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This Is Texas Tour Gets Longhorns’ Heads in the Game

At each stop on the This Is Texas Tour, the venue would come alive as a burnt-orange crowd of alumni, future Longhorns, and fans dressed in their gameday best filed...

 
 

Now and Then: Looking at the Lives of Two UT Grads, 80 Years Apart

June 6, 1938, was a perfectly moonlit summer night in Austin. Gathered before the one-year-old Tower were 1,161 students, dressed in black gowns and tasseled hats....

 
 

Alumna Kayleen Schaefer on Her Debut Book ‘Text Me When You Get Home’

Journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s new book looks at modern female friendship and what makes it so special. Over the course of just one weekend I found myself saying,...

 
 

Four New Books From the Longhorn Universe to Kick Off Summer

The Austin Cookbook By Paula Forbes Whether it’s smoked turkey from La Barbecue, fried chicken from Lucy’s, or pumpkin bread from Kerbey Lane, The Austin Cookbook...

 
 

Harry Ransom Center Acquires Lifework of Famous Photographer Fritz Henle

“My father’s three mantras were ‘beauty,’ ‘truth,’ and ‘freedom,’” the daughter of the late photographer Fritz Henle, Tina Henle, tells me...

 
 

How the Pluckers Founders Built Themselves a Wing-Dom

It’s 2 a.m. Saturday and the bars are closed. A group of rowdy students, home from their trek down Austin’s Sixth Street, bust into the Pluckers Wing Bar tucked...

 
 

Lives On Hold: Longhorn DACA Recipients Tell Their Stories

Lawmakers spent the last six months negotiating the future of the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival Program. Longhorn Dreamers talk about this period of uncertainty...

 
 

Abroad In Hollywood: How the One-of-a-Kind UTLA Program Prepares Students for Show Business

(Editor’s Note: In December 2018, UTLA Director Phil Nemy was placed on administrative leave, pending investigation by UT Office of Industry Engagement into...

 
 

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...

 
 
 
 
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