The Morning Texan: ESPN X Games, "green" schools and orientation


The clouds are rolling in and there is a chance of thunderstorms in the morning and early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. This will bring Friday’s high down to 88 degrees.

Today marks the last day of the add/drop period for first-term, nine-week and whole-session classes. It gets a bit tougher to change your schedule after this, so be sure to do it today.

Here is some morning reading:

Yesterday’s most read article online: The ESPN X Games is considering Austin for its future home. Austinites are excited about the proposition — but first they have to beat out Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte.

In case you missed it: UT made the Princeton Review’s list of “green” schools. But what is the University doing to be sustainable? Check out our list of five things the University has done to be environmentally friendly.

What you have to read:  The Daily Texan is live-blogging UT’s first orientation session. Every year, approximately a thousand students visit campus per orientation session to learn about the campus, college life and, most importantly, registering for classes.