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Campus Hacks: Huston-Tillotson
Learn to navigate this historic Eastside university with these hacks
DAILY Chronolog  August 23, 2017, by Ashton Washington
"...Located at 900 Chicon, Huston-Tillotson (abbreviated as HT) is a private historically black university. Established in 1875, Huston-Tillotson is the first and oldest institution of higher learning in Austin...."

Huston-Tillotson University
Yohannis Job
Features Story  August 24, 2012, by Jordan Gass-Pooré
"...Yohannis Job (junior, business administration; anticipated graduation: May 2013). AC: Why Huston-Tillotson?..."

Former Huston-Tillotson President Dies
King was longest-serving president at university
News Story  August 12, 2011, by Jordan Smith
"...Dr. John Quill Taylor King Sr., the longest-serving president of East Austin's Huston-Tillotson University, died Aug..."

Campus Hacks: Huston-Tillotson
Features Story  August 24, 2017

Lloyd Doggett Town Hall at Huston-Tillotson University
PHOTO GALLERY  March 6, 2017

Austin's Sustainable Secret
Student-founded Green Is the New Black makes renewable energy at Huston-Tillotson
News Story  October 23, 2014, by Nora Ankrum
"...In many ways, Green Is the New Black is like any other student organization on a typical college campus. Based at Huston-Tillotson University in central East Austin, the group holds events, raises funds, and advocates for its cause: environmental awareness..."

Jackie Robinson's Austin
The All-American, Major League star and human rights hero spent a few youthful months on the east side of our city's 'Mason-Dixon Line'
News Story  February 21, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...The school moved to Austin in 1878, and set up camp at the Wesley United Methodist Church on San Bernard Street, shutting down a few times because of operating costs before reopening in 1900 as Samuel Huston College (after the Iowan donor who wrote a $9,000 check). From there, it enjoyed a consistent run as a well-respected black college until 1952, when it merged with Tillotson College; in 2005, it became Huston-Tillotson University...."

Organ Great James Polk Works Wonders Outside the Limelight
We speak with Austin’s esteemed multi-instrumentalist and former arranger for Ray Charles
Music Story  January 17, 2019, by Kahron Spearman
"...Trumpet/cornet legend Bobby Bradford of free jazz provocateur Ornette Coleman fame emphasizes that same "hard line." Once a roommate of Polk's at Huston-Tillotson College (now University), he recalls Austin's racial exclusion with candor and clarity...."

Transforming a Neighborhood Near You
Since 1985, Austin's Art in Public Places program has placed more than 100 works in 57 facilities, transforming not only the look of the city but neighborhoods and the lives of people in them.
Arts Story  December 20, 2002, by Sarah Hepola
"...The wall becomes a monument of sorts, part of the skyline, another broad brushstroke in the city's character. One afternoon in the future, you will be able to drive down East Seventh and see this wall I'm talking about -- right in front of Huston-Tillotson College, across the street from Planned Parenthood and Church's Chicken..."

Peace Through Pie
A sweet honoring of Martin Luther King
Food Story  January 15, 2010, by Toni Tipton-Martin
"...King's legacy while uplifting diversity and multiculturalism in the city. The march begins at 9am at the MLK statue on the University of Texas campus, proceeds to the Capitol for a brief program, then concludes at the Cultural Festival on the historic campus of Huston-Tillotson University...."

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Jan. 14-21
News Story  January 15, 2010
"...MLK DAY OF SERVICE MLK Day isn't just a day off but a chance to serve the community. See to sign up for one of many volunteer opportunities, or just sign up in person at Huston-Tillotson..."

A Dream Pursued
The Young Eight is showing the world of classical music what it means to be young, gifted, and black
Arts Story  February 24, 2006, by Robert Faires
"...So they began playing together, first at the the North Carolina School of the Arts, where Morris had done his undergraduate work, then at a recital hall in Seattle, near the town where Morris spent his high school years. And shortly they were playing all across the country, landing a host of residencies along the way: NCSA, Harlem School of the Arts, Winston-Salem State University, First Philadelphia Charter School for Literacy, Community Music Works, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Mich., and Austin's own Huston-Tillotson University...."

Who's Responsible for Financial Aid Woes at H-T?
Students frustrated by delayed aid
News Story  March 19, 2015, by Tashanna Turner
"...On Feb. 9, Huston-Tillotson University students* rallied together to protest what they feel is a lack of communication by university administration regarding the school's financial aid policies, and a possible mismanagement of financial aid and scholarship money..."

Austin Celebrates MLK Day, 2014
January 20, 2014. 32 photos.
PHOTO GALLERY  January 21, 2014
"...Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the capital city in the traditional way with the annual parade that launched from the MLK statue on the University of Texas campus, stopped at the Texas State Capitol, then continued on to the community festival held each year at Huston-Tillotson..."

Songs of a New Race, Sung Again
A celebration of African-American chamber music from the Austin Chamber Music Center and Huston- Tillotson College
Arts Story  February 4, 2005, by Barry Pineo
"...February is a time for making an extra effort to celebrate the rich and varied – and too often ignored – history and culture of African-Americans. With that in mind, the Austin Chamber Music Center is joining with Huston-Tillotson College this Tuesday, Feb..."

We're Still Here
Assessing the continuing black Austin experience
News Story  January 7, 2016, by Kahron Spearman
"...Two colleges were established – Samuel Huston College and Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute. (The two are now Huston-Tillotson Uni­ver­sity.) African-Americans had also settled, as peacefully as could be expected at the time, in Austin's south (Kincheonville and Breckenridge neighborhoods) and in the west (Wheatsville, Parksville, and what's still known as Clarksville.)..."

Responding to Rape on Campus
News Story  September 24, 2015, by Sarah Marloff
"...Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty/Staff: 512/471-1849 Huston-Tillotson..."

Professor Dumpster Wanted a Dialogue – He Got One
Nora Ankrum responds to the bowtie backlash
DAILY News  March 11, 2015, by Nora Ankrum
"...Professor Dumpster is the nom de guerre of Jeffrey Wilson, a dean and associate professor of biological sciences at Huston-Tillotson University in East Austin. Wilson moved into a Dumpster on HT’s campus in February 2014 and lived there for a year as part of a sustainable design experiment that took the “less is more” premise of the tiny-house movement to an unprecedented and bizarre extreme..."

'Play Ball'
Allison Orr finds dance at the diamond, choreographing baseball moves in a tribute to Downs Field
Arts Story  May 8, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...The Forklift Danceworks artistic director and choreographic force behind PowerUP and The Trash Project has found her latest inspiration at the diamond, taking those routine movements and rituals at the ball field, from tossing the horsehide in warmups to high-fives after a homer, and remixing them into a performance that highlights the poetry of their motion. Play Ball, as the new dance is titled, will feature players with the Huston-Tillotson Rams making their moves to a score by Graham Reynolds performed by such local notables as vocalist Pam Hart and trumpeter Ephraim Owens...."

Summertime Blues
Auditioning for the blues – at band camp!
Music Story  June 22, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...The three guitarists draped across the dais doubling as a stage inside the King Seabrook Chapel at Austin's historic and predominantly black Huston-Tillotson University have met only once before – during auditions for this very opportunity the previous week. Of the three youngsters, one traveled from Galveston and the other two are from Austin and Bastrop...."

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