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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

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BDS legislation would isolate UT’s Jewish community

April 15, 2015

Mukund Rathi’s editorial “Support for BDS is support for justice and open dialogue,” published on April 14, is particularly ironic considering that Rathi has previously refused to engage...

Affirmative action, UT’s admissions system are righting past wrongs

April 10, 2015

You recently ran a story calling for a full repeal of both the top 10 percent rule and affirmative action in admissions. In short, the author, Daniel Hung, essentially believes UT Austin can improve its...

University ranking is oversimplified

April 9, 2015

As a proud alumna of the University of Texas, I am disappointed in the article published by The Daily Texan, written by Daniel Hung, which I would argue misconstrues the role race plays in the top 10 percent...

Recent attack on affirmative action, top 10 percent rule misguided

April 8, 2015

Irma Rangel was the first Latina elected to the Texas Legislature and the architect of the state’s top 10 percent rule. As a graduate research assistant for the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute,...

Texas Tennis does its job, University responsible for lack of courts

April 3, 2015

 I would like to offer a significantly different perspective from the recent Firing Lines by Bobby French and John Stephen Taylor, neither of whom I know. My mother introduced me to tennis at Eastwoods...


Black and Latino Studies students left out of building name change

April 3, 2015

I am a student at UT, a nontraditional student in the Center for Mexican American Studies and the department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. It recently came to my attention through a letter...

Texas Tennis fan got it right

March 31, 2015

I would like to briefly comment on the Firing Line submitted by Bobby French, identified as a Texas Tennis fan and resident of Austin, which appeared in Tuesday’s Texan. First and foremost, I...


Texas Tennis deserves proper home

March 30, 2015

On March 24, it was announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association that University of Texas tennis player Søren Hess-Olesen had reached the pinnacle of tennis rankings: the No. 1 male singles...

Jefferson Davis statue’s purpose misinterpreted

Clark Patterson March 13, 2015

As someone who has followed the Six Pack statue controversy since the late 1980s, I feel obligated to respond to the current advocacy by two SG presidential tickets and the Daily Texan Editorial Board...

In reaction to Fiji party, UT administration should follow OU’s example

Ruben Mendoza March 12, 2015

The Actions of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma that came to light via a Youtube video first shared by OU Unheard were pretty despicable. I applaud President David Boren for...

GSA Bill of Rights and Responsibilities was mischaracterized

Brian Wilkey March 9, 2015

In a recent editorial blog post, Associate Editor Xing Liu asserted that the Graduate Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities had “lost its original purpose.” The Graduate Student Assembly...

To honor former Texan adviser, Moody College of Communication should clean up TSM dysfunction

A.J. Bauer February 26, 2015

I am saddened by the passing of Richard Finnell, mentor, friend*, possessor of grizzled wisdom, proponent of no bullshit, long caretaker of, adviser to and tireless advocate for The Daily Texan. Richard...

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