An association for alumni and supporters of The Daily Texan, student newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin

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Who We Are

Friends of The Daily Texan, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to lend support and assistance to The Daily Texan, an institution at the University of Texas at Austin since 1900.

Members include alumni of The Texan, plus other supporters of a free and unfettered student media at UT.

The group’s guiding principle is etched in stone at the entrance to one of the buildings occupied by The Texan during its illustrious journalistic history: vincit omnia veritas. Truth conquers all.

Latest News & Updates

  • Alumni Spotlight: Texas Monthly Food Editor Patricia Sharpe
    Texas Monthly Food Editor Patricia Sharpe has worked at the magazine since 1974, when she started out editing the cultural and restaurant listings. She eventually focused exclusively on food, and her writing has won numerous awards, including a James Beard Foundation award for magazine food writing for her story “Confessions of a Skinny Bitch,” about her career as a restaurant critic. Her humorous story “War Fare,” an account of living for 48 hours on military MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), was included in the anthology Best Food Writing 2002. Many of her stories appear in the 2008 collection Texas...
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  • UT System Chancellor William McRaven to give keynote at Nov. 3 annual event
    Friends of The Daily Texan. will induct 11 new Daily Texan Hall of Fame members and host University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven as keynote speaker at its fifth annual gathering Nov. 3 at The Texas Union. The gathering will be in the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom in The Texas Union on the UT campus in Austin. The Nov. 3 event will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Registration to attend the event, which is open to the public, will begin in early July. Since its inception, the Friends group has...
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  • UT science is cool — and the summer managing editor wants to tell readers all about it
    The Daily Texan’s newest managing editor is a former church pianist from Dublin — the town in Texas, not Ireland — who was so torn between her interests in science and journalism that she decided to combine the two and pursue a career as a science writer. Eva Frederick will be juggling those dual interests this summer. In addition to her responsibilities at The Texan, she is holding down a full-time editorial internship with Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. It may sound like a lot of work for one summer, but Frederick isn’t fazed. “I can be here every...
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