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

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All content by Mikaela Cannizzo

Latina journalist honored for contributions to public radio

Mikaela Cannizzo November 20, 2015

Maria Martin, NPR’s first Latino Affairs editor, expanded awareness of Latin-American experiences by covering events in Central America previously unreported by the media, according to a panel of...


Students celebrate Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Mikaela Cannizzo November 13, 2015

Students from various cultures and backgrounds participated in activities in celebration of Diwali, one of the largest Hindu festivals, at the Main Mall Thursday night. Hindu Students Association hosted...


WWII veteran reflects on military service

Mikaela Cannizzo November 12, 2015

Frank Denius, World War II veteran and UT alumnus, discussed his experiences in the U.S. Army and his perspective on patriotism during a lecture honoring Veterans Day Wednesday afternoon. Through examining...


UT Thanks Day raises awareness of donor contributions

Mikaela Cannizzo November 6, 2015

Students visited Gregory Gym Plaza on Thursday to learn about university funding and sign a giant card thanking donors in honor of the sixth annual UT Thanks Day. According to Marsha Reardon, student...


UT Journalism alumna discusses road to becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist

Mikaela Cannizzo November 5, 2015

Lisa Falkenberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Houston Chronicle, said she encountered many failures as a beginning reporter such as misattributing a quote while working for The Daily Texan,...


Water Walk raises awareness of importance of clean water

Mikaela Cannizzo October 30, 2015

A small group of UT students took a break from their normal routines of receiving clean water from accessible faucets and fountains Thursday evening to participate in a water walk hosted by Students for...


Author Salman Rushdie speaks at keynote address for new Gabriel García Márquez archive

Mikaela Cannizzo October 29, 2015

Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial “The Satanic Verses,” paid tribute to the late author Gabriel García Márquez in a keynote address Wednesday night to commemorate a...


“Not On My Campus” relaunches campaign to increase sexual assault awareness

Mikaela Cannizzo October 23, 2015

Not On My Campus relaunched its campaign to increase awareness of sexual assault after receiving 2,000 signatures on an online pledge last spring.  Last semester’s campaign, where students...


Facilities Services works to clean up chalk vandalism on campus

Mikaela Cannizzo October 21, 2015

Following Bevo XIV’s death, a chalk representation of the UT and Texas A&M mascots adorned the East Mall Fountain on Monday morning, accompanied by the words “R.I.P. Bevo” and “A&M...


Voices Against Violence hosts healthy relationships rally

Mikaela Cannizzo October 16, 2015

Students navigated components of healthy relationships at a nautical-themed rally hosted by Voices Against Violence on Thursday afternoon. The rally, part of Relationship Violence Prevention Month,...


Conflict expert analyzes honor systems in Afghanistan

Mikaela Cannizzo October 12, 2015

The relationship between honor and violence in Afghanistan has oppressive consequences for women because of a strict emphasis on customary law, according to an expert on conflict mediation. Jennifer...


Author discusses path to racial justice

Mikaela Cannizzo October 9, 2015

Kiese Laymon, a black writer from the South, said racial justice addresses issues beyond Confederate monuments and symbolism within the U.S. Laymon read an excerpt from his essay, “How to Slowly...


Israeli author shares experiences as a second-generation Holocaust survivor

Mikaela Cannizzo October 8, 2015

Surviving the Holocaust put strains on parents’ relationships with their children, an Israeli author and playwright said at a lecture Wednesday night. As a second-generation Holocaust survivor,...


Potential immigration policies would negatively impact economy, according to immigration experts

Mikaela Cannizzo October 2, 2015

Many of the immigration policies proposed by leading Republican presidential candidates would have a dampening effect on the economy if they became law, according to a panel of immigration experts who...

Author’s research reveals lack of equity in school choice model

Mikaela Cannizzo October 1, 2015

School choice programs aimed at resolving educational inequity do not produce equal benefits for all students, according to Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, author and visiting Seton Hall University professor who...


UT alumna, Taco Bell VP of digital innovation speaks about branding, dreaming big

Mikaela Cannizzo September 25, 2015

UT alumna Tressie Lieberman spoke about her journey from advertising student to vice president of digital innovation and on demand for Taco Bell on Thursday night. In her talk, Lieberman discussed how...


UT System ranked 7th in innovation

Mikaela Cannizzo September 24, 2015

Advanced research and groundbreaking discoveries earned the UT System a seventh place ranking in Reuters’ top 100 list of “World’s Most Innovative Universities,” according to a...


UT dining halls explore Mexican culture through food

Mikaela Cannizzo September 18, 2015

More than 1,000 students explored Mexican culture through authentic meals, traditional games and a mariachi band Thursday night in both the J2 and Kinsolving dining halls. The Division of Housing and...


UT, Texas A&M professors debate minimum wage increase

Mikaela Cannizzo September 17, 2015

The national proposition to raise the minimum wage was the subject of a debate between a UT professor and a Texas A&M professor in front of a student-dominated audience Wednesday. The professors...


Texas Venture Labs hosts entrepreneurship seminar

Mikaela Cannizzo September 3, 2015

First-year graduate students pursuing two types of master’s degrees at McCombs learned about putting business into action at a seminar hosted by Texas Venture Labs on Wednesday night.  Various...


Four UT students raise money to build schools in Africa with Pencils of Promise

Mikaela Cannizzo August 31, 2015

When four UT students registered for a philanthropy class, they expected to learn what it means to give back. They never expected to leave the class with $25,000 to fund a school in Africa.  The...

UT researcher finds American women balance work, life differently than European counterparts

Mikaela Cannizzo August 28, 2015

The American government offers less support to women than in European countries, according to a recent study of working mothers in four countries.  Caitlyn Collins, doctoral...


Researchers discover obesity program misses target

Mikaela Cannizzo August 26, 2015

UT researchers discovered a $37 million grant program failed in its efforts to reduce obesity rates among middle school students throughout the state. In the largest study of a physical education program...

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