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

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

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

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