Rady and Strickland take reins of SG presidency and vice presidency

The Daily Texan As newly-elected Student Government President Kori Rady and Vice President Taylor Strickland were sworn into their respective positions Tuesday, outgoing executives Horacio Villarreal and Ugeo Williams concluded a year of platform points centered on inclusion, safety, service and accessibility. Rady and Strickland ran their campaign on over 22 platform points, including an … Continue reading Rady and Strickland take reins of SG presidency and vice presidency

International students and their partners face additional barriers when dealing with domestic violence

The Daily Texan When it comes to relationship violence, international students and their partners deal with barriers most other students on campus do not even consider. According to Erin Burrows, prevention and outreach specialist at Voices Against Violence, students stay in abusive relationships for a number of reasons, and face a special set of concerns … Continue reading International students and their partners face additional barriers when dealing with domestic violence

System regents ask student leaders to consider tuition raise

The Daily Texan At the request of the UT System Board of Regents, a working group of student leaders will now consider up to a 2.1 percent increase for in-state undergraduate tuition in addition to the 3.6 percent out-of-state increase proposed in December. In 2012, the UT System did not approve any tuition increases at … Continue reading System regents ask student leaders to consider tuition raise

Texas Student Media nears decision on whether to cut Daily Texan print schedule

The Daily Texan Eleven members of the Texas Student Media board will make their final decision regarding the future print schedule of The Daily Texan on Friday, although TSM’s advertising revenue proposal was not released until three days before the meeting and remains incomplete. In a meeting on Feb. 21, board members said they would … Continue reading Texas Student Media nears decision on whether to cut Daily Texan print schedule

In primary night speeches, Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis focus on issues that will likely define general election

The Daily Texan — Print Edition Only by Nicole Cobler and Madlin Mekelburg FORT WORTH AND SAN ANTONIO — After both candidates secured predictable victories over relatively unknown primary opponents, Democrat Wendy Davis used her primary night speech to highlight the differences between herself and Republican Greg Abbott, while Abbott focused his attention on issues … Continue reading In primary night speeches, Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis focus on issues that will likely define general election

Wendy Davis touts education, abortion rights in election night speech

The Daily Texan FORT WORTH — More than 100 supporters chanted Democratic candidate Wendy Davis' name at her campaign headquarters as she secured a predictable victory in the primary elections Tuesday night. Davis, who is currently the state senator representing Fort Worth’s District 10, led Democratic opponent Ray Madrigal with 76 percent of the vote compared to 24 … Continue reading Wendy Davis touts education, abortion rights in election night speech

Student Government takes steps to give president veto power over bills

The Daily Texan Students voted overwhelmingly to pass two Student Government referendums during campus-wide elections Thursday, even though the full details of the changes were not available on the ballot. Philip Wiseman, chief justice for the SG Judicial Court, said the referendums would change the Student Government constitution. Some changes include adding specific protocols for … Continue reading Student Government takes steps to give president veto power over bills

Rady, Strickland elected Student Government president, vice president in tight contest

The Daily TexanAfter two days of voting and two hours of technical delays, Kori Rady and Taylor Strickland were elected Student Government president and vice president Thursday night.Rady, a government and corporate communications senior, and Strickland, a corporate communications junior, defeated government senior Kenton Wilson and Caroline Carter, a marketing and international relations and global … Continue reading Rady, Strickland elected Student Government president, vice president in tight contest

Update: Texas Student Media board considers reducing The Daily Texan print schedule to one day per week

The Daily Texan In the face of serious financial shortfalls, the Texas Student Media board discussed a budget proposal that would include reducing The Daily Texan to a weekly, rather than daily, printing schedule at its meeting Friday. A final vote to determine the budget is scheduled for next month. Texas Student Media, known as … Continue reading Update: Texas Student Media board considers reducing The Daily Texan print schedule to one day per week

Filing ends, campaign season begins

The Daily Texan Published on February 11, 2014 at 11:54 pm Two executive alliances kicked off campaigns for Student Government president and vice president Wednesday. Kornel “Kori” Rady, a government and corporate communications senior, is running for president alongside vice presidential candidate Taylor Strickland, a corporate communications senior. Government senior Kenton Wilson is running for … Continue reading Filing ends, campaign season begins