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Strange Bedfellows

The Big 12 tries to keep its uncomfortable relationship together At the downtown Dallas Omni Hotel at 8 a.m. on a Monday, animals crowd the concourse outside the...

 
 

Battle of Wills

In his new book, The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, a UT professor explores the contentious relationship between...

 
 

Store Owners’ Daughter

I grew up behind a counter. In 1978, when I was 5 years old, my mother and stepfather, Kay and Charles Oates, bought a tiny, rundown gas station on the outskirts...

 
 

One More Shot

Jamaal Charles has it all—money, accolades, a loving family—but he’s still working on immortality. The mention of melted, yellow, non-denominational cheese...

 
 

Taking the Bite Out of Zika

We don’t know everything about the Zika virus—but we may know how to stop it. My wife is the mosquito magnet in our family. We have a running joke about how...

 
 

Gabo and Me

For Cristóbal Pera, PhD ’91, reading and editing the work of Gabriel García Márquez was life-altering. Pera, who recently revisited campus for the opening...

 
 

The Road to Zero

Inside the university’s fight against sexual assault Nancy Daley used to tape the stories to her office door. She began saving them in the late ’90s: short...

 
 

Love, Coco

I want my baby granddaughter to know me—but she’s 2,000 miles away and life is uncertain. So I’m writing her letters I hope she’ll read someday. First,...

 
 

The Collections

Beyond the galleries, deep behind the closed doors of UT’s hallowed halls, you might stumble upon hidden brains. Or vintage Chanel. Or an eggbeater patented in...

 
 

Sanctuary

Finding home and happiness where I least expected “Do you need help?” Kent called. I stood in the basement of our home—St. Anne’s Catholic Church, built...

 
 
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