In San Antonio, the Poor Live on Their Own Islands of Heat

Texas has been hit with an unrelenting heat wave. Nowhere is it more miserable than in low-income areas that have less access to shade and air-conditioning.

#heat-and-heat-waves, #income-inequality, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #poverty, #san-antonio-tex, #texas, #university-of-texas-at-austin, #urban-areas

The Explosive Ambitions of Kate the Chemist

At the lecture halls of the University of Texas or on TV, Kate Biberdorf is working to catalyze more people into careers in science.

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Thomas F. Staley, Dogged Pursuer of Literary Archives, Dies at 86

As head of the Harry Ransom Center in Texas, he enhanced its holdings by acquiring the papers of a host of literary lions, and of Woodward and Bernstein to boot.

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Stanford Wins a Rematch With Texas and a Trip to the Final Four

Stanford, a No. 1 seed, took one of its three losses this season in November against Texas, but it bested the Longhorns on Sunday to reach the national semifinals.

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Women’s March Madness: Elite 8 Schedule, Tip Times and Analysis

No. 1 seed South Carolina plays No. 10 seed Creighton (7 p.m. Eastern, ESPN). No. 1 seed Stanford plays No. 2 seed Texas (9 p.m. Eastern, ESPN).

#creighton-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #stanford-university, #university-of-south-carolina, #university-of-texas-at-austin

N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: South Carolina and Texas Advance to the Round of 8

South Carolina, the top overall seed, beat North Carolina, while Texas topped Ohio State in a game that came down to the final seconds.

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N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: What to Watch as the Round of 16 Begins

All four No. 1 seeds remain and two, South Carolina and Stanford, are in action on Friday, as is Creighton, one of two No. 10 seeds still in the field.

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Fermat’s Theorem: The Texas Oil Heir Who Took on Math’s Impossible Dare

James M. Vaughn Jr., wielding a fortune, argues that he brought about the Fermat breakthrough after the best and brightest had failed for centuries to solve the puzzle.

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College Basketball Begins With Plenty of Changes

There are numerous transfers and players with extra eligibility chasing an N.C.A.A. title.

#basketball-college, #duke-university, #few-mark, #gillespie-collin-1999, #gonzaga-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-illinois, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-texas-at-austin, #villanova-university

Why We Need New Colleges

A controversial new academic start-up throws light on higher education’s long stagnation.

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How Professors Are Handling Unmasked Students Amid Delta

At universities, some instructors are finding the return to the classroom a nerve-racking experience. A few have quit — one in the middle of class.

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15% of PPP Loans Could Be Fraudulent, Study Shows

Some $76 billion of the program’s $800 billion in loans may have been taken improperly, a new paper concludes.

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Investors Put Millions Into a Luxury Student Dorm. They Say They Were Ripped Off.

Lawyers, retirees and others who invested their savings in a luxury student dorm say two real estate firms duped them. They’re suing to recoup their money.

#austin-tex, #axonic-capital-llc, #dormitories, #nelson-partners-student-housing, #private-placements-non-public-offerings-and-mini-ipos, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-texas-at-austin

University of South Carolina President Resigns After Speech Blunders

Robert Caslen, a retired Army lieutenant general, was accused of failing to credit a lengthy passage in a commencement speech he delivered.

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University of Texas Faces New Outcry Over Old Song With Minstrel Roots

Many students want “The Eyes of Texas” to go. Wealthy alumni insist it should stay. The dispute has become a flash point as universities struggle to deal with traditions spawned in earlier eras.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-texas-at-austin

South Carolina Rolls Past Texas Into the Final Four

Texas was held scoreless in the fourth quarter as the Gamecocks started their celebration early.

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‘A Slap in the Face’: The Pandemic Disrupts Young Oil Careers

Students and recent graduates struggle to get hired as the oil industry cuts tens of thousands of jobs, some of which may never come back.

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How China Brought Almost 200 Million Students Back

We’re also rounding up thought-provoking ideas about Covid-era education, and bringing you the latest local updates for K-12 and college.

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Black at U.T., and Beyond

A student set out to document the experiences of his Black classmates on their predominantly white campus. These are some of their stories.

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The Photographers Who Captured the Toll of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

A new book of photos documents the human impact of the bombings that ended World War II — and challenges a common American perception of the destruction in Japan.

#books-and-literature, #hiroshima-japan, #japan, #nagasaki-japan, #nuclear-weapons, #photography, #united-states, #university-of-texas-at-austin

University of Texas Won’t Drop Song With Racist History

“The Eyes of Texas,” once sung at minstrel shows, will remain a campus anthem at the University of Texas at Austin, the school announced on Monday.

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The History and Meaning of Juneteenth

“When I think about Juneteenth as Emancipation Day, and I think about this moment, I feel like we still need to be emancipated.”

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Texas Football Players Call on University to Drop a Song Steeped in Racist History

“The Eyes of Texas,” once sung at minstrel shows, plays at football games and other sports events at the University of Texas at Austin.

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28 Texas Students Have Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip

A group of about 70 students from the University of Texas at Austin celebrated spring break in Mexico, but returned to find that 28 had tested positive. Dozens more are being monitored.

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