Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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UT researchers to study handling of sexual assault evidence

July 13, 2011

Forensic evidence in sexual assault cases often sits in evidence rooms unexamined, and UT’s School of Social Work professors are doing research for a Justice Department initiative to determine...

Excitement for Davis Cup in full swing after draw ceremony

July 8, 2011

Massive American and Spanish flags framed Austin band Asleep at the Wheel as they opened the Davis Cup's draw ceremony and belted “Happy Trails” with a country twang Thursday. This...

Austin’s Erwin Center to host Davis Cup

July 7, 2011

The hum of the air conditioner buzzed over the sound of tennis balls thwacking against the floor of the Frank Erwin Center. Wednesday afternoon, top tennis players from Spain and the U.S. practiced...

Former soldier rescues injured student after collision with cement truck

July 7, 2011

A Boy Scout troop leader and former U.S. Army soldier likely saved the life of a UT student involved in a bicycle accident at the intersection of Guadalupe and Dean Keeton streets on the afternoon of...

Obama nominates Pitman for US Attorney

July 1, 2011

After two years of delays, President Obama made U.S. Attorney nominations for each of Texas’ four districts Tuesday. Robert Pitman, a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western district of Texas,...

Formula 1 to bring economical, academic opportunities to Austin

June 30, 2011

Austin City Council approved a contract Wednesday that enables the city to host the first U.S. Formula 1 race since 2007, allowing construction on the track to move forward. After lengthy public...

Austin residents voice concerns over Formula 1 track

June 24, 2011

The first Formula 1 race in the U.S. is slated to start in 2012 in Austin, but construction on the track and debate over how much taxpayers should put into the project is well under way. The Austin...

Farming leads to much more at Urban Roots

June 23, 2011

The smell of oak-grilled rib eye with onions and braised okra wafted through the kitchen of La Condesa as local high school students cooked side by side the restaurant’s chefs. Wednesday,...

Texas Exes to be led by its first black female president

June 23, 2011

Attorney and lobbyist Machree Gibson will take over as the first black woman president of the Texas Exes on July 1. This past year, she served as president-elect of the powerful and independent...

Mechanical engineering school welcomes first woman chair

June 16, 2011

 The Cockrell School of Engineering appointed a woman to chair the mechanical engineering department for the first time. Jayathi Murthy will come to UT in January, leaving her post as director...

State budget problems cause delay in financial aid release

June 16, 2011

Students are still waiting for news of financial aid awards. The Office of Student Financial Services decided to delay sending notifications after federal and state budget delays left administrators...

New labs, program built to train students in health information technology

June 8, 2011

A working business office, patient rooms and equipment for remote diagnosis fill the new Health Information Technology Learning Center in the Norman Hackerman building. The center opened Monday...

Professor creates fitness program geared toward minorities

June 7, 2011

Blue, pink and black shirts emblazoned with a cowgirl boot or a high-heel shoe will help fund a fitness program geared toward minority women in Austin. Associate government professor Terri Givens...

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