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Chuck Harris Named New Executive Director of the Texas Exes

After an almost year-long search, the Texas Exes has found a new leader. Chuck Harris, BBA ’86, Life Member, president of the Total System Services company Netspend,...

 
 

Good Reads: 4 New Books from the Longhorn Universe to Read This November

Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldy Advice for Everyday Troubles By Taisia Kitaiskaia, MFA ’15 For years, Kitaiskaia ran an advice column for The Hairpin titled “Ask...

 
 

Author Kate Dawson on Her Debut Book ‘Death in the Air’

Journalism professor Kate Dawson’s debut book tells the true story of how 12,000 people in post-World War II London died one winter. In 1952 London, two killers...

 
 

A Longhorn’s First Time at Texas-OU Weekend

The final seconds of the 2017 Texas-OU game were some of the most stressful moments of my young life. As I stood around the huge screen at the Texas State Fair...

 
 

UT-SG is Working to Bring Back Texas v. Texas A&M Rivalry

Six years ago, Longhorns and Aggies took to the football field for their final battle in a 117-year-long tradition (never forget: UT won 27-25). But no matter...

 
 

UT Becomes Leading Texas Public University in Graduation Success

In 2011, former UT president Bill Powers set the ambitious goal of raising four-year graduation rates from 52 percent that spring to 70 percent by 2017. Today,...

 
 

Highlights From President Fenves’ Third State of the University Speech

Wrapping up the end of his second year as president of The University of Texas and marking the start of a new semester, Greg Fenves gave his third State of the...

 
 

Monica Murrell Named 2017 Top Hand

Sitting in a room filled with nearly 100 other Longhorns, Monica Murrell, BA ’02, Life Member, never expected to hear her name called. What she thought was...

 
 

Longhorn Veterans Share What It’s Like to go From the Military to Civilian Life at UT

A little over a year ago, I sat with a former Marine sniper in the lobby of the LBJ School, passing time between panels at the first-ever Vietnam War Summit. A Longhorn,...

 
 

Harry Ransom Center’s ‘Mexico Modern’ Looks at Post-Revolutionary Mexico

In the sketch, ragged strokes outline a young Frida Kahlo, her head tilting sideways while she holds hands with her husband, muralist Diego Rivera. It was December...

 
 
 
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