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Former prisoner decries justice system

April 8, 2011

After surviving 18 years in prison and two death sentences, exonerated prisoner Anthony Graves encouraged students to change the system that imprisoned him. The state accused Graves of taking part...

Human rights advocates inform at University fair

March 11, 2011

Nine student organizations came together to share information about the countries and causes they support at a human rights fair Wednesday. Zoya Waliany, Plan II senior and one of the fair organizers,...

Fair showcases efforts for greener campus

March 4, 2011

Students and staff showed off their green expertise at the second annual Sustainability Fair on Thursday. About 12 organizations, including the Department of Housing and Food Service, showcased different...

Lecturer rejects idea of ‘post-racial’ US

February 25, 2011

The United States is not a post-racial society even though many white Americans may think it is, a political commentator said in a lecture Thursday. Author and political commentator Tim Wise talked...

Mental health care advocates call on lawmakers for funds

February 18, 2011

Funding for mental health care keeps people out of the prison system and encourages proper diagnosis and treatment, members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness said at a rally Thursday. A...

Hutchison receives leadership award

February 18, 2011

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will receive the Inaugural Annette Strauss Texas Leadership Award on Feb. 22. The Annette Strauss Texas Leadership Award reflects the standards of civil service established...

Workers’ rights advocates address wage theft, safety

February 11, 2011

Editor’s Note: Portions of interviews have been translated from Spanish to English. Members of advocacy group the Workers Defense Project hope UT students will consider their role in alleviating...

‘Friday Night Lights’ author critiques athletic programs

February 4, 2011

The lights glowed Thursday night as author and sports journalist Buzz Bissinger took the stage to offer critical commentary on today’s high school and college sports programs. Bissinger wrote the book...

Visualization key to understanding data

February 2, 2011

Presenting data in a visual form omits the complexities and makes the information more palatable, said Kelly Gaither, a UT research scientist and lecturer, on Tuesday. The talk, “Picture This:...

Students study abroad in China, learn of upcoming superpower

January 23, 2011

China’s rising prominence is likely to encourage greater enrollment of UT students in study abroad programs to the country, said Tracy Dahlby, the journalism professor with the Reporting China...