The Daily Texan

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Morons like me: Eight things I learned at The Daily Texan

May 2, 2014

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

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Jalah Goette, director of Texas Student Media, to step down in January

December 14, 2013

Jalah Goette, director of Texas Student Media, announced Friday that she will be stepping down from her position at the end of January. TSM oversees The Daily Texan, Texas Student TV, KVRX radio, Cactus...

Former track coach Bev Kearney files discrimination lawsuit against UT

November 14, 2013

Bev Kearney, former women’s track and field head coach, filed a lawsuit against the University alleging discrimination based on her race and her gender Thursday, according to her attorney, Derek...

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The Power List

April 23, 2013

1) William Powers, Jr., UT President While the top pick here is obvious, it is easy to forget the breadth of responsibility and influence of the man at the top. Since stepping into office in February...

In complaint, Bev Kearney alleges being singled out, treated differently

March 25, 2013

Bev Kearney, former women’s track and field coach, is alleging she was “singled out and treated differently” than her male, non-African American counterparts, according to her filed complaint...

Former coach Bev Kearney files discrimination complaint against the University

March 18, 2013

Bev Kearney, former women’s track and field head coach, has filed a discrimination complaint against the University, according to her attorney, Derek Howard.  She filed the complaint with...

Friction between Bev Kearney, Bubba Thornton revealed in 2004 correspondence

February 22, 2013

A pair of letters obtained by The Daily Texan highlight an enduring friction between Bev Kearney, the former women’s track and field coach who resigned in January, and Bubba Thornton, men’s...

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Major’s mistake

February 4, 2013

Texas co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite engaged in “inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student” in 2009, according to a statement released by UT men’s head athletics...

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Major Applewhite admits ‘inappropriate, consensual’ action with adult student

February 2, 2013

Offensive coordinator Major Applewhite engaged in “inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student” in 2009, according to a statement released by UT men’s head athletics...

Questions remain following resignation of track and field coach Bev Kearney

January 14, 2013

Following the recent resignation of women’s track and field head coach Bev Kearney, several questions regarding the timing of the incident remain. Kearney admitted in late October to having “an...

Graduation without substantiation

February 28, 2012

Editor’s note: The Daily Texan editor-in-chief is elected by students each year. The election ensures that UT students get the newspaper they want and an editorial board that represents their interests....

Lessons from the old couches

February 17, 2012

Editor’s note: The Daily Texan editor-in-chief is elected by students each year. The election ensures that UT students get the newspaper they want and an editorial board that represents their interests....

Coach’s role in scandal disappoints

November 10, 2011

The year was 1994, and Penn State had just beaten arch-rival Michigan, en route to its perfect football season. I was 3 years old as my dad hoisted me on his shoulder so I could see the team returning...

Memories from ’08 remind fans that wins aren’t guaranteed

November 4, 2011

This was the fall of 2008, my senior year of high school. My good friend Michael just offered me a ticket to Texas Tech vs. UT game. “I’m in. I’ll wear this red sweatshirt.” Yes,...

Out-of-state tuition bigger in Texas

October 25, 2011

The Tuition Policy Advisory Committee begins its first of many regular meetings today, as it will deliberate from now through November on a tuition rate to recommend to President William Powers Jr. Powers...

More than a suit at the table

October 19, 2011

Monday’s legislative hearing featured a parade of the chairmen — and one chairwoman — of the state’s six public university systems’ boards of regents. Members of the Legislature...

The dropout paradox

October 11, 2011

Last week, the world mourned the loss of Steve Jobs to pancreatic cancer. Unlike many other well-known figures, Jobs’ direct and indirect contributions to society are every bit tangible. He’s...

Problem at the top

October 5, 2011

Recent discussions and criticisms of the Board of Regents have largely centered on the role of the board in relation to universities. But perhaps it’s time to take a step back and examine the role...

Perception dominates higher education

September 27, 2011

At last weekend’s Texas Tribune Festival, a panel of higher education leaders were asked if the creation of more tier-one research universities was simply a mechanism for institutions to boast their...

Rank and file

September 20, 2011

A good college ranking is like an iPad: Those that have one swear by it, and those that don’t claim it’s useless. Last week, U.S. News and World Report released their annual Best Colleges...

Working out the core

September 13, 2011

Texas higher education is looking at its first core curriculum reform in more than a decade. A proposal, agreed upon by the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee of the state’s Higher Education...

Statistical stand-off

September 7, 2011

The University released a report Thursday evaluating efficiency and graduation rates, its first campus-wide, research-based rebuttal to criticisms of its productivity. The report was authored by Marc...

Launching with uncertainty

August 29, 2011

The Longhorn Network launched Friday afternoon to cheering crowds on the South Mall and Gregory Gym, but their echoes were barely audible beyond the 40 Acres. A lack of major television carriers ensured...

More to Longhorns, Lions than success on volleyball court

January 18, 2011

A few post-season thoughts: • Before playing Penn State for the second Final Four in a row, Head Coach Jerritt Elliott implied that the two teams look to be headed for a long-term rivalry of...

Longhorns lose three seniors as well as rematch

December 17, 2010

KANSAS CITY — With Texas losing its rematch to Penn State as well as seniors Juliann Faucette, Jennifer Doris and Lauren Dickson to graduation, with the former two being the winningest players...

Volleyball advances to third straight Final Four

December 12, 2010

Almost a year to the day, Texas will get its shot at Penn State again. The Longhorns fought through a tough weekend to advance to its third straight Final Four, taking down eighth-seeded Illinois...

