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

The college student’s case for health care reform

Hilda Solis March 22, 2011

    A year ago this week, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law enacts significant health insurance reforms that will take effect over the next several years. But...

Sharing on a broad scale

Jessi Devenyns March 22, 2011

    When thinking about the South By Southwest festival, most usually envision mobs, music wafting from all directions and long lines of people waiting for movies and concerts. However,...

UT in the cross-hairs

Dave Player March 22, 2011

    They’re trying to kill UT. Or at least, they’re trying to slowly bleed it dry beneath our eyes. In 2008, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a local conservative...

The foolish cause of oppressed white men

Brandon Curl March 21, 2011

    A new nonprofit organization out of Texas State University in nearby San Marcos is offering five scholarships worth $500. To qualify, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial...

Internet, meet energy

Emily Grubert March 21, 2011

    The Internet people and the energy people want to work together, or at least that’s what I’m told. The Internet is our most recent example of a high-tech, widely deployed...

Overview: Urging legislators to invest in Texas; Provide input on concealed carry

The Daily Texan Editorial Board March 21, 2011

    <strong>Urging legislators to invest in Texas<strong/> More than 25 organizations, including Student Government, Senate of College Councils and Graduate Student...

Those who speak, those who vote

Holly Heinrich March 20, 2011

    When it comes to politics, two groups hold most of the power: those who give money and those who act. Since college students are notoriously strapped for cash, it is unlikely that...

Quotes to note

The Daily Texan Editorial Board March 20, 2011

    <em>“The only ‘bias’ of those who begin with ‘Morning Edition’ is a bias for truth. My constituents tune in to KUT because they want fact-based,...

Make a change with a Zipcar

Jessi Devenyns March 10, 2011

    How many ways can you get to campus? You could walk, bike, use the bus or drive. Three out of four of these options are ecologically friendly, but most Americans prefer driving,...

An open dialogue: mandatory meningitis vaccines

The Daily Texan Editorial Board March 10, 2011

    <em>Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a six-part series about legislation that would affect students. We have asked campus leaders, students, faculty,...

Say ‘no’ to abstinence-only

Douglas Luippold March 9, 2011

On Tuesday, the Texas Freedom Network helped organize a lobby day to support legislation by Rep. Joaquin Castro, D- San Antonio, which would change sexual education in Texas schools from abstinence-only...

The self-fulfilling prophecy of college rankings

Jonathan Rienstra March 9, 2011

    Next week, when UT students are relaxing in the sun or snow, the U.S. News and World Report will release its latest rankings of American graduate schools. For students filling...