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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 Anthony Green

Goodnight Texan

May 6, 2016

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...


Daily Texan Newscast: December 4, 2015

December 4, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover the Austin Police Department’s implementation of body cameras, Peace Corps applications and the new Kin’s Coffee coming to campus....


Daily Texan Newscast: November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the UT community’s response to the Paris attacks, campus carry updates and the University’s investigation of a confrontation...


Daily Texan Newscast: November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover Noodles and Company’s closure, solar-powered, phone-charging umbrellas coming to campus and renovations to Welch Hall. Reporters...


Daily Texan Newscast: November 6, 2015

November 7, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover UT’s collaboration with NASA, studies from the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer and...


Jury finds Owens guilty of capital murder for SXSW crash

November 6, 2015

An Austin jury has convicted Rashad Owens of capital murder from the 2014 South by Southwest Music Festival crash. The judge initially set aside three weeks for the SXSW crash trial. It only took one...


Report finds 2/3 of population has herpes

November 4, 2015

The cold, sore reality is that more than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with herpes simplex virus type I, according to the World Health Organization’s first global estimates...


Daily Texan Newscast: October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover the Safe Campus Act, a “supermouse” and changes to the university shuttle buses. Listen to a recap of the third GOP presidential...


Daily Texan Newscast: October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover therapy robots, the biannual Energy Poll and the latest Student Government resolution. Reporters join us to discuss the ongoing implementation...


Daily Texan Newscast: October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss Bevo’s passing, the Hidden Pines Fire in Bastrop County, campus carry protests and Veggie Heaven’s comeback. We also...


Bastrop County judge declares state of disaster as Hidden Pines fire spreads

October 14, 2015

Brush fires that began Tuesday in Bastrop have spread to an area of 3500 acres and are 10 percent contained, according to reports from the Texas A&M Fire Service.  Bastrop County declared a...


Daily Texan Newscast: October 9, 2015

October 9, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the online threat to campus which UTPD deemed non-credible  Daniel Jaffe’s appointment as Vice President of Research and decreases...


Daily Texan Newscast: September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the UT System's Bystander Intervention Initiative, disgruntled employees at Wheatsville Co-op, the Megabus terminal relocation, the...


Daily Texan Newscast: September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

On this week's episode of the Daily Texan Newscast we discuss fracking on UT System lands, Julian Castro's visit to campus, gender neutral bathrooms, the upcoming Kinsolving coffee shop and updates...

Students stage protests, APD receiving body cameras, gender imbalance in Cockrell School

December 10, 2014

In this semester finale of The Daily Texan podcast, hosts Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the past week in news including student-led protests against the Eric Garner ruling and UT’s involvement...

SG calls for chief of staff removal, UT criminal trespassing rates, Transfer Student Ad-Hoc Committee established

November 25, 2014

In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the week in news including Student Government representatives calling for the removal of SG chief of staff Chris Jordan, criminal trespassing...

LISTEN: Energy conservation, increasing parking rates, bike safety

November 19, 2014

In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the University's energy conservation agenda, increasing parking rates and a safety initiative launched by UTPD with guests Alex Wilts and Natalie...

LISTEN: Election results, city council passes Bicycle Master Plan, Board of Regents honor Cigarroa

November 11, 2014

In this Podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss election results, city council’s approval of the Bicycle Master Plan, Governor Rick Perry’s court appearance, the TA Task Force’s...

LISTEN: Snapchat introduces new feature, voter ID law upheld, multimillion dollar grant

October 27, 2014

In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss a $58 million dollar grant given to the Jackson School of Geosciences, the Supreme Court decision to uphold Texas' controversial voter ID...

LISTEN: Voter ID reinstated, Dallas nurses contract Ebola, two provisions of House Bill 2 on hold

October 20, 2014

In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the reinstatement of the controversial state voter ID law, the impending launch of Google Fiber in Austin and the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West...

LISTEN: Guaranteed tuition enrollment low, Apollo 12 astronaut visits campus, SG resolutions against sound ordinances, residential burglaries near campus

October 5, 2014

In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss former Apollo 12 astronaut and UT alumnus Alan Bean’s visit to campus, the auction of Charles Whitman’s sniper rifle and UT's...

LISTEN: JP’s Java closing, GSA appoints Vice President, APD/UTPD tout diversity

September 20, 2014

In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg are joined by crime reporter Natalie Sullivan to discuss City Council member Chris Riley's attempts to legalize ride sharing services Lyft and Uber,...

LISTEN: Department of Mexican American Studies established, MOOC completion rates remain low

September 15, 2014

In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the suspension of sophomore basketball guard Martez Walker, the Departmentalization of the Center for Mexican American Studies and "Thread"...


Legal Affairs stops SG interview notes from being released

August 7, 2014

Interview notes for internal and external nominations made in April by the Student Government Executive Board will not be made available to the public, after their disclosure was determined to be in violation...


Moody college appoints new Texas Student Media director

June 23, 2014

Gerald Johnson, former director of local advertising and digital services for the Houston Chronicle, has been named the new director of Texas Student Media, effective July 21.  The appointment...


