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

Precinct turns away unaware voters

Ahsika Sanders November 3, 2010

More than half of the students who attempted to vote at the Flawn Academic Center were not aware that on Election Day, ballots can only be cast at the precinct in which voters live. Out of...

UT System opens applications seeking sixth Student Regent

Collin Eaton November 2, 2010

The UT System is accepting applications for its sixth Student Regent, a non-voting member of the Board of Regents whose primary duty will be to act as a communicator between students and the board. Student...

Cut foreign language program revived

Audrey White and Collin Eaton November 2, 2010

Vietnamese language instruction will return to campus next summer as part of an intensive immersion language program that will also include Czech, Russian and Modern Greek. In an effort to...

Hometown hero physics professor awarded for work

Shivam Purohit November 2, 2010

Physics professor Eiichiro Komatsu remembers listening to stories as a child about the late Hideki Yukawa, Japan’s first Nobel Laureate in physics. He never thought he would one day be awarded...

Groups to tackle diabetes with week-long campaign

Anna Fata November 2, 2010

Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke, according to the American Diabetes Association. To spread the word about the severity of the disease, several UT student...

Department outgrows office, starts construction

Emily Sides November 1, 2010

The UT Department of Computer Science has outgrown its offices in Taylor Hall on Speedway between 23rd and 24th streets. To make room for future growth in the department, the University will construct...

UT, city of Austin to open wet lab for biotechnology

Collin Eaton November 1, 2010

In an effort to bolster new life-science technology companies, the city of Austin is helping UT free up scarce and much-needed laboratory space for local companies to test their ideas. The 800-square-foot...

Daily Texan wins ‘Best of Show’ among collegiate newspapers

Aziza Musa November 1, 2010

The Daily Texan won “Best of Show” at a national college journalism conference Sunday for its coverage of the Sept. 28 campus shooting, when UT mathematics sophomore Colton Tooley fired...

Volunteers push students to vote

Yvonne Marquez October 29, 2010

About 25 volunteers chatted away their cell phone minutes Thursday evening as part of Hook the Vote’s early vote phone bank. With a list of 14,000 contacts, the volunteers called registered...

Speaker champions day of action

Allie Kolechta October 29, 2010

Social justice worker Rajasvini Bhansali, a 2003 alumna of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, said in a speech on Thursday in honor of National Young Women’s Day of Action that women in developing...

Senate seeks to identify service learning classes

Audrey White October 29, 2010

The Senate of College Councils and the Office of Academic Service Learning are working together to help students find courses that will combine academics with community outreach. On Thursday night,...

Students raise money for cancer awareness

Matthew Stottlemyre October 28, 2010

Civil engineering senior Christine Fuentes said she has experienced breast cancer through a family friend who was diagnosed with the disease in 2006. Fuentes and about 20 students danced to hip-hop...