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The Big Idea: Mapquest

Science researchers typically work on tiny slivers of big problems—but their vision often goes well beyond any single project they’re currently tackling. We...

 
 

Free Omid

Five years ago, a UT student was imprisoned in Iran. He’s still there. In a photo taken in the fall of 2010, Omid Kokabee stands on a bridge over Austin’s...

 
 

Crash Course

Five days in New York with UT visiting professor Iris Apfel and the students she calls her “little chickens.” Not every classroom is created equal. Most are...

 
 

Texas Baseball Has Its Man

Almost a month to the day after Texas removed five-time NCAA champion baseball coach Augie Garrido, the Longhorns have a new leader—and he’s a familiar...

 
 

Texas Football Adds Everybody

Another week, another group of highly touted high school seniors have been added to Charlie Strong’s never-ending Class of 2016. In quick succession, the...

 
 

The Power of Stories in Helping Disadvantaged Students Stay in College

David Yeager. Photo via Charlie Pearce / The Daily Texan. Research shows that 30 percent of college students drop out after their first year, and half never graduate....

 
 

Strong Adds Top Texas Wide Receiver to 2016 Class

Charlie Strong’s wild national signing day didn’t end in February after all. This morning, the No. 10 recruiting class added another member of the ESPN...

 
 

TXEXplainer: The Proposal to Bury I-35 Underground

When Highway I-35 opened in 1962, Austin had just 200,000 people. Today, there are 900,000 in the city proper, and 2 million in the greater metro area. Those...

 
 

The New Jordan and Scottie?

A young Longhorn golfer out of Dallas shot a 69 yesterday at the 116th U.S. Open and now sits tied for sixth on the leaderboard heading into day two. And his name...

 
 

UT Poll Shows How Energy Issues May Affect the Election

This November, two candidates will go head-to-head in hopes of becoming the next president of the United States. While energy policy has not been at the forefront...

 
 
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