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Advocacy Group Pushes Back at UT's Reopening Strategy
UT grad students: COVID-19 plans are "inadequate" and "dangerous"
" "begin seriously planning to move a majority of classes online" due to a surge in COVID cases locally..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Breathing Room for the City Budget
Proposed FY 2019 city budget features sunnier projections
"...helm personalized the budget presentation – historically a fairly informal handoff to the budget staff in an all-day Council..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Eat Well, Learn French
Dine in Austin’s Petite Provence, speak French, and go back to basics
"...The seed for these culinary-centered classes was planted over two decades ago when Chaussonnet began..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Devenyns

Donya Stockton Isn’t Going Anywhere Near Hell in That Handbasket
The Austin clubland mover-and-shaker weaves much to the imagination
" to my knee, and I’d always run between classes with that, and if I got bored in class..."

April 4, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
First night SXSW Music recommendations and hints
"...quartet spent time in the States last year teaching classes and making music at UT's Butler School of Music...."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

Best of Austin – Thursday
BOA all day, erryday
"...bilingual museum nourishes the mind with inventive exhibits and classes exploring culture and science (kids will love getting hands-on..."

March 20, 2015 Features Feature

Two Tech Schools Open Shop
The Iron Yard Academy and General Assembly want YOU!
" well). They also teach part-time courses, and one-time classes and workshops. Informal, one-off classes range in price from..."

Jan. 6, 2015 Screens Post by Waylon Cunningham

Through Rosé Colored Glasses
Rae Wilson helps Austin reconsider the pink drink
" opened in 2009. During that period, Wilson held informal bimonthly classes and tastings. Her easygoing style encouraged audience..."

July 25, 2014 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Know Your Culinary Matriarchs
Meet some of the women who helped shape Austin's culinary consciousness
" The Texas Cookbook: From Barbecue to Ban­quet: An Informal View of Dining and Entertaining the Texas Way. When..."

July 11, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Food Events
Jan. 9-15
"...› Olive Oil 101, Blasamic Vinegar 101 Classes Explore all the nuances of ultra premium olive oils..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Food Column

Food Events
Dec. 6-12
"...› Arts & Drafts Informal Classes This new series pairs specialty drinks with weekend..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Food Column

A Visit with Madame Cocoa
Local chocolate maven loves to share her knowledge
"...In addition to presenting Chocolate 101 through the Informal Classes at the University of Texas, Madame Cocoa leads..."

Jan. 19, 2013 Food Post by Margaret Shugart

Hot for Teacher
History's sexy at UT Informal Classes
"...inquiry arrived this summer from Chad Tracy at UT Informal Classes amid a cluster of press releases and greetings..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Home with the Armadillo
" and noncredit courses, services, and programs that include informal classes. Typical courses tackle topics on language, business, arts,..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Music Feature

Top 10 Local Stories
Terrorism strikes a little too close to home
"...status. The university caught community wrath for dismantling the informal classes program (and threatening to close the Cactus Cafe;..."

Jan. 7, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Back to (Informal) School
UT's informal classes programs gets new lease on life
"...Informal classes are back! After the University of Texas at..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

No More Cutting Class
UT's informal classes program finds two new homes
"...a new era, the University of Texas at Austin informal classes program finds a new lease on life as..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews
As important a book in its own way as François Truffaut's Hitchcock, Listen to the Echoes compiles dozens of hours of interviews Bradbury's biographer has conducted over the past several decades
"...was nixed by George Plimpton for being "a bit informal," but if there's one thing you take away from..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Books Review by Marc Savlov

The Sunday Survey, 7/18/10
Informal announcements and DNA queries
"...UT's Continuing and Innovative Education Department will save the Informal Classes program. Originally canceled by the Texas Union as..."

July 18, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Informal Classes Set to Open New Chapter
Popular UT program gets second chance in life
"...with public outcry, the parallel decision to terminate the informal classes in the fall went relatively unmourned. Now a..."

July 16, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Clouds Over Campus
With less funding, more competition, and a wavering vision, UT-Austin faces an uncertain future
"...That way," he added, "You can really identify the classes that only have a handful of students. ... If..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Off the Record
Introducing the city's new sound engineer and the final verdict on the Cactus Cafe
"...time, the partnership is essentially a gentleman's agreement, an informal understanding that KUT will host approximately 200 performances a..."

May 21, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Juan González answers to no one
"...Has there been any talk of proposals to save informal classes?..."

May 14, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Rush to Judgment on Cactus?
KUT looks like the next stop for the Cactus
"...planned to close the Cactus Cafe and end the informal classes program. They then spent two months exchanging e-mails..."

April 30, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Alums Spiking Funds
UT exes plan to hit UT where it hurts over Cactus Cafe
" behaving within the community. The elimination of the informal classes and the closing of the Cactus Café put..."

April 20, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Off the Record
Where do you want it?
"...the closure of the Cactus and termination of the informal classes is being used for a 2% merit pool..."

April 16, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Event Menu
Pigs and produce make for perfect springtime foodie events
"...of French seafood charcuterie preparations ($75, April 18) at classes the next two Sundays. Make necessary reservations at"

April 9, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Nickels, Dimes, and Quarterbacks
"...Informal classes losses per year: *$53,000..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature

Football by the (Negative) Numbers
Welcome to the real athletics budget
"...reason for closing the Cactus Cafe and ending the informal classes program, the administration was no longer able to..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by the News Staff

UT to End Football Program
Governor, Lege order budget cuts: 'Need to tighten belts ... and jockstraps'
" be adapted for intramural sports, freshman business-school lecture classes, and the occasional Ted Nugent concert). In fact, UT's..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by the News Staff

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