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February 5, 2004 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
The University of Texas officially signaled its interest Wednesday in pursuing the contract to manage the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a nuclear weapons design facility that has been run by the University of California for more than six decades without challenge. The Texas university's governing board authorized Chancellor Mark G. Yudof to explore a potential bid on the Los Alamos contract and to spend as much as $500,000 on the effort.
April 27, 2014 | By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
In the annals of Texas journalism, Robert Heard stands out for many things: a biting wit, a prolific career, a lawyer's understanding of lawmaking, a determination to get the story even at considerable personal risk. It was the last trait that catapulted him from news reporter to news figure on Aug. 1, 1966, when he was shot in the shoulder during Charles Whitman's bloody rampage from the top of the University of Texas Tower in Austin. Heard, a 36-year-old Associated Press reporter, had followed two highway patrol officers on a wild sprint across a parking lot, but he forgot his Marine's training to zigzag.
August 15, 1992 | Associated Press
Author James A. Michener and his wife have donated $15 million to a University of Texas writers program, school officials have announced.
January 3, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA Coach Jim Mora has been trying to douse a Texas brush fire. One that has engulfed Texas Longhorns football. There were media reports that University of Texas officials and Mora's representatives were in discussions about UCLA's coach taking over the Longhorns. Asked about those reports, Mora told the Los Angeles Times, "It is always flattering when someone is interested in you. But I am committed to being the UCLA coach. " Texas officials made contact with Mora's agent after Longhorns coach Mack Brown stepped down in mid-December.
December 8, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Coach John Mackovic of Illinois has agreed to meet with University of Texas officials and has emerged as the leading candidate to succeed David McWilliams as the Longhorns' coach.
March 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fake prescriptions for steroids have been filled for University of Texas football players and acquaintances at an Austin, Tex., pharmacy where prescriptions are not verified, according to a published report in the Dallas Morning News.
March 31, 1988
Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds of the University of Texas said that Lon Kruger of Kansas State has asked to be dropped from consideration for the vacant job of basketball coach.
November 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Athletes at the University of Texas will be required to attend anti-hazing classes after freshman members of the swim team were found wearing diapers in an initiation ritual. The classes were prompted by an incident Nov. 10 in which campus police found 11 athletes clad only in diapers in a lounge on the fourth floor of a dormitory.
December 19, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and Corina Knoll
A 40-inch by 40-inch canvas bearing the silk-screened image of actress Farrah Fawcett, an Andy Warhol creation that became the subject of a 2 1/2-year legal battle, belongs to the star's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, a Los Angeles jury decided Thursday. The panel sided with O'Neal over the University of Texas at Austin, the actress' alma mater, which said the painting was bequeathed to the school along with her art collection after Fawcett's death in 2009. The trial over the portrait lasted three weeks and became, in part, a scrutiny of O'Neal and Fawcett's relationship.
September 30, 2013
James Street Standout University of Texas quarterback James Street, 65, a former University of Texas quarterback who took over the Longhorns' wishbone offense and led them to the 1969 national championship, died Monday at his home in Austin, Texas, according to his longtime friend and business partner Bill Hall. The cause has not been determined. Street started the 1968 season as a backup but was made the starter after two games. He led Texas to 20 consecutive victories, including the "Game of the Century" - a come-from-behind, 15-14 victory by the top-ranked Longhorns over No. 2 Arkansas to cap the 1969 regular season.
April 21, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Irma Garcia pulled back her sweater to show me where the bullet entered her shoulder and spun her around. It then torpedoed through her body and exited near the middle of her back. "I still have problems with it," she said, standing to show me how the left side of her upper body is still somewhat twisted. It happened 47 years ago in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. Charles Whitman, who had served as a Marine, killed his wife and mother and then proceeded to the University of Texas at Austin, where he ascended a campus tower with rifles and handguns and began shooting at people below.
November 8, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Darrell Royal, the legendary Texas coach who led the Longhorns to three national college football titles and 11 Southwest Conference titles in a 20-year tenure that ended in 1976, died Wednesday in Austin after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the university announced. He was 88. He remained a larger-than-life masthead for Texas football years after he retired and had been a trusted and devoted mentor to current Coach Mack Brown. Royal, some would argue, was also generous to a fault for teaching Alabama Coach Bear Bryant the triple-option "Wishbone" offense that helped the Crimson Tide win three national titles.
October 10, 2012 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative justices signaled Wednesday they were likely to strike down a University of Texas affirmative action policy, but did not make clear how far they might go in outlawing the use of race in admissions at colleges and universities. From his opening question, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said he was troubled by having students "check a box" to designate race or ethnicity and by allowing officials to decide who is admitted based on this factor.
October 5, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Police at the University of Texas at Austin are investigating reports that four students have been assaulted with bleach-filled balloons while walking near campus. The four alleged victims of the "bleach bomb" incidents, which occurred between June and September, were Asian or African American. "They did not file reports when the alleged incidents happened. Our chief of police heard about the incidents through the grapevine and sought out the victims," asking them to file reports, Cindy Posey, spokeswoman for campus police, told the Los Angeles Times.
September 27, 2012 | By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times
AUSTIN, Texas - After a U.S. appeals court struck down race-based college admissions in Texas 16 years ago, the first Mexican American woman elected to the state Legislature proposed a simple change that transformed education in the state. Rep. Irma Rangel said all students who graduated in the top 10% of their high school class should win admission to the state's colleges, including the highly regarded University of Texas. Her bill, signed into law by then-Gov. George W. Bush, opened the door to higher education for Mexican American students from the Rio Grande Valley, for black students from Dallas and Houston and for rural white students.
September 14, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Michael Muskal, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
All buildings at the University of Texas at Austin were reopened Friday afternoon after a bomb threat earlier prompted a campus-wide evacuation, officials said. The university grounds were cleared for reentry at noon, a campus police dispatcher told the Los Angeles Times. "We are very confident the campus is safe," said university President William Powers Jr. at a broadcast news briefing. He said university officials had worked with local, state and federal officials to assess the situation.
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