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May 6, 2016
Goodnight Texan. Good morning New York.
The Daily Texan Newscast: April 29, 2016
May 1, 2016
Travis county residents lined up in masse this week to vote on repealing increased regulations for companies like Uber and Lyft while Secretary of State John Kerry and former American diplomat Henry Kissinger spoke at the LBJ Library’s Vietnam War Summit. Also this week a cake from whole foods sparked online controversy, the CEO of the University Co-op is retiring and Beyoncé's "Lemonade" is finally here.
The Daily Texan Newscast: February 26th, 2016
February 26, 2016
The Daily Texan Newscast: February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016
On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we look back at the New Hampshire primary and what's to come as well as presidential candidate's stances on affordable higher education and more.
Daily Texan Newscast: January 29th, 2016
January 31, 2016
On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover new research on cancer treatment, sending students to the Rio Olympics and a UT team in a SpaceX competition. The women’s basketball team celebrated 1,000 wins. Key differences between campus carry and open carry are explained. Learn about voter registration on campus before the February 1st deadline. Tune in for a review of Ty Segall’s new album Emotional Mugger and movies to look forward to this semester.
Daily Texan Newscast: December 4, 2015
December 4, 2015
On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover the Austin Police Department’s implementation of body cameras, the final football game of the season and the Fisher v. UT case before the Supreme Court hearings next week.
Daily Texan Newscast: November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015
On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the UT community’s response to the Paris attacks, campus carry updates and the University’s investigation of a confrontation between members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, a professor and unidentified attendee at an Institute for Israel Studies event.
Daily Texan Newscast: November 13, 2015
November 13, 2015
On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover Noodles and Company’s closure, solar-powered, phone-charging umbrellas coming to campus and more.
Daily Texan Newscast: November 6, 2015
November 6, 2015
On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover UT’s collaboration with NASA, studies from the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the weekend rains.
Jury finds Owens guilty of capital murder for SXSW crash
November 6, 2015
An Austin jury has convicted Rashad Owens of capital murder from the 2014 South by Southwest Music Festival Crash.
Report finds 2/3 of population has herpes
November 4, 2015
The cold, sore reality is that more than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with herpes simplex virus type I, according to the World Health Organization’s first global estimates of the virus, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE.
Daily Texan Newscast: October 30, 2015
October 30, 2015
On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover the Safe Campus Act, the upcoming Fisher vs. University of Texas Supreme Court hearing and review Fuzz’s new album II as well as the new movie “Our Brand Is Crisis.”
Daily Texan Newscast: October 23, 2015
October 23, 2015
On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover therapy robots, recap the basketball scrimmage, review Deerhunter's newest release and more.
Daily Texan Newscast: October 16, 2015
October 16, 2015
On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss Bevo’s passing, the Hidden Pines Fire in Bastrop County, campus carry protests and more.
Bastrop County judge declares state of disaster as Hidden Pines fire spreads
October 14, 2015
Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape declared a state of disaster for Bastrop County at a Wednesday press conference due the spreading Hidden Pines fire.
Daily Texan Newscast: October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015
This week we discuss the online threat to campus that UTPD deemed non-credible, the Red River Showdown with Longhorn gameday predictions, must-see artists of ACL and more.
Daily Texan Newscast: September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015
On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the top headlines from the week, the resignation of UT athletic director Steve Patterson and review The Libertines' latest album Anthems for Doomed Youth.
Daily Texan Newscast: September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015
On this week's episode of the Daily Texan Newscast we discuss fracking on UT System lands, Julian Castro's visit to campus, gender neutral bathrooms, the upcoming Kinsolving coffee shop and updates on campus carry.
Students stage protests, APD receiving body cameras, gender imbalance in Cockrell School
December 10, 2014
In this semester finale of The Daily Texan podcast, hosts Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the past week in news including student-led protests against the Eric Garner ruling and UT’s involvement with a company known for using sweatshop labor. The team also discusses APD receiving official police body cameras and the gender imbalance within the Cockrell School of Engineering.
SG calls for chief of staff removal, UT criminal trespassing rates, Transfer Student Ad-Hoc Committee established
November 25, 2014
In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the week in news including Student Government representatives calling for the removal of SG chief of staff Chris Jordan, criminal trespassing rates on the UT campus during winter months and Senate of College Council’s formation of The Transfer Student Ad-Hoc Committee.