Student loan debt increases alongside local cost of living

June 23, 2014

As the cost of living in Austin continues to rise alongside its population and infrastructure, student loan debt rates have also increased on a local and national level.  According to the National...


Recap: Regent Hall, new chancellor, Shared Services, bus routes and SXSW crash

June 9, 2014

Regent Controversy A state legislative committee is working to draft articles of impeachment against UT System Regent Wallace Hall, who could be the first non-elected state official to be removed from...


Driver charged in SXSW crash makes first appearance since arrest at Wednesday pretrial

June 4, 2014

Rashad Charjuan Owens, the driver indicted in the South By Southwest crash in March, made his first public appearance since his arrest before the 147th District Court Judge Clifford Brown during a Wednesday...


State Sen. Dan Patrick defeats Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in runoff election

May 28, 2014

HOUSTON — With more than 65 percent of the vote, state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, secured the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, defeating incumbent David Dewhurst in the runoff election...


Gov. Perry backs Regent Hall as transparency committee discusses articles of impeachment

May 21, 2014

While a state legislative committee discussed drafting articles of impeachment against UT System Regent Wallace Hall in exectuive session, Gov. Rick Perry issued a statement in support of Hall . The...


Late-night power outage affects West Campus

February 4, 2014

Minutes after midnight Tuesday, electricity went out in several large swaths of West Campus. Apartment complexes, including the Block on Leon, the Block on 25th and Waterford, were affected, as well as...


Powers remains University president despite “strained relationship” with System

December 13, 2013

In a UT System Board of Regents meeting Thursday, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa recommended President William Powers Jr. remain in office, despite describing the current relationship between Powers and...


Mack Brown steps down after 16 seasons as Texas Longhorns head coach

December 12, 2013

After 16 seasons as the Longhorns’ head coach, Mack Brown’s tenure is officially over. Brown announced his decision to step down Saturday, one week after Texas’ 30-10 loss to Baylor...

ZBT members reprimanded for crude party drawings

December 6, 2013

After members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity painted a mural depicting sexually graphic images, the UT dean of students has left the disciplinary process up to the chapter. With more than three weeks...


Two J.D. Salinger stories from Harry Ransom Center published without authorization

December 5, 2013

Three previously unpublished short stories by author J.D. Salinger surfaced on the Internet Thanksgiving day after an unauthorized duplication of the works were uploaded to file-sharing sites including...


As Gregory palm trees wither, expenses grow

November 27, 2013

The palm trees surrounding the Gregory Gym aquatic complex, included as decoration, have cost RecSports more than $40,000 in the past eight years to maintain and replace.  The palm trees were planned...

ZBT mural updated with new depictions

November 25, 2013

A backyard mural painted by members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, commonly known as ZBT, was painted over last week with other provocative images. The new depictions were displayed at the fraternity’s...

Zeta Beta Tau members meet with dean of students

November 22, 2013

Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, commonly known as ZBT, met with the UT dean of students office Thursday to discuss sexually graphic mural depictions involving children’s television characters...


ZBT fraternity covers up mural depicting sexually graphic images

November 21, 2013

A backyard mural painted by members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, commonly known as ZBT, depicted sexually graphic images involving children’s television characters and U.S. Army veterans as part...


Counter protest on immigration reform joined by actress America Ferrera

November 21, 2013

Members of the University Leadership Initiate were joined Wednesday by hundreds of University students and actress America Ferrera in front of the Tower in a counter protest against the UT chapter of the...


Young Conservatives of Texas cancel “Catch an Illegal Immigrant” planned for Wednesday on The University of Texas campus

November 19, 2013

The UT chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas have canceled a controversial mock immigration “sting” planned for Wednesday after the event was denounced by University officials, including...


Campus Watch strives to inform the UT community

November 19, 2013

The daily emails recounting incidents involving strong odors of alcohol and small baggies containing a “green leafy substance” are the product of the UTPD’s continued crime prevention...


University officials denounce Young Conservatives of Texas’ “Catch an Illegal Immigrant” day

November 18, 2013

UPDATE: as of 8:26 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, the event has been cancelled.  The UT chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas, or YCT, will host a controversial mock immigration “sting”...


Regents approve men’s head athletic director Steve Patterson’s terms of compensation

November 11, 2013

The UT System Board of Regents passed a motion allowing President William Powers Jr. to negotiate and execute an employment agreement for Steve Patterson, UT’s newly appointed men’s head athletic...


Upcoming musical ‘In The Heights’ to be recast following backlash

November 11, 2013

After receiving backlash about casting professional guest actors instead of students in its upcoming musical “In the Heights,” the theatre and dance department has decided to reverse its original...


Patterson sees his move to Texas as a homecoming

November 8, 2013

Newly appointed men’s athletic director Steve Patterson said he looks forward to the opportunity to return to Texas, but does not plan on making any significant changes to the program.  “I...

