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

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Aggie auctioneer at UT surplus auction not welcome at Pickle Research Center

Harrel Sharrick February 25, 2015

I was at the UT surplus auction Feb. 18 out at the Pickle Research Campus and was taken aback by the auctioneer’s comments about the University during the auction.  There was a pallet of UT...

What UT should do if campus carry passes

Francis D. Fisher February 18, 2015

UT should be planning how it will adjust if the legislation authorizing holders of a license to carry a concealed weapon on campus becomes law. The most obvious and helpful action would be simply...

After Fiji party, greater dialogue between Greek community and minority groups needed

Lee Lueder February 15, 2015

During Texas Fiji’s “Marshalls” party Feb. 7, some attendees wore stereotypical Latino garb. As a result, the party has been the subject of much controversy this past week, including...

Culprit behind Fiji party misidentified

Alvaro Jose Corral February 13, 2015

Olivia Berkeley is right to point out that the poor decision on the part of hundreds of students to attend Fiji’s racially offensive party last weekend was just as worrisome as the decision by the...

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Reader warns Chick-fil-A customers: You could be overpaying for bagels

February 12, 2015

I visited the Chick-fil-A on MLK Boulevard this past Saturday.  My friend and I noticed that we were charged $0.30 over the posted price.  While this isn't a large sum of money, it doesn't...

Fiji party theme a matter of freedom of speech

Monte H. Smith February 11, 2015

In response to Monday's article, "Guests wear ponchos, sombreros and construction gear at 'border patrol' fraternity party": Of course it is bias. Many citizens are biased...

UT alum commends Taral Patel’s SG outreach efforts

John Stephen Taylor February 11, 2015

I wish to commend and strongly endorse the opinions expressed by guest columnist Taral Patel in Friday's Daily Texan encouraging students to run for positions in UT Student Government. Long before...

Women’s health story headline concerns UT writer

Margaret Cotrofeld February 10, 2015

I am concerned about the accuracy of a front-page headline in Friday’s paper: “Texas Senate threatens to cut women’s health budget.”  My question is not a political one,...

More free stuff is toxic leftism

Howard Sachs January 21, 2015

Dear Editorial Board, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on "free" community college with the campus and off campus community. May I respond with respect. Your views are normative from...

College of Fine Arts is working to expand opportunities for students

Bruce Pennycook December 8, 2014

As a professor in the Butler School of Music, I read with interest the article published Dec. 1 and the response published as a Firing Line on Wednesday by UT alumnus Kenny Bergle. (Full disclosure: I...

Daily Texan showed no brains when it covered missing brains

Travis Knoll December 5, 2014

I find the Texan’s choice to put the story of the missing brains only in the Life & Arts section confusing. While I can see that the fairly odd story may convey a light-hearted, and merely local,...

Music school is stuck in the wrong era

Kenny Bergle December 3, 2014

As a (very busy) designer of K-12 and higher education music technology curriculum programs around the country, and as an alum of UT Austin, I find [the music school’s freezing of admissions to the...

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