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

Disclose hydraulic fracturing fluids

Emily Grubert April 4, 2011

    The Texas House is currently considering a bill to disclose fluids used for natural gas production in hydraulically fractured wells. H.B. 3328, proposed by Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland,...

Roundup Coalition

The Firing Line April 4, 2011

Roundup Coalition: A clarification In an attempt to correct the misleading headline in The Daily Texan on Monday, I’d like to clarify Student Government’s relationship with the Roundup...

Backhanded budgeting

Viviana Aldous April 4, 2011

    After hours of debate, the state House passed its $164.5 billion budget bill Sunday, and massive cuts to higher education funding aside, state representatives are trying to place...

No magic bullet for evaluating teachers

Brandon Curl April 3, 2011

    Last week at a town hall at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama decried the use of standardized testing. “Too often what we have been...

The Firing Line

The Firing Line April 3, 2011

Dear transient I was deeply offended by Marty McAndrews’s reporting of Will Hancock’s position in “Drifting on the Drag.” I don’t believe that the other side of the...

Quotes to Note

    <i>“I’m taking a position, and my position is: This is a false choice. I’m not going to pick one over the other when I know there is a third option.”...

Another kind of sex education

Jonathan Rienstra March 31, 2011

    Sex sells, as we all know. A newspaper cover that has an artistic depiction of man-to-woman oral sex would certainly capture a reader’s attention. I’d pick up that...

A plague of statistical sophistry

The Firing Line March 31, 2011

In her Wednesday column “Raise the bar on minimum wage,” Jessi Devenyns argued that “it is our generation’s responsibility to inform the government and citizenry about the positive...

Silicon Valley 2.0

Lauren Winchester March 31, 2011

    After a recent visit to California, Gov. Rick Perry came back to Texas an enlightened man. While meeting with deans from Stanford University’s business and engineering...

Remembering César Chávez’s legacy on his birthday

James C. Harrington March 30, 2011

Today is the birthday of César Chávez, the farm labor leader who dedicated his life to improving the wages and working conditions of agricultural workers, one of the country’s poorest...

Malicious intent

Douglas Luippold March 30, 2011

In recent weeks, we have seen the use of open records requests for malicious and political purposes. When used correctly, such requests can provide the public with a much-needed tool to scrutinize government...

Prioritize research

Francis D. Fisher March 30, 2011

    Right-wing zealots are campaigning to shift money at UT from research to teaching.   They assert that patent payments don’t cover the cost of research and tenured...