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

All content by Amy Thornton

Grant for Jewish Studies Center to aid in campus events, library

April 19, 2011

The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies announced that donations matched $6 million grant from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation to continue providing a multi-disciplinary Jewish Studies...

Research Week aims to engage students in creative activity

April 11, 2011

Two UT groups hosted the fourth annual Research Week to show students that research is an opportunity for them to broaden their educational horizons. Hosted by the Senate of College Councils and...

Forum calls for more bike-friendly city

April 5, 2011

Despite Austin’s reputation as a top bicycling destination, the city should improve its bicycling infrastructure, said representatives from bike organizations at a forum for Austin City Council...

Professor appointed to ocean safety team after oil spill in Gulf

March 29, 2011

A UT professor will serve on the newly-formed Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee, a federal advisory body created to improve offshore drilling safety, well containment and spill response. After...

UT recipients of Pell Grants rising as cuts threaten funds

March 29, 2011

Although many of the nation’s elite colleges are unsuccessfully recruiting low-income students, the University of Texas has experienced growth in the population of undergraduates receiving Federal...

Financial aid services prepare for next year’s anticipated cuts

March 22, 2011

The financial aid landscape is changing drastically as the U.S. Congress and Texas Legislature respond to calls for major cuts to government programs. Student Financial Services Director Tom Melecki addressed...

Human rights, art come together in Chilean film

March 8, 2011

Art and human rights converged Monday night at a film screening featuring Chilean political prisoners of the Pinochet dictatorship who looked to the stars as a way to preserve their inner freedom. The...

Admissions offices use Facebook pages to recruit students

March 1, 2011

Eighty-two percent of college admissions offices use Facebook to recruit students, according to Kaplan’s 2010 survey of college admissions officers. Kaplan, a test prep company, surveyed admissions...

Admissions offices use Facebook pages to recruit students

March 1, 2011

Eighty-two percent of college admissions offices use Facebook to recruit students, according to Kaplan’s 2010 survey of college admissions officers. Kaplan, a test prep company, surveyed admissions...

Austin Museum of Art turns down lease renewal, faces daunting laundry list of tasks

March 1, 2011

The Austin Museum of Art announced last week that it would not renew the lease in October for its downtown space, adding to the list of major changes the nonprofit is currently undergoing. The organization’s...

LBJ School celebrates legacy, birthday of Barbara Jordan

February 21, 2011

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will celebrate the 75th birthday of one of its most well-known professors with a weeklong tribute to honor the life and work of Barbara Jordan. The first black woman...

Harry Potter spellbinds fans

November 19, 2010

  The lines forming throughout Austin on Thursday afternoon had nothing to do with football games or music festivals. The people standing in line waved wands, shouted words like “expelliarmus”...

Campus honors military service

November 12, 2010

The nationwide Veterans Day celebrations were brought closer to home for students with a ceremony under the Tower and commemorative displays on campus Thursday. Graduate student Nick Hawkins has...

KUT going strong with record funds

October 29, 2010

Although the KUT studio might not be visible to many students on campus, KUT Radio has shown that it has a voice in the Austin community and that it is only getting stronger. The station’s...