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Financial favoritism

Susannah Jacob August 31, 2010

Texas Gov. Rick Perry appoints UT System Board of Regent members who donate to his political campaigns — a reality that his gubernatorial campaign quickly points out doesn’t distinguish...

Horns up, horns down: Involving students in budget cut decisions; UT is the king of royalties

The Daily Texan Editorial Board August 30, 2010

Horns up: Involving students in budget cut decisions The Senate of College Councils recently announced it will form student committees to help address college-specific budget cuts for the...

Student success inspires optimism

Sarah Weddington August 30, 2010

It’s still the first week of class here at UT as the fall 2010 semester starts. For students, there have been move-in days, welcoming ceremonies and the usual “settling down” angst....

Heed your health

Douglas Luippold August 27, 2010

Yesterday afternoon, freshmen across campus awoke from their first big-time college night out with their first big-time college hangover, validating a truth they long have suspected: Health in college...

Don’t bank on it

Dave Player August 26, 2010

How much is your credit score worth? $50? A T-shirt? That’s some of the swag you’ll find banks offering on the Drag in upcoming weeks as they attempt to entice students to open...

Overview: Perry declines to meet with editorial boards; UT moves up in college rankings

The Daily Texan Editorial Board August 25, 2010

Perry declines to meet with editorial boards Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign spokesman Mark Miner recently announced that Perry would not be meeting with the editorial boards of Texas’...

Meet your editors

The Daily Texan Editorial Board August 24, 2010

Lauren Winchester: editor-in-chief It’s a difficult time to be a student at the University of Texas. This past year, the University suffered through several rounds of budget cuts,...

Defending the empire

Calvin Sloan February 9, 2010

According to professor Robert Jensen of the School of Journalism, “As long as the United States is an empire, government officials will try to keep the public in the dark about the nature of the...

X-treme climate

Emily Grubert February 9, 2010

Last summer, Austin created an electricity bill assistance program to deal with exceptionally high power bills related to extreme temperatures. The city Web site has tips for keeping cool during...

Democratic candidates plan to address education

Alex Geiser February 7, 2010

As the gubernatorial primaries draw near, Democratic candidates Bill White and Farouk Shami are gearing up for their first debate Monday. The debate, hosted by public broadcasting station KERA,...

Committee votes to raze ‘tin shacks’

Shabab Siddiqui February 7, 2010

Future students will most likely not experience the tin-shed classrooms that comprise part of UT’s nationally recognized top-10-ranked engineering school. Plans to demolish the Academic and...