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Students protest UT apparel agreement in Main Building

May 8, 2015

For over five hours Thursday, students held a sit-in protest outside administrators’ offices to raise awareness of working conditions in factories that produce University apparel — eventually...


Multi-platform reporter lived out dream at the Texan

May 8, 2015

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing senior staffers to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...


Student organization holds anti-campus carry rally

April 29, 2015

Students Against Guns on Campus hosted a rally in the West Mall on Tuesday opposing House Bill 937, which, if passed, would allow guns in classrooms of public universities. The rally aimed to show Texas...


Student’s sustainable goat project aims to help families in the Rio Grande Valley

April 24, 2015

Business senior Samuel Garcia had an idea. What he needed was goats.  Garcia, who is from the Rio Grande Valley, wanted to help families living in colonias — communities along the border...


Campus organizations discuss human rights issues at talk

April 22, 2015

Different student organizations focused on human rights discussed campus racism, gun safety and sexual assault at an open talk Tuesday at Benedict Hall. UT’s chapter of Amnesty International,...


Jefferson Davis statue vandalized once again, this time with spray paint

April 17, 2015

The Jefferson Davis statue on the South Mall was defaced at some point between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, this time by something more permanent than chalk. The statue had “Davis...


Report: Despite high Internet use in Austin, demographic discrepancies persist

April 10, 2015

The percent of residents who use the Internet in Austin is higher than the national average, but a report from UT and the City claims Austin still has a wide demographic discrepancy in its Internet access. The...


Mark Cuban encourages students in lecture through his business experiences

April 8, 2015

Entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban gave encouragement and guidance to college students about their futures as he detailed the business lessons he learned from succeeding and failing...


Jewish student groups prepare for Passover seder

April 3, 2015

Five cooks chopped carrots. Forty-five pounds of brisket sat in the refigerator, waiting to be cooked. Among the piles of ingredients lining the kitchen counters, bread — in fact, all products that...


University names new Division of Housing and Food Services executive director

March 26, 2015

The Division of Student Affairs selected Hemlata Jhaveri, who currently serves as director of administrative services for the Division of Housing and Food Service, to be executive director of DHFS. Jhaveri...


“Shark Tank” investor gives advice on achieving business success

March 25, 2015

Daymond John, a successful entrepreneur and investor who gained fame on the hit television reality series “Shark Tank,” spoke at the University on Tuesday, giving students advice on a successful...


University researchers get worms drunk to study alcoholism

March 13, 2015

A team of UT neuroscience researchers found a way to create mutant worms that can resist the effects of alcohol, a discovery that might one day lead to improved treatment for people who suffer from alcoholism. Neuroscience...

New sensory vest could give deaf individuals ability to understand sound

March 11, 2015

A graduate researcher at the Baylor College of Medicine has developed a sensory device that gives deaf individuals the ability to communicate sound to their brains. The device, called a Versatile...


Cockrell School of Engineering breaks ground on new research center

February 27, 2015

The Cockrell School of Engineering celebrated the groundbreaking of its new Engineering Education and Research Center on Thursday. The 430,000 square-foot center, which will cost approximately $310...


Exhibit commemorating civil rights marches opens at LBJ Library

February 25, 2015

An exhibit honoring the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, one of America’s most pivotal civil rights events, is now on display at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library.  The...


UT students create self-sustainable housing project

February 18, 2015

UT students are partnering with students at Technische Universität München, a German university, to create a self-sustainable housing project that could become the solution for Austin’s...


After three years of planning, University releases new academic logo

February 13, 2015

After three years of planning, the University switched over to a new academic logo for use online, in merchandise and in other matters related to UT.  The University debuted its new logo, which...


Blanton Museum will raise $15 million to build contemporary art installation

February 11, 2015

The Blanton Museum of Art announced Friday that it is raising funds to install a new permanent installation: a 73-by-60 foot stand-alone stone building with luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wooden...