LISTEN: Energy conservation, increasing parking rates, bike safety
November 19, 2014
In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the University's energy conservation agenda, increasing parking rates and a safety initiative launched by UTPD with guests Alex Wilts and Natalie Sullivan.
LISTEN: Election results, city council passes Bicycle Master Plan, Board of Regents honor Cigarroa
November 10, 2014
In this Podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss election results, city council’s approval of the Bicycle Master Plan, Governor Rick Perry’s court appearance, the TA Task Force’s ongoing research and the city’s failed urban rail plan.
LISTEN: Snapchat introduces new feature, voter ID law upheld, multimillion dollar grant
October 27, 2014
In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss a $58 million dollar grant given to the Jackson School of Geosciences, the Supreme Court decision to uphold Texas' controversial voter ID law for the upcoming elections, Snapchat's "Our Campus Story" feature and a new option at The Dobie Center to rent rooms.
LISTEN: Voter ID reinstated, Dallas nurses contract Ebola, two provisions of House Bill 2 on hold
October 19, 2014
In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the reinstatement of the controversial state voter ID law, the impending launch of Google Fiber in Austin and the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa as well as the two Dallas health care workers who have tested positive for the virus. They are joined by crime reporter Natalie Sullivan to discuss this week in crime and Austin’s stricter implementation of the city’s sound ordinances.
LISTEN: Guaranteed tuition enrollment low, Apollo 12 astronaut visits campus, SG resolutions against sound ordinances, residential burglaries near campus
October 5, 2014
In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss former Apollo 12 astronaut and UT alumnus Alan Bean’s visit to campus, the auction of Charles Whitman’s sniper rifle and UT's guaranteed tuition plan enrollment falling below expectations. They are joined by crime reporter Natalie Sullivan to discuss “green roofs” on campus as well as daytime residential burglaries in West Campus and North Campus. The gang is also joined by campus reporter Elly Dearman to discuss SG resolutions against city sound ordinances and increased hours at two different campus buildings.
LISTEN: Intramural football registration rates, COLA TA task force, PUF and crude oil prices, Powers' State of the University Address
September 28, 2014
In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the creation of a task force within the College of Liberal Arts to discuss specifics of TA and AI positions, the low registration rates for intramural football teams and President William Powers Jr.'s last State of the University Address.
LISTEN: JP's Java closing, GSA appoints Vice President, APD/UTPD tout diversity
September 20, 2014
In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg are joined by crime reporter Natalie Sullivan to discuss City Council member Chris Riley's attempts to legalize ride sharing services Lyft and Uber, the state of local police demographics and how discrimination can affect the mental health of African American and Caribbean blacks. They also discuss the UT System Board of Regents unanimous vote to deny two state legislators’ requests to monitor the ongoing external investigation of UT’s admissions process and the end to David Ash's career on the UT football team after suffering his third concussion earlier this season.
LISTEN: Department of Mexican American Studies established, MOOC completion rates remain low
September 14, 2014
In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the suspension of sophomore basketball guard Martez Walker, the Departmentalization of the Center for Mexican American Studies and "Thread" the new UT centric dating app created by Zach Dell, son of Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell. They are joined by News Editor Jacob Kerr to discuss the ongoing problems the UT System faces with it's MOOC initiative. Reporter Natalie Sullivan also joins the gang to discuss this week in crime.
Legal Affairs stops SG interview notes from being released
August 6, 2014
Interview notes for internal and external nominations made in April by the Student Government Executive Board will not be made available to the public, after their disclosure was determined to be in violation of federal privacy rights by the University's Office of Legal Affairs.
Moody college appoints new Texas Student Media director
June 23, 2014
Gerald Johnson, former director of local advertising and digital services for the Houston Chronicle, has been named the new director of Texas Student Media, effective July 21.
Student loan debt increases alongside local cost of living
June 22, 2014
As the cost of living in Austin continues to rise alongside its population and infrastructure, student loan debt rates have also increased on a local and national level.
Recap: Regent Hall, new chancellor, Shared Services, bus routes and SXSW crash
June 9, 2014
The Daily Texan recaps of some of the biggest stories over the past school year and previews stories to watch over the summer.
Driver charged in SXSW crash makes first appearance since arrest at Wednesday pretrial
June 4, 2014
Rashad Charjuan Owens, the driver indicted in the South By Southwest crash in March, made his first public appearance since his arrest before the 147th District Court Judge Clifford Brown during a Wednesday pretrial.
