Jan | Feb 2019

 

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Match Made in Texas

Whether you believe in destiny or fateful meetings beneath the glow of the Tower, one thing is certain: UT is a beautiful place to fall in love.

 
 

‘Bowlaway’ Takes Readers Into the Mysterious Lives of a New England Family

As a Boston native now living in Texas, UT’s James A. Michener Chair in Fiction Elizabeth McCracken knew she wanted her next book to be a “very New England”...

 
 

Getting There: How Longhorn Joan Darling Became One of the First Female Television Directors

When Joan Darling began her television career in the early 1970s, the directors yelling “action!” and “cut!” on her sets were invariably male. Her success...

 
 

The Way Back: Snow Go

Any snowfall in Austin is bound to incite a mass frenzy at first flake. And indeed, many a pathetic snowman has been hatched from the occasional crust of powder...

 
 

This Longhorn is Working With Meals on Wheels to Help Senior Citizens With Depression

It was only a year ago that Brenda Wright, 69, found herself losing a battle with depression that had plagued her for decades. She was retired, lived alone, and...

 
 

Celebrating UT’s First-Generation Students on Campus

Statistically speaking, I shouldn’t even be at UT,” senior Margarita Herrera says when we meet. She proceeds to list off a number of reasons: she’s an immigrant,...

 
 

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Looking at Higher Education Funding in Texas—and How We Got Here

Ahead of the 86th Texas legislative session, a comprehensive look at public university funding—and what it means for the future of UT. Brian Haley was driving...

 
 

A Word With the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winners

Each year, the Texas Exes bestows on six Longhorns The University of Texas’ highest honor: the Distinguished Alumnus Award. On Nov. 2, once again, alumni and friends...

 
 

Four New Books From the Longhorn Universe to Read in 2019

Heirs of the Founders By H.W. Brands, PhD ’85 New York Times best-selling author and UT history professor Brands is known for his gripping narration and colorful...

 
 

The Daily Texan Tackles Football, 50 Years Later

The game clock ticked down as the Texas defense faltered and Tennessee’s running back broke for the end zone. We were tied in the bowl game, 6-6. Going for the...

 
 
 
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