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

Childhood obesity causes concern in local communities

Yvonne Marquez December 1, 2010

This generation of American children is expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents because of their unhealthy food choices and sedentary lifestyles, said several childhood obesity experts...

Board of Regents to consider athletic directors’ salary deals

Andrew Kreighbaum December 1, 2010

The UT System Board of Regents will discuss new contracts for UT men’s athletics director DeLoss Dodds and women’s athletics director Chris Plonsky at their Thursday meeting. The regents...

SG finishes last meeting supporting gun control

Audrey White December 1, 2010

In its last meeting of the semester, the Student Government assembly passed a resolution in support of in-state tuition for undocumented Texas residents — reflecting agreement with an existing...

Michelle Malkin riles up audience over DREAM Act

Ahsika Sanders December 1, 2010

Potential passage of the DREAM Act raised tension on campus Tuesday when the College Republicans at Texas sponsored a talk by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin. What started out as a summary...

Association awards faculty members

Vidushi Shrimali November 30, 2010

Seven UT faculty members were named for a $5,000 award for teaching excellence. Established in the fall of 1980, the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award honors five professors in the College...

Environmental expert to join faculty as Fulbright professor

Nick Mehendale November 30, 2010

Environmental expert Oswaldo dos Santo Lucon will join the UT faculty in the spring semester as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in environmental sciences and policy. Lucon is a professor at the University...

Texas 4000 attempts to break records

Allie Kolechta November 30, 2010

A group of more than 50 students who bike 4,600 miles from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, every summer broke a record for the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance’s Break Cancer initiative, said advertising...

Students voice concerns over labor rights group

Allie Kolechta November 30, 2010

An affiliation with an anti-sweatshop nonprofit group is not enough to ensure that all UT apparel is made only under ethical working conditions, said students in a meeting with UT’s trademark...

Korean Austinites respond to deadly artillery attack

Anna Fata November 30, 2010

After North Korea launched artillery shells that killed four South Koreans last week, the Korean community in Austin expressed their concern for both countries and said they were saddened by the impoverished...

UT forces high school to change similar logo

Lauren Giudice November 30, 2010

To protect the integrity of its trademark Longhorn logo, the University made a Kansas high school alter its own. The schools have been communicating for several months and administrators at Gardner...

Journalism school to reduce number of adjunct professors

Collin Eaton November 28, 2010

The UT School of Journalism will lose several veterans of the news business next semester as budget cuts cause a reduction in the number of adjunct professors. The school will drop several specialized...

Task force submits advice for SG revisions

Audrey White November 28, 2010

The Student Government Reform Task Force’s completed list of recommended changes to SG’s constitution and bylaws includes an overhaul of the agency structure, the addition of a more permanent judiciary...

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