Bill Russell and Jim Brown were already using their status as high profile athletes to strengthen the civil rights movement in their early 20s — the same age-range in which many of today’s college students sit in classrooms learning about the impact the two decorated athlete-activists had.
While Austin is under stage two watering restrictions, the University, which is not required to follow city ordinances, will run the LBJ Fountain through the Civil Rights Summit on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Julia Brouillette and Madlin Mekelburg talk about the recent Fort Hood shooting. They also talk about newly-released notes from a summer 2013 UT System Board of Regents meeting suggesting Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa asked President William Powers Jr. to step down and Jacob's recent story on traffic in the Austin area.
In the weeks after a suspected drunk driver plowed through a crowd of people at South By Southwest on March 13, service organizations have been left to decide how to distribute more than $180,000 in funds raised to assist victims and their families.