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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...

 
 

TXEXplainer: Confederate Statues on Campus

On Wednesday, UT president Greg Fenves announced the formation of a task force charged with determining the future of the Jefferson Davis statue that overlooks...

 
 

All About That Base (Funding) and More: Reviewing the 2015 Texas Legislature

On Monday, the Texas Legislature ended its 84th regular session. After 140 days of committee meetings, testimony, debate, amendment, and occasionally, bill-passing,...

 
 

Legislators Weigh Adding ‘Campus Carry’ to ‘Open Carry’ Bill

As the 2015 Texas Legislature sprints toward the finish line, bills allowing licensed gun owners to carry firearms on college campuses seem unlikely to pass. But...

 
 

Bulldozers and Firewalls: What You Missed At This Week’s Regents Meeting

The nine members of the UT System Board of Regents met in Austin this week to move forward an ambitious agenda that included changes to how the governing board...

 
 

Texas State Historical Association Returns to UT

It was a historic day, in more than one sense. UT president Bill Powers was in the Governor’s Public Reception Room at the state capitol Friday morning, the...

 
 
 
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