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Fracking in New York: Risk vs. Rewardupdated: Wed May 02 2012 14:39:00

The battle over hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York pits farmers against environmentalists, neighbor vs. neighbor, as gas companies wait to find out if they'll be able to unlock the natural gas trapped in the Marcellus Shale formation thousands of feet below the earth's surface.

High court accepts case over use of race in college admissionsupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 12:59:00

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to tackle another election-year blockbuster and will decide whether the University of Texas' race-conscious admission policies violate the rights of white applicants.

Taking affirmative action personallyupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 08:39:00

Now that we have Sonia Sotomayor, a Latina, on the Supreme Court, the esteemed body will soon find itself in the middle of a telenovela.

Will the court strike down affirmative action?updated: Wed Feb 22 2012 16:32:00

The Supreme Court has just agreed to take on the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, a white woman, argues that she has been a victim of the university's race-conscious admission policies; the university contends that its drive for racial and ethnic diversity is educationally enriching -- a benefit to all students.

CNNMoney: Penn State scandal will cost millionsupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 10:51:00

Beyond the human tragedy of the child abuse scandal engulfing Penn State football, there is a significant financial cost that is likely to be suffered by one of the most lucrative sports teams in the country.

Truth Squad: Do illegal immigrants get tuition discount?updated: Fri Sep 23 2011 12:37:00

At Thursday night's presidential debate in Orlando, Florida, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hit Texas Gov. Rick Perry hard on the issue of immigration, characterizing his policies as encouraging illegal immigration. He specifically criticized Perry's support for a Texas law that allows children of illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, likening it to a $100,00 educational discount. Perry defended the state policy as important for integrating future generations into the economic mainstream and said it's "heartless" to deny the children of illegal immigrants a chance at in-state tuition rates.

Romney and Perry clash at debateupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 12:37:00

Candy Crowley breaks down the latest presidential debate as the candidates fought over Social Security and immigration.

Texas university to build powerful supercomputerupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 16:50:00

Maybe everything really is bigger in Texas.

Flight or fight: Do animals have a place at sporting events?updated: Wed Feb 02 2011 09:44:00

The majestic bald eagle rises from its trainer's arm, launches itself into the night air and completes a circuit of the stadium to the raucous cheers of thousands of football supporters.

Inside the mind of a sports fanaticupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 07:58:00

Whether you're a die-hard fan, a football widow or largely oblivious to the game, there's no escaping the Super Bowl.

Giffords making 'lightning' fast progress, doctors sayupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 18:08:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was making "lightning speed" progress for a brain injury and had the drain for brain fluid removed from her head, her doctors said Wednesday. Michael Rosenberg: University of Texas TV network is a lucrative web of conflictsupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 16:44:00

The University of Texas is getting its own television channel, featuring all the great Texas sporting events that you never wanted to watch. The new network will feature at least one football game a year, eight men's basketball games, assorted nonrevenue sporting events, high school sports, university news, coverage of lectures and visiting speakers, commencement ceremonies ... I know, I know, you have the same question I do: WHERE DO I SIGN UP FOR COVERAGE OF THESE AWESOME LECTURES?

University students return to class after border gunfire near campusupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 11:09:00

The University of Texas at Brownsville was on alert Monday, as students, faculty, and staff return to campus, just days after gunfire along the U.S.- Mexican border cancelled classes, according to campus police.

Cartel drug lord killed in shootoutupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 11:09:00

A clash in Mexico left several dead, including a top drug cartel drug lord. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

University of Texas shooter was quiet, smartupdated: Sat Oct 02 2010 00:28:00

By some accounts, University of Texas sophomore Colton Tooley was brilliant in mind and respectful always in his behavior to others.

Shooter at University of Texas was a studentupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 18:52:00

A 19-year-old mathematics major from Austin, Texas, was identified Tuesday as the suspected gunman who fired shots from an AK-47 and then turned the gun on himself, the University of Texas at Austin said.

Money Magazine: Real incentives driving portfolio managersupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 09:51:00

The recent financial crisis is partly the result of something economists call the "agency" problem. Put simply, the people you hire to take care of your money -- your agents -- almost always have their own agendas.

Jon Hamm struggled with depressionupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 18:02:00

He now plays the dapper, suave Don Draper in Mad Men, so it's hard to picture Jon Hamm battling chronic depression, relying on antidepressants and therapy to beat the illness. But that's just what he did.

