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The Way Back: Mama Duren

In 1956, the first cohort of Black students, now known as The Precursors, enrolled at UT. While an ostensible sign of progress, the cohort’s experience on...

 
 

One of the Last People to Live in an Iron Lung Is a Longhorn

Paul Alexander still remembers the sound of the screen door slamming on that rainy July day in 1952. The then-6-year-old had just run inside after playing...

 
 

Meet the Alumna Solving Conservation Problems at Houston’s Arboretum

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey swept across the Gulf Coast, leaving much of the city underwater, displacing residents, and causing billions of dollars’ worth of...

 
 

This UT Alumnus Is Building Space Hotels

At any given time, there are a half dozen humans zipping around the Earth at over 17,000 miles per hour. These are the lucky few chosen to live and work on...

 
 

Fort Worth and Arlington Texas Exes Chapters Host Student Send-Off

Every year, Texas Exes chapters wish incoming Longhorns good luck as they set off for Austin. For many chapters, it looked like this year send-offs were going...

 
 

Longhorn Ordination

These three Longhorns who are now priests at Community of St. Paul/CSP were all present for the ordination of Father Paolo at St. Austin Catholic Church on Guadalupe...

 
 
 

How the Daytripper Became the King of the Road

Chet Garner is easy to track down these days. Pre-pandemic, the host and creator of the PBS show The Daytripper could usually be found, well, day tripping around...

 
 

The Way Back: Temperature Rising

By 1918, the Forty Acres had been turned into a quasi-military installation as World War I raged on. But that was the least of students’ worries; the so-called...

 
 

Longhorn Cat Osterman Came Out of Retirement for the 2020 Olympics. Then the Pandemic Hit.

In 2015, UT softball alumna Cat Osterman, BA ’07, Life Member, retired from professional play to focus primarily on her assistant coaching job at Texas State....

 
 
 
 
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