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

Proposed SG reforms address low student input

Audrey White October 28, 2010

Student Government’s internal structure could receive some major changes with a recommendation from the SG Reform Task Force. The task force voted to approve an outline of its recommendations...

UT improves sustainability grade

Destinee Hodge October 28, 2010

A nonprofit organization that evaluates sustainability on college campuses gave UT a B+ for the 2011 school year. The Sustainable Endowments Institute provides a “Sustainability Report Card”...

Stem cell research prompts call for funds, centralization

Ahsika Sanders October 28, 2010

The nonprofit organization Texans for Stem Cell Research rallied for more state funding in Austin earlier this month. The group followed up Wednesday with a symposium on the UT campus to show how research...

Student debate highlights issues, encourages voting

Destinee Hodge October 28, 2010

University Democrats and College Republicans squared off on political hot topics such as health care and immigration reform at the Hook the Vote debate on Wednesday. The event was an attempt by...

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...

Muslims on campus, allies finish day’s fast for charity

Ahsika Sanders October 27, 2010

Students, faculty members and Austinites gathered around tables in the McCombs School of Business atrium on Tuesday, silently listening to the call to prayer, an operatic-style hymn that signified the...

Archivist tells history of Hershey

Yvonne Marquez October 27, 2010

As students listened to Pamela Whitenack, director of the Hershey Community Archives, they popped the famous tiny chocolate kisses into their mouths. The oral history archivist spoke at the School...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...