The Daily Texan

All content by Susannah Jacob

An independent Daily Texan

May 3, 2013

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...

Q&A: The future of big, public universities

May 1, 2013

On April 25, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand visited campus and delivered a lecture titled “The Condition of the Humanities.” An English and American literature and language professor...

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Q&A: Seliger offers answers on regent controversy

April 9, 2013

Editor’s Note: State Senator Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, who serves as chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee for the 83rd session, talked to The Daily Texan about the apparent, ongoing dispute...

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Q&A: Seliger offers answers on regent controversy

April 9, 2013

Editor’s Note: State Senator Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, who serves as chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee for the 83rd session, talked to The Daily Texan about the apparent ongoing...

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Questions for Jonathan Franzen

March 25, 2013

Jonathan Franzen has written essays and novels, including “Freedom,” his most recent book, and “The Corrections,” a National Book Award winner. He graduated from Swarthmore College...

Q&A: Rice talks race-conscious admissions, the Iraq War and her lack of ambition for elected office

March 19, 2013

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited a UT class, gave a speech to a packed auditorium and granted an exclusive interview to The Daily Texan...

Hateful and unendorsed

March 5, 2013

A paid advertisement that included images of women with rifle crosshairs superimposed on their faces appeared yesterday on a page of The Daily Texan and offended many readers; it offended us, too. Texas...

Former First Lady Laura Bush selects top picks for Texas Book Festival

October 24, 2012

Editor’s note: The Texas Book Festival first took place in 1996. Former First Lady Laura Bush, whose husband at that time was Governor of Texas, founded the weekend-long book lovers’ takeover...

Fortifying the 40 Acres

September 17, 2012

No bombs went off, but there was fallout. At a noontime press conference on Friday, looking frazzled and like a man who spent a rainy Friday morning making decisions about a bomb threat on a campus where...

Where we stand

August 29, 2012

A new year begins today for the Texan. We’re ready. Being a college student today means finding your way in a world that seems to have lost its own. At almost every level of government, compromise...

The Supreme Court is looking at you

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....

By and for the students

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....

Davis should be applauded

June 6, 2011

During a telephone interview this week, Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, attempted to squeeze into a single sentence why she cares so much about Texas education. She came up with this: “An education...

The triumphs of Title IX

September 8, 2010

The UT women’s volleyball victory against Long Beach State on Saturday night was a near thing. The 15 women on Texas’ team won the first two sets, lost the third and fourth and triumphed,...

Financial favoritism

August 31, 2010

Texas Gov. Rick Perry appoints UT System Board of Regent members who donate to his political campaigns — a reality that his gubernatorial campaign quickly points out doesn’t distinguish...