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Nick News is good news
August 5, 2012
Departing news editor Nick Hadjigeorge reflects on his time at The Daily Texan.
Texas beer industry experiences major growth
July 31, 2012
UT Energy Poll shows increased belief in climate change
July 25, 2012
Media duped by satirical call for destruction of pyramids
July 17, 2012
In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian fighter jets leave a heart-shaped smoke trail in the sky as they fly in formation at a ceremony attended by President Mohammed Morsi at an Air Force base in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament opened a new front in the country's leadership showdowns Tuesday by meeting in defiance of orders that disbanded the chamber and brought President Mohammed Morsi in conflict with both the powerful military and the highest court.
Student loans affected by LIBOR scandal
July 11, 2012
London bikes sponsored by Barclay's bank are seen at a docking station in central London, Monday, July 2, 2012. The chairman of Barclays bank announced his resignation Monday, accepting responsibility for a rate-fixing scandal and leaving the chief executive to face growing demands that he step down, too. Rather than satisfy calls for accountability at Barclays, the resignation of Chairman Marcus Agius saw politicians step up their calls for CEO Bob Diamond to go as well.
Good and bad news for astrobiologists
July 9, 2012
This Nov. 15, 2004, file photo, shows tufa towers in Mono Lake near Lee Vining, Calif. The ancient towers, composed of calcium carbonate, were formed underwater when fresh water springs mixed with minerals in the lake water, and became visible when lake water receded over the past 60 years due to water diversion to Los Angeles. In 2010 scientists reported that some bacteria taken from Mono Lake could thrive on arsenic instead of the usual elements needed to sustain life. Now two new studies released Sunday, July 8, 2012, cast doubt on those results. The new research papers say the original conclusion is wrong and that the bacteria do indeed still need phosphorus.
Higgs-like particle: Texas's missed opportunity
July 5, 2012
This 2011 image provide by CERN, shows a real CMS proton-proton collision in which 4 high energy electrons (green lines and red towers) are observed in a 2011 event. The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. To cheers and standing ovations, scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday July 4, 2012, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson — popularly known as the "God particle" — that helps explain what gives all matter in the universe size and shape.
Egypt and Mexico elect new presidents, face uphill battles
July 3, 2012
In this Friday, June 29, 2012 file photo, Egypt's new President-elect Mohammed Morsi waves to supporters at Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, in Cairo, Egypt. Standing before tens of thousands of adoring supporters in Tahrir Square, Morsi opened his jacket to show he is not wearing a bullet-proof vest. The message is clear: He has nothing to fear because he sees himself as the legitimate representative of Egypt's uprising. His speeches reveal a populist bent, making generous promises that many are skeptical he can keep. And though he began as an awkward and uninspiring speaker, he appears to be striving to reinvent his decidedly uncharismatic public persona.
Texas soon to join states taxing Amazon.com
June 29, 2012
A critical update to the Texas GOP platform
June 27, 2012
A section of the Texas GOP platform on public education gets a major revision.
Supreme Court ruling pleases and displeases both parties
June 26, 2012
This artist rendering shows Supreme Court Justices from left, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel A. Alito, and Elena Kagan inside Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 25, 2012.
Authorities crack down on Austin drug rings
June 22, 2012
Separation of powers showdown
June 21, 2012
Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, adjourns a meeting of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, after passing a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking member, watches at left. In a showdown with President Barack Obama’s administration, House Republicans had pressed for more Justice Department documents on the flawed gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious that resulted in hundreds of guns illicitly purchased in Arizona gun shops winding up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
Philosophy on the big screen
June 20, 2012
UT philosophy professor Daniel Bonevac explains the trolley problem in the new film, "The Problem of Evil." Screenshot from "The Problem of Evil."
Ideological differences divide stances on higher education reform
June 19, 2012
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, center, speaks to the crowd just after she met with the UVA Board of Visitors Monday, June 18, 2012 in Charlottesville, Va. Sullivan's husband Douglas Laycock, right, looks on. University of Virginia faculty leaders on Monday demanded the reinstatement of the school’s president and the resignation of two officials involved in her ouster. Officials gave no sign of complying, but acknowledged they could have handled Teresa Sullivan’s abrupt departure better.
Drones soar in space, overseas and in Texas
June 18, 2012
Seton Healthcare Family plans for Austin medical school
April 23, 2012
The Seton Healthcare Family plans to spend $250 million on a new hospital that will include Austin’s first medical school.
The Daily Texan awarded top college newspaper, nominated for Mark of Excellence Award
April 4, 2012
The Daily Texan received the top college newspaper award from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors 2011 convention in Dallas for the second year in a row.
The Daily Texan receives Daily University, College newspaper of the Year for second straight year
April 2, 2012
The Daily Texan received top college newspaper award for the second year in a row.
Test PAC aims to unseat Lamar Smith
February 13, 2012
Test PAC has its sights set on unseating Rep. Lamar Smith R-Texas using Internet-based tactics.
Doniak treated at hospital for hit-and-run injuries
February 5, 2012
Exact condition of soccer player a mystery but suspect has been identified and caught
UT buildings to be ready by next academic year
January 25, 2012
New facilities for the College of Communication, the Department of Computer Science and the College of Liberal Arts are on schedule.
UT won't be affected by electrical blackouts
December 6, 2011
Texas could face rolling blackouts starting in the summer of 2012 because of reduced energy generation and increased demand.
Occupy protesters close bank accounts, march to the Drag
December 5, 2011
Protestors marched on Chase and Wells Fargo banks on Guadalupe Saturday.
