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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...

 
 

Our 2020 Outstanding Young Texas Exes on How They Got Here—and What’s Next

These four Longhorns have achieved big success before even turning 40. Initiated in 1979, the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award recognizes Texas Exes age 39 and...

 
 

A Look at Some of Longhorn David Lake’s Most Stunning Architectural Designs

In 1971, the same year David Lake arrived on the Forty Acres, the very first Schlotzsky’s opened amid a row of small, shuttered storefronts on South Congress...

 
 
 
 
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