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All Phones to Classroom Mode

By now most teachers have developed a keen eye for students texting in class. Cell phones are an obvious distraction for students, and two economics professors...

 
 

The Return of the Mumps

While students and faculty were preparing for finals, they were also keeping a wary eye on University Health Services announcements for the last week—and washing...

 
 

Longhorn Startup Nourishes Student Entrepreneurs

In 2010, a UT computer science student named Elben Shira, BS ’11, posted an essay on his website about the department’s “second-rate” startup culture. Shira...

 
 

Texas State Historical Association Returns to UT

It was a historic day, in more than one sense. UT president Bill Powers was in the Governor’s Public Reception Room at the state capitol Friday morning, the...

 
 

The Powers Exit Interview to End All Powers Exit Interviews

The Texas Travesty, Texas Student Media’s satirical paper, doesn’t break a lot of news. Not a lot of real news, anyway. Founded in 1997, the monthly...

 
 

The Law of the Land

Nearly two decades in, is the Top 10 Percent Law working? In the late 1990s, the legal grounds were shifting beneath UT. The 1996 Hopwood v. Texas decision banned...

 
 

A Man, a Plan, and a Flaming Trombone [Watch]

Can’t see this video? Click here. What has a brass bell, a mellifluous tone, and shoots flames 26 feet into the air? That would be Valentin Guerin’s trombone. A...

 
 

The Best of College

A unique UT program aims to give freshmen the quintessential university experience. Deciding on a major and, naturally, the trajectory of your entire life, is a...

 
 

Trending Now: Hammocks and Hippie Fashion

Hammocking The act of laying in a hammock is now so popular it’s become a verb: hammocking. The new Texas Hammocking Club—founded by two students who enjoy...

 
 

May | June 2015 Good Reads

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe Homegrown: Austin Music Posters From 1967 to 1982 Edited by Alan Schaefer, with Joe Nick Patoski, ’75, and Nels...

 
 
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