University of Texas may change dorm name that honors Klansmanupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 07:39:00

A University of Texas at Austin student dormitory named after a man prominent in the Ku Klux Klan in the 1800s may soon have its name changed, university officials said. Frank Deford: If Pac-10 becomes Wicked West, what becomes of NCAA?updated: Wed Jun 16 2010 15:13:00

There is an old aphorism: "College football bears the same relationship to education that bullfighting does to agriculture." Ah, but when there is something of a drought at the bursar's office, it's awfully comforting to have a few toros out there in the fallow fields to take to the bullring to sell tickets and maintain the endowment crop.

Is your marriage making you sick?updated: Thu Jun 10 2010 07:26:00

You eat right. You exercise. You get an annual physical. You probably think you're doing everything you can to stay healthy.

Commentary: Obama wins one for Americaupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 13:13:00

When President Obama received word that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize, I'll bet he felt a little like I did the first time Diane Friday, the smartest, prettiest girl at the University of Texas, kissed me: I didn't fully feel like I deserved it, but I sure wasn't going to turn it down.

Can traumatic brain injury trigger mental health issues?updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 10:24:00

Can traumatic brain injury cause a person to develop a mental health problem or trigger an underlying problem not yet discovered, which then causes the person to create a fantasy world while in a coma, which, when they awake they are adamant is real?

Sculptures reflect violent life on the border -- and deathupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 23:55:00

The sculptures speak for themselves: Piñatas in the shape of decapitated heads bearing gunshot wounds adorn the walls of El Paso's Public Library in Texas.

Cancer rates fall, but lung cancer still problematic, report saysupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 16:07:00

Rates of new cancer diagnoses and deaths for U.S. men and women have fallen for the first time, according to a new report from leading cancer and medical research organizations.

#@*!!! Anonymous anger rampant on Internetupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 19:44:00

There's a whole world of people out there, and boy, are they pissed off.

Antarctica's hidden depths to be exploredupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 10:41:00

An international team of researchers plans to head to Antarctica later this year to begin a four-year project exploring some of the last uncharted regions on Earth.

Antarctic flights could help reveal what drives climate changeupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 06:20:00

A team of scientists will use a World War II-era plane to explore one of the last uncharted regions of Earth, in hopes of learning more about climate change. Derek Jeter & Minka Kelly Romance Heats up in Texasupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 17:14:00

The Yankee and the Friday Night Lights actress take in a concert and football game

Golf and the economyupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 21:48:00

The discussion continues as our panel give their views on how the economic slowdown will impact golf.

Navigating the rankings mazeupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 14:50:00

A specific league table of the best business schools for Hispanic students? Why, some might ask, would anyone need that? How Fast Can Humans Go?updated: Fri Aug 22 2008 19:00:00

Bolt annihilated two world speed records at these Olympic Games. Can he go faster? Can anyone? Genetic Variant Raises HIV Riskupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 23:10:00

Researchers discover a genetic variant found almost exclusively in people of African descent that may increase the chances of developing AIDS Move Species to Save Them?updated: Thu Jul 17 2008 18:00:00

With climate change increasingly threatening the survival of plants and animals, scientists say it may become necessary to move some species to save them Warmer Temps, More Kidney Stonesupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 11:00:00

Kidney stones are more common in hotter climes. A new study suggests that as the climate warms in general, more and more people will develop the condition

6 tips for avoiding housekeeping hellupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 14:30:00

Wilma Smith was vacationing with her grandchildren in Orlando when she met a maid on a mission. When she returned from one of the theme parks one afternoon, she found the door to her room at the Days Inn propped wide open. Jenna Bush Wedding Weekend Kicks Off with a 'Texas-Size' Partyupdated: Sun May 11 2008 22:14:00

Jenna Bush and Henry Hager celebrate at a rehearsal dinner Friday

CNNMoney: Immigrants and jobs: A closer lookupdated: Thu May 01 2008 14:43:00

As the U.S. economy sheds jobs, concern is growing over competition between native-born and foreign-born workers.

Commentary: Student's view of campus safetyupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 10:14:00

College students are faced with many challenges each day. It's tough to balance a job with hours of homework, and to pay attention in class while planning an escape route from a lecture hall seat.

