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Mock Shooting Now Just Near UT Campus
Update: Mass farting demonstration planned in response
DAILY News  December 9, 2015, by Mac McCann
"...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 Chancellor Cigarroa Quits
After surprise exit, will head pediatric tranplants in San Antonio
DAILY News  February 10, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will be stepping down after five years leading the state's top university body...."

Fenves to Be Next UT Austin President
Provost replaces Powers as regent wars still rage
DAILY News  April 20, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Admiral McRaven to Become UT Chancellor
Man who masterminded Bin Laden death to take over UT
DAILY News  July 30, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

White Student Union Hits UT
Who will speak up for white students?
DAILY News  November 23, 2015, by Nina Hernandez
"...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..."

The Hook Laughs With, Not at UT
Local comedian Andrew Rosas hosts Texas Exes web series
DAILY Screens  May 13, 2016, by Ashley Moreno
"...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...."

UT Chancellor to President: Resign, Or I'll Fire You
War over UT leadership escalates into full blown bloodbath
DAILY News  July 8, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Bill McKibben Visits UT
Climate change leader promotes higher ed sustainability
DAILY News  April 9, 2014, by Lizzie Jespersen
"...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...."

US Supremes Speak on UT, No Word on Voting Rights
Admissions policy goes back to court, but DOMA, section 5 still out
DAILY News  June 24, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

UT Hosts NCAA Volleyball Playoffs
DAILY Sports  November 29, 2006, by Lee Nichols
"...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...."

UT's 'The Project' Offers Free Home Repair
Student volunteers are looking for work on the Eastside
DAILY Chronolog  November 25, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...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...."

Kearney Sues UT
Former track coach claims race, sex discrimination
DAILY News  November 15, 2013, by Amy Smith
"...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 Prepares for Campus Carry
UT president announces a working group
News Story  August 27, 2015, by Chase Hoffberger
"...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..."

The End of the Confederacy at UT?
Will UT's Jefferson Davis statue finally be taken down?
News Story  June 25, 2015, by Mac McCann
"...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...."

The End of the Confederacy at UT?
Will UT's Jefferson Davis statue finally be taken down?
DAILY News  June 23, 2015, by Mac McCann
"...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...."

UT Basketball on a Major Roll
Defeat Spartans and Tarheels in the same week
DAILY Sports  December 24, 2010, by Russ Espinoza
"...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..."

UT Players Learn Quickly They're All Replaceable
Just ask Beyoncé, she'll tell ya
DAILY Sports  October 1, 2009, by Joe O'Connell
"...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...."

Semidisaster for Richards, Glory for UT Stars
Several Austinites had stellar performances at the national track & field championships
DAILY Sports  June 25, 2007, by Lee Nichols
"...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..."

UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Building the Wall
UT Department of Theatre & Dance rushes to get Robert Schenkkan's timely political drama onstage
Arts Review  September 7, 2017, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...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..."

Landmarks Debuts Michael Ray Charles Sculpture at UT
For his Landmarks art commission, Michael Ray Charles transforms crutches into stars
Arts Story  October 8, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...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..."

Black Queer Studies Collection at UT
Groups partner to create new research resource
DAILY The Gay Place  May 13, 2010, by Ricky Hill
"...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...."

The Wild Worlds of UT's Game Camp
Middle-schoolers learn that gaming is in the details
DAILY Screens  July 26, 2012, by James Renovitch
"...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..."

UT Prez Powers: 'Our Campus is Safe'
Police say students played key role in stopping shooter
DAILY News  September 28, 2010, by Jordan Smith
"...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...."

Ian McEwan Appears at UT (and in the Pages of 'The New Yorker')
The sprawling profile is a good way get excited about the Booker Prize-winning author's upcoming reading
DAILY Books  February 19, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...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)..."

UT Stays Awake, Sober in El Paso City
DAILY Sports  September 8, 2008, by Joe O'Connell
"...The most Texas sounding of all Longhorns apologized Monday. Not for the nonexistent pass defense against lowly UTEP, but for drunken driving..."

UT a Players-Hata?
Burger joint on MLK threatened by university expansion plans
News Story  July 1, 2005, by Daniel Mottola
"...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..."

UT's Master Plan Disaster?
So Far, School's New Buildings Receive Low Marks
News Story  August 29, 1997, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...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...."

UT, OU Take Different Approaches to Racist Speech
OU takes swift action, while UT declines to punish students, citing freedom of speech
News Story  March 19, 2015, by Mac McCann
"...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."..."

