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Forum editor remains grateful for challenge, discussion
May 5, 2016
Forum editor Walker Fountain reflects on his two semesters of cultivating campus dialogue through the Forum page.
UT bureaucracy undermines effectiveness
April 20, 2016
Forum editor Walker Fountain introduces the content appearing in this week's Forum page and highlights a troubling bureacratic pattern that undermines many university issues.
UT administration, APD deserve praise for response to tragedy
April 13, 2016
In light of recent safety concerns following Haruka Weiser's tragic death, forum editor Walker Fountain writes on the sensitive, speedy response of the UT administration and law enforcement agencies.
UT must follow City's lead on curbing DUIs
April 6, 2016
Forum Editor Walker Fountain writes on a slight policy change in UT garages that could discourage drunk driving in the campus community.
Forum: Exploring the nuances of TNCs
March 30, 2016
Forum editor Walker Fountain explains the events leading to the upcoming May 7 vote by the Austin City Council on the future of transportation network companies.
Vote Dimitroff-Guadiana: lessons from our leaders
March 30, 2016
Dimitroff-Guadiana campaign workers Walker Fountain, Alejandrina Guzman and Kate Ferguson encourage students to vote for Kallen Dimitroff and Jesse Guadiana for executive alliance.
Politics and Pints: February 28, 2016
March 4, 2016
In the first edition of Politics and Pints, Editori-in-Chief Claire Smith and Forum Editor Walker Fountain discuss Super Tuesday with College Republicans member Madison Yandell and University Democrats member Jordan Pahl.
As voting begins, UT students should pay attention to all elections
February 17, 2016
Forum Editor Walker Fountain writes on the importance of student engagement in campus, local and national elections as early voting begins.
The Texan Talks: Campaign spending limit debate occupies SG's attention
February 10, 2016
Forum Editor Walker Fountain introduces today's Forum page presenting opposing viewpoints of AB 9.
Let voters decide on unnecessary restrictions against Uber, Lyft
January 27, 2016
Forum Editor Walker Fountain writes on the proposed regulations of Transportation Network Companies, such as Uber and Lyft.
The Texan Talks: mental health and suicide prevention
November 18, 2015
Forum Editor Walker Fountain introduces the final The Texan Talks and Forum page of the fall 2015 long semester focusing on mental health and suicide prevention.
The Texan Talks: campus sexual assault and dating violence
November 4, 2015
Forum Editor Walker Fountain introduces this week's Forum page and The Texan Talks panel on campus sexual assault and dating violence.
The Texan Talks: new president, new beginnings
October 28, 2015
Forum Editor Walker Fountain introduces this week's Forum and The Texan Talks on the new university president.
Forum: Working to make Texas greater
October 28, 2015
As part of this week's forum and The Texan Talks, President Gregroy L. Fenves speaks to The Daily Texan about his first months as president.
The Texan Talks: Student debt and college affordability
October 21, 2015
Forum Editor Walker Fountain introduces this week's forum and The Texan Talks panel on student debt and college affordability.
The Texan Talks: Student political engagement
October 14, 2015
Forum Editor Walker Fountain introduces this week's Forum and The TexanTalks panel on student political engagement.
The Texan Talks: Student involvement in refugee rights and resettlement
September 30, 2015
Forum Editor Walker Fountain explains this week's forum and The Texan Talks panel on student involvement in the refugee crisis.
The Texan Talks: Student theatre and the arts on campus
September 17, 2015
In his weekly introduction the forum series, Forum Editor Walker Fountain writes on the prevalence of student theatre and the arts and the merits of pursuing artisitc opportunities on campus.
The Texan Talks: Join The Daily Texan for a forum on Student Government
September 3, 2015
As part of a forum feature on Student Government, Forum Editor Walker Fountain explains the reasoning behind choosing this topic and explains what resources and movements make Student Government relevant to students.
The Daily Texan can start conversations, set agenda for campus change
August 27, 2015
Forum Editor Walker Fountain explains this year's iteration of the Daily Texan Forum and discusses the importance of guest voices in the Texan's pages.
History must not repeat itself for Jefferson Davis statue
August 7, 2015
Columnist Walker Fountain looks back at how former University President Larry Faulkner handled the Davis statue debate in 2004, hoping President Fenves will show greater resolve and action than his predecessor.
As presidential campaign heats up, voters should take Perry's remaining indictment charge seriously
August 1, 2015
Columnist Walker Fountain wants to see a more serious reaction to Rick Perry's remaining indictment charge as the presidential race heats up.
UTPD handled West Campus death appropriately
July 24, 2015
Columnist Walker Fountain believes that UTPD's decision not to send a campus alert after the July 17 death of a West Campus resident was a judicious choice in line with its policies.
Early campaigning should be about the people, not just the horserace
July 21, 2015
Presidential candidates' early campaigning tosses substantive policies and adequate dialogue in favor of padding campaign budgets at the expense of informed voters, according to columnist Walker Fountain.
Juvenile behavior distracts from key issues in Board of Regents saga
July 11, 2015
Columnist Walker Fountain examines the moral tensions existing between the Board of Regents and Regent Wallace Hall during their July 8 meeting.
Paxton's religious freedom doctrine sets dangerous precedent
July 3, 2015
Columnist Walker Fountain believes that Attorney General Ken Paxton's opinion on county clerks' ability to deny issuing marriage licenses on the basis of religious freedom runs into numerous moral and logical issues.
Graffiti should not distract from lack of action on Davis statue
June 27, 2015
Columnist Walker Fountain thinks focusing on the recent vandalism of the Jefferson Davis statue as anything other than a symptom of a greater and nobler debate about confederate symbols is a mistake.
Texas politicians need to get serious
June 24, 2015
Columnist Walker Fountain believes recent actions of Texas politicians reflect poorly on our state's national reputation.
UT students should get behind Clinton's universal voting rights proposal
June 12, 2015
Columnist Walker Fountain thinks Clinton's proposed universal voter registration can breath new life into the debate surrounding restrictive voter identfication laws.
Ted Cruz's relief funding hypocrisy disappoints
June 5, 2015
Columnist Walker Fountain thinks Ted Cruz's hypocrisy in advocating for recent Texas flood relief after fighting against Hurricane Sandy relief in 2012 won't bode well for his presidential bid.
Students should not be divisive when engaging with campus issues
May 20, 2015
Guest columnist Walker Fountain says isolating language endangers campus discussions of issues.
Student Government should oppose BDS legislation
April 14, 2015
A guest columnist questions the motives of BDS legislation.