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

Don’t boo Wyoming; Come for the discussion, stay for the beer

September 9, 2010

Don’t boo Wyoming In light of the tragic death of a Wyoming football player earlier this week, can we please not boo them when they come out on the field or if they make a decent play...

The triumphs of Title IX

Susannah Jacob September 8, 2010

The UT women’s volleyball victory against Long Beach State on Saturday night was a near thing. The 15 women on Texas’ team won the first two sets, lost the third and fourth and triumphed,...

A place for meat in a sustainable food system

Kate Clabby September 8, 2010

It takes 24 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef. This statistic, from Frances Moore Lappe’s 1971 book “Diet for a Small Planet,” is often cited in arguments for vegetarianism....

Be involved in public service

Rep. Lloyd Doggett September 7, 2010

My fellow Texas Longhorns, Welcome back to another exciting year at the University of Texas. Every fall, my thoughts always turn to the 40 Acres and the thousands of students who will start filling...

Overview: State financial aid faces cuts; Capitol guards will carry M4 semi-automatic rifles…

The Daily Texan Editorial Board September 7, 2010

State financial aid faces cuts On Monday, The Dallas Morning News reported that state-funded financial aid for college students is set to drastically decrease for the upcoming year in light...

The teacher becomes the student

Brandon Curl September 6, 2010

Once, I was a middle school science teacher with Teach For America. Now, having returned to school as a graduate student, I find myself on the other side of the classroom but with a new and unshakable...

We deserve a debate

Lauren Winchester September 3, 2010

Editor’s note: On Aug. 27, five major Texas newspapers jointly announced they would sponsor a gubernatorial debate on the UT campus with KLRU-TV, Austin’s public television station....

Pollution and local produce

The Daily Texan Editorial Board September 1, 2010

In Tuesday’s column, “Choose your food wisely,” Egu Ramanathan makes the case for eating locally grown produce, not just for health and enjoyment reasons, but for environmental...

Keep the streets free

Dave Player September 1, 2010

On Wednesday, Student Government hosted a town hall meeting to discuss proposed parking meters in West Campus. The proposal was first put forth last March by University Area Partners (UAP), an organization...

Redirect UT’s resources

Tom Palaima August 31, 2010

On Monday, President William Powers Jr. used his Tower Talk blog to praise the UT faculty for its role in making the undergraduate academic reputation of UT seventh among public universities and...

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...