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ABC’s First Black Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay is Taking Control of Her Own Narrative

Rachel Lindsay comes from a family of Longhorns. Her parents, both first-generation college students, met at UT. Many of their siblings followed. This is exactly...

 
 

Alice Embree, who Helped Integrate UT, Talks About a Transformational Time in U.S. History

When Alice Embree arrived on the Forty Acres in the fall of 1963, UT dorms were still segregated. President Lyndon Johnson’s daughter, Lynda Bird Johnson,...

 
 

The Places Where We’ve Rooted for the Longhorns—and How Much They Mean to Us

A crowd at Memorial Stadium, circa 1960. In 1924, Texas played its first-ever game at what was originally a 27,000-capacity War Memorial Stadium.   A...

 
 

Alumnus Cliff Croomes Steps into His Role as Director of the Longhorn Band

According to his grandmother—admittedly a biased party—Cliff Croomes was always the most well-behaved baby in church. That is, until the choir started singing. “Then...

 
 

New Blanton Exhibit Showcases Prominent but Underrecognized Figure of the Second Harlem Renaissance

“‘Black Is Beautiful’ was my directive,” writes photographer Kwame Brathwaite, in the monograph that accompanies his upcoming exhibition at the Blanton...

 
 

A Photographic Tour of UT’s Other Vibrant Campus: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

 
 

Letter From the Executive Director: A Shot in the Arm

It occurs to me that you’ve now had a full year of Alcalde letters from me that muse about “the new normal” and the changes in every aspect of our lives—the...

 
 

The Longhorns in Your Neighborhood: A Program Started on the Basketball Courts of East Austin 30 Years Ago is Still Going Strong

In 1991, Howard Nirken caught the attention of the Texas Exes. As a President’s Leadership Award finalist, the gregarious undergrad was being interviewed...

 
 
A Year Into the Pandemic, Checking in With the People Who Keep Campus Running

A Year Into the Pandemic, Checking in With the People Who Keep Campus Running

Nearly a year after students left the Forty Acres for spring break 2020, campus is still far emptier than usual, with many of UT’s faculty, staff, and even students...

 
 

New UT Research Could Help Turn Inhospitable Soil into Fertile Ground

Around May of last year, after a few months of working (and doing just about everything else) from home, I decided to turn my concrete balcony into something...

 
 
 
 
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