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UT student regent speaks on position, capability for role

Joe Layton May 6, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry appointed John Davis Rutkauskas, a Plan II, business honors, finance and French junior, as the next UT System student regent on April 20. His term will begin June 1, 2011 and end May...


Students occupy Powers’ office in attempt to gain support for Worker Rights Consortium

Joe Layton May 2, 2011

A group of students occupied President William Powers Jr.’s office for about three hours Friday to convince him to sign a petition to join a workers’ rights group. Members of Students...

Harvard professor discusses prospects of Egypt leadership

Joe Layton April 15, 2011

Egypt has the chance to install a true democracy if it conducts its elections effectively, a Harvard University professor said Thursday. Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who resigned in...

UT Athletics reveal name, logo for new ‘Longhorn Network’

Joe Layton April 5, 2011

  ESPN Senior Vice President Burke Magnus and UT athletics directors DeLoss Dodds and Chris Plonsky announced the name and logo for the 24-hour television network at the Longhorns’ annual...

APD experiences decrease in rate of resolved burglaries

Joe Layton April 5, 2011

Burglary rates haven’t changed but police are solving them at a slower rate, public safety commissioners said in a meeting Monday. The actual rate of burglaries during the past three years...

Festival connects buyers with affordable visual art

Joe Layton April 4, 2011

Meandering art lovers displaced the vehicular traffic on Cesar Chavez Street this weekend at the Art City Austin festival. The two-day festival took over the stretch of Cesar Chavez Street from...

Religious advocate attempts to educate about Islamic laws

Joe Layton April 1, 2011

People are often afraid of aspects of Islam that they do not understand, said the co-founder of a Muslim outreach group Thursday. Mohamed Elibiary, co-founder of the Freedom and Justice Foundation,...

Annual Zilker Garden Festival raises funds, educates citizens

Joe Layton March 28, 2011

The Zilker Botanical Garden blossomed with life this weekend when it hosted the 54th-annual Zilker Garden Festival. The Austin Area Garden Council and the city Parks and Recreation Department put on...

Whole Foods CEO lectures about business philosophy

Joe Layton March 28, 2011

Whole Foods Market co-CEO John Mackey used to wash dishes at a Houston restaurant, and now he oversees an international chain of organic food stores — a success story Mackey shared with business students...

Austin becomes ‘no-kill’ city for pets

Joe Layton March 11, 2011

Puppies and kitties rejoiced when the city announced its status as a no-kill city this month. The city earned the designation for the first time in February, when 92 percent of animals that went into...

Study finds prestige not factor in success for college graduates

Joe Layton March 4, 2011

Attending a more selective college does not lead to higher earnings for the average student, according to a recent study by Princeton researchers. Students who apply to, and are accepted by, elite schools...

Editor discusses problems with death penalty

Joe Layton March 4, 2011

A considerable number of inmates sentenced to death or life in prison could be innocent, the executive editor of the Texas Observer said in a lecture Thursday. Dave Mann spoke at MonkeyWrench Books...

UT ranks as ‘best value’ college

Joe Layton February 25, 2011

UT ranks among the top 50 universities in The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges of 2011 list. The list assessed schools based on institutional data and student opinion surveys that The...

SG committee connects students with mayor’s office

Joe Layton January 28, 2011

A new Student Government committee will attempt to bridge the gap between the city and the University by tackling Austin issues that could impact students. The Mayor’s Student Advisory Council includes...

Group urges students to challenge cuts

Joe Layton January 28, 2011

A group of students are working to take action against the $1 million in proposed budget cuts to specialized ethic and identity studies centers. The Students Speak, a UT activist group, led a “teach-in”...

Plans to place parking meters in neighborhoods put on hold

Joe Layton January 26, 2011

The city is delaying a plan to install new parking meters in the West Campus area until stakeholders finalize plans for a city-wide implementation program. The delay may last 6-9 months. The Parking...

Rio Grande construction expected to last until August 2012

Joe Layton January 23, 2011

Traveling down Rio Grande Street is even more difficult than usual because of a construction project that a city spokeswoman said is expected to continue until August 2012. The construction...

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