Letter from the Executive Director: Speaking Up

This January, elected officials from across the state will once again climb the Capitol steps and begin the important work of the 87th Legislative Session....

 
 

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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...

 
 

TxExplainer: What the 2021 Texas Legislative Session Has in Store for UT Austin

AS the U.S.—and the world—continues to adapt to unprecedented times, so must the Texas Legislature. From the upcoming topics of discussion to how lawmakers...

 
 

Faces in the Crowd: Taking a Closer Look at Who Filled DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium

During the summer of 2020, no one knew what the Texas Football season was going to look like—or if there would be a season at all. But as Texas Athletics...

 
 

Alumna’s New Book on Burnout Argues Millennials Are Exhausted—and a Beach Vacation Won’t Fix It

There’s a chance we’ll all soon be burned out from talking about burnout, defined as physical or mental collapse due to overwork, reaching the point of...

 
 

My Sister Was Set to Have the Same Great Freshman Year I Had. Then Came the Pandemic.

I don’t know what it’s like to be a mother. But when you have a younger sibling, you find yourself slipping into a pseudo-parent role from an early...

 
 

Inside the McDonald Observatory’s Mission to Preserve the Darkest Skies in West Texas

Bill Wren remembers the night sky rising like wallpaper above him when he was a child in rural Missouri. But after a move to Houston in 1970 when he was 15,...

 
 

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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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