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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...

 
 

How a Brand-New Med School Faces the Biggest Health Care Crisis in a Century

As soon as Clay Johnston’s video pops up on Zoom on the morning of June 19, the dean of Dell Medical School apologizes to me. “I’m a little distracted...

 
 

Traveling by Train Through Southern Africa as the World Shut Down

 
 

Back to School: Reimagining the World of Fashion From Home

On the day I sit in on Eve Nicols’ “Aesthetics: Theory & Practice” textiles and apparel course, the professor of instruction is waxing poetic about fabric,...

 
 

This Austinite Voted Dell Med into Existence—Now She’s One of the School’s First Graduates

Eight years ago, Travis County residents had a decision to make: did they want a medical school badly enough they were willing to pay higher property taxes to fund...

 
 

Discovering Lost Literary Works on the Forty Acres

Inside UT’s historic Gregory Gym is a modern-looking annex that was surely not part of the campus institution’s original floor plan in 1930. Or at the very...

 
 
 
 
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