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Students break world records for charity
April 25, 2018
As throngs of students pushed past on their way to class, sociology sophomore Phillip Johns donned a blindfold and reached out for the pieces of a Mr. Potato Head toy. As the timer started, Johns frantically set to work, trying to break the world record for fastest assembly of the toy.
Moody College eases foreign language burden on next year’s freshman
April 19, 2018
Foreign language requirements at UT are unpopular among some students, so the Moody College of Communication is modifying its requirements to address these concerns.
UT Austin’s first Muslim sorority seeks to redefine Muslim womanhood after one year on campus
April 11, 2018
Mu Delta Alpha, the first Muslim sorority in the country, has come a long way in a very short time.
Austin’s high cost of living puts pressure on transfer students
March 28, 2018
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Austin metro area has the highest cost of living index of any city in Texas. High prices and limited housing options hit transfer students particularly hard because of their often precarious financial positions and late notifications of acceptance into UT.
Dance of dislocation: How West African dance has been co-opted
March 19, 2018
Jasmine Johnson, African diaspora studies scholar, said cultural appropriation is widespread in the modern practice of West African dance.
Four year myth: why students take time off
March 1, 2018
Graduating college in four years is considered the norm, but it is not a reality for everyone.
Advertising mogul promotes empathy and creativity
February 19, 2018
Prominent advertising executive Carol Williams told students to focus just as much on developing empathy and creativity as concrete skills like writing and coding.
Syrian actor and playwright expands the role of theater
February 12, 2018
When people think of Syria, the first things that come to mind may not be Shakespeare, theater and self-expression. Nawar Bulbul, Syrian actor and playwright, is changing that.
Food pantry, career closet coming to campus to ease financial pressure on students
February 8, 2018
UT-Austin’s Student Emergency Services is seeking to ease financial pressure on students by providing free food and professional attire.
Coach preps students for Longhorn Run
February 5, 2018
Professional running coach Anthony Ferraro has a message for students hoping to participate in the upcoming Longhorn Run: Start training now.
Four humanities scholars chosen for media production grant
January 31, 2018
Spanning topics from racial history to classic theater, four new multimedia projects will explore topics in humanities in a more accessible way through technology.