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Chulita Vinyl Club Brings PhD Students into DJ Scene

A crowd gathers on the dance floor. They jostle their hips and throw up their hands as the upbeat rhythm of cumbia music blares through the speakers. Onstage, Ana...

 
 

UT Town Hall Addresses Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Muslim Campus Posters

During a town hall-style forum hosted by UT president Greg Fenves on Wednesday, students voiced their concerns about religion, race, and immigration on campus,...

 
 

Herman’s Defensive Staff Bonds Together

When new Texas football head coach Tom Herman gave his first press conference on January 5, he made twin declarations: he hadn’t watched any film from the...

 
 

Longhorns and Aggies Unite For Higher Ed at the Capitol

“UT-Austin and Texas A&M really are the two premier universities in the state of Texas,” UT System Chancellor William McRaven said to a sea of orange...

 
 

The LBJ School Remembers Barbara Jordan at Recent Exhibition

Barbara Jordan was a woman of firsts: She was the first African-American woman to be elected to the Texas Senate, the first Southern African American to serve in...

 
 

Ellen DeGeneres Hosts Beyonce-Themed Costume Contest on Campus

Ellen DeGeneres challenged hundreds of Longhorns to get in formation on Tuesday afternoon for a chance to win tickets to this year’s Grammys. All they had...

 
 

The Final Frontier: A Longtime UT Engineering Professor Bids Farewell

It was 1957, and Wallace Fowler’s life was about to be altered forever. A self-proclaimed airplane nut and a recent high school graduate, Fowler, BA ’60,...

 
 

UT Leaders Respond to White House Travel Ban

After the White House temporarily banned citizens of seven countries from entering the United States last Friday, UT leaders and the community responded with...

 
 

Meet the Regents: What You Missed at the Senate

Two days after Gov. Greg Abbott appointed two new members and one returning member to the University of Texas System Board of Regents, the Senate gathered to question...

 
 

North of the Border

Forging a path from the Rio Grande Valley to the Forty Acres I’m standing under the fluorescent lighting of my high school hallway in McAllen, Texas. For a moment,...

 
 
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