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Blackout

The nights I can’t remember are the nights I can never forget. As a UT student in the 1990s, Sarah Hepola regularly drank so much that she blacked out. But on...

 
 

Top Brass

Retired admiral and current UT System chancellor Bill McRaven on life, leadership, and what really matters. Shocking as it may seem, Bill McRaven isn’t one...

 
 

Seeing Race

In his class on the history of the Black Power movement, Leonard Moore ditches political correctness in favor of open, honest, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations...

 
 

The Inventor

UT physicist John Goodenough changed our lives with his pioneering battery research—and he isn’t done yet. On a Monday morning in March, a thunderstorm is pelting...

 
 

The Texas 10

This year marks the fourth time the Alcalde has asked alumni to tell us about their favorite UT professors for a teaching award we call the Texas 10. Honorifics...

 
 

Powers Takes His Leave

After nine years as president, Bill Powers reflects on a long, productive, and sometimes rocky journey. On June 2, 2015, William C. Powers Jr. will step down as...

 
 

The Weight of the World

The longest war in American history is over, but the mission is not accomplished. Now more than ever, the world needs our country to lead. On Dec. 28, 2014, after...

 
 

Adventures of a Super Crip

What life is like when everyone assumes you are a hero. Earlier this year, as I was boarding a flight, the gate agent watched me approach the entrance to the jetway,...

 
 

The Longhorn Post

These burnt-orange postcards from the collection of professor emeritus Waneen Spirduso offer a colorful look at UT history. Ah, the humble postcard. Americans mailed...

 
 

The View from Parlin

An English professor pays tribute to his home on campus. The girl just ahead of me is talking excitedly on her iPhone. She is in a world of her own, and I listen....

 
 
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