State Sen. Dan Patrick defeats Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in runoff election
May 27, 2014
With more than 65 percent of the vote, state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, secured the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, defeating incumbent David Dewhurst in the runoff election Tuesday.
Gov. Perry backs Regent Hall as transparency committee discusses articles of impeachment
May 21, 2014
While a state legislative committee discussed drafting articles of impeachment against UT System Regent Wallace Hall in exectuive session, Gov. Rick Perry issued a statement in support of Hall .
Late-night power outage affects West Campus
February 4, 2014
Minutes after midnight Tuesday, electricity went out in several large swaths of West Campus.
Powers remains University president despite "strained relationship" with System
December 12, 2013
President Bill Powers will remain in office at The University of Texas after a lengthy Board of Regents meeting. Discussion of Mack Brown's position as head coach postponed.
Mack Brown steps down after 16 seasons as Texas Longhorns head coach
December 12, 2013
After spending the past 16 seasons as the Longhorns’ head coach, Mack Brown’s tenure is officially over.
ZBT members reprimanded for crude party drawings
December 5, 2013
After members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity painted a mural depicting sexually graphic images, the UT dean of students has left the disciplinary process up to the chapter. With more than three weeks of “evaluation,” the chapter judicial board has not decided on a verdict for the members responsible.
Two J.D. Salinger stories from Harry Ransom Center published without authorization
December 4, 2013
Three previously unpublished short stories by author J.D. Salinger surfaced on the Internet Thanksgiving day after an unauthorized duplication of the works were uploaded to file-sharing sites including Imgur and MediaFire.
As Gregory palm trees wither, expenses grow
November 26, 2013
The palm trees surrounding the Gregory Gym aquatic complex, included as decoration, have cost RecSports more than $40,000 in the past eight years to maintain and replace.
ZBT mural updated with new depictions
November 24, 2013
A backyard mural painted by members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, commonly known as ZBT, was painted over last week with other provocative images.
Zeta Beta Tau members meet with dean of students
November 22, 2013
Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, commonly known as ZBT, met with the UT dean of students office Thursday to discuss sexually graphic mural depictions involving children’s television characters and U.S. Army veterans as part of decorations for an upcoming party.
ZBT fraternity covers up mural depicting sexually graphic images
November 20, 2013
A backyard mural painted by members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, commonly known as ZBT, depicted sexually graphic images involving children’s television characters and U.S. Army veterans as part of decorations for an upcoming party.
Counter protest on immigration reform joined by actress America Ferrera
November 20, 2013
Members of the University Leadership Initiate were joined Wednesday by hundreds of University students and actress America Ferrera in front of the Tower in a counter protest against the UT chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas.
Young Conservatives of Texas cancel "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" planned for Wednesday on The University of Texas campus
November 19, 2013
The UT chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas have canceled a controversial mock immigration “sting” planned for Wednesday after the event was denounced by University officials, including President William Powers Jr.
Campus Watch strives to inform the UT community
November 19, 2013
The daily emails recounting incidents involving strong odors of alcohol and small baggies containing a “green leafy substance” are the product of the UTPD’s continued crime prevention efforts.
University officials denounce Young Conservatives of Texas' “Catch an Illegal Immigrant” day
November 18, 2013
The campus chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas will host a controversial mock immigration sting on campus Wednesday.
Regents approve men's head athletic director Steve Patterson’s terms of compensation
November 11, 2013
The UT System Board of Regents passed a motion allowing President William Powers Jr. to negotiate and execute an employment agreement for Steve Patterson, UT’s newly appointed men’s head athletic director, at a special called meeting Monday.
Upcoming musical 'In The Heights' to be recast following backlash
November 10, 2013
After receiving backlash about casting professional guest actors instead of students in its upcoming musical “In the Heights,” the theatre and dance department has decided to reverse its original decision and recast roles for the musical.
Patterson sees his move to Texas as a homecoming
November 7, 2013
Newly appointed men’s athletic director Steve Patterson said he looks forward to the opportunity to return to Texas, but does not plan on making any significant changes to the program.
Why the athletic director position matters
November 6, 2013
An athletic director aids a university in the management of business and athletic decisions within his or her department, be it men’s or women’s athletics.
5 prominent facts from Steve Patterson’s past
November 6, 2013
Five things to know about Texas' new Athletic Director Steve Patterson
Steve Patterson selected as UT’s athletic director
November 5, 2013
After a month-long search, the University has hired Steve Patterson to replace DeLoss Dodds as the new men’s athletic director.
