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Revealing the Stories Behind the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Growing up in pre-Nazi Germany, Gretel Bergmann skied, skated, and swam. And she claims to have she learned it all on her own. “Nobody ever taught me anything....

 
 

Alumni, Students Share “What Immigrants Look Like”

On June 16, Donald Trump made waves when he announced his Presidential candidacy. His speech, which was controversial for a few reasons, was singled out by a majority...

 
 

Shakespeare at Winedale Celebrates 45 Years

As I drove along the back roads to Shakespeare at Winedale, nestled in a tranquil corner of southeast Texas, I couldn’t help but notice how secluded the...

 
 

UT’s Francie Ostrower Snags $3.5 Million to Study Arts Engagement

From 2002-12, attendance at arts organizations declined from 39 percent to 33 percent. In a Sept. 26, 2013 article in The New York Times, Patricia Cohen wrote that...

 
 

UT Researchers: Running May Help Treat PTSD

The physical benefits of exercise, particularly running, have long been established. But researchers have begun to expand the understanding of mental benefits...

 
 

Football and Brain Injury: “Something Needs to Change”

Doctors diagnose more than 200 concussions in NFL players each year. That’s unacceptable, says Shyam Popat, BA ’15, especially considering the long-term consequences...

 
 

The Underdogs

A definitive history of Student Government’s offbeat candidates On Feb. 11, 1977, the regents of the University of Texas were being addressed by a UT-Austin...

 
 

After the Floods, a Rush to Save Family Heirlooms

A single sheet of paper covered with water is lifted carefully from a shallow pan as a group of women crowd around the table, watching with careful eyes. On...

 
 

Good Reads [Summer Edition]

The lazy days of long, luxurious summer vacations may be gone for most of us, but the tradition of summer reading is still one of our favorites. The Alcalde asked...

 
 

Spinning Wheels

In the northwestern corner of New Mexico, massive sheets of rock shoot out of the earth 7,000 feet high. It’s Shiprock—an iconic formation found among the 27,000...

 
 
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