MUG: Styrofoam cup, the most evil of all coffee serving utensils.
COFFEE: Honduran Dark Roast from Hope Coffee.
COMMENTS: I attended a conference at Austin Stone Church today, where this coffee was kindly served... but in the evil Styrofoam cups.
The 307-foot tall UT Austin Tower, designed by Paul Cret of Philadelphia, was completed in 1937. Through the years, the Tower has served as the University's most distinguishing landmark and as a symbol of academic excellence and personal opportunity.The tower has notoriously been the site of many deaths over the years. Distraught sophomores used to leap from the observation deck to their death. I horrifically had one such student-suicide occur as I was sitting on a bench beneath the tower having lunch one day. Luckily, for me, he landed around the corner from where I was seated. The observation deck was closed soon after.
The observation deck of the UT Tower offers a spectacular view of the UT Campus and the Austin area in all directions. Thanks to the cooperative effort of students, staff, and the University administration, the observation deck has recently been remodeled and reopened to the public for the first time in nearly three decades. As a part of the renovation process, persons with disabilities now also have access to this monumental view.