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UT Students Protest Campus Carry in Provocative Demonstration

A crowd of several hundred students, faculty, staff, and curious community members gathered on UT’s West Mall today to protest the implementation of the state’s...

 
 

Journalism Students Report From Rio

Covering the first swimming events at the 2016 Rio Olympics is an experience UT student Akshay Mirchandani will never forget. He had been sent on assignment by...

 
 

Joseph Schooling’s Wonderful Week in Rio [Updated]

The Olympics present a rather straightforward equation for viewers: You root for your countrymen and women. But what if an auxiliary nation presents itself among...

 
 

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...

 
 

UT Historian Daina Ramey Berry on ‘Roots’

Photo provided by A&E Networks. UT historian Daina Ramey Berry, an expert on 19th century American slave culture, recently served as a historical consultant...

 
 

The Great Coppini Caper

One UT alum’s search for 24 statues that mysteriously disappeared from campus The mystery began earlier this year at a pizza joint in Dripping Springs, just...

 
 

After Winning Gold in Chile, Smart Has Eyes Back on Texas

When USA Basketball won gold this weekend in the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 championship against Canada, UT’s Shaka Smart—also the newly named head coach of...

 
 

Texas Finally Has Its Kicker

A few months ago, a column I wrote addressed the long, hard road former Texas kicker Nick Rose had as a Longhorn. Despite his woes, Rose, BA ’16, would have been...

 
 

UT’s First Living Wall is Built to Endure the Texas Summer

Standing 10-by-25 feet tall, the white honeycomb structure sits at the northwest corner of Goldsmith Hall, facing Guadalupe Street. Covered with native plants...

 
 

Former UT Athletes, Austin Police Discuss Race Relations

The weeks leading up to a decision by NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho, BS ’11, to host a panel at the University of Texas on race relations July 14 were weary...

 
 
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