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

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...

Holocaust survivor recalls resistance to Nazis

Matthew Stottlemyre November 18, 2010

Leah Johnson was 16 years old when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. She spent the rest of her teenage years resisting Nazi forces from within Poland as part of a Jewish resistance group. Johnson escaped...

Crew rows to raise equipment funds

Audrey White November 18, 2010

Texas Crew members said passion for their sport gets them up each weekday at 5:15 a.m. for practice. They took that passion to the West Mall on Monday and Tuesday to raise awareness and funds for their...

Cuts endanger UT jobs, programs

Collin Eaton November 17, 2010

The latest round of 3-percent budget cuts to state agencies could mean a reduction of about $9 million in UT’s state funding. But University officials could not say a day after the cuts were announced...

Liberal Arts deficit jeopardizes ethnic studies

Audrey White November 17, 2010

Ethnic studies centers and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies may fall under the swinging axe of University budget cuts, and members of a new student organization called The Students Speak said...

Haitian amputees tour United States, compete at Capitol

Yvonne Marquez November 16, 2010

Emmanuel Ladouceur was on the bottom floor of a three-story building with his family when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti last January. A goalkeeper for a local soccer team, Ladouceur lost his...

McCombs falters in rankings, soars in student satisfaction

Nick Mehendale November 16, 2010

The McCombs School of Business is the 25th best business school in the U.S., according to a recent ranking by a Bloomberg Businessweek report. The business school fell four places from 2008, according...

Study shows rise in internationals, first drop in US students abroad

Lauren Giudice November 16, 2010

International student enrollment in colleges nationwide steadily increased this year, while the total number of U.S. students who studied abroad decreased slightly, according to a recent study by an...

Video brings war-torn African life to US

Anna Fata November 16, 2010

The world-renowned social justice group Invisible Children included UT on its tour to spread awareness about the effects living in war-torn East Africa has on the region’s children, hosting a...

UT explores hydrogen fuel, sparks government interest

Lauren Giudice November 16, 2010

UT’s Center for Electromechanics, along with Atlanta-based Center for Transportation and the Environment, delivered two hydrogen-powered utility vehicles to the U.S. military’s largest combat support...

State demands additional budget cuts

Nolan Hicks November 16, 2010

Texas needs to cut its spending an additional 2 to 3 percent for the current budget cycle as state revenues lag almost $4 billion below projections, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Texas House Speaker Joe...

Cultural exchange promoted through International Education Week

Vidushi Shrimali November 16, 2010

More than 2,000 students left Austin to study abroad last school year, and this fall about twice as many international students from 115 countries came to the city to study at UT. The University’s...

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