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UT Remembers Tower Shooting on 50th Anniversary

The rituals that follow a mass shooting are now all too familiar: candlelight vigils, memorial services, speeches, and 24/7 media coverage. This was not the case...

 
 

Paralympian Jeff Butler is Headed to Rio

At least one Longhorn will represent Team USA at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this September. Wheelchair rugby athlete Jeff Butler, BBA ’14, Life...

 
 

Regents Amend Campus Carry Rules

After a new campus carry law goes into effect next month, UT-Austin faculty and staff will be allowed to ban guns from their offices, the UT Board of Regents ruled...

 
 

Three Professors Sue UT, State Over Campus Carry

With less than a month to go before guns are allowed in UT classrooms, three professors have filed a lawsuit against the university and the state. Sociology professor...

 
 

The Big One

An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Now geologists are drilling into the crater left behind to learn how it happened—and what it means for...

 
 

Free Omid

Five years ago, a UT student was imprisoned in Iran. He’s still there. In a photo taken in the fall of 2010, Omid Kokabee stands on a bridge over Austin’s...

 
 

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...

 
 
 
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