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This Austinite Voted Dell Med into Existence—Now She’s One of the School’s First Graduates

Eight years ago, Travis County residents had a decision to make: did they want a medical school badly enough they were willing to pay higher property taxes to fund...

 
 

Five New Books From Longhorn Nation to Read During Social Distancing

Good Citizens Need Not Fear By Maria Reva, MFA ’18  When a bureaucratic glitch omits an entire building and its residents from municipal records, tenants of 1933...

 
 

Turning Glass into Tools at UT Austin’s Glass Shop

Adam Kennedy is one of a few university glass blowers left.

 
 

Touring the New UT Admissions Welcome Center

I am cutting it close on time, and for once I can’t blame it on Austin traffic. Alex Mitchell, deputy to the executive director of the UT Office of Admissions...

 
 

UT English Professor Deb Olin Unferth Hatches an Inventive Chicken Heist in Her Latest Novel

Picture this: A couple of egg industry auditors sneak onto a farm in the dead of night to steal a million chickens. It didn’t happen—but it could, says Deb...

 
 

Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection Celebrates 100 Years at UT

Sitting at a table at Sid Richardson Hall on campus, I lean over and try to look as closely as possible to a hundreds-of-years-old document while also trying not...

 
 

Fenves and Johnston: Kirk Watson Transformed Health and Health Care in Austin

Dear Senator Watson, In your final week as a Texas state senator, we have been reflecting on the extraordinary impact you have had on our community and your special...

 
 

Longhorns Helping in the Fight Against COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to impact our day-to-day lives like never before, many have found themselves in need of support from their communities. Whether it’s in Austin...

 
 

History of the Texas Exes Life Membership

In 2012, I arrived on campus as a journalism student from McAllen, Texas. I didn’t come from a family of Longhorns. There was no burnt-orange paraphernalia adorning...

 
 
 
 
 
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