Head coach celebrates 10th season in Austin as Texas competes in NCAA tournament

December 8, 2010

With the team playing its best volleyball of the season, spending an inordinate amount of time observing head coach Jerritt Elliott during a match is not the most fruitful use of one’s time. After...

Attendance faltering going into Regionals

December 7, 2010

The Longhorns have won 17 matches in a row, toppled ranked opponents in Nebraska, UCLA and Iowa State and have not lost at home since Sept. 3. Yet somehow, fans remain a little reluctant to pack...

Longhorns overpower Roadrunners, Bruins

December 6, 2010

It’s not always pretty, but the Longhorns keep rolling. Ninth-seeded Texas swept UTSA in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Championships 25-11, 25-18, 25-15 on Friday before holding off...

Grad student adds depth to injury-plagued team

December 2, 2010

The Longhorn’s season-long injury problems were enough for the selection committee to pin the team with a No. 9 seed in the NCAA Tournament, citing a lack of depth. But having a player like...

McNeal helps UT win 15th straight match

November 29, 2010

No matter what the Longhorns do, the team’s successes seem to be forever overshadowed by last year’s team that came into the NCAA Tournament ranked second and lost in the national championship...

Fan finds home at Gregory Gym

November 19, 2010

The most defining feature may be his signature fist pump. It’s neither a pre-scandal Tiger Woods’ how-do-you-like-me-now celebratory motion, nor a Zac Efron “Bet On It” pump...

Roberson’s return helps lift offense

November 18, 2010

Although outside hitter Amber Roberson missed a mere two games, she came out of the gate playing like she missed none while displaying an urgency of someone who had missed 20. The 6-foot-2 junior...

Faucette provides spark as others sit with injuries

November 17, 2010

“Fear the Faucette” may be the most appropriate saying to write on a sign for tonight as eighth-ranked Texas (19-5, 14-2 Big 12) faces off against Missouri (19-8, 11-6) at 6:30 p.m. inside...

Longhorns still balling, just not hooping anymore

November 16, 2010

Tall. Athletic. Agile. Versatile. Good passer. Great teammate. High IQ. Good court vision. Left unlabeled, a recruiting profile with those characteristics could fall on the desk of either volleyball...

Volleyball heads to Lubbock hoping to extend win streak

November 12, 2010

The seventh-ranked Longhorns hit the road for the second time this week to take on Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday. Texas will look to extend its winning streak to 11 matches against the Red Raiders,...

Horns extend unbeaten streak

November 11, 2010

Senior outside hitter Juliann Faucette continued her hot streak Wednesday with a 30-kill performance as the seventh-ranked Longhorns beat Baylor 23-25, 25-19, 27-25, 25-17 to extend their winning streak...

McNeal acts as versatile athlete, team DJ

November 5, 2010

Sophomore Sha’Dare McNeal is a little hard to pin down and define. McNeal teeters on shy and quiet, but claims she’s the opposite when around people she knows really well. She used...

Kocher at home back in starting lineup

November 3, 2010

When freshman setter Hannah Allison went down, the Longhorns spent very little time in a panic. After all, junior setter Michelle Kocher — the team’s “backup” — may be...

Victory continues team’s recent dominance

October 28, 2010

There’s something about the twice-a-year Texas-Nebraska matchup that puts everything in the framework of past, present and future. There’s a past, especially in the late 1990s to mid-2000s,...

Texas, Nebraska face off for final meeting in Big 12

October 27, 2010

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was seasons of light, it was seasons of darkness. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. We had everything before us, we had...

Faucette leads way as Nebraska match looms

October 25, 2010

The Longhorns keep rolling, if not in the prettiest fashion. Texas won its sixth straight match in a sweep of Kansas State 25-19, 25-23, 25-19 on Friday at Gregory Gym. The atypical Friday game...

Surging Horns put streak to test

October 22, 2010

The Longhorns have dropped one set in the last five matches. Some may forget that things looked much grimmer less than a month ago. Texas hopes to build on its five-game winning streak as it hosts...

Errors may prove costly for Texas

October 20, 2010

The Longhorns’ serves can be loosely compared to Frodo’s ring in “The Lord of the Rings”: While its powers can be successfully leveraged against opponents, it can also have a...

Roberson stars in return to starting role

October 13, 2010

Amber Roberson’s dad played professional basketball overseas. Her mom played four years of volleyball at New Mexico State. Her older sister, Ashlee, garnered Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades...

Roberson stars in return to starting role

October 13, 2010

Amber Roberson’s dad played professional basketball overseas. Her mom played four years of volleyball at New Mexico State. Her older sister, Ashlee, garnered Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades...

Horns set to overturn road woes

October 8, 2010

The Longhorns hit the road again in hopes that the road does not hit them back. Eleventh-ranked Texas heads off to play Kansas State on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan., looking to solve its woes away...

Horns set to overturn road woes

October 8, 2010

The Longhorns hit the road again in hopes that the road does not hit them back. Eleventh-ranked Texas heads off to play Kansas State on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan., looking to solve its woes away...

Volley for Cure partners with team to fight cancer

October 7, 2010

In a rare occurrence, the burnt orange color of the Texas team was greatly outnumbered in their own gym — by fans clad in pink. Saturday’s game against Colorado served as the Longhorns’...

Volley for Cure partners with team to fight cancer

October 7, 2010

In a rare occurrence, the burnt orange color of the Texas team was greatly outnumbered in their own gym — by fans clad in pink. Saturday’s game against Colorado served as the Longhorns’...