The CNN Democratic presidential debate in Texasupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 22:08:00

CNN's CAMPBELL BROWN: And the candidates have taken their seats. We are ready to get started. On behalf of CNN, Univision and the candidates, we want to thank our hosts, the University of Texas and the LBJ School and Library. A Texas Tiff Over the Dems Debateupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 16:35:00

Obama and Clinton have agreed to debate in Austin, but now the fight is over whether the public should be able to attend

Commentary: Colleges block black coaches out ... againupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 19:08:00

I was one of the 85,000-plus on hand at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, the day after Thanksgiving to see my alma mater, Texas A&M, beat our arch-rival, the University of Texas, 38-30. Matthew McConaughey Puts His Motorcycle on Ebayupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 10:51:00

Fans who want to hit the road in true Matthew McConaughey style can have that chance – for a price. The actor is selling on ebay his commemorative Texas Longhorn National Championship Tribute motorcycle, designed and custom-built by Ralph Randolph's Knockout Motorcycle Company following his University of Texas alma mater's win at the 2006 Rose Bowl.

Mother fears 'stinky neighborhood' caused son's cancerupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 18:25:00

Six-year-old Valentin Marroquin went from being apparently healthy one moment to battling leukemia the next. As his mother Rosario Marroquin started searching for answers, she kept coming back to their Houston, Texas, neighborhood, and the stench that often envelops it.

The pollution next doorupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 18:25:00

A mother wonders if hazardous chemicals in the air in her neighborhood contributed to her son's contracting leukemia.

Missing cavers foundupdated: Sun Oct 14 2007 22:53:00

Rescuers find three university students who went missing while exploring a cave in Austin, Texas.

Texas explorers emerge from Airman's Caveupdated: Sun Oct 14 2007 22:53:00

Muddy but unhurt, three University of Texas students emerged from a cramped cave complex in Austin, Texas, after a day-long search Sunday.

The best times of day to do just about anythingupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 22:47:00

Use your body's natural rhythms -- and a few tips from the experts -- to find the best time of day to work out, see a doctor, go to the post office, and more.

Survey: Why do we have sex?updated: Wed Aug 01 2007 21:53:00

Survey: Why do we have sex? Study: Men Talk as Much as Womenupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 18:30:00

Another stereotype -- chatty gals and taciturn guys -- bites the dust

Who gabs more?updated: Thu Jul 05 2007 21:58:00

Who gabs more?

CNNMoney: Florida also tops Ohio State in profitsupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 09:49:00

Previously undefeated Ohio State was upset by Florida in the college football championship game Monday night, but according to at least one line - its bottom line - it went into the game as an underdog.

Fortune: LEADING INDICATORSupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 00:01:00


FBI: Powder in dorm not ricinupdated: Sun Feb 26 2006 16:59:00

A whitish-brown powder at the center of a poison scare at the University of Texas has tested negative for the powerful toxin ricin, an FBI spokesman said Sunday.

Ricin discovered in University of Texas dormupdated: Sat Feb 25 2006 07:02:00

A substance discovered by a student in a University of Texas dormitory has tested positive for ricin, a potentially deadly poison, officials said.

CNNMoney: Texas is the BC$ champ, tooupdated: Wed Jan 04 2006 11:13:00

Two college football powerhouses met in the national championship game Wednesday night, and one of the programs was superior in more ways than one.

CNNMoney: Dodging college football playoffsupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 11:18:00

Imagine Congress holding hearings to examine what to do about cheap gasoline prices or a U.S. trade surplus, or even more unbelievably, an efficient government program.

Libraries face electronic changesupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 05:42:00

Academic courses have long had an image of toiling students spending hours hunched over textbooks in vast libraries.

Celebration and Dissentupdated: Mon Jan 24 2005 13:10:00

The day of pageants and protest and prayer and 10,000 No Parking signs is as close as America comes to a coronation day.

CNNMoney: Football's unlevel playing fieldupdated: Thu Dec 23 2004 09:28:00

The University of Utah football team is undefeated on the field. But on the bottom line, the program is a loser.

CNNMoney: How much is your time worth?updated: Thu Jul 08 2004 11:12:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The dishes pile high, the dust balls multiply.

Cue parachutes for Bush 41updated: Mon Apr 05 2004 15:28:00

Former president George H.W. Bush will turn 80 in June, and gifts are definitely requested. Tickets to the bash, billed as 41@80, will cost from $5,000 to $1 million.

Fortune: VCs To Reporters: Stop Prying! Rather than risk disclosure, some funds are giving back money.updated: Mon Oct 13 2003 00:01:00

There's full disclosure, partial disclosure, and the disclosure some venture capital firms are seeking: none.

Fortune: No. 8 Michael Dell DELL COMPUTERupdated: Mon Aug 11 2003 00:01:00

Larry Ellison personally endorses his products. Carly Fiorina and Sam Palmisano wish he'd quit working so hard. In the 19 years since Dell, 38, founded Dell Computer in his University of Texas dorm...

