Squirrel overpopulation is not a problem unique to the UT campus, but our affinity for them is particularly outspoken. They have become creatures of legend. Certain bus drivers and construction workers are known to be regular squirrel-feeders.
Earlier this year, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board issued the “Graduate Medical Education Report,” which said that between fall of 2002 and fall of 2011, medical schools in the state of Texas had increased their enrollment by 31 percent. Unfortunately, residency programs had not kept pace.
Soon after I arrived on the UT-Austin campus, I saw a group of girls wearing striped Nike Tempo shorts, tennis shoes and oversized t-shirts. I thought they were part of a feminist organization rebelling against revealing miniskirts, cleavage-baring tops and high heels.