40 Acres

 

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,...

 
 

Trophy Hunters

In an era when everyone has some kind of award on the shelf, the mantle, or in the attic, what is a trophy really worth? In college football, quite a bit. Besides...

 
 

All Business

This year marks the centennial celebration of UT’s first graduating class to earn a business degree. In the early 1900s, business students at the University of...

 
 

Up For the Challenge

One UT student with a disability is fighting for accessibility for all. UT-Austin sophomore Archer Hadley wants you to be uncomfortable. He wants you to challenge...

 
 

On the Taco Trail

Two self-proclaimed taco journalists made it their mission to document the best of the best in Texas. Seven thousand miles, 10 Texas cities, 500 tacos, and two...

 
 

Bigger or Brighter

Texas Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes, BA ’64, PhD ’73, Life Member, says the state’s future depends on Latinos’ educational success. But...

 
 

January|February 2017 Good Reads

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe The Enchilada Queen Cookbook by Sylvia Casares, BS ’76 Sylvia Casares’ latest cookbook is truly a Texas-Mexico...

 
 

Lucy in the Sky: UT Study Says Ancient Human Ancestors Climbed Trees

It’s 3.2 million years ago and you’re traveling through the forests of Ethiopia. There’s no familiar sign of civilization in sight, though the wet, warm weather...

 
 

Texas Students Remember Campus in the Wake of Pearl Harbor

Nearly 75 years ago, Ida Sample, BBA ’44, sat attentively in her morning math class. It was the second semester of her sophomore year of college, and 1942...

 
 

D’Onta Foreman is NFL Bound

College football and men’s basketball present a familiar paradox for fans: The more prolific your favorite player is, the more likely he is to bolt for the...

 
 
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