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Independent, Not Alone

How UT is creating community for foster and independent students Maria Suarez-Magana can handle working two jobs in high school. She can handle being homeless at...

 
 

May|June 2016 Good Reads

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century by Daniel Oppenheimer In his debut book,...

 
 

Telling Refugee Stories

According to a 2015 United Nations report, there are now more than 55 million refugees globally. That means more people are fleeing their homes due to violence or...

 
 

The Dark Arts

From spoon-bending to séances, an art professor finds inspiration beyond the grave. Something strange happened in a UT art class a few years ago. Professor John...

 
 

John Kerry Revisits Battle Days in Vietnam Summit Keynote

U.S. Secretary of State and Vietnam War veteran John F. Kerry says he lives by the mantra “every day is extra.” On the second day of UT’s Vietnam...

 
 

UT Sociologist Harel Shapira on American Gun Culture

One in three Americans owns a gun, according to a 2015 Columbia University study. Yet the gulf between gun-owners and non-gun-owners may be wider than ever before—as anyone...

 
 

Lessons Learned at the Vietnam War Summit: Day 1

During the May 22, 1971, opening dedication of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, 2,100 anti-Vietnam War activists were held back by police as they chanted...

 
 

UT Fashion Show Dazzles

A bridal gown for men. A couture version of Marie Antoinette with a gown 4 feet in circumference. Student-athletes stomping it out on the runway. The 2016 UT...

 
 

UT’s Stephen Russell Is Advancing LGBT Student Civil Rights

“Please choose one of the following: male, female, unknown.” It’s a variation of a question everyone has come across at some point in their lives while filling...

 
 

Days of Future Past: Dispatches from the 2016 Spring Game

As rain threatened the first glimpse of Texas football on Saturday afternoon, the mood inside DKR turned nostalgic. As Longhorns old—seniors, that is—and new...

 
 
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