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Supreme Court Affirms UT’s Use of Race in Admissions

In a 4-3 vote Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that UT-Austin may continue considering race in admissions decisions—putting an end to an eight-year legal...

 
 

TXEXplainer: The Proposal to Bury I-35 Underground

When Highway I-35 opened in 1962, Austin had just 200,000 people. Today, there are 900,000 in the city proper, and 2 million in the greater metro area. Those...

 
 

Aunt Bertha Is Bringing Social Services Into the 21st Century

Erine Gray was 16 when his mother was diagnosed with a rare type of encephalitis. The neurological disease left her with permanent brain damage and memory loss,...

 
 

TXEXplainer: Tuition Set-Asides

It’s been called vital aid for middle-class families, a hidden tax, and Robin Hood pricing. Lawmakers are arguing over whether to do away with it, but many...

 
 

UT’s Eric Tang on Why African-Americans Are Leaving Austin

In 2014, UT professor (and Alcalde Texas 10 awardee) Eric Tang found that Austin is the only fast-growing U.S. city with a shrinking African-American population....

 
 

The Dark Arts

From spoon-bending to séances, an art professor finds inspiration beyond the grave. Something strange happened in a UT art class a few years ago. Professor John...

 
 

UT Sociologist Harel Shapira on American Gun Culture

One in three Americans owns a gun, according to a 2015 Columbia University study. Yet the gulf between gun-owners and non-gun-owners may be wider than ever before—as anyone...

 
 

Junior the Wendy’s Guy Dies at 61

Updated, Monday, May 16: A suspect was charged with aggravated assault with a serious bodily injury in connection with Junior’s death. According to an affadavit,...

 
 

As States Cut Funding, Public Universities Rethink Budgets

Only 12 percent of UT-Austin’s funding comes from the state, down from 47 percent in 1984, part of a nationwide trend. According to the American Academy...

 
 

Suspect in Custody for Haruka Weiser Murder

Haruka Weiser (Facebook) Update, Friday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.: At a press conference on Friday morning, Austin police announced they arrested 17-year-old Meechaiel...

 
 
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