Shared Services or Shared Suffering: UT's Plan to Cut 500 Jobs
Critics charge lack of transparency
News Story  January 24, 2014, by Lizzie Jespersen
"...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 Bomb Threat Evacuation
September 14, 2012. 9 Photos
PHOTO GALLERY  September 14, 2012
"...UT staff member Pam Martinez turns people away from entering the West Mall during a bomb threat on Sept. 14, 2012..."

Running the UT Numbers
Unless you're the football coach, budgetary times are dire
News Story  December 18, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

UT's Brackenridge Tract: For Love or Money?
West Austin readies for another battle over redevelopment
News Story  September 26, 2008, by Jacob Cottingham
"...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..."

Monuments and Race at UT
The stories behind the statues
PHOTO GALLERY  May 28, 2015
"...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..."

UT to End Football Program
Governor, Lege order budget cuts: 'Need to tighten belts ... and jockstraps'
News Story  April 2, 2010, by the News Staff
"...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..."

UT Students Ignite Streetcar Passions
A UT forum on light rail got heavy last week
News Story  September 19, 2008, by Katherine Gregor
"...Rail 4 Real, a University of Texas student group advocating for rail transit to serve the UT campus, held its kickoff event Sept. 10..."

UT's Brackenridge Tract: Speculating on Speculation
What will become of these coveted 345 acres where Lake Austin Boulevard meets Enfield Road?
News Story  December 7, 2007, by Justin Ward
"...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...."

Students Protest UT's Ties to Accenture
CFO denies relationship
News Story  February 14, 2014, by Lizzie Jespersen
"...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...."

UT & Lockheed Woo Los Alamos
Peace activists urge UT to take a moral stand against weapons of mass destruction by refusing to bid on Los Alamos, while supporters see an opportunity for UT to increase its recognition and prestige, and protect national security
News Story  May 27, 2005, by Rachel Proctor May
"...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..."

UT Tower Shooting 50th Anniversary
PHOTO GALLERY  August 1, 2016
"...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..."

UT's 'Shared Services' Begins Sharing ... Layoffs
Powers endorses controversial plan
News Story  April 18, 2014, by Lizzie Jespersen
"..."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!"..."

UT Bomb Threat Update
University of Texas' main campus was evacuated this morning
DAILY News  September 14, 2012, by Monica Riese and Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

The Lights of Texas Are Upon UT
What is UT doing about its light pollution?
News Story  July 16, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Baked Cookies and Racism at UT
Young Conservatives get national headlines, local contempt
DAILY News  October 27, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

UT Takes on Confederate Statues
After public input, university plans to consider options, including removal
News Story  July 23, 2015, by Mac McCann
"...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...."

Grand Jury: Fire UT Regent Hall
No charges over UT witch hunt, but a call for his removal
DAILY News  March 31, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Do UT Frats Have a Race Problem?
Longtime Longhorn Sees some improvement; room for more
News Story  March 26, 2015, by Mac McCann
"...Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education, Richard Reddick, an associate professor at UT-Austin, researches, among other things, diversity (or lack thereof) in higher education..."

UT Faculty Engage on Memorial Museum
Supporters meet with Bill Powers
News Story  February 28, 2014, by Mac McCann
"...On Monday, Feb. 17, UT-Austin's Faculty Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Texas Memorial Museum, which faces budget cuts of about $600,000 this September (see "UT to Slash Memorial Museum Funding," Nov..."

Alums Fight UT Museum Funding Cut
Grassroots campaign hopes to restore budget
News Story  January 24, 2014, by Mac McCann
"...On January 15, 2014, UT-Austin's Texas Memorial Museum celebrated its 75th anniversary. But while the Museum has a bright past, its future might be dimming..."

The UT Shuttle Shuffle
Cap Metro looks to improve its bottom line
News Story  July 9, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"...In Capital Metro's ongoing attempts to save badly needed cash, the transit agency is attempting to restructure its contract to operate the University of Texas shuttle bus system. If a Cap Metro staff proposal works as planned, the agency would lower costs for operating the shuttles and possibly bring in a little more revenue..."

UT Says No Nukes
Yudof recommends against Los Alamos bid
News Story  January 21, 2005, by Rachel Proctor May
"...Feisty UT activists (yes, they still exist) learned Thursday they can cross one item off their to-do list this semester: UT System Chancellor Mark Yudof announced that he would recommend the Board of Regents not bid on a federal contract to run the Los Alamos National (Nuclear) Laboratory in New Mexico. UT had been investigating the idea for more than a year; student and peace activists had been protesting it for just as long...."

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