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

Former Longhorn killed by gunshot, woman left injured

Aziza Musa November 8, 2010

Family and friends laid to rest two former UT students this weekend after a Nov. 2 incident in North Austin left them dead and one woman injured. Phu Truong and Howard Huynh met through their...

Retired UT professor, author dies

Nolan Hicks November 8, 2010

Oscar Brockett, a former UT professor who was considered one of the world’s foremost theater historians, died early Sunday morning from a stroke. He was 87. Brockett served as dean of...

Education prioritized for next legislative session

Audrey White November 8, 2010

With cuts to higher education on the horizon and textbook costs rising, college affordability is on the minds of many students, Texas student government leads said at a conference to set lobbying...

Hindu holiday of Diwali celebrates ‘triumph of righteousness over evil’

Allison Kroll November 5, 2010

Candles lit up the walkway and the steps leading to the Tower as a priest performed traditional prayers Thursday on the Main Mall, and students celebrated an occasion that represents the triumph...

City policies for recycling will not alter UT program

Audrey White November 5, 2010

A city recycling ordinance won’t require UT to change its recycling program, but University officials said they hope to keep the their program in line with the city’s goals. The...

Tuition rates increased 134% in last decade, report shows

Collin Eaton November 5, 2010

UT increased tuition and fees by 134 percent since 1999, according to a new report from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Adjusted for inflation, the University raised tuition at the second-highest...

Lifelong dream of flying inspires UT business major to take to the sky

Lindsey Cherner November 3, 2010

Max Tribolet walks around the plane, completing tasks on a tedious list that includes testing the lights and switches in the cockpit, checking the weather and making sure the air space is clear....

Tuition, financial aid rise at four-year public colleges

Lauren Giudice November 3, 2010

Four-year public universities nationwide have increased their tuition and fees by almost 8 percent this year. But students might not have felt the full effects of the increases because financial...

Women’s Health Day focuses on sexual, mental issues

Ahsika Sanders November 3, 2010

Drug abuse and genital warts are two often-ignored women’s issues that the sisters of Zeta Sigma Chi highlighted on Wednesday during Women’s Health Day 2010. Women and women’s...

Students wake up to talk with deans of communication

Mary Ellen Knewtson November 3, 2010

Three deans of the college stood near a long table with red cups and ping pong balls in the lobby of the communication school on Wednesday. Although it might have looked like an impromptu...

College of Liberal Arts appoints new department heads

Lauren Giudice November 3, 2010

Seven new department chairs have been appointed in the College of Liberal Arts, UT’s largest college. Four are women, making one-third of the department chairs in the University female. Kristen...

Students react to election results

Allison Kroll November 3, 2010

After Gov. Rick Perry’s successful bid for re-election was announced Tuesday, some students across campus were disappointed, but felt the outcome was expected. Many students who lined...