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Sipping From the Well: Understanding the Permanent University Fund

This week, Texas senators have been getting down to business determining how they’ll fund state universities for the next two years. With rising tuition costs...

 
 

Letters to Texas

The life and times of celebrated author Shelby Hearon. You can practically smell the kolaches in Shelby Hearon’s 1991 book Hug Dancing, when her heroine visits...

 
 

Trophy Hunters

In an era when everyone has some kind of award on the shelf, the mantle, or in the attic, what is a trophy really worth? In college football, quite a bit. Besides...

 
 

Game On

For a century, UT students have been participating in organized, non-varsity sports. In celebration of 100 years of blood, sweat, and beer-league competition, we...

 
 

Making History

After more than 40 years of housing America’s historical treasures, the Briscoe Center for American History is preparing for one of its greatest undertakings—one...

 
 

What the Buzz is All About

Meet the university’s unlikely student leaders. This spring, Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu delivered a surprising upset, winning Student Government’s...

 
 

First Impressions

Greg Fenves took office this summer as the 29th president of UT-Austin. We spoke with him about his plans for the university and his emphasis on what he calls...

 
 

Task Force Releases Recommendations for Confederate Statues

The group charged with making recommendations for the future of Confederate statues on campus released its report Monday, outlining five options for the memorials...

 
 

The Underdogs

A definitive history of Student Government’s offbeat candidates On Feb. 11, 1977, the regents of the University of Texas were being addressed by a UT-Austin...

 
 

The Way Back: The Peregrinus

The story of the peregrinus, the mascot and so-called patron saint of the Law School, stretches all the way back to the Roman Empire. Sort of. Around the turn of...

 
 
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