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

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...

Council seeks alternate appraisal of professors

Nick Mehendale November 16, 2010

UT’s Faculty Council created a new committee at its Monday meeting to determine the best way to conduct annual evaluations, hoping to ensure the faculty has a say in how professors and staff are...

Law school alumnus honored

Allie Kolechta November 15, 2010

The School of Law dean and a UT law alumnus unveiled Friday a sculpture of James DeAnda, a lawyer, social activist and federal judge. DeAnda, a UT alumnus, fought for the integration of Mexican-Americans...

Spike Lee discusses Katrina, oil spill

Gerald Rich November 14, 2010

The 5-foot-6-inch outspoken director Spike Lee made his presence felt on the stage at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium on Sunday and focused on the ongoing corruption resulting from Hurricane Katrina...

UT staffer arrested over shower footage

Aziza Musa November 14, 2010

A former UT women’s track equipment manager faces 10 counts of improper photography or visual recording after UT police found footage of team members in stages of undress in his home. UTPD...

Event remembers deceased homeless with lunch, movie

Lauren Giudice November 14, 2010

As the sun rose Sunday morning, members of a local homeless advocacy group read the names of 168 homeless men and women who died in Austin this year, and mourners hung origami birds on the Tree of Remembrance...

Confusion of roles spurs SG election board delays

Audrey White November 14, 2010

The Election Supervisory Board is supposed to be formed by the third week of October, according to the Student Government constitution and election code, but the committee that will appoint the board...

Professor says recovery requires ‘creative class’

Nick Mehendale November 14, 2010

Austin is paving the way for Texas to pull out of the economic recession, according to a prominent urban studies theorist. Richard Florida, a professor of business and creativity at the University...

Gov. Perry’s book tour ignites presidential speculation

Nolan Hicks November 14, 2010

After appearances on Fox News, The Today Show, The Daily Show and CNN’s Sunday morning program, Gov. Rick Perry returned to Texas from his whirlwind book tour last week. The tour has launched...

Students explore Japanese culture

Anna Fata November 14, 2010

While many Americans might affiliate Japanese culture with sushi, karaoke and anime, the UT Japanese Association hosted a fall festival to expand students’ knowledge about the country. The...

North Texas Republican joins state House Speaker race

Nolan Hicks November 14, 2010

The race for Texas House Speaker grew more complicated when Rep. Ken Paxton threw his hat into a ring already occupied by current Speaker Rep. Joe Straus and Rep. Warren Chisum. A conservative Republican...

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