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Peers Against Tobacco aims to curb tobacco use among college students

February 4, 2015

Three years after banning tobacco on campus, University administrators have launched a new program to reduce the use of tobacco and alternative tobacco products among college-aged students. “The...


Data show Texas water supply still low despite recent rainfall

January 28, 2015

Despite steady rainfalls over the past six months, University researchers have found that Texas is still far from replenishing its groundwater supply, which is depleted because of a drought that began...


Sociology study finds young people favor sharing responsibilities in the household

January 23, 2015

Sociology assistant professor David Pedulla co-authored a study that shows young men and women in the U.S. prefer to have a relationship in which work and home life are shared equally between partners. Using...


Heisman Watch: Week 14

November 26, 2014

1. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Last week (W, 44-10, vs. Colorado): 24-for-32, 323 passing yards, 3 passing TDs, 73 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD 2014: 3,103 passing yards, 32 passing TDs, 2 INTs, 597...


Heisman Watch: Week 12

November 14, 2014

1. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Last week (W, 51-27, vs. Utah): 17-for-29, 239 passing yards, 3 passing TDs, 114 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD 2014: 2,780 passing yards, 29 passing TDs, 2 INTs, 524 rushing...

Heisman Watch: Week 11

November 7, 2014

1. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Last week (W, 45-16 vs. Stanford): 19-for-30, 258 passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 1 INT, 85 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs 2014: 2,541 passing yards, 26 passing TDs, 2 INTs,...

Heisman Watch: Week 10

October 31, 2014

1. Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott Last week (W, 45-31, vs. Kentucky): 18-for-33, 216 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 1 INT, 88 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs 2014: 1,694 passing yards, 15 passing TDs,...


Heisman Watch: Week Nine

October 24, 2014

1. Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott Last week: BYE 2014: 1,478 passing yards, 14 passing TDs, 4 INTs, 576 rushing yards, 8 rushing TDs Even without playing, Prescott remained a topic of discussion...

Heisman Watch: Week Eight

October 17, 2014

1. Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott Last week (W, 38-23, vs. Auburn): 18-for-34, 246 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 2 INTs, 121 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs 2014: 1,478 passing yards, 14 passings...

Heisman Watch: Week 7

October 8, 2014

1. Georgia RB Todd Gurley Last week (W, 44-17, vs. Vanderbilt): 25 attempts, 163 yards, 2 TDs 2014: 773 rushing yards, 8 TDs Out of the top Heisman candidates, Gurley was one of the few to escape...

Heisman Watch: Week 6

October 3, 2014

1. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota  Last week: BYE 2014: 1,135 passing yards, 13 passing TDs, 3 rushing TDs Despite Mariota and the Ducks having last week off, the Heisman front-runner is still...

Heisman Watch: Week 5

September 26, 2014

1. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota  Last week (W, 38-31, vs. Washington State): 21-for-25, 329 passing yards, 5 passing TDs, 58 rushing yards 2014: 1,135 passing yards, 13 passing TDs, 3 rushing TDs Before...

Heisman Watch: Week 3

September 12, 2014

1. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota  Last week (W, 46-27, vs. Michigan State): 17-for-28, 318 yards, 3 TDs    2014: 585 yards, 6 TDs, 1 rushing TD When trying to win a Heisman, there are...

Heisman Watch: Week 2

September 5, 2014

Georgia RB Todd Gurley Last week (W, 45-2, vs. Clemson): 15 attempts, 198 yards, 3 TDs, 1 kick return for TD 2014: 15 attempts, 198 yards, 3 TDs If the Heisman Trophy was handed out after the...

Spieth looking for first major at PGA Championship

August 7, 2014

It was not so long ago that Jordan Spieth, the former Longhorn and young golf talent, made people wonder if the second coming of Tiger Woods had arrived. It was April 13, Masters Sunday, and the Dallas...

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Column: What we will remember from the 2014 FIFA World Cup

July 14, 2014

The 2014 World Cup broke records. It defined excitement. It showed us the country of Brazil in a way we’ve never seen it before. And it brought us one of the best soccer tournaments in recent history....

