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Thursday, April 7th, 2016

UT steps up security after body found on campus

Urging students to be more careful on campus, University of Texas at Austin officials are stepping up security after determining that a body found on campus this week belonged to a freshman dance student.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Investigators: No evidence of cheating in UT basketball

An investigation commissioned by UT-Austin has found "no evidence" of academic cheating by its basketball players. The NCAA has also decided not to pursue punishment.

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Letter: Removing Cape’s Dam ‘a risky gamble’

ALFRED L. McALISTER, a UT School of Public Health professor, writes that ‘prompt action is needed to prevent injury in the highly dangerous water around the breaches in Capes Dam’

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Letter: No one is ‘omniscient’ about best option for Cape’s Dam

In a rebuttal to commentary we published last week, University of Texas biology professor MOLLY CUMMINGS writes that the San Marcos City Council should “take advantage of the wealth of local scientists that have different perspectives on...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Commentary: Don’t let professor’s sloppy work obscure the facts about Cape’s Dam removal

THOMAS HARDY, the Meadow Center’s chief science officer, says there is ‘no credible scientific evidence’ that removing Cape’s Dam will harm wildlife in the San Marcos River as a University of Texas biology professor dramatically asserted this...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Letter: Destroying Cape’s Dam = Destroying critical habitat

MOLLY CUMMINGS, an University of Texas biology professor, writes that the San Marcos City Council should not rely on a Texas State University biology professor’s findings that removing historic Cape’s Dam will not harm the San Marcos...

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Amid cheating allegations, UT launches broad inquiry into athletes

The University of Texas at Austin has launched a broad investigation into the academics of its athletes after allegations that three of its basketball players cheated in recent years.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Q&A: Brian McCall on the trials, achievements of Texas State

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | The chancellor of the Texas State University System on the system’s ongoing struggles in the shadow of UT and A&M — and progress during the first four years of his administration

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Supreme Court sends Fisher case back to lower court

Eight months after hearing oral arguments, amid much anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent a prospectively landmark affirmative action case involving the University of Texas at Austin back to a lower court.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

A Bobcat’s novel approach to helping prison inmates help themselves

Terri LeClercq, a Texas State University alumna who became consumed with advocating for prison reform after her arrest during a protest in 1998, has penned an illustrated graphic novel intended to teach inmates how to effectively lodge...

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