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It appears the University of Texas at Austin has been getting in the school spirit for over a century with a chant linked to Confederate leader Robert E. Lee and minstrelsy. 

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Now that most colleges and universities have moved their classes to online lectures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic many are utilizing the popular Zoom video conferencing tool. On Monday a University of Texas organization had to cut their session short after someone logged on and began hurling racial slurs at Black students. The Austin […]

A University of Texas chapter of The Young Conservatives hosted an "Affirmative Action Bake Sale" on the Austin campus.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. Organizers said the sex toys were used Wednesday to mock what they consider an absurd notion that […]

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old runaway who’s been arrested in the campus killing of a University of Texas student claimed he left home in August because his grandmother’s religious beliefs demanded that teenagers his age go “make their own way in the world,” according to court records obtained by The Associated Press. The records […]

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil has signed an agreement with the University of Texas to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months. Health Minister Marcelo Castro said at a news conference that the government will invest $1.9 million in […]

The Supreme Court is taking on affirmative action again in a case that involves the University of Texas. Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the court’s staunchest conservatives was questioning a lawyer arguing for race being a factor that should be incorporated into the admission process. During that questioning, Scalia made these comments: There are those […]

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young, who led the Texas Longhorns to the BCS national championship in 2005, has been hired by his alma mater to work for its Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, reports ESPN.com. Young, who retired from the NFL in June after six seasons, will serve as a development officer for program […]

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were later released on personal recognizance bonds. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and […]

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate…

At the University of Texas, football is religion. At Penn State University, they need football for redemption. So when these storied programs hired black head coaches within days of each other to return them to past glory, it was a major moment for a sport that has been among the slowest to promote African-American leaders […]