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

National Trust asks residents to reflect on local identity, preservation of culture

Vidushi Shrimali October 26, 2010

When UT graduate Jason Clement asked Austinites to describe their city in one word, some of the most popular answers were eclectic, weird, confused and home. Clement and Julia Rocchi, online content...

Landmark artwork gains legal permit

Anna Fata October 26, 2010

After a seven-month battle, the Austin landmark known as the Cathedral of Junk received proper building permits to remain open to the public. The Cathedral of Junk is a 33-foot, fort-like structure...

SBOE elections attract moderate candidates

Audrey White October 26, 2010

There are eight open seats on the State Board of Education, and the state’s largest teacher and school board associations, as well as candidates, said they hope to see the new board focus on educational...

UT faculty want say in budget planning

Collin Eaton October 26, 2010

As shrinking financial resources force college deans to cut back on personnel and other expenses, UT’s Faculty Council is pressing for greater faculty involvement in budgetary decision-making. Currently,...

Candidates argue over ‘sanctuary’ policy

Nolan Hicks October 26, 2010

With Election Day just a week away, Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign has revived previously disproved claims that Houston is a sanctuary city, arguing that immigration policies led to the death of a...

Rat study shows sisters lower male desirability

Anna Fata October 25, 2010

Males with many sisters are less attractive to women, according to a study of rat behavior by a UT professor. David Crews, a professor of biology and psychology, studied behavior in rats and found...

Viva la Vida

Lauren Giudice October 25, 2010

Marigolds, art displays and hundreds of people in skeleton costumes celebrated Día de los Muertos at the Mexic-Arte Museum’s 27th annual Viva la Vida Fest, Austin’s largest and longest-running...

Candidate rematch takes a nasty turn

Nolan Hicks October 25, 2010

When it comes to the race for Texas agricultural commissioner, a rematch of the candidates from 2006 may result in the same outcome in a much nastier campaign. The race for agricultural commissioner...

UT staffers bemoan loss of jobs, lack of discussion

Collin Eaton October 25, 2010

In early October, Dianne Kline received a short letter saying she would become one of the more than 270 UT employees quietly laid off this year because of budget cuts. A senior administrative associate...

Dietary needs not met on campus

Audrey White October 25, 2010

College students love to eat. It’s one of those universal truths; like “grass is green” and “OU sucks.” But it can be harder for students with health, lifestyle and...

UT student media staff to face layoffs

Collin Eaton October 25, 2010

Student photographers for The Daily Texan lost their long-time adviser Friday and several other UT student media employees lost their jobs to budget cuts as student publications compensate for declining...

Students design low-cost housing

Nick Mehendale October 25, 2010

Student volunteers hoping to provide help to the homeless painted and continued construction on a one-room micro cottage for the homeless Saturday. The project is part of Community First!, an initiative...