Associate Editor Adam Hamze believes that removing one Confederate statue, that of Jefferson Davis, is not analogous to increasing representation of black students, and this need calls for the creation of a monument to a distinguished Texan of color, such as Heman Sweatt.
Senior Columnist Mary Dolan thinks the Dolph Briscoe Center will allow the Jefferson Davis statue to be studied in context, despite the challenge of a recently requested temporary restraining order by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Editor-in-Chief Claire Smith believes the Sons of Confederate Veterans' request for a temporary restraining order is an outrageous retroactive challenge to the character and structure of a debate the group's members actively participated in, and chose not to formally rebuke until now, and that the University was wrong to pander to a request with scant legal basis.
Columnist Daniel Hung finds Sen. Cornyn's proposed bill, called the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act, to be a good solution to concerns about the recent expansion of gun rights, including campus carry.
The Daily Texan Editorial Board weighs in on President Gregory Fenves' decision to relocate the Jefferson Davis statue and hopes this will be the beginning of more campus initiatives to create a better UT.
Although underwhelmed with the task force's report, Senior Associate Editor Noah M. Horwitz laments its lack of decision-making power and hopes for Fenves' strong resolve in the resolution of what should be the beginning of the university's grappling