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Teach for America CEO suggests ways to start change
May 4, 2011
Potlucks may be the key to ending the cycle of poverty in the education system, Teach For America CEO and founder Wendy Kopp said Wednesday.
Columnist discusses college athletics
April 21, 2011
Sports matter in society, sports columnist Sally Jenkins said Wednesday at the second annual Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism.
Longhorns support fellow students at event for emergency fund
April 14, 2011
Students dug in their pockets to help support the Student Emergency Fund at the first-ever Spring into Giving campaign.
Some agencies may gain access to university student records
April 11, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education hopes to increase the success of higher education institutions by opening student records to specified agencies.
Take Back the Night raises issue of sexual violence, assault
April 7, 2011
A stool and a microphone rested at the foot of the UT Tower on Wednesday evening, inviting slam poets, musicians, singers and survivors to come up and speak out against sexual violence.
Town hall fields questions, concerns
March 31, 2011
Students aired concerns about curriculum changes and budget cuts in the College of Communication at a town hall meeting on Wednesday.
Israel nation jubilation
March 10, 2011
A dozen white tents on the South Mall introduced students to diverse aspects of Israeli life in the 13th Annual Israel Block Party.
Study examines attitudes of desegregation
March 3, 2011
Black students are more likely to support affirmative action and desegregation policies than white students, according to a recently released UT study.
Rally at Capitol venerates lives of fallen construction workers
March 3, 2011
Cardboard coffins lined Congress Avenue until all 138 of them filled the front lawn of the Texas Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.
Contraption contest breeds creativity
February 24, 2011
Chris Hunt’s success all hinged on a kung fu hamster.
Professor recounts memoir of al-Qaeda
February 17, 2011
Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright said it took years for him to come to terms with what he saw while covering America’s involvement in the atrocious conflicts in the Middle East.
Egyptian citizens celebrate presidents resignation
February 14, 2011
Egyptian people took to the streets in celebration rather than protest Friday morning when the historic announcement of 30-year President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation hit the airwaves.
Professor impacted culture, education
February 10, 2011
Celebrated UT choral director Morris Beachy died in his sleep Feb. 3 due to complications of Alzheimers disease at 82.
Budget cuts vex schools
February 10, 2011
K-12 schools face $11 billion in cuts as the state attempts to balance a $27-billion budget shortfall. Rather than looking to improve education, educators and policymakers are now wondering whether they will be able to adequately run schools at all.
Middle East conflict prompts overcrowded panel assembly
February 4, 2011
The current upheaval in the Middle East whether it be the move toward democracy in Tunisia or the ongoing revolution in Egypt has sparked a discussion in the UT community.
Computer literacy is key, professor urges
February 1, 2011
Emphasis should be placed on online, not offline, reading comprehension, said an education professor who specializes in computer literacy.