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Germany defeats Argentina to claim fourth World Cup title

July 14, 2014

Germany, on the verge of a penalty shootout ending with Argentina for the FIFA World Cup title Sunday, earned a victory from a strike delivered by substitute forward Mario Götze in the 113th minute...

World Cup Semifinal Previews

July 8, 2014

Brazil vs. Germany – Tuesday, July 8 at 3 p.m. CT No Neymar and no Thiago Silva. What will this mean for a Brazilian team that is making its 10th World Cup semifinals appearance? Brazil has yet...

What’s next for U.S. Soccer

July 6, 2014

As his 2014 World Cup journey came to a close, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann had plenty to think about after the Americans 2-1 defeat at the hands of Belgium on July 1. He could begin with the positives,...

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Howard, with help from Mom, leads Americans at World Cup

June 27, 2014

To understand who USA goalkeeper Tim Howard really is, you have to start with the part that lies closest to him – his tattoos. Covering the entire frame of his front torso and half of both arms,...

World Cup: Five takeaways and a USA-Portugal preview

June 22, 2014

Already, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been historic in many ways, and we’re just 29 games in as of Saturday night. Here are the five biggest takeaways so far from the tournament, as well as a preview...

World Cup: Five takeaways and a USA-Portugal preview

June 22, 2014

Already, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been historic in many ways, and we’re just 29 games in as of Saturday night. Here are the five biggest takeaways so far from the tournament, as well as a preview...

Americans top Ghana in World Cup opener

June 17, 2014

So many questions lay before the USA soccer squad before their first game against Ghana in the FIFA World Cup. Would they finally be able to top the African nation that had ended their dreams the last...


Column: Kevin Durant’s MVP award no surprise for Longhorn fans

May 7, 2014

Kevin Durant never saw himself being anything less than great in the NBA. “I just don’t want to be a player in the NBA; I want to have an impact,” Durant said in an April 2007 press...

Longhorn Fencing: the Daron Jacob story

November 23, 2013

There are two scars, one below the left side of the chest and one below the right, forever embedded into the body of junior fencer Daron Jacob. Each measuring about the length of an index finger,...

Texas looks to erase early season defeats and claim first victory at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational

October 18, 2013

As a team, Texas still seeks its first victory of the season as it heads into the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational on Sunday in Windermere, Fla. The Longhorns will look to finally top Alabama, the...

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Men’s golf reflects on incredible PGA rookie season of Jordan Spieth

October 9, 2013

Apparently having one of the most successful rookie seasons in PGA Tour history has not affected Texas legend Jordan Spieth at all. Sophomore golfer Kramer Hickock, a longtime friend of Spieth, said...

Longhorn comeback fails at Jerry Pate tournament

October 9, 2013

The No. 3 Longhorns failed to pull off a comeback in Tuesday’s final day of competition at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate and finished fourth overall.   Heading into Tuesday, Texas...


Senior Toni Hakula ready to help lead team to another championship

October 8, 2013

When senior Toni Hakula began his career at Texas in the fall of 2010, he was just a kid from Espoo, Finland, trying to adjust to life in America. “It was different, the whole culture change and...

Texas Longhorn cross country sweeps Ricardo Romo Classic

September 23, 2013

Despite rainy conditions, Texas claimed victory in both the men’s and women’s competitions on Friday at the Ricardo Romo Classic in San Antonio, beating both UT-San Antonio and UT-Pan American. For...


UT track and cross country teams debut integrated program

September 20, 2013

Being team-oriented has never seemed more appropriate than now for the Texas track and field/cross-country program. “Team-oriented” is the phrase head coach Mario Sategna said he and his...

Men’s golf holds on to second-place finish at OFFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational

September 16, 2013

Led by Senior Toni Hakula’s six-over-par 216 overall score, the No. 3 Longhorns left Chicago on Sunday with a second place team finish at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational. After scoring a...