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Students, faculty request proof of non-sweatshop labor

December 1, 2011

A group of students have delivered a letter to UT President William Powers Jr. demanding the University affiliate with a workers’ right group that would independently monitor working conditions wherever...

Students thank alumni donors

November 17, 2011

Students participated in Thanks Day outside Gregory Gym on Wednesday by signing a giant thank-you card to be presented to UT’s alumni and donors at a special Texas Exes Thanksgiving dinner next Thursday. Donations...

Horns down photo surfaces in forum

November 17, 2011

The “horns down” longhorn that generated controversy in online forums will not appear during the halftime show at the annual Thanksgiving football rivalry between UT and Texas A&M, said...

Registrar implements new ‘one time exception’ drop policy

November 10, 2011

Undergraduate students will now be allowed to drop a single class past the deadline to withdraw once during their college career without suffering academic penalty, according to a document provided by...

Armstrong bikeway to connect east and west Austin

November 3, 2011

Austin City Council will most likely approve the next phase of construction on the Lance Armstrong Bikeway, connecting East and West Austin for cyclists with dedicated riding paths for the first time. The...

Women’s group increases cultural ties in Texas

November 1, 2011

A group of Mexican-American women from Texas were essential in increasing cultural understandings of Latin-American citizens living in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century, according to a...

Growing mustaches for prostate cancer

November 1, 2011

Fake moustache kits are usually associated with use in a private eye’s disguise routine, not to raise awareness for men’s prostate cancer. Passers-by on Speedway were treated to Interfraternity...

Public universities still suffering funding shortfall

October 27, 2011

Tuition and fees for four-year public universities have increased by a greater percentage than those of private institutions for the fifth year running, according to a new report by the College Board. The...

Unearthed time capsule gives history of ROTC

October 20, 2011

A 54-year-old time capsule opened for the first time on Wednesday has given rare insight into the daily life and history of UT’s Reserve Officer Training Corps during the 1940s and 1950s. World...

O’Neal counter-sues UT over Warhol portrait

October 17, 2011

The former lover of 1970s star Farrah Fawcett is counter-suing the UT System Board of Regents, claiming he is being publicly bullied into surrendering an Andy Warhol portrait of the actress. Fawcett attended...

Nanotechnology innovator to speak at UT on stopping cancer growth

October 13, 2011

Packaging the building blocks of DNA into microscopic nanostructures capable of being applied as a skin cream may be the future of cancer treatment, according to one nanotechnology pioneer speaking on...

Qdoba opens on Guadalupe

October 13, 2011

Business on Guadalupe Street near West Campus appears to be booming with four new restaurants opening this fall, despite slower economic conditions nationally. Qdoba owner Kortney Otten, who opened a...

State senate wants A&M rivalry in law

September 29, 2011

Texas A&M football’s move to the Southeastern Conference next year has now become a political issue, with one state senator moving to legislatively mandate the traditional Thanksgiving football...

Wellfest encourages healthier lifestyles

September 22, 2011

Students received free health advice ranging from vision screening and safe sex kits, to nutrition information and free relaxation massages Wednesday at the Flawn Academic Center. Susan Hochman, University...

Powers stresses importances of high four-year graduation rates

September 15, 2011

Corrected at 7:10 p.m.: Because of a reporting error, an earlier version of this story misreported the percentage Powers would like to increase graduation rates by. President William Powers Jr. challenged...

Protesters hold weekly demonstration in front of Capitol

September 8, 2011

A women’s group marked the pending 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by holding its 520th weekly vigil in front of the State Capitol on Wednesday. Fourteen women and one man dressed in...

Students shell out less for college, depend more on aid

August 30, 2011

College students across the nation are paying less money out of their pockets for tuition but are becoming increasingly reliant on financial aid and scholarships, according to a report by educational loan...