

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health will invest $1.5 million to fund their bilingual scholarship program for three more years, said Octavio Martinez Jr., executive director of the foundation. This...

Committee seeks proxy for resigning president

Allie Kolechta December 8, 2010

The president of the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston announced his intention Monday to step down from his position after 15 years, as soon as a committee for the center appoints a replacement. During...

Speech explores cancer

Allison Kroll December 8, 2010

The challenges and opportunities in cancer research in Texas are progressing with the establishment of a new cancer research institute, a topic addressed by a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist in his presentation...

Finalists selected for police monitor

Aziza Musa December 8, 2010

The four finalists in the running for the city’s next police monitor all seek to administer one change if selected for office: more public outreach. The city created the position, along...

Brown confirms resignation of three UT coaches

Will Anderson December 7, 2010

Head coach Mack Brown put an end to speculation Monday with an e-mailed statement announcing the resignation of embattled offensive coordinator Greg Davis and two other Texas coaches. Davis came...

Drug fixations become destructive habits

Audrey White December 7, 2010

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series about students involved in UT’s Center for Students in Recovery — their paths to addiction and how they achieved sobriety....

Council questions provost on academic centers’ cuts

Collin Eaton December 7, 2010

Several members of the Faculty Council asked UT Provost Steven Leslie on Monday how the central administration would assist academic centers through the budget cuts and challenged him on the measurements...

Lake Patrol brings service offshore

Aziza Musa December 7, 2010

Unlike the Austin Police Department’s area command patrol, the agency’s Lake Patrol Unit takes a more service-oriented approach to enforcing the law. Austin Lake Patrol ­—...

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