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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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From a Distance: The Story of UT’s 2020 Spring Semester

On Wednesday, March 11, Conner Vanden Hoek, BA ’20, sat down to take his speech writing midterm. Before the then-government senior could begin, his professor,...

 
 

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Loving the One You’re Quarantined With

An alumna ponders her new socially distant life. My husband, James Pennebaker, PhD ’77, is an academic psychologist and researcher at UT Austin who studies emotional...

 
 

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Dear Class of 2020: Words of Encouragement, Advice, and Wisdom

Longhorns everywhere are keeping UT’s Class of 2020—who had an unimaginable ending to their college experience—in their thoughts.

 
 

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Longhorn Monica Aldama Is the Queen of Cheer

How this Texas Ex became a Netflix star and national champion.

 
 

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Is Your Favorite UT Campus Hangout Still Hanging On?

In a city with seemingly as many construction cranes as bats, campus restaurants and bars are turning over constantly. But a few are holding on. These are their...

 
 

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A Close Look at UT’s Shining Mineral Collection

The Forty Acres is home to minerals and gems from all over the world. Here they are like you’ve never seen them.

 
 
 
 
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