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


OVERVIEW: All the help we can get; More questions about Rick O’Donnell

The Daily Texan Editorial Board April 13, 2011

All the help we can get Last summer, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, authored an amendment to a higher-education bill stipulating that Gov. Rick Perry maintain state education funding levels for Texas...

THE FIRING LINE: Research and teaching overlap

The Firing Line April 12, 2011

As I finish preparations for my 8 a.m. class, I find that I have time to respond to the poor reasoning exhibited by Ron Trowbridge in his April 11 column, “Research can be nonsense.” Ron...

A farewell from Student Government

Muneezeh Kabir and Scott Parks April 5, 2011

We set out to make Student Government a more relevant, transparent and impactful organization under the collaborative philosophy of “together students can.” On the campaign trail, we promised...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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.”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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