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The Power of Stories in Helping Disadvantaged Students Stay in College

David Yeager. Photo via Charlie Pearce / The Daily Texan. Research shows that 30 percent of college students drop out after their first year, and half never graduate....

 
 

Strong Adds Top Texas Wide Receiver to 2016 Class

Charlie Strong’s wild national signing day didn’t end in February after all. This morning, the No. 10 recruiting class added another member of the ESPN...

 
 

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...

 
 

The New Jordan and Scottie?

A young Longhorn golfer out of Dallas shot a 69 yesterday at the 116th U.S. Open and now sits tied for sixth on the leaderboard heading into day two. And his name...

 
 

UT Poll Shows How Energy Issues May Affect the Election

This November, two candidates will go head-to-head in hopes of becoming the next president of the United States. While energy policy has not been at the forefront...

 
 

Meet Sheroid Evans: Football Player, Fashion Designer, Hustler

On a recent Thursday afternoon, Sheroid Evans is busy in the Division of Textiles and Apparel’s design room—his third home on campus after the football...

 
 

Texas Signee Kyle Muller Drafted by Atlanta, But Will He Sign?

@Braves you won’t regret it! #MLBDraft @kylemuller19 pic.twitter.com/cCXQGurwXK — Jesuit Baseball (@jcpbaseball) June 10, 2016 A Texas player was taken...

 
 

From BP Oil Spill, Lessons on Bacteria’s Secret Talents

Six years have passed since the largest accidental oil spill in history invaded the Gulf of Mexico. From the day the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, pumping...

 
 

Memory Matters

In the first Harry Potter movie, Neville Longbottom tests out his “Remembrall,” a magical ball that turns red when the user forgets something. When this happens...

 
 

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....

 
 
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