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


Press director announces retirement for Feb. 2011

Shivam Purohit October 27, 2010

After 18 years of service, Joanna Hitchcock, director of the University of Texas Press, will retire from her position in February 2011. UT Provost Steven Leslie will appoint an interim director...

Quintana scrutinized for assault allegations

Aziza Musa October 27, 2010

Less than a week after being reinstated to the Austin Police Department, Officer Leonardo Quintana is facing new scrutiny from the department after allegations of assault from his former girlfriend....

Latino rally draws Austin political figures

Allison Kroll October 27, 2010

In memory of Emma Barrientos, the wife of a retired state senator, the Travis County Democratic Party and the Austin Tejano Democrats sponsored an early voting rally Tuesday at Zaragosa Park in East...

Veteran’s story fights racial stigmas

Allie Kolechta October 27, 2010

Felix Longoria died 65 years ago as a decorated soldier in World War II but was denied a wake by the only funeral home in his hometown, Three Rivers, Texas. One of the only doctors in the Southwest,...

Coalition pursues suicide prevention

Yvonne Marquez October 27, 2010

An open conversation about suicide is important so the act will not become stigmatized, said Amy Durall, a representative from Victim Services at the Travis County Sheriff’s Department. On...

Truck collides with motorcycle

Collin Eaton October 27, 2010

A white Frito-Lay truck crashed into a man riding a motorcycle early Tuesday near a parking lot on Guadalupe Street. The man was conscious and breathing when paramedics took him to University Medical...

Service rouses kinship, reflection

Lauren Giudice October 26, 2010

Friends came together to celebrate the life of James Roach, a former government professor who taught at UT for 45 years, on Thursday in the University’s Main Building. A World War II veteran...

Students share funding, stances with Democrats

Nick Mehendale October 26, 2010

The Democrats are greatly outpacing Republicans in contributions from college students this election cycle, according to a recent report from a government watchdog group. The Democratic National...

Civic collectives team up to provide accessible data

Nick Mehendale October 26, 2010

This month, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation will begin managing Project Vote Smart’s Key Votes program, a free online database that provides citizens with access to congressional...

Poll reveals Republican lead, White’s supportive voter base

Nolan Hicks October 26, 2010

A new UT and Texas Tribune poll released Monday showed Bill White trailing Gov. Rick Perry by 10 points, with Perry collecting 50 percent of the vote to White’s 40 percent. Third party candidates...

Grants aid in biology research with quick-evolving plant DNA

Vidushi Shrimali October 26, 2010

Biology professor Robert Jansen and three colleagues received a $2.4 million research grant from the National Science Foundation to study the DNA sequences in 16 plant species. Jansen said plants...

National Trust asks residents to reflect on local identity, preservation of culture

Vidushi Shrimali October 26, 2010

When UT graduate Jason Clement asked Austinites to describe their city in one word, some of the most popular answers were eclectic, weird, confused and home. Clement and Julia Rocchi, online content...

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