Money Magazine: Austin, Texasupdated: Tue Nov 19 2002 06:23:00

Austin residents enjoy the best of both worlds: a stylish, exciting urban life, but without a lot of the hassles big cities are known for.

FSB: Building the Perfect Machineupdated: Tue Oct 01 2002 00:01:00

When Michael Dell was just a high school student in Dallas, he came across the product that would change his life: the personal computer. While his peers tossed footballs and swigged beer, Dell sta...

Fortune: Scandal 101: Lessons From Ken Layupdated: Mon Sep 02 2002 00:01:00

Ethics and Management Courses FALL 2002*

Fortune: An Idea, $0; A Patent, Start Savingupdated: Mon Sep 02 2002 00:01:00

For an agency that's supposed to advance the latest innovations, the U.S. patent office is awfully antiquated. Thanks to a flood of complicated applications, getting a patent takes two years or mor...

Money Magazine: The Tickerupdated: Thu Aug 01 2002 00:01:00

--DEATH BY BOREDOM A University of Texas study found that people who don't use decision-making abilities in their jobs have a 43% higher mortality rate than those who do.

Fortune: Is This Artery About To Blow? The biggest heart-attack villain is a kind of plaque you've never heard of. The race to find it isupdated: Mon Jun 24 2002 00:01:00

One night in the spring of 1993, University of Texas cardiologist Ward Casscells stayed up late, lighting matches and burning the skin on his inner left arm. Earlier that evening he'd been tending ...

Fortune: Lawyers Target More Than Merrillupdated: Mon Jun 10 2002 00:01:00

If there were a futures market for litigation against investment banks, says University of Texas securities law professor Henry Hu, it would be as volatile as the Nasdaq. The chart spiked up last s...

FSB: What Michael Dell Knows That You Don't He created one of the world's most successful computer companies and revolutionized the tupdated: Sat Jun 01 2002 00:01:00

Michael Dell is an unlikely proponent of patience. After all, he couldn't even wait until he finished college to start a direct-sales computer business in his dorm room at the University of Texas. ...

Fortune: Outsmarting the Streetupdated: Mon Oct 29 2001 00:01:00

It seems as if the best minds on Wall Street are actually at the nation's top universities. The schools with the five biggest endowments in the U.S. have all made the grade, beating the S&P 500 by ...

Fortune: Bookmarksupdated: Mon Oct 11 1999 00:01:00

Royce Holland is CEO and co-founder of Allegiance Telecom, a competitive local exchange carrier providing voice, data, and Internet service to businesses. He started the Dallas company two years ag...

Fortune: Would You Please Take My Money? It's a historically great time to start your own business: So much cash is out there chasing briupdated: Mon Mar 16 1998 00:01:00

So you've been saying for ages that no one in your industry really understands technology. What you ought to do, you keep repeating, is start a company with a high-tech edge and make a killing. Or ...

Fortune: Those influential Iroquois, our most lovable lobbyist, baseball without monopsony, and other matters. ASK MR. STATISTICSupdated: Mon Apr 19 1993 00:01:00

Dear Mr. Statistics: As every guy who has to work for a living keeps reading bitterly, baseball salaries continue to arch heavenward like Ruthian homers. In the late 1970s, player salaries represen...

Money Magazine: MORE PUZZLESupdated: Thu Mar 11 1993 00:01:00

WORD FIND There are 11 careers listed below. Can you spot all of them in the word find? After you've circled the careers, there will be some letters left. Cross out all the leftover Xs, Ys and Zs. ...

Money Magazine: HOW U.S. CITIES RANK FOR BURGLARY RISKupdated: Thu Aug 01 1991 00:01:00

Ask most Americans where burglary is the greatest threat and they'll name New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. And it's true: thanks to their huge populations, those cities have the largest numb...

Fortune: Back to schoolupdated: Mon May 09 1988 00:01:00

''I talked to Gorbachev,'' said Robert Strauss, 69. ''I talked to Deng Xiaoping. But I can tell you that I was never as intimidated as I am right now.'' Who could so cow the former Chairman of the ...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THISupdated: Mon Oct 13 1986 00:01:00

PAUL NEWMAN, 61, announcing he will use his food company's profits to build a camp for gravely ill children: ''This is made possible by salad dressing and by the people who buy the damn stuff.'' RO...

Fortune: THE EDITOR'S DESKupdated: Mon May 27 1985 00:01:00

ON AMERICA'S CAMPUSES the baby boom is finally over: fewer seniors are graduating into the job market than last spring. But that's cold comfort to the class of '85. Despite forecasts of abundant jo...

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