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UT student breaks into fashion design industry through work for F1

December 7, 2012

Ross Bennett came to UT with the intention to become the next Bennett at his father’s law firm, but redesigned his future after taking a course in fashion design. Ross Bennett, a local Austin designer...

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Austin charities and donors provide extra gifts during the holiday season

December 6, 2012

Despite the increase in charitable donations during the winter months, philanthropic organizations in Austin say they are not in competition with each other, and are instead focusing on their own efforts. Karen...

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Son shares reality of Alzheimer’s

November 29, 2012

Mark Shriver shared his experience of caring for his father, Sargent Shriver, after he developed Alzheimer’s disease with other families at a lecture focused on the disease Wednesday. In a lecture...

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Formula 1 employs UT student models as grid girls on circuit track

November 16, 2012

UT students are shaping the face of Formula 1 racing in the United States as they add Texas flair to the international race Sunday. Undeclared sophomore Rocio Tueme will represent Austin as one of...

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Veterans Day compels student veterans to reflect on experiences

November 13, 2012

ROTC students take down the American flag and the Prisoner of War flag on the South mall Monday afternoon. Photo Credit: Fanny Trang | Daily Texan Staff     Student members of UT’s...

Voices Against Violence hosts workshop on the importance of sexual consent

November 9, 2012

A program aimed at combatting sexual violence taught students Thursday that getting consent is sexy. Voices Against Violence Theatre for Dialogue acted out real-life scenarios that demonstrated the difficulty...

Austin decreases crime rates across the board

November 8, 2012

Austin now has the third lowest violent crime rate of all U.S. cities with more than 500,000 people, according to 2011 FBI crime statistics released Tuesday by the Austin Police Department. According...

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Black student organizations tackle responses to injustice

November 6, 2012

Students who are victims of racial discrimination have resources available on campus to help address the issue, according to speakers on a panel hosted by the Black Homecoming Planning Committee and the...

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University Co-op invests in humane supplier, student coalition not satisfied

October 30, 2012

The University Co-op president said he will invest in merchandise from a factory that the Make UT Sweatshop-Free Coalition has advocated for because it provides fair working conditions, but the investment...

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Partisan news outlets, Sandy to affect polling, Election Day

October 30, 2012

The public chooses outlets for new information that align with their own political ideology despite the diversity of choices, according to a lecture on campus Monday. Natalie Stroud, author of “Niche...

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Present hip-hop lacks deep substance

October 23, 2012

Today’s hip-hop lacks political themes because of pressures from the music industry, said an Africana Studies professor from Brown University.  Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at...

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Texas THON hosts 12-hour dance marathon to benefit Dell Children’s Medical Center

October 18, 2012

To prepare for its 11th annual 12-hour dance marathon, Texas THON invited students to sign a wall to express their support for patients at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Texas...

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UT Naval ROTC to trek to Dallas on foot for Red River Rivalry

October 11, 2012

Every year the Naval ROTC battalions from UT and OU run the game balls for the Red River Rivalry game to Dallas. When the two batallions meet in the middle, they hold their own rivalry football game. The...

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Taiwanese night market promotes Asian cultures

October 8, 2012

Students experienced the atmosphere and taste of a Taiwanese night market Friday evening after standing in lines for traditional food, painting lanterns, playing a Taiwanese ring-toss game and participating...

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Race affects admission

October 4, 2012

Panelists challenged each other’s views on the role race plays in university admissions Wednesday afternoon. “No one was prepared for that,” Courtney Weaver, a public affairs and social...

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Event ties a new meaning to turbans

September 21, 2012

Students were wrapped into Sikh culture Wednesday as a religious organization worked to change peers’ views of turbans. The Sikh Students Association hosted “Tie a Turban” Wednesday...

UT professors patent device that converts nuclear waste into energy

September 14, 2012

University of Texas researchers have patented the concept for a hybrid nuclear reactor that may reduce nuclear waste by combining fission and fusion, processes that produce nuclear energy by splitting...

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Jewish group sells challah to end hunger

September 12, 2012

For Texas Challah for Hunger, a student organization working to raise funds for hunger relief, food is a big part of the equation. The organization sells bread on the West Mall every Wednesday to raise...

UT appoints director to planned, all-inclusive career services center

September 10, 2012

With the appointment of a faculty director, a student-led initiative to create a campus-wide career and recruiting center is one step closer to becoming a reality. The School of Undergraduate Studies...