The Way Back

 

The Way Back: Room with a View

Since 1937, the UT Tower has watched over an ever-changing campus and the city it calls home. Through wars, civil rights protests, a tragic mass shooting, and...

 
 

The Way Back: Indie Darling

From 1970 until 1997, Inner Sanctum Records thrived on West 24th Street as a place for UT students and Austinites to expand their musical minds at the first—and...

 
 

The Way Back: A Walk Along the Creek

John Matthias Kuehne was a polymath. A professor at UT, he pioneered work on electromagnetism, eventually chairing the physics department. He was tasked with...

 
 

The Way Back: Making Austin Weird

In 1963, UT student Lloyd Birdwell, BA ’64, MA ’66, founded Eeyore’s Birthday Party to honor the grumpy donkey from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories....

 
 

The Way Back: Stargazers

In the 1930s, campus witnessed an unprecedented building boom as the ubiquitous wooden shacks spread out across the Forty Acres were replaced with Spanish renaissance...

 
 

The Way Back: Snow Go

Any snowfall in Austin is bound to incite a mass frenzy at first flake. And indeed, many a pathetic snowman has been hatched from the occasional crust of powder...

 
 

The Way Back: Greek Parody

At the turn of the century, Greek organizations ruled the roost at UT. In turn, this led to a string of parody fraternities, the most prominent being “The Rustic...

 
 

The Way Back: All That Jazz

The Roaring ’20s permeated campus in a variety of ways, one of which was through Tex-ette, the state’s first coed jazz orchestra. Thanks to Tex-ette, one could...

 
 

The Way Back: Wells’ Wishes

Unlocking the vault of UT history Do you have any opinion as to the duration of the current war? If England looses [sic], is America doomed? If a highway was built...

 
 

The Way Back: Back in Brack

Unlocking the vault of UT history Donated to UT in 1910 by George Brackenridge, the Brackenridge Tract—which includes married student housing, research labs,...

 
 
 
 
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