Why the athletic director position matters

November 7, 2013

An athletic director aids a university in the management of business and athletic decisions within his or her department, be it men’s or women’s athletics. The athletic director oversees...

5 prominent facts from Steve Patterson’s past

November 7, 2013

1. From 1989 to 1993, Patterson served as the general manager of the Houston Rockets, and oversaw recruitment of much of the 1993-1994 roster that won the franchise’s first NBA championship. 2....

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Steve Patterson selected as UT’s athletic director

November 6, 2013

After a month-long search, the University has hired Steve Patterson to replace DeLoss Dodds as the new men’s athletic director. Patterson, who has been Arizona State University’s athletic...

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Patterson selected as athletic director for past achievements, commitment to success

November 6, 2013

Steve Patterson, the University’s new men’s athletic director, was hired for his commitment to success and impressive resume, according to UT President William Powers Jr.  Patterson,...

Flooding prompts mayor to declare a state of disaster

November 5, 2013

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell declared the city a “state of disaster” Monday in response to last week’s flooding events, which severely damaged Austin neighborhoods.  Three people...


University’s deal with U.S. Post Office shows differences in leasing agreements

November 4, 2013

The University’s lease extension with the U.S. Postal Service shows the variations in UT’s leasing agreements with non-University entities. Late last month, the Postal Service extended its...


Casting decision causes tension

October 30, 2013

Update: Check out this chart put together by The Daily Texan breaking down the ethnic makeup of the College of Fine Arts. Faculty members and students of the College of Fine Arts met Tuesday to address...


On-campus museum set to lose $400,000 in funding

October 29, 2013

The Texas Memorial Museum will lose nearly $400,000 in University funds and experience a staff reduction from 11 employees to three as a result of budget cuts, which will be implemented on Sept. 1 of next...


From bean to brew, where your campus coffee comes from

October 25, 2013

There’s much more to the cup of coffee students pick up on campus than the cream and sugar added to it. Texas Coffee Traders, the owner and operator of various coffee shop locations within RLM...


Campus post office will remain open through February 2016

October 23, 2013

The lease for UT’s on-campus post office has been extended through February 2016 after representatives of University Operations, University Mail Services and the United States Postal Service met...

Student Government amends Undocumented Longhorns resolution

October 21, 2013

Student Government representatives met Sunday night with members of the Legislative Affairs Committee to hash out two amendments to a resolution in support for undocumented students.  The meeting...


Following $50 million donation by Moody Foundation, College of Communication to be renamed and feature a skybridge

October 21, 2013

The College of Communication will be getting a new name and a bridge. The Moody Foundation announced a $50 million contribution to the college on Monday, which will rename the entity to the Moody...


University sign shop dedicated to quality

October 17, 2013

In a small metal building on the outskirts of campus, a large format printer with ink cartridges protruding from its side like machine gun clips meticulously prints a 30-foot-long burnt orange banner....

UT transportation service aims to prevent drunk driving

October 15, 2013

uRide 24-5 — a pilot transportation service for University students, faculty and staff — launched Monday and will taxi students from the Perry-Castaneda Library to residential neighborhoods...


University plans to use post office space for other mailing purposes

October 8, 2013

The impending closing of the on-campus branch of the U.S. Postal Service in February 2014 comes in part from the University’s desire to use the space the office occupies for other mailing-related...


Post office on UT campus will close by February

October 7, 2013

The campus’ post office plans to close because its contract with the University expires at the end of February. The campus post office, located in the West Mall Office Building, will permanently...


UT Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds announces retirement for 2014

October 1, 2013

In a swanky suite nestled in a stadium he’s transformed, DeLoss Dodds announced he will retire from the men’s head athletic director post at the end of August.  Dodds said he is retiring...


Federal government shuts down, affecting students and on-campus sites

October 1, 2013

For the first time since 1995, the federal government is in shutdown as a result of budget disagreements between the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Though the post office, government-run schools...


UT football players’ financial value highest in nation among college teams

September 26, 2013

UT football players may not top any national rankings at the moment, but they do rank No. 1 in one area — individual financial value. A recent analysis conducted by Business Insider (BI) calculated...


As cell reception problems continue, IT Services works to address complaints

September 18, 2013

Problems with cell reception in and around UT are nothing new, especially after kickoff at Saturday football games, but a campus distributed antenna system is constantly working to better reception quality...


Faculty: New UT System disclosure policy could invade privacy

September 17, 2013

Faculty members voiced concerns at a Faculty Council meeting Monday about how a comprehensive new policy designed to disclose potential conflicts of interests among University employees could invade employees’...

As Austin traffic worsens, MoPac Improvement Projects aims to provide a solution

September 12, 2013

In a recent study of traffic patterns across the globe, conducted by traffic services group INRIX Incorporated, Austin surpassed New York as the city with the fourth worst traffic in America. Transit developments...

Project South Texas offers chance to improve higher education, health care in Rio Grande Valley

September 11, 2013

Project South Texas, a plan to merge the University of Texas-Pan American and the University of Texas at Brownsville and establish a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley, commenced Thursday, with former...

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