Occupy Austin protesters prepare for cold winter
November 29, 2011
As demonstrators anticipate seasonal drops in temperature, the search is on for ways to stay warm.
Church director charged with embezzlement
November 28, 2011
UUMC'S child care director withdrew money from the church to cover her personal expenses.
Nationwide movement utilizes online streaming
November 28, 2011
Occupy protests around the country are using Livestream to broadcast a 24-hour live feed of the occupation.
Banned protesters file lawsuit
November 21, 2011
The suit claims Austin's policy of banning arrested protesters from returning to City Hall is a violation of the First Amendment.
Five Occupy Austin protesters arrested
November 18, 2011
The protesters were arrested Thursday evening for criminal trespassing at City Hall during a mandatory power-washing
Top Ten Bathrooms on Campus
November 17, 2011
Jogging through campus and need to make a pit-stop? This week's Texan Top Ten ranks the best UT waterclosets.
College Republicans president faces fallout from tweet
November 16, 2011
The controversial tweet described shooting at President Barack Obama as "tempting" after the directed gunfire at the White House on Friday.
Occupy Austin finds challenges, considers moving to park
November 15, 2011
"Moving to a park will separate Occupy process from unrelated matters such as drug use," said Occupy general assembly facilitator.
Presentation highlights study abroad concerns for LGBTQ students
November 15, 2011
The issues of studying abroad as a LGBTQ student were presented on Monday by the UT International Office and Gender and Sexuality Center.
Homeless man convicted of Hyde Park tire slashing
November 14, 2011
Tommy Joe Kelley was sentenced to 10 years in prison last week after years of abusing Austinites' vehicles.
Many demographics can remain underrepresented among those studying abroad
November 8, 2011
Minorities and GBLT students are among those more likely to stay closer to home.
APD launches second part of jaywalking initiative
November 7, 2011
Look both ways before crossing the street - a citation from the Austin Police Department might be the price if you refuse.
'Occupy Austin' encourages transferring accounts to credit unions
November 7, 2011
More than $430,000 withdrawn from major banks around Austin on Saturday.
Security cameras keep an eye on Sixth Street
October 31, 2011
Seventeen High Activity Location Observation security cameras were installed along Sixth Street last Friday.
Occupy Austin demonstrators arrested after law confusion
October 31, 2011
18 were arrested after refusing to remove a table, 20 for refusing to vacate City Hall for a scheduled power wash.
APD cracks down on jaywalking
October 27, 2011
After an increase of pedestrian fatalities, Austin police warn citizens to cross with care - or get ticketed.
GPS aids wildfire evacuees
October 26, 2011
The Emergency Tracking Network created by UT professor Gordon Wells will streamline the evacuation process.
Anti-death penalty activists, exonerated death row inmates march to Capitol
October 24, 2011
According to an ACLU press release, the U.S. executed 46 people in 2010, not far behind Yemen with 53 executions.
Rare earthquake surprises San Antonio
October 21, 2011
A 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck 103 miles south of Austin , sending tremors throughout San Antonio and as distant as Round Rock.
Copwatch strives to reduce police violence by surveillance
October 20, 2011
Occupy Austin protester and co-founder of the group Copwatch is helping Austinites learn about their rights despite being arrested on Oct. 13.
Austin-Bergstrom airport to roll out less intrusive scanners
October 14, 2011
The new technology is designed to protect the passenger’s privacy and streamline the screening process for TSA agents.
Wind generation not straight-forward energy policy, expert notes
October 13, 2011
Negative economic effects associated with wind energy generation pose challenges for major wind energy-producing regions such as Texas.
City faces legal action over abortion clinic signage
October 11, 2011
Austin is facing legal challenges over the constitutionality of an ordinance requiring pregnancy resource centers to publicly announce they do not perform abortions.
National protests spread to campus
October 7, 2011
Members gathered to express their opinions about corporate greed and political corruption.
40 students walkout, join 'Occupy Austin'
October 6, 2011
Inspired by the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York City, activists have been organizing and preparing for the Occupy Austin protest.
UT Security and Fire Safety reports may indicate greater willingness to report sexual offenses
October 4, 2011
Michael Crumrine: It takes courage for a victim to report a sexual assault crime.
Sexual Abuse Screening highlights college sexual assault rates
September 30, 2011
College-age women are four times more like to be sexually assaulted than other women.
University Health Services campaign provides flu shots to campus community
September 26, 2011
The UHS Flu Shot Campaign begins today at the Student Services Building.
Elliott Erwitt shares love of photography
September 23, 2011
World-renowned photographer Elliott Erwitt presented his personal favorite photos and well-known pieces at the Harry Ransom Center on Thursday night.
Emo's Austin to close outside stage
September 20, 2011
The corner of Sixth Street and Red River will be less loud and lively due to the upcoming closure.
Unique techniques kick off Visiting Artist Program
September 13, 2011
Artist Steven Roden creates work out of ideas and concepts lacking structure and meaning.
Countries profit from carbon market
September 9, 2011
While pundits and politicians debate whether climate change is a real phenomenon, Diana Liverman has been studying various policies and programs around the world.
Austin apartment renters face price hikes, research shows
September 6, 2011
Approximately 13,500 jobs were created in Austin between July 2010 and July 2011, and the supply of housing can’t keep up with the demand.
Students bid on donated, abandoned bikes at annual auction
September 2, 2011
Each year there are usually between 150 and 200 abandoned or donated bikes that are showcased at the auction and start with a $3 bid.
Family planning clinics face budget reductions
September 2, 2011
Under the new state budget which took effect Thursday, three Austin-area family planning clinics will receive $1.4 million less in government subsidies.