At a university as big and diverse as UT, there’s never a lack of things to do or see; and students here have seen it all. From casual A-list celeb sightings to being the center of national media attention, Longhorns experienced some crazy moments in 2012. In case the world ends in a couple of weeks, take some time to recall some of the biggest moments on the Forty Acres this past year – the inspiring, the controversial and the OMG-worthy.
2012 on the Forty Acres: Highlights of the Year
Posted Dec 10 2012 - 12:56am
Mumford & Sons at LBJ Lawn for SXSW
To cap off another amazing week of music at South by Southwest, Mumford and Sons held a screening of their tour documentary with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show, “Big Easy Express,” on the LBJ Lawn. Beautiful performances by the bands followed, with the UT tower shining brightly in the background.
Nick vs. Bus
Freshman Nick Engmann made it all the way to Tosh.0 and Good Morning America after getting hit by a bus in front of the UT Co-Op on Foam Sword Friday. Thankfully he was not seriously hurt; otherwise all the hype – especially the Frogger-like game called “Nick vs. Bus”- wouldn’t have been so comical.
The university decided to get with the times and provide communication majors with the brand new Belo Center for New Media. With more classrooms, open study space and new equipment, the sleek new building is just another reason why UT is one of the top schools in the nation.
In a slew of bomb threats at colleges across the nation, UT was among the first to experience the scare. The confusion that ensued caused quite a stir of controversy over the university’s response time.
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