Category Archives: News

Hard-hitting journalism about Southwestern University events, Austin Area events, Texas events, national events and even world events.

Big Red: University Celebrates Red Mccombs at Book Signing

“Big Red” for sale and Big Red soda for free! On Oct. 25, Red McCombs ’49 came to campus to autograph his most recent book “Big Red: Memoirs of a Texas Entrepreneur and Philanthropist” and Big Red soda was given … Continue reading

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SUSTAIN: ‘Students for Sustained CivicEngagement’

When David Boutte transferred here from New York City, he brought his work experience andorganizational skills with him. In his first few weeks on campus, he set out to bring them to otherstudents by founding an organization called SUSTAIN: ‘Students … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Voice Presents: A Night With Dave Eggers

Each academic year, Southwestern University hosts a prominent guest for the Writer’s Voice lecture series. This year’s special guest will be novelist Dave Eggers. Eggers’ public lecture on campus will take place the evening of Nov. 1 in the Alma … Continue reading

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Horse Skull Statue

By this point in the year most people have probably noticed the rather unusual statue sitting between the library and the FAB: A horse’s skull atop a giant grey slab, staring with empty eyes out at passersby. “Monstrance for a Grey Horse” … Continue reading

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University Revises Budget: Restructuring Aimes for Sustainability

The budget plan outlined by President Schrum and the Board of Trustees Executive Committee has been a wide source of controversy over the past few weeks, as many people have begun to question whether some suggested measures will affect many … Continue reading

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Fire Relief Efforts

“A small spark neglected has often kindled a might conflagration.” Quintus Curtius’ words blister as the Texas hill country recovers from the September wildfires that have so recently affected thousands of local families. The Southwestern community understands the struggles that these events that … Continue reading

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Looking Forward: Schrum Discusses On Innovation, Commitment

Last Thursday started off with faculty, staff and students filing into the Alma Thomas Theater as President Jake Schrum spoke to the group in a formal address concerning various university related topics, emphasizing financial obstacles and innovative goals. “Much of … Continue reading

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Kigga Sigma Renovates

Students arriving on campus for move-in day noticed something different about the Kappa Sigma Iota house. Over the summer of 2011, the house had been thoroughly cleaned, washing away roughly 50 years of Kappa Sigma dirt. “[The new Kappa Sigma … Continue reading

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Several suitors seek supercomputer’s sweet, sweet services

Audiences this past week were stunned as they watched “Jeopardy!” champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter lose a 3-day exhibition match to IBM’s artificial intelligence named Watson. With Watson’s defeat of the champs, several organizations are fighting over who will … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s Bill Engvall performs at Georgetown High School

This past Thursday, in the Klett Performing Arts Center at Georgetown High School, the United Way of Williamson County awarded the 2011 Janet Engvall McTigue Advancing Excellence Award (JEM) to the Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care. The award … Continue reading

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SU Librarians Volunteer in Georgetown Community

Over the past year SU librarians Joan Parks and Theresa Zelasko have been lending their expertise to the library of First United Methodist Church of Georgetown on East University Avenue. They have assisted the church’s dedicated library-volunteers, led by Dotty … Continue reading

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Tea Time

My experience with the Tea Party. Continue reading

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