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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...

 
 

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Two Longhorns Lead the Charge on Reopening the Rothko Chapel

Walking through the lawn that separates the Menil Collection and its park to the east from the Rothko Chapel in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, I am not...

 
 

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An Oral History of the Texas Blazers

In the spring of 1994, then-sophomores Paul Massingill and Robert Bleker were walking back to their dorms after a Student Leadership board meeting. It was...

 
 

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How a ‘Cactus’ Yearbook Helped One Longhorn Escape War-Torn Saigon

It has been an emotional Tuesday morning for Dean Hien Nguyen, MS ’73. The 90-year-old retired electrical engineer and I are speaking over FaceTime,...

 
 

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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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Can Public Schools Overcome the Pandemic?

UT’s College of Education has a few ideas. When Alexandria Smith, MEd ’17, learned in late March that she wouldn’t return to her English classroom...

 
 

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UT Austin Students Share Their Thoughts on a College Experience They Never Saw Coming

We asked 10 Longhorns how it feels to be a student in the pandemic.

 
 

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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...

 
 

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What Does it Mean to Be a Longhorn Fan in 2020?

Seven years ago, I attended my final UT football game as a fan; six or so months later I joined the staff of the Texas Exes and began covering football games...

 
 

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Siete Family Foods Is Reimagining Mexican-American Cuisine

A health problem led one Mexican-American family to get creative with the food on their table—and take an entire industry by storm. Chatting on live television...

 
 
 
 
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