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

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...

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...

Photographers explore variety of life in Texas

Allison Kroll November 19, 2010

Penny De Los Santos has moved in her photography from documenting diverse aspects of South Texas, from prison and gang lifestyles to family life depicted in “Quinceaneras.” “I realized photography...

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...

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...

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