Patterson selected as athletic director for past achievements, commitment to success
November 5, 2013
Steve Patterson, the University’s new men’s athletic director, was hired for his commitment to success and impressive resume, according to UT President William Powers Jr.
Flooding prompts mayor to declare a state of disaster
November 5, 2013
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell declared the city a “state of disaster” Monday in response to last week’s flooding events, which severely damaged Austin neighborhoods.
University’s deal with U.S. Post Office shows differences in leasing agreements
November 4, 2013
The University’s lease extension with the U.S. Postal Service shows the variations in UT’s leasing agreements with non-University entities.
Casting decision causes tension
October 30, 2013
Faculty members and students of the College of Fine Arts met Tuesday to address concerns surrounding the casting of performers from outside the University for the department’s upcoming musical.
On-campus museum set to lose $400,000 in funding
October 28, 2013
The Texas Memorial Museum will lose nearly $400,000 in University funds and experience a staff reduction from 11 employees to three as a result of budget cuts, which will be implemented on Sept. 1 of next year.
From bean to brew, where your campus coffee comes from
October 25, 2013
There’s much more to the cup of coffee students pick up on campus than the cream and sugar added to it.
Campus post office will remain open through February 2016
October 23, 2013
The lease for UT’s on-campus post office has been extended through February 2016 after representatives of University Operations, University Mail Services and the United States Postal Service met on Oct. 17.
Student Government amends Undocumented Longhorns resolution
October 21, 2013
Student Government representatives met Sunday night with members of the Legislative Affairs Committee to hash out two amendments to a resolution in support for undocumented students.
Following $50 million donation by Moody Foundation, College of Communication to be renamed and feature a skybridge
October 20, 2013
The College of Communication will be getting a new name and a bridge.
University sign shop dedicated to quality
October 17, 2013
In a small metal building on the outskirts of campus, a large format printer with ink cartridges protruding from its side like machine gun clips meticulously prints a 30-foot-long burnt orange banner.
UT transportation service aims to prevent drunk driving
October 15, 2013
uRide 24-5 — a pilot transportation service for University students, faculty and staff — launched Monday and will taxi students from the Perry-Castaneda Library to residential neighborhoods at no cost from midnight to 3 a.m.
University plans to use post office space for other mailing purposes
October 8, 2013
The impending closing of the on-campus branch of the U.S. Postal Service in February 2014 comes in part from the University’s desire to use the space the office occupies for other mailing-related purposes.
Post office on UT campus will close by February
October 6, 2013
The campus’ post office plans to close because its contract with the University expires at the end of February.
UT Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds announces retirement for 2014
October 1, 2013
In a swanky suite nestled in a stadium he’s transformed, DeLoss Dodds announced he will retire from the men’s head athletic director post at the end of August.
Federal government shuts down, affecting students and on-campus sites
October 1, 2013
For the first time since 1995, the federal government is in shutdown as a result of budget disagreements between the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
UT football players’ financial value highest in nation among college teams
September 26, 2013
UT football players may not top any national rankings at the moment, but they do rank No. 1 in one area — individual financial value.
As cell reception problems continue, IT Services works to address complaints
September 17, 2013
Problems with cell reception in and around UT are nothing new, especially after kickoff at Saturday football games, but a campus distributed antenna system is constantly working to better reception quality and manage demand.
Faculty: New UT System disclosure policy could invade privacy
September 17, 2013
Faculty members voiced concerns at a Faculty Council meeting Monday about how a comprehensive new policy designed to disclose potential conflicts of interests among University employees could invade employees’ privacy.
As Austin traffic worsens, MoPac Improvement Projects aims to provide a solution
September 12, 2013
In a recent study of traffic patterns across the globe, conducted by traffic services group INRIX Incorporated, Austin surpassed New York as the city with the fourth worst traffic in America. Transit developments like the MoPac Improvement Project will aim to fix to that.
Project South Texas offers chance to improve higher education, health care in Rio Grande Valley
September 11, 2013
Project South Texas, a plan to merge the University of Texas-Pan American and the University of Texas at Brownsville and establish a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley, commenced Thursday, with former Missouri Southern University president Julio Leon hired to lead all project operations.
Post Office closure, CapMetro closure and course auditing
December 31, 1969
In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and special guests Madlin Mekelburg and Anthony Green discuss the news that the campus post office is slated to close in February. They also discuss CapMetro and the possible safety loophole course auditing creates.