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

LBJ Foundation grants award to civil rights leader in D.C.

Allie Kolechta November 21, 2010

The LBJ Foundation awarded the first LBJ Liberty and Justice for All awarded to Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who worked with President Lyndon B. Johnson to pass major civil rights legislation...

UT employees renew term for TX sustainable growth

Emily Sides November 21, 2010

Two UT employees will serve another term as officers and board members on a five-county organization that manages sustainable growth in Texas. Fritz Steiner, the dean of the School of Architecture,...

Service projects unite Austinites in weekend of aid

Anna Fata November 21, 2010

Hundreds of Austinites participated in a weekend devoted to service a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday. Service Austin takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving every year, and different organizations...

Study connects gender, Facebook use

Lauren Giudice November 21, 2010

In a comprehensive study of Facebook, a UT professor and graduate student identified major differences between the way people of different genders and ethnicities use the social networking site. Radio-television-film...

Show promotes Indian culture

Lauren Giudice November 21, 2010

A student organization gave the UT community a glimpse into Indian culture at “Jhalak,” an educational and entertaining event about India’s history. The show featured eight dance performances and...

Texas Youth Commission report recommends various measures

Nolan Hicks November 21, 2010

The Texas Youth Commission should remain an independent agency for at least another six years after implementing many of the reforms mandated by the Legislature in 2007, according to a Texas Sunset Advisory...

Weavers share cooperative story

Allie Kolechta November 19, 2010

Women in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas have begun to make a living for themselves by weaving clothes and creating a way to break through social barriers, said a weaver from a women’s cooperative...

Aerospace department launches ‘nanosatellites’

Shivam Purohit November 19, 2010

The U.S. Air Force will launch two satellites from Alaska this evening constructed by the UT Satellite Design Lab after seven years of development. University graduate and undergraduate students designed...

Resolution urges UT to clarify layoff policy

Collin Eaton November 19, 2010

Staff Council passed a resolution on Thursday calling for Human Resource Services to provide comprehensive, easy-to-access information about the layoff process in response to repeated complaints of anxiety...

Harry Potter spellbinds fans

Amy Thornton November 19, 2010

  The lines forming throughout Austin on Thursday afternoon had nothing to do with football games or music festivals. The people standing in line waved wands, shouted words like “expelliarmus”...

Organization seeks to help immigrants earn fair pay

Yvonne Marquez November 19, 2010

Editor’s Note: Portions of interviews in this story were translated from Spanish. Felix Jimenez, an immigrant from Vera Cruz, Mexico, worked for an Austin roofing company for one year without receiving...

Legendary jazz innovator plays at Bass Concert Hall

Andrew Kreighbaum November 19, 2010

Saxophonist Ornette Coleman made his name in the late 1950s by defying traditional jazz forms and embracing collective improvisation as part of the “free jazz” movement. He didn’t...

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