Letters

 

The Big Picture: Preparing for What’s Next

The Association is looking ahead to what future Exes will need and want. On May 22, dangerous thunderstorms forced the University of Texas to do something it...

 
 

Letter From the CEO: Honorable Tony

The former ambassador to Mexico is our new Texas Exes president. Every July 1 is a bolded date on the Texas Exes calendar. It’s the day when the new volunteer...

 
 

Trash on Our Beaches Started With Us, and It Must End with Us

World Ocean Day was celebrated this week and people across the planet talked about how to keep water bottles, micro-trash, and other plastics out of our oceans....

 
 

UT Professor Lisa Moore: Put a Woman on the $20 Bill

Lisa L. Moore is professor of English and women’s and gender studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Hillary Clinton’s recent official announcement that...

 
 

The Burnt-Orange Stranger

It took me a long time to get to know Willie Nelson. My first introduction to him was not as the suit-wearing Nashville upstart, nor as Shotgun Willie, the outlaw,...

 
 

Letter from the CEO: One of Our Own

The meaningful life of JJ Baskin Just a few weeks before I became the executive director of the Texas Exes in July 2011, word got out that I was assuming the role,...

 
 

Constant Change

Life moves fast on the Forty Acres. Alumni support makes all the difference. I recently saw a photo from 1903 of three University of Texas students sitting in a...

 
 

Todd Humphreys: Don’t Overregulate Drones

Todd Humphreys is an assistant professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at...

 
 

What’s Great About UT Is What’s Great About Texas

On the occasion of Texas Independence Day, Alcalde assistant editor and erstwhile reluctant Longhorn Andrew Roush, BA ’09, reflects on what makes our state great. I’ll...

 
 

New Beginnings

After so much controversy and strife, at last a new day has dawned. For too long, our campus community and those of us who care deeply about it have watched as controversy...

 
 
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