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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Don’t discount unprofitable technologies

Ross McBee July 29, 2013

I was disheartened by Nick Spiller’s focus on the profitability of research in his recent column regarding the Horizon Fund. Undoubtedly, royalty payments on University-developed technologies represent...

What sacrifice means

May 1, 2013

I just read Monday’s Daily Texan and on the front page there was an article titled “UT lieutenant serves selflessly.” Lt. Gonzales makes $80,000 a year working in what has to be one of...

Learn from Lehmberg

April 29, 2013

It looks like that the main argument against District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg’s resignation is that if she resigns, Gov. Rick Perry will get to appoint a conservative Republican to serve for the...

Snoop finds his way

J. G. Trimble April 29, 2013

I appreciate the album reviews in The Daily Texan. In fact, I believe that we have the best university paper in the nation (though I have never seen the Harvard version). But I do not appreciate the review...

Give Luhnow credit for Astros’ promising future

Joseph Cook April 25, 2013

When I first saw that there was a column in the Texan concerning the Houston Astros, I knew I would be reading another piece that would call my beloved 9 a laughingstock and wonder why the old days have...

Earth Hour is a sham

Alan McKendree April 23, 2013

I’m sorry to see UT giving Earth Month credence on an institutional level. We have a very large administrative accounting group whose job is to see that UT doesn’t waste money. Any measure...

Reverence for justice

David Barranco April 15, 2013

On Saturday, April 13, the University honored former Dean of Students Sharon Justice by endowing a scholarship in her name. The award is well-deserved. Back in the 1990s, I served as a member of ...

Reverence for buildings

Andrew Houston April 15, 2013

As an architecture student, I felt that the April 10 column concerning the new developments on the East Mall as compared to what is seen as the traditional architecture style of West and South Campus was...

Gun bans don’t ban guns

April 5, 2013

Regarding the Wednesday, April 3 editorial “Schools, not gun makers, need tax dollars,” I share the editorial board’s concerns about the state of Texas using tax dollars to “solicit”...

More questions than answers about online learning at UT

Francis D. Fisher April 4, 2013

Daily Texan columnist Amil Malik urges UT to “get on board with online education as soon as possible” (4/1/13).    This echoes The Daily Texan plea last October  asking UT and...

No name, no position, no fair

Marilyn Harris April 3, 2013

I am writing to express my concern and dismay in the way you reported the membership of the search committee for the expedited replacement of outgoing Provost Steven Leslie. I read the names and positions...

Gates building clashes

Vivek Vasudeva March 28, 2013

I read with interest the article ‘Gates CS building sets high standard’ published in the Daily Texan on March 27. I am a fourth year PhD student studying operations management at McCombs School...

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