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Are UT applicants excluded because of color or money?

March 5, 2018

The movie “Black Panther” is generating enormous attention and record-breaking ticket sales. But while African-American advancement experiences a breakthrough in film, it still lags acutely...

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Puerto Rican students deserve support from university

November 10, 2017

On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, wrecking homes, businesses, roads and bridges. It shredded millions of trees and destroyed Puerto Rico’s electrical power grid. Almost two months...

UT Budget should Allocate Less Money for Unaffordable Expenses

April 22, 2014

Five years ago, many staff and lecturers lost their jobs at UT-Austin. In the Austin American-Statesman, philosophy professor Robert Koons asked that each unit’s budget be posted online. With public...

UT’s relationship with Accenture should raise questions

January 21, 2014

In 2006, the Texas Comptroller denounced consulting firm Accenture’s mishandling of Texas welfare, Medicaid enrollments and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Instead of saving the state...

The problem with Hegarty’s plan to save UT money? It costs too much

November 14, 2013

For weeks, workers and student groups have been complaining about UT’s plan for implementing Shared Services, mainly because of the plan’s aim to eliminate 500 jobs. But the ongoing debate...