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UT Austin Finally Launches Mexican American Studies Department

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.10.2014 | Latino Voices

The University of Texas at Austin announced Wednesday the launch of a Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, delivering on longstanding ...

Wild Is the Wind! A UT Commencement Address

Turk Pipkin | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Turk Pipkin

You made it. Or I should say, you've almost made it. For the past four years, maybe five, the number of ways you could blow it have grown smaller and smaller, and you're now down to just a couple of small steps between you and your diploma. My main advice to you is, don't trip up now.

Fox News Pundit Misrepresents UT Student Initiative

The Daily Beacon | Posted 05.16.2013 | College
The Daily Beacon

Todd Starnes's Fox News piece Thursday on UT's first annual "Sex Week" and its founder Brianna Rader was one of the most flagrantly irresponsible pieces of journalism I have ever laid my eyes on.

Just Gators and the Military

Edesa Scarborough | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Edesa Scarborough

I am happy to hear that delegates and protesters alike are getting the full Florida experience; hurricanes, heat, humidity and now gators. We aim to please!

David Lohr

Father Devastated By Lost Ashes Of Murdered Son | David Lohr | Posted 10.19.2012 | Crime

While the loss of a child is difficult for any parent, a Missouri man's heartbreak was recently doubled when his murdered son's remains were lost by t...

Status, Not Race, Should Be Basis of Affirmative Action

The Badger Herald | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
The Badger Herald

While I believe that society may be far along enough to leave race in and of itself behind, I feel that rather than ending affirmative action, it should be adjusted to better fit the realities of society.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Do College Professors Earn Their Keep? | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.07.2011 | College

For years, state legislators, parents, and even his own boss had been hectoring Frank Ashley, the vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Texas A&...

Coming Soon To A Screen Near You: The University Of Texas

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's surely what the people have been clamoring for: a TV station dedicated to the University of Texas-Austin. In a letter to students obtained by ...

UT Shooter Colton Tooley Described As 'Intelligent, Meticulous'

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New details are emerging about Colton Tooley, the sophomore math major from Austin, TX who sprayed the University of Texas campus with gunfire yesterd...

Invitees to President Obama's UT-Austin Speech: Get Out of Afghanistan, War's Failing, Set a Timetable

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Today, President Obama came to my town to give an invite-only speech at the University of Texas. Lacking an invite, I wondered what people with invites had to say about the Afghanistan War.

At UTexas, Some Students SUPPORT Tuition Hikes

The Daily Texan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

While tuition hikes at UT caused some students to take to the West Mall in protest, student reactions to increases at other UT System universities wer...