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 Matthew Hart

UT Bike Day celebrates cycists who choose alternative transportation

May 2, 2013

Students and staff celebrated biking and sustainability with quick repairs and bicycle-generated smoothies at this year’s Bike to UT Day. Parking and Transportation Services organized the event...


Sigma Phi Epsilon organizes community blood drive to assist victims of West explosion

April 23, 2013

The explosion in West last Wednesday led officers of Sigma Phi Epsilon to organize a community blood drive Monday to help residents of the small town. Business accounting senior Payton Schramm,Vice...


UT’s Campus Environmental Center puts on Earth Day Carnival with different campus organizations

April 23, 2013

Efforts to increase sustainability and conserve energy on campus were on display with the help of a bicycle-powered smoothie machine at this year’s Earth Day Carnival on Monday.  Numerous...

Survey finds employers wanting graduates with a broad focus

April 18, 2013

College students concerned about employment opportunities after graduation may want to consider a liberal arts education that encompasses a broad range of skills and knowledge. A survey, released by...


Jordan Metoyer will use her Harry S. Truman Scholarship to give back to her community

April 16, 2013

Relentless efforts to make a difference in the community and improve University conditions for the student body is Jordan Metoyer’s passion. And now as a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship,...


Dine with a Coach event raises money for Neighborhood Longhorns Program

April 9, 2013

UT athletics coaches and former athletes gathered with guests of the 13th annual Dine with a Coach event, featuring a live auction to celebrate and raise funds for the work of Neighborhood Longhorns Program.  The...

National Science Foundation releases recommendations that impact UT Antartica projects

April 5, 2013

Projects in Antarctica by UT researchers in the Institute for Geophysics could be affected by a summary of plans released by the National Science Foundation to improve research and facilities in the United...


Student community gathers to connect with victims of sexual violence

April 4, 2013

In a release of anger, a sudden uproar from a crowd of students sounded through the RecSports Center as part of Take Back the Night, an annual event aimed to raise awareness about the negative effects...

Vice Provost Steven Leslie discusses new medical school at fundraising luncheon

April 2, 2013

Distinguished members of Austin’s medical community gathered with civic leaders Monday afternoon at the Four Seasons Hotel to discuss the upcoming Dell Medical School and the work of People’s...

Local burlesque dancer Cherry Jane Bomb shares insight on art of her profession

March 26, 2013

Cherry Jane Bomb became a burlesque performer after a vague interest quickly became an enduring passion. Bomb, who identifies as a queer-feminist, has performed in numerous cities ranging from New York...


Vice Admiral Lee Gunn advocates energy efficiency to ensure national security

March 26, 2013

Vice Admiral Lee Gunn works with legislators around the country and recently retired national security leaders around the globe to facilitate discussion on how the U.S. can grow its economy and increase...

Local food banks make the effort to distribute nutritious foods

March 22, 2013

An increasing number of struggling families who face unemployment or low wages depend on food supplies from local food banks, resulting in challenges for these food banks to supply a sufficient quantity...

UT professors analyze Alex Jones’, Rand Paul’s following

March 19, 2013

Randolph Lewis, associate professor in American Studies, works to understand the real vulnerabilities shaping the anti-surveillance bravado of political media figures such as Alex Jones and Kentucky Sen....


Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center opens for UT tennis teams

March 5, 2013

In addition to its current facilities, UT’s tennis teams will start using the Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center, an $8.8 million indoor facility that opened last Wednesday at Steiner Ranch.  The...

Department of Energy speaker explains strategies to obtain a government career

March 1, 2013

An executive from the Department of Energy gave insight Thursday night into how students could use their degrees to land a career in the federal government.  Sarah Lynch, spokeswoman for the Office...

UT professor moderates talk exploring works of artist Radcliffe Bailey

February 26, 2013

Atlanta-based artist Radcliffe Bailey takes relics from his family’s history to create works that explore the African-American experience.  “I think that art comes from a place that’s...


Haitian Voudo concepts outlined

February 26, 2013

Drawing inspiration from Carribean fiction and queer authors, Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, associate English professor at the University of Minnesota, talked to students about sexuality and religious...

Texas legislator and former reporter bridge gap from college to future career

February 21, 2013

Texas Sen. Mark Strama, D-Austin, and his wife, former FOX 7 news reporter Crystal Cotti, gave insight into the lives of both politicians and journalists at the start of the Communication Council’s...

Political scientist Joseph Schwartz explores inequality at talk

February 19, 2013

Temple University political scientist Joseph M. Schwartz’s academic focus explores the rise in inequality as a result of neo-capitalism and the overlooking of an individual’s ability to perform...

Former Barbara Jordan students remember her as an educator and politician

February 19, 2013

Individuals who remember Barbara Jordan recall her relentless commitment to bringing to light the differing conditions for Americans throughout her lifetime.  The Policy Organization for Women...

UT System breaks annual fundraising record with $1.26 billion

February 15, 2013

The UT System’s 15 institutions raised $1.26 billion, including $801 million in donations during fiscal year 2012, breaking the system’s records for funds raised in a year. Randa Safady,...


Journalist presents photos from conflict regions in India

February 13, 2013

The work of independent journalist Priyanka Borpujari involves exposing the malignity of what she calls the hidden civil war in India. At a talk hosted by the Association for India’s Development...


Students present views on relationships at open discussion forum

February 12, 2013

Forming and maintaining healthy relationships could be a bit more complex than students may realize — or perhaps just as outrageous as a panel of all male UT students made it out to be Monday night. A...


Faculty presents progress on gateway course transformation

February 7, 2013

Large introductory courses at the University of Texas may better equip students with skills applicable to their major as faculty continue to review and refine required courses. At a talk Wednesday,...


City of Austin extends road closures during SXSW

February 5, 2013

Road closures during the South By Southwest festival will make it more difficult than ever to nativate through the downtown gridlock.  Security concerns have led event organizers to plan to close...

Film screening explores culture of La community in Ghana

February 5, 2013

In the La community in Ghana, a person changing his flat tire could suddenly find himself serenaded by a circle of horn players and drummers as encouragement. The Department of Anthropology screened...

Study finds investment benefits vary by admissions competitiveness

January 31, 2013

Institutions of higher education with relatively low competition for admissions are more likely to increase their application rates by investing in commodities such as athletics and facilities, according...


State legislators propose plan for conserving water during state drought

January 29, 2013

A panel of state legislators presented ideas and proposals for solving Texas’ water shortage at the Cactus Cafe on Monday.  Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy; Rep. Drew Darby, R-San Angelo; and Rep....

Austin Community College responds to bomb threat, no explosives found

January 24, 2013

Students at the Austin Community College-Rio Grande campus were likely surprised to find police investigating and searching the campus at roughly 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.  Someone called a bomb threat...

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