Frank Erwin Center
"...And that might be true. But not all gun owners are – whether it's conservative blowhard Eric Erickson shooting up a New York Times editorial, or, most recently, the people planning on a mock shooting near UT's campus...."
"...UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will be stepping down after five years leading the state's top university body...."
"...It was unofficial last month, but now the final vote has been taken: UT-Austin Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves will become the institution's next president, replacing the retiring Bill Powers...."
"...The leadership of the UT System could be set for a real change in management style, as the board of regents yesterday announced that Admiral William McRaven is the sole finalist to become the next system chancellor...."
"...Last Friday, a Facebook group called the White Student Union at UT Austin made its introductory post. It wasn’t a mission statement; that came later today (Mon., Nov..."
"...After months of planning, UT Austin is finally putting on its first Longhorn Pride. Before you get too excited, this is not the typical parade and festival that often goes hand in hand with a Pride title. [image-1-right]..."
"...UT has many beloved spokespersons, like the late Bill Livingston, who wished us aging UT alums “goodbye and good luck” on the old TEX registration system, sports announcer Craig Way, and probably some deans. But it’s time to open our hearts to one more: local comedian and new host of The Hook, Andrew Rosas...."
"...The war over Bill Powers' tenure as president of the University of Texas at Austin may be reaching a new level of brutality as UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will reportedly seek Powers' termination at this week's regents meeting...."
"...In a week abuzz with appearances from political and civil rights leaders, UT will also be hosting a bonafide rock star. Graham Nash and Mavis Staples may be bringing down the house at the LBJ Library's Civil Rights Summit, but there is only one ticket in town for environmentalists – Bill McKibben...."
"...As the abortion rights debate in the Texas legislature grabs headlines, the Supreme Court of the United States has not been idle. This morning, the justices sent a case attacking UT's diversity admissions efforts back to the lower court..."
"...I haven't seen nearly enough volleyball games this year. But since my seat will be vacant, you should take it – if you've never been, you're missing out on one of the best-kept secrets in UT sports...."
"...For a limited time, UT’s annual day of community service, The Project, seeks Eastside homeowners in need of work and repairs around the house. The deadline is this Wednesday...."
"...Former University of Texas women’s track coach Beverly Kearney filed a $1 million lawsuit Thursday against UT, claiming that her forced ouster earlier this year was rooted in racial and gender discrimination...."
"...UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves issued a memo to the school's faculty, staff, and students last Thursday, Aug. 20, detailing the preliminary steps he'll take in determining rules, regulations, and provisions for the university's handling of the new campus carry law, which will allow owners of concealed handgun licenses to carry handguns on public universities throughout Texas beginning Aug..."
"...As the national outcry over South Carolina's Confederate flag has grown since last week's horrific massacre of nine black Charleston churchgoers by a white supremacist, UT-Austin's Confederate monuments (see "Written in Stone," May 29) have attracted renewed scrutiny as well...."
"...As the national outcry over South Carolina's Confederate flag has grown since last week's horrific massacre of nine black Charleston churchgoers by a white supremacist, UT-Austin's Confederate monuments have attracted renewed scrutiny as well...."
"...Tom Izzo is one of the most venerated figures in college basketball, and when a man of his stature praises another team in the aftermath of a dispiriting home loss, you know it’s a painful, but genuine, declaration. “We got beat by a better team,” Izzo said, following No..."
"...As an anagram it becomes Tower Lark Rev or Valet Work Err. Let’s go with the last one for the Texas Longhorns fourth-string QB who saw playing time against UTEP and, in this blank week in the UT football schedule, reminds us once again everyone is replaceable and everyone gets at least one chance...."
"...at this year's world championships would seem to be a mere formality for Austin's Sanya Richards. But 2007 has been different from 2006 for the UT ex: She had some virus problems this year that cut her training in half, and it showed this weekend at the USA Track & Field Championships..."
"...This March, high school students from across the country have the opportunity to participate in the UT Textile and Apparel High School Design Challenge...."
"...It's a brave playwright who writes about current events in 2017. The newsreel is running so fast, and our understanding shifts so much from week to week, that it's hard to write anything – even a review – that won't seem dated by next week..."
"...Crutches may be designed to be helpful, to aid folks in getting around, but that hasn't helped them be seen in a very positive light. There's a certain guilt by association at work with crutches; if you need them, then you must be lame, crippled, deficient..."
"...Professor Matt Richardson, UT subject specialist Lindsey Schell, and School of Information student Kristen Hogan have banded together to create and launch a fabulous new library resource for UT students and Austin community members...."
"...It's a video-game plot as old as time: a badass unicorn needs to protect Frank the Narwhal while supplying said narwhal with tacos. Why tacos? Because without them Frank gets sassy and impossible to be around..."
"...At a press conference happening right now, police said that quick response from law enforcement and student help in identifying, and tracking the suspect meant this morning's shooting incident at UT was quickly and effectively contained and resolved...."
"...As if we needed any more prodding to get frothing at the bit about Ian McEwan’s upcoming reading at UT in March, this week’s The New Yorker has a 14-page-long profile about the Booker Prize-winning author of Amsterdam, Atonement, and Saturday. Daniel Zalewski’s piece is perhaps too exhaustive for primer purposes, but it’s fascinating stuff for the McEwan junkie, linking real-life events to their fictional counterparts (like his own Black Dogs encounter and a gradual hardening against faith in favor of science)..."
"...The most Texas sounding of all Longhorns apologized Monday. Not for the nonexistent pass defense against lowly UTEP, but for drunken driving..."
"...Jasmine Bell graduated from UT in December with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Bell was born and raised in Austin, and she hopes to stay here for the next few years to pursue a graduate degree from the same school that she was so eager to attend as a child – she's still waiting to hear if she's been accepted..."
