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Ninth Annual K Street Classic: Wildcats On Top — And Maybe Not The Ones You’d Expect

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Ben Berliner After being locked out of the NCAA tournament for its entire 78-year history, Northwestern University‘s basketball team has finally...

If You Really Want To Limit Abortions, Protect Free Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.10.2017 | Women

This week, Republicans rolled out a replacement bill for Obamacare that would defund Planned Parenthood and slash Medicaid benefits. And while the so-...

Islamophobic Flier Posted At Rutgers Drowned Out With A Message Of Love

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.14.2017 | Religion

Staff at a Rutgers University cultural center are making it clear that Islamophobia has no place at their school. A poster with the words “Imagine a...

Immigration Ban Threatens Students, Profs And Education Itself, Universities Say

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

Officials from dozens of major American colleges and universities have expressed alarm that President Donald Trump’s travel and immigration ban coul...

Why Black Studies matters in an age of liberal arts angst

Deborah Douglas | Posted 09.22.2016 | Black Voices
Deborah Douglas

Hampton University junior Talia Sharpp knew she had to come correct when she told her mother about plans to switch from a business major to political ...

Who Dies In Police Custody? Texas, California Offer New Tools To Find Out

The Conversation US | Posted 08.24.2016 | Crime
The Conversation US

Reliable information on deaths that occur during arrests and while in jail and prison is important. Such data allow us to identify problems in the criminal justice system and come up with solutions based on evidence. It also provides greater transparency and accountability, and ultimately can help gain communities' trust.

Fading hope: why the youth of the Arab Spring are still unemployed

The Conversation US | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

Heath J. Prince, University of Texas at Austin The 2011 Arab Spring was a clear signal to governments and ruling parties that the time had come for r...

In a driverless future, what happens to today's drivers?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Leon Vanstone, University of Texas at Austin Self-driving cars are becoming a very real technology. The latest Tesla car has an autopilot feature. Th...

Texas Nobel Laureate: I Will Break The Law To Ban Guns In My Classroom

The Texas Tribune | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist at the University of Texas at Austin declared Monday that he will try to ban guns his classroom this fall, even if uni...

The Palestine Exception on Campus

Katherine Jensen | Posted 12.23.2016 | College
Katherine Jensen

On November 13, 12 members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) at the University of Texas at Austin peacefully protested a public event hosted by UT's Institute for Israel Studies (IIS). Yet we could not read our statement. A graduate student attendee physically intimidated us, ripping the Palestinian flag from our hands.

Lone Star State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent trip to Houston had me wondering about women who changed America who had ties to Texas - the Lone Star State. And, I was not disappointed w...

Texas Professors Warn Allowing Guns In Class Will Inhibit Free Speech

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

As a women's and gender studies professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Lisa Moore is often the very first person to expose her students to th...

University Removes Jefferson Davis Statue

Associated Press | Simon McCormack | Posted 12.30.2016 | College

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after...

Austin: My Time in Texas' Liberal Haven

Adam Williams | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Adam Williams

When my good friend Tommas informed me he was going to propose to his Texan fiance Jordan, the excitement of a venture to Texas immediately flipped my stomach.

Schools Reconsider Confederate Mascots In Wake Of Charleston Shooting

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

In the wake of last week’s Charleston shooting, state and local governments around the country are taking efforts to get rid of Confederate symbols ...

I'm Still Standing -- Working Vertically

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Robbie Vorhaus

I finally got off my butt, gave away my office desk, and I'm now committed to standing. Sitting for work, everything I did blurred together. Standing...

Everything Butt

Renee Fisher | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Once again, we have an intelligent, highly educated researcher using his big vocabulary as a way of making butt-obsession both socially acceptable and a vital part of research costing big bucks.

Maryland Ordinary Women Leading Extraordinary Lives

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

During my recent trip to Annapolis, Maryland, I was inspired by the six ordinary Maryland women who led extraordinary lives and who were inducted into...

Elizabeth Harris on her Forthcoming Texas Novel

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 05.05.2015 | Home
Mary Pauline Lowry

Elizabeth Harris's novel "Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman" won the Gival Press Novel Award and will be published by Gival Press on October 5, 2015.

Changing Hospital and Health Communication Can Help Contain Ebola and Other Diseases

Matthew S. McGlone | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew S. McGlone

Although the CDC can be commended for its efforts to contain Ebola here and abroad, the effort could be improved if changes to the health and risk communication were made.

What Everyone Needs to Know About "Toilet to Tap" Water

Desmond F. Lawler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Desmond F. Lawler

Are there not better solutions to severe water shortages? On the contrary, direct potable reuse would be an improvement over the current situation for several cities in Texas.

If It Weren't for a Handful of Sports Figures, America Would Not Have Integrated as It Did

Michael J. Cramer | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Michael J. Cramer

Why were a boxer and a baseball player of such consequence? The answer lies in the tortured history of the treatment of African Americans dating back to the late 1800s.

The University of Texas "Keeps Austin Weird"

CollegeFashionista | Posted 06.08.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

During my free time I decided to collaborate with other Fashionistas and bloggers, which led me to discover new trends on campus and around Austin.

This Is President Obama's Handwritten Apology To Art History Majors

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts

President Obama took an unprovoked swing at art history degree-holders last month, insinuating to audiences in a post-State of the Union tour that "sk...

U. of Texas at Austin: How Heartless Can a College Be?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Lonna Saunders

The University of Texas at Austin is technically not a college. It's a university. That being said, what is going on? Also known as UT, an Andy Wa...