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The Way Back: Room with a View

Since 1937, the UT Tower has watched over an ever-changing campus and the city it calls home. Through wars, civil rights protests, a tragic mass shooting, and...

 
 

UT’s Sonic Archive is a Treasure Trove of Recorded Art

Walking into UT’s Historical Music Recordings Collection (HMRC) this summer, a nondescript building shrouded by nearby construction—we were asked to keep...

 
 

Steve Sarkisian’s Path to Texas Football Glory is Paved with Offensive Wizardry and Self-Reflection

For as many touchdowns as the quarterback scored in his career, if you type “Vince Young touchdown” into Google, one dominates the results. You know which...

 
 

The Way Back: Indie Darling

From 1970 until 1997, Inner Sanctum Records thrived on West 24th Street as a place for UT students and Austinites to expand their musical minds at the first—and...

 
 

UT’s 2021 Graduating Class Leaves a Campus that Became Almost Unrecognizable During the Pandemic

When the class of 2021 enrolled at UT, most members likely pictured a typical graduation day: crossing the stage in sweltering midday heat, hugging pals under the...

 
 
How February’s Once-in-a-Generation Storm Altered Life on Campus and Across the City

How February’s Once-in-a-Generation Storm Altered Life on Campus and Across the City

Sunday, February 14, 2021 As lovebirds hunker down together to celebrate Valentine’s Day with what looks to be a romantic evening snowfall, rumors swirl...

 
 

How a Blind Iraqi Refugee Overcame Enormous Obstacles to Earn a UT Degree

“Four days,” Qusay Hussein tells me, echoing an experience many in Austin and across the state went through in mid-February when an overloaded electricity...

 
 
The Way Back: A Walk Along the Creek

The Way Back: A Walk Along the Creek

John Matthias Kuehne was a polymath. A professor at UT, he pioneered work on electromagnetism, eventually chairing the physics department. He was tasked with...

 
 

Three Longhorns in the Music Business Share How They Have Fared During COVID-19

Back in early March 2020, which feels like 100 years ago, the thriving Austin music industry felt the rumblings of a catastrophic event: the cancellation of South...

 
 

The Way Back: Townes and Country

In the fall of 1993, Austin country musician Townes Van Zandt was putting the pieces of an embattled recording career back together. Having not released an...

 
 
 
 
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