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


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...

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...

Raise the bar on minimum wage

Jessi Devenyns March 29, 2011

Whether it’s to purchase groceries out of necessity or a Tyler’s sweater out of indulgence, most Longhorns know what it’s like to cringe when reaching for their credit card. We are, after...

When the tail wags the University

Dave Player March 29, 2011

For a system designed to quantify our nation’s best and brightest, college rankings are pretty stupid. Take the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools. The magazine ranks...

Roundup photos; Question intelligent design

The Firing Line March 29, 2011

Roundup photos Why did The Daily Texan feel the need to associate a story about “Roundup crime rates” (which should have been called “Roundup crime rates drop”), with a picture...

We have failed our intelligent design

Joel Francia March 28, 2011

    <em>Editor’s note: This column is in response to an opinion piece published Monday by Eric Pianka entitled “We have not been ‘designed’ intelligently.”<em/> We...

Overview: Celebrate Cesar Chavez; Good riddance to Rick O’Donnell

The Daily Texan Editorial Board March 28, 2011

    <strong>Celebrate Cesar Chavez<strong/> Thursday may be the last time Texans celebrate Cesar Chavez Day if state Republicans have their way. Cesar Chavez Day,...

Cybersafety at UT

The Firing Line March 28, 2011

Every day, we hear stories about people who have had their credit and investments destroyed within even just a few hours of a deviant individual stealing and manipulating their personal information....

We have not been ‘designed’ intelligently

Eric R. Pianka March 27, 2011

    Ever wondered why Earth is such an ideal place for humans? Creationists think it’s because God designed all of this for us, but that’s arrogant and silly. Sure, gravitational...

Keeping score of academic performance for student athletes

Brandon Curl March 27, 2011

    Each March, when college basketball fans turn their attention to the Final Four, which will be next weekend in Houston, reformers attempt instead to focus that attention on academics. This...

Quotes to Note

The Daily Texan Editorial Board March 27, 2011

    <em>“We support [research] and in fact are working hard to ensure that the University can generate even more valuable research.”<em> — an open letter...

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