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

Experts examine nations’ responses to H1N1 outbreak

Nick Mehendale November 30, 2010

Both the United States and China failed in their responses to the 2009 outbreak of H1N1, said a health and security expert at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Monday. Yanzhong Huang, director of...

Environmental expert to join faculty as Fulbright professor

Nick Mehendale November 30, 2010

Environmental expert Oswaldo dos Santo Lucon will join the UT faculty in the spring semester as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in environmental sciences and policy. Lucon is a professor at the University...

Texas 4000 attempts to break records

Allie Kolechta November 30, 2010

A group of more than 50 students who bike 4,600 miles from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, every summer broke a record for the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance’s Break Cancer initiative, said advertising...

Students voice concerns over labor rights group

Allie Kolechta November 30, 2010

An affiliation with an anti-sweatshop nonprofit group is not enough to ensure that all UT apparel is made only under ethical working conditions, said students in a meeting with UT’s trademark...

Korean Austinites respond to deadly artillery attack

Anna Fata November 30, 2010

After North Korea launched artillery shells that killed four South Koreans last week, the Korean community in Austin expressed their concern for both countries and said they were saddened by the impoverished...

UT forces high school to change similar logo

Lauren Giudice November 30, 2010

To protect the integrity of its trademark Longhorn logo, the University made a Kansas high school alter its own. The schools have been communicating for several months and administrators at Gardner...

Malou, mon chéri

Caleb Miller November 30, 2010

Love, war, death, Nazis, Hollywood, wives, girlfriends and llamas: It seems far-fetched, but these disparate elements are but a small selection from a life that is stranger than fiction. At age 90,...

Holiday weekend’s sales percentages rise little from last year’s numbers despite earlier hours

Allison Kroll November 28, 2010

Although some retailers opened earlier than usual to accommodate shoppers on Black Friday, the extended hours did not translate into more sales, according to a shopping trend analysis firm. Nationally,...

Odd investigations increase for UTPD

Aziza Musa November 28, 2010

The three men responsible for on-campus criminal investigations said they have been exceptionally busy because of the higher amount of unusual cases this year. The UT Police Department’s Criminal...

DeLay found guilty of campaign crime, awaits sentencing

Nolan Hicks November 28, 2010

He was one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington and redrew the shape of Texas politics. But now former U.S. House majority leader Tom DeLay is a convicted felon who is awaiting sentencing and...

Country musician Willie Nelson arrested for pot at checkpoint

The Associated Press November 28, 2010

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found on his tour bus. Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says...

State budget may weaken Texas Youth Commission

Nolan Hicks November 28, 2010

The state budget deficit could force the Texas Youth Commission, the state juvenile corrections agency, to substantially lower the costs of providing services — which may force layoffs and facility closures. The...

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