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Supreme Court to Hear Texas Case on Race in Admissions

Supreme Court to Hear Texas Case on Race in Admissions

The University of Texas’ use of race in admissions will be reviewed by the nation’s highest court. Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear Fisher v. Texas,...

 
 
“It’s Not Hopeless”: Kristof Busts Myths About Human Trafficking

“It’s Not Hopeless”: Kristof Busts Myths About Human Trafficking

Fatalists may think that since prostitution is the “world’s oldest profession,” there’s no use trying to end human trafficking. Perhaps...

 
 

UT Track Coach Bev Kearney To Be on BET Tonight [Update]

UT’s faculty and staff are jammed with intellectual and sports stars who are bright lights in their fields, but the star power surrounding track coach Bev...

 
 
Alumni Speak Up, Eat Up to Support Players

Alumni Speak Up, Eat Up to Support Players

UT’s potential purchase of a late-night dive restaurant on the edge of its campus has set off an outcry from loyal (and hungry) Longhorn alumni. Buying sports-supporting...

 
 

Rare Bird of Fashion—and Academia

At age 90, New York style icon Iris Apfel is UT’s most unusual professor. Her eighties brought Iris Apfel more and more trappings of fame: Her own show at the...

 
 
Interim Dean: Law School Needs Faculty Unity, New External Dean

Interim Dean: Law School Needs Faculty Unity, New External Dean

She hesitates to call it a crisis but concedes it is a word one might use when a university president forces a dean’s resignation mid-semester. Stefanie Lindquist...

 
 
Spellings: Chancellor’s Visit Shows Texas Key at White House

Spellings: Chancellor’s Visit Shows Texas Key at White House

Of the more than 4,000 degree-granting institutions in the country, in President Obama’s mind the schools of the UT System seem among the most critical. And...

 
 
Students in Recovery Pitch in to Clean Stadium

Students in Recovery Pitch in to Clean Stadium

At 8 a.m. Sunday, when many Texas fans were no doubt sleeping off their hangovers after Saturday’s loss in a night game, some remarkable students were cleaning...

 
 
Iconic Battle Hall Celebrates Centennial

Iconic Battle Hall Celebrates Centennial

UT’s landmark first library building—where J. Frank Dobie kept an office and George Littlefield lay in state—just celebrated 100 years of setting the architectural...

 
 

Encore for the Cactus Cafe

Last year’s near-closure of the Cactus Café brought the University the kind of publicity it didn’t need. What did UT learn from the experience, and how is the...

 
 
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