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Students break world records for charity

April 26, 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...

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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. According to Kathleen Mabley, the...

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UT Austin’s first Muslim sorority seeks to redefine Muslim womanhood after one year on campus

April 12, 2018

Mu Delta Alpha, the first Muslim sorority in the state, has come a long way in a very short time. In its first year at UT Austin, the sorority saw more than 20 women apply, of which they accepted...

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Austin’s high cost of living puts pressure on transfer students

March 29, 2018

Ayleen Arteaga always dreamed of transferring to UT, but the cost of living in Austin made that an impossible reality. “When it came down to it, UT and Austin were too expensive,” said Arteaga,...

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Dance of dislocation: How West African dance has been co-opted

March 20, 2018

Jasmine Johnson, African diaspora studies scholar, said cultural appropriation is widespread in the modern practice of West African dance. Johnson is an assistant professor of theater arts and performance...

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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. According to a 2014 study by Complete College America, only 36 percent of students at flagship public universities...

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Advertising mogul promotes empathy and creativity

February 20, 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. “Empathy fuels connections,”...

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Syrian actor and playwright expands the role of theater

February 13, 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. Bulbul led three...

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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. The food pantry will offer free canned and packaged food...

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Coach preps students for Longhorn Run

February 6, 2018

Professional running coach Anthony Ferraro has a message for students hoping to participate in the upcoming Longhorn Run: Start training now. “The first piece of advice is to start training early,”...

Four humanities scholars chosen for media production grant

February 1, 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. The Humanities Media Project, created...