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The University of Texas at Austin welcomed more incoming freshmen than ever before, with 9,060 new Longhorns, thanks to the rise of on-time graduations allowing the university to admit more undergraduates.

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Hudson Card will be the starting quarterback for UT for Week 1. (UT)

Just as previous reports predicted, Austin native Hudson Card will be the starting quarterback for the long-awaited first week of Texas football, University of Texas head football coach Steve Sarkisian said on Monday.

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The University of Texas will debut a new band in 2022 that won't be required to play "The Eyes of Texas." (Austonia staff)

University of Texas at Austin faculty and student groups are critical of a plan to create a new band whose members won't be required to play "The Eyes of Texas," the embattled alma mater at the center of a year-long controversy.

"The creation of a separate band does not solve the problem," said Alberto Martinez, a professor of history at UT who has researched the song's racist origins. "The solution of inviting Black students who dislike the song in the band to leave the band is frankly offensive."

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A group of University of Texas at Austin students walked out of their own commencement ceremony, protesting the university's continued use of "The Eyes of Texas" as the school song.

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