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Why Thor's misogyny matters
August 19, 2013
The inappropriate private behavior of a public official, such as that of former Student Government President Thor Lund, is worth scrutinizing.
Keep your eyes on the Capitol
January 15, 2013
The 83rd Texas Legislature convened at noon last Tuesday under a cold, rainy sky.
The hazards of press releases and academics
August 5, 2012
University should restrict the content of press releases to statements that can be entirely supported by studies' results.
Defense against the 'Dark Arts'
July 9, 2012
A similar episode from The Order of the Phoenix took place at Michigan’s Hillsdale College in 1999, when vice president Ronald Trowbridge led the effort to fire the university’s president.
Privatizing universities: don't bank on it
June 17, 2012
While elimination of state political control may appeal to those put off by the latest rumors of the UT Board of Regents’ dangerous partisanship, sweeping privatization of our campus invites trouble.
May 3, 2012
With classes drawing to a close and finals swiftly approaching, students ready themselves for caffeine-fueled nights at the library, sealing themselves and their laptops inside veritable walls of books.
Point-Counterpoint: The push for a sweatshop-free UT
April 25, 2012
Two different views are offered concerning the arrests of 18 protestors associated with the Make UT Sweatshop-Free Coalition.
Instagram: Instigating Instability
April 17, 2012
Abolish SG: an attempt at vigilante democracy
April 8, 2012
Group's insistence on transparent and representative democracy agrees with common sense.
Prescribing a healthy debate
April 4, 2012
A lawsuit filed by Texas and 25 other states questions the legality of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Enhance signature courses to improve research skills
March 28, 2012
Recent research suggests that the design of the signature course program may fail to significantly improve students’ research abilities.
The lawsuit that keeps on giving
March 20, 2012
We can only hope that this heated dispute will spur a reexamination of SG election procedures and lead to reforms.
Enhance sexual liberation with education
March 7, 2012
Last month College Magazine crowned UT the most sexually active campus in America.
Continue considering race in college admissions
March 1, 2012
The Supreme Court will return to an issue it last discussed in 2003: affirmative action in university admissions.
Commemorating Texas veterans on campus
February 22, 2012
Conspicuously absent was a tribute to modern veterans and victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Aligning health issues with political grievances
February 13, 2012
Religiously motivated conservatives will vilify the group as long as it continues to perform even a single abortion.
An egalitarian approach to guest hours
February 8, 2012
Many of us have been there; if not, we’ve all heard the horror stories.