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Texas Tea Leaves: Reading Governor-Elect Abbott on Higher Ed

On Jan. 20, Greg Abbott will take office as the Governor of Texas. Here’s what he’s said so far—and what others have said—about his agenda for higher...

 
 

The Top Alcalde Stories of 2014

A look back at the Longhorn newsmakers, groundbreakers, and viral sensations of an unforgettable year. It’s been a big year on the Forty Acres. We got a...

 
 

UT Announces Creation of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation

When Coach Charlie Strong arrived on the Forty Acres, he promised to teach his football players how to behave both on and off the field. In establishing his five...

 
 

Shaking Up the Bird Family Tree

The bird family tree may look a little different than previously thought. A study published this week in Nature is just one of at least 28 scientific papers to...

 
 

UT Study Sheds Light on Methane Emissions in Fracking

The hydraulic fracturing boom has boosted the U.S. economy and created thousands of jobs. But the perennially controversial technique for drilling natural gas is...

 
 

The Demolition of the ENS Building [Watch]

The Engineering-Science Building, which has been a stalwart piece of the engineering quad for the last 50 years, is no more. The aging building stood partially empty...

 
 

Optimism for Texas Football After Hex Rally

What’s the best way to win football games? Some would say hard work or determination. There’s another, more mythical answer, though: hexes. Hexes are what have...

 
 

Goodnight Sweet Players

For 33 years, Players sat on the corner of Martin Luther King and Guadalupe, a welcome respite for those looking for a reliable burger dive. That’s approximately...

 
 

Ransom Center Acquires Gabriel García Márquez Archive

In the 1950s, Gabriel García Márquez was a young journalist at the Bogotá newspaper El Espectador. He pulled long hours writing movie reviews, editorials,...

 
 

Waller Creek Lights Up

Can’t see this slideshow? Click here. On most evenings Waller Creek is unlit and generally not trafficked, save for Austin’s homeless population....

 
 
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