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1984: The Year Commencement Almost Moved to the Erwin Center

Campus has been buzzing for days with commencement preparations—roped-off lawns, stage and seating construction, speaker system sound checks—all anchored around...

 
 

The Way Back: We Can Do It!

When bombs fell on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the world changed forever—and so did life at UT. The university underwent a drastic transformation as it restructured...

 
 

What Kind of History Should We Teach?

About two years ago I moved from Madison to Austin because I was convinced that the flagship university in Texas was building the best group of scholars and students...

 
 

A UT Legend Celebrates a Century

John Henderson—the oldest living former UT football player—has a lot to celebrate: 100 years of life, 73 years of marriage, and 80 years attending Longhorn football...

 
 

Spielberg’s Lincoln: A Historian’s Review

As Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln draws crowds to theaters, a UT history graduate student reviews the film through a historian’s lens. His verdict: While...

 
 

Still Cheering

1955-1967 UT Cheerleaders Reunite at the Alumni Center Ask Bill Melton how cheerleading has changed, and he gets nostalgic. Not that he has anything against the...

 
 

Tex! ’Horns! Fight!

Yell Leader & War Hero Bob Bearden: A UT Legend at 90 In 1949, Bob Bearden was elected head yell leader by his fellow UT students. For the next four years,...

 
 

Rainbow Roots

How UT’s First Gay Student Group Paved the Way Last week, UT celebrated its fifth-annual Lavender Graduation, a commencement ceremony honoring the achievements...

 
 

UT Physics Since 1883: A Photo Essay

Nineteenth-century equipment that’s still in use today. A surprisingly progressive tradition of educating world-class female physicists, starting in 1892....

 
 

How the MLK Statue Came to the East Mall

In September 1999, a bronze statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. was unveiled on the East Mall. Created by a husband-and-wife team, Jeffrey Varilla and Anna Koh-Varilla...

 
 
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