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University of Texas students hitchhike for charity, return in time for finals

The week before finals typically holds sleepless nights, copious amounts of coffee and sporadic Netflix breaks. University of Texas freshman Jessica Zeng and Kelly Ngo decided to also throw in a cross-country adventure nicknamed “Jailbreak.” 665 more words

VOICES FROM CAMPUS

UT President Bill Powers: "Remind yourself that it's all worth it"

On June 2nd, Bill Powers will end his tenure as president of the University of Texas.

During his nine years as the leader of the university, Powers helped the school to reform the undergraduate experience; elevate graduation rates, increase student body diversity, expand online education, create the Dell Medical School, grow its research programs and successfully reach a fundraising goal of over $3 billion, the largest in Texas history. 1,107 more words

News

Third Round Knockout

As of Saturday of 2:32 pm, I finished my last final and my junior year at the University of Texas at Austin. It’s amazing to think of the whirlwind that this year has been, both good and bad. 258 more words

School & Education

Frank Bruni: Platinum Pay in Ivory Towers

New York Times — Gregory Fenves recently got a big promotion, from provost to president of the University of Texas at Austin. A raise came with it. 85 more words

Politics

Viewpoint: Comparisons of Waco shooting to Baltimore protests reveal news bias

I was driving home from my college town of Austin, Texas to my hometown of Dallas on Sunday afternoon when I first got word of the… 819 more words

OPINION

Texas considers playing football game in Mexico

AUSTIN (AP) — University of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson says the Longhorns could play football in Mexico City by 2020 as Texas considers expanding its brand internationally. 104 more words

Ncaaf

A Year of Thanks, Day 173: The Beginning

I was tempted to title this “My Gradiversary,” you know, a combination of graduation and anniversary? But decided against. However, I just want you to know that that’s a word now. 310 more words

A Year Of Thanks