"...The University of Texas has plans to kill its renowned burger joint neighbor, Players, to make room for a new 1,000-space parking garage just south of campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard..."
"...Welcome to the corner of 26th Street -- which is now Dean (Page) Keeton Street -- and Speedway, which used to be Lampasas Street but is -- for now -- still Speedway. Here at the University of Texas' "geek corner" -- where most of the science and engineering departments are imprisoned, cut off from the rest of campus, in oversized and unfriendly custom-built halls with shockingly ugly interiors -- is where the university's Campus Master Plan was born...."
"...A tale of two floors: On one, rows and rows of books filling the length and breadth of its 18,000 square feet, with students quietly browsing the stacks or exploring the materials' contents – a space of silence, study, and individual discovery. On the other, a hive of classrooms with computers, whiteboards, and students working together – a space of instruction and collaboration...."
"...Last week, red graffiti scrawled on UT's Pharmacy Building targeted school administrators' decision not to take long-term punitive action against a professor who pleaded guilty to strangling his girlfriend. "UT harbors abusers," read one message..."
"...On Feb. 7, University of Texas frat Phi Gamma Delta, more commonly known as Fiji house, hosted a theme party where guests wore ponchos, sombreros, construction outfits, and border patrol costumes – despite the official theme of the party being, according to Texas Fiji president Andrew Campbell, "a Western or Old West theme."..."
"...Some faculty members will be returning to UT this semester with plans to educate their university beyond course curricula. The controversial subject they will dissect, complete with petition rhetoric and a real-life economic case study, is "Shared Services."..."
"...UT staff member Pam Martinez turns people away from entering the West Mall during a bomb threat on Sept. 14, 2012..."
"...Although Austin has grown significantly in recent years, the state of Texas remains the city's biggest single employer, and with roughly 14,000 employees, the University of Texas at Austin tops the list as a job provider. In the current economic and legislative climate, UT now faces several years for which the most optimistic financial predictions indicate flat-lining revenues..."
"...The Brackenridge land, bequeathed in trust in 1910 for the benefit of the University of Texas, most prominently includes the city of Austin's Lions Municipal Golf Course, a UT biological field laboratory, and married student housing. The golf course dates back to 1928, when the Lions Club raised the funds for its construction..."
"...During her lifetime, Barbara Jordan achieved a number of firsts, including being the first African-American woman from the South to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives..."
"...Late Wednesday afternoon, in a move likely to cause controversy among Texas Exes and light-beer enthusiasts, the University of Texas announced (via a text message sent to the Austin American-Statesman sports desk) that it will be ending the university's athletics programs at the close of this academic year. "No mor ftbll at UT no mor," read the unsigned message, texted from an encrypted athletics cell phone number..."
"...Rail 4 Real, a University of Texas student group advocating for rail transit to serve the UT campus, held its kickoff event Sept. 10..."
"...When UT-Austin benefactor George Washington Brackenridge donated 500 acres to the University of Texas in 1917, his plan was to make the tract a site for a new main campus. The idea never materialized, however, and because of its distance from the (onetime) 40 Acres, the UT System Board of Regents found the Brackenridge Tract's educational purposes few...."
"...Several hundred protesters took to the streets in a demonstration Friday, Feb. 7, to call on UT administrators to cut further ties with consulting firm Accenture and halt the implementation of "Shared Services," a cost-saving pilot program that threatens to eliminate 500 jobs...."
"...Somebody order a missile-shaped box of chocolates: The University of Texas' on-again, off-again romance with Los Alamos National Laboratory is officially on. After nearly a year of waffling, UT has decided to partner with Lockheed Martin, the nation's largest defense contractor, to bid on the Department of Energy contract to run the trouble-prone lab, one of three where U.S..."
"...The University of Texas at Austin commemorates the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting with a Tower Garden re-dedication ceremony and memorial unveiling. On Aug..."
"..."BREAKING NEWS: President Powers makes a landmark decision to stand with UT faculty, students, and staff, stop Accenture's bad shared services plan, and restore sanity to UT Austin!"..."
"...8:35am: UT received a phone call from a man who claimed he was affiliated with al-Qaeda and that he had placed bombs throughout the school's campus that would go off in 90 minutes...."
"...Earlier this month, the University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy and the McDonald Observatory devoted a week to explaining to Texans the dangers of light pollution ("Don't Go Into the Light," July 2). The practice of turning night into day with unnecessary lighting has been shown to affect sleep cycles, as well as animal breeding and migratory patterns, and can make driving harder..."
"...If you’ve never been to UT’s West Mall (and most of the people watching yesterday’s hastily streaming live feeds in all likelihood never have), it’s the quintessential image of an American college campus: societies with sign-up desks under autumn trees, waiting for passing undergrads to grab a flier. On this day, assembled tables were pulled back a little, as students and staff lined up at the Flawn Academic Center to vote..."
"...In June, the horrific massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., by a white supremacist reignited the national debate over the Confederacy and its legacy. Shortly after that, a petition with over 3,000 signatures urged UT President Gregory Fenves to remove the campus' statue honoring Jefferson Davis...."
"...The point of contention was the 800,000 pages of open records requests that Hall demanded, a fishing expedition that cost UT around $1 million. The sole purpose seemed to be finding reasons to get rid of UT President Bill Powers (the ironic side effect was that Hall actually turned his nemesis into a virtual folk hero.) The jury wrote, "Hall never divulged what purpose or goal he had padlocked in his mind," further stating that he "seemingly intended to deteriorate the systems in place." The end result was that he was inadvertently given unredacted student files: When he was asked not to release them, he ignored UT System legal staff and passed them to the Attorney General's Office..."