Sept | Oct 2011


Boss Lady

The Texas Exes’ sixth executive director—and the first female—talks about what has to change at the 126-year-old organization. Tim Taliaferro: What were...


North Toward Home

On the evening of Aug. 2, an army of volunteers descended on the lobby of an IBC Bank in Brownsville. Within minutes, the severe mahogany-and-leather décor was...


Dinosaur in the Deep End

I was on the phone with paleontologist Wann Langston and about to hang up when he said, “Do you want to hear an interesting story?” Back in 1936, The...



Return of the Mack

Of all the coaches football writer John U. Bacon has studied, none has ever tried what Texas coach Mack Brown is now attempting—turning around a program he’s...



Jon’s Worms

Could microscopic worms be the key to identifying which genes cause problems in people with Down syndrome? For UT researcher Jon Pierce-Shimomura, whose son has...


Up From the Valley

A new scholarship aims to stop a flood of talent away from UT. Daniel Garcia was valedictorian of his high school class. His grades and test scores were sky-high,...



Now Rises Zaffirini

In response to a fierce attack on higher education in Texas, a state senator from Laredo has become the University’s most vocal defender. Illustration by Jody...



East Side Pride

Gentrification. Opportunity. Athletics. East Austin and The University of Texas, longtime neighbors, have a complicated and nuanced relationship that goes back decades...



Longhorn Logo Turns 50

In a half-century the Texas Longhorn silhouette has become one of the most recognizable logos in the world. But its adoption wasn’t as simple as you might think....


Protect Value at All Costs

It’s easy to lose sight in a debate over cost and efficiency that what matters most is the value of a UT degree. Among the many buzzwords flying around in our...

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