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Longhorn Monica Aldama Is the Queen of Cheer

How this Texas Ex became a Netflix star and national champion.

 

Introducing the 2020 Texas Ten

Every year, the Alcalde flips the script and gives alumni the chance to give their favorite professors an A+.

 

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Dear Class of 2020: Words of Encouragement, Advice, and Wisdom

Longhorns everywhere are keeping UT’s Class of 2020—who had an unimaginable ending to their college experience—in their...

 
 
 

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A World Away: Traversing Peru as the World Braced for Change

When Alcalde staff photographer Matt Wright-Steel set out for Peru in early March, the Flying Longhorns host was ready to experience...

 

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Hang In There, Horns

Longhorns everywhere are finding new ways to step up, stay connected, and keep their spirits high as COVID-19 reshapes our world.

 
 

Letter from the Executive Director: Here for You

As I write this on Monday, March 30, 2020, it’s hard to know what life will be like when this issue lands in your mailbox. While our editors and designers were...

 
 

This Austinite Voted Dell Med into Existence—Now She’s One of the School’s First Graduates

Eight years ago, Travis County residents had a decision to make: did they want a medical school badly enough they were willing to pay higher property taxes to fund...

 
 

Five New Books From Longhorn Nation to Read During Social Distancing

Good Citizens Need Not Fear By Maria Reva, MFA ’18  When a bureaucratic glitch omits an entire building and its residents from municipal records, tenants of 1933...

 
 

Turning Glass into Tools at UT Austin’s Glass Shop

Adam Kennedy is one of a few university glass blowers left.

 
 

Touring the New UT Admissions Welcome Center

I am cutting it close on time, and for once I can’t blame it on Austin traffic. Alex Mitchell, deputy to the executive director of the UT Office of Admissions...

 
 

Introducing the 2020 Texas Ten

Every year, the Alcalde flips the script and gives alumni the chance to give their favorite professors an A+.

 
 

How Longhorn Drew Blackard Became a Leader in Mobile Technology

One third of the passengers on any commercial flight are likely using smart phones that Drew Blackard, MBA ’06, helped produce. As vice president of product management...

 
 

The Way Back: Campus in Miniature

Each edition of UT’s Cactus yearbook has its own look and feel as the editors navigate a delicate balance: distinguishing it from its predecessors but also maintaining...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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