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All content by Chris Jordan

College is about more than grades and future job offers

December 6, 2013

During my first week of college, I opened up an Excel spreadsheet on my newly purchased laptop in my newly stocked dorm room. For the next 30 minutes, I planned out my course schedule for the next four...


Plan to eliminate jobs at UT isn’t about corporatization — it’s about affordability

November 15, 2013

In October of this year, University administrators presented a draft of a plan to implement a Shared Services model at UT. The report, called “Smarter Systems for a Greater UT,” informed...


Conservative UT students need a better option

October 28, 2013

On Sept. 25, Young Conservatives of Texas held an “affirmative action bake sale,” featuring baked goods priced at different levels based on race and gender of the buyer. White males paid...

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A case for embracing Texas culture

October 14, 2013

Walking across the Main Mall, it’s easy to ignore the fact that the Texas flag flies at the same height as its American counterpart. It’s a small piece of information that first graders across...


Suicide prevention deserves the attention of students on the 40 acres

September 25, 2013

Students are under incredible pressure – finding a job, dealing with relationships and making the most of their four years on the 40 Acres. But when these pressures turn into something destructive...

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Party-line political decisions on Medicaid hurt Texans

September 23, 2013

Texas is an important data point in the national healthcare debate. According to a U.S. Census report released this month, Texas still has the largest uninsured population in the country – 6.4 million...


American author DeLillo visits UT, attracts crowd of all ages

July 29, 2013

“Thomson swings and tomahawks the ball and everybody, everybody watches,” Don DeLillo reads in his modest New York inflection. “Pafko at the wall. Then he’s looking up...The Giants...