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

Alumnus raises about $30,000 to help Junior ‘The Wendy’s Guy’ get off the street

The Daily Texan Published on February 7, 2014 at 6:23 pm UT alumnus Benjamin McPhaul has raised approximately $30,000 since 9 a.m. Friday through an online campaign for Ishmael Mohammed Jr., better known as “The Wendy’s Guy” or Junior, to help him find permanent living conditions and employment. Mohammed, who is currently homeless, worked at … Continue reading Alumnus raises about $30,000 to help Junior ‘The Wendy’s Guy’ get off the street

Queer Students Alliance will recommend expanding health care benefits for transgender students

The Daily Texan Published on February 6, 2014 at 1:09 am Members of UT’s Queer Students Alliance are working on legislation with the goal of convincing University administrators to expand health care benefits available for transgender students. Legislation author Devon Howard, women’s and gender studies junior, said the ultimate goal of the legislation is expanded … Continue reading Queer Students Alliance will recommend expanding health care benefits for transgender students