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

Photography exhibit aims to highlight creative work

Lauren Giudice December 6, 2010

UT photography students said the photos they submitted to the exhibition of the UT chapter of the National Press Photographers Association on Sunday night were not necessarily geared toward publication...

Students bemoan fires in northern Israel

Lauren Giudice December 6, 2010

Although a massive fire ravaged northern Israel, taking 41 lives, students can feel its impact in Austin. The fire, which prompted mass evacuations, started Thursday morning in the Carmel Mountains...

Students speak out about past addictions

Audrey White December 6, 2010

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series about students involved in UT’s Center for Students in Recovery — their paths to addiction and how they achieved sobriety. Watch...

Students recognize disaster, emphasize accountability

Shivam Purohit December 5, 2010

Almost three decades after one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, UT students gathered Friday to remember the victims and add more pressure for Dow Chemical to take responsibility for...

Regents approve renewal of athletics directors’ contracts otiation

Collin Eaton December 3, 2010

The UT System Board of Regents gave UT President William Powers Jr. authority to renew and boost the contracts for men’s athletics director DeLoss Dodds and women’s athletic director Christine...

University colleges unite to talk about budget cuts

Audrey White December 3, 2010

Under a cloud of controversy about recommended cuts to 15 University centers and institutes, the College of Liberal Arts had its first College Tuition and Budget Advisory Committee meeting Thursday...

Missionary takes Word to the street

Audrey White December 3, 2010

Smerf looks at the ground while he speaks about his fractured family, his psychiatric disorders, his years as a drug user and dealer and his experiences seeing friends die. But when he starts talking...

Painting with the power of the sun growing closer to reality

Emily Sides December 3, 2010

About five years ago, chemical engineering professor Brian Korgel imagined painting with an ink powered by solar cells. Although his vision is not ready for commercial use, it is closer today than...

Athletic spending growth overtakes academic

Collin Eaton December 3, 2010

UT has the largest athletic, academic and administrative budgets in the Big 12 and UT’s athletic spending has grown faster than instructional spending, according to a new study from the American...

Protestors stage walkout to fight proposed slashes to ethnic studies

Collin Eaton and Audrey White December 1, 2010

One hundred and fifty students stormed the halls of the Gebauer liberal arts building on Wednesday and fired questions at Senior Associate Dean Richard Flores about $1 million in suggested cuts to 15...

Jewish Center celebrates Hanukkah

Allison Harris December 1, 2010

The Rohr Chabad Jewish Center at the University lit a 9-foot-tall menorah in front of a crowd of about 200 people to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah on Wednesday. The eight-day holiday commemorates...

FAC reopens third floor, upgrades safety systems

Ahsika Sanders December 1, 2010

Construction has left campus walkways and entire floors of the Flawn Academic Center blocked off since summer 2009, and officials say the disruptions will not end until next July. A construction...

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