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

‘Beloved’ theater instructor to be honored with memorial

Lauren Giudice November 22, 2010

Oscar G. Brockett, a former theater instructor and professor emeritus at UT, will be honored with a memorial service on Dec. 11 in the B. Iden Payne Theatre in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building. “He...

Research nets professor award for drug research

Anna Fata November 22, 2010

A pharmacy professor earned a $10,000 award for his research that will help maximize the efficiency of pharmaceutical drugs. The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas Foundation...

Author critiques Texas justice system

Lauren Giudice November 22, 2010

Since the 1960s, Texas’ criminal justice system has become a blueprint for other states’ prison reform efforts — a trend that author Robert Perkinson said leaves the public no safer and wastes its money. Perkinson,...

DREAM allies join hunger strike

Audrey White November 22, 2010

Eight UT students will join a statewide hunger strike in support of the DREAM Act. Their primary aim for the strike is to urge Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, to support the legislation, they said. The...

Commission follows ban with retailer investigation

Collin Eaton November 22, 2010

Four days after the federal government banned popular caffeine-alcohol brews such as Four Loko, University police have not noticed an unusual amount of wild binge drinking and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage...

‘Mega-gifts’ propel fundraising efforts

Collin Eaton November 22, 2010

UT’s capital campaign raised more than $134.5 million in private donations and pledges in the second quarter of 2010 — the largest amount received among 36 universities surveyed for a report released...

Bookstore to open inside Dobie Mall, offer rental option

Allison Kroll November 22, 2010

Students will have a new alternative for textbook rentals and purchases starting next week. BookHolders, a 10,592-square-foot store, is set to open Nov. 29 in Dobie Mall. The BookHolders on campus...

UT professor returning to Law School after SEC job

Nick Mehendale November 22, 2010

UT law professor Henry Hu will return to School of Law after heading a division of the Securities and Exchange Commission for 13 months. Hu is a graduate of Yale Law School and his writings have appeared...

City to install car plug-in stations at civic buildings

Shivam Purohit November 22, 2010

City facilities around Austin will soon be equipped with electric car plug-in stations, said an Austin Energy spokesman. Austin Energy partnered with California-based Coulomb Technologies, an electric...

Expo features Texas Venture Labs

Collin Eaton November 22, 2010

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors listened intently Friday as Dan Street, founder of a company that attempts to connect people with their neighborhood, showed off his new spin on social connections...

Discouraged fans put hope in the hex

Allie Kolechta November 22, 2010

The same red candle that has illuminated the Main Mall during hex rallies for more than 20 years lit the night for about 2,000 students at this year’s event on Monday. The Texas Exes student chapter...

Methodists to vote on GLBT inclusion

Audrey White November 22, 2010

This winter, the University United Methodist Church at 24th and Guadalupe streets may join a growing list of Methodist churches across the country that are officially open to GLBT Christians. The church’s...

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