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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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All content by Emily Severe

Enhance classroom collaboration between colleges

Emily Severe March 27, 2018

Across every industry, UT graduates will put their degrees to work alongside people with vastly different experiences and skills. They will gain exposure to new perspectives and learn from practitioners...


Follow AISD’s example when considering renaming campus buildings

Emily Severe March 2, 2018

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” As AISD addresses controversy following the decision to rename five district buildings, I’m...


UT’s Lack of Transparency Fails Students

Emily Severe February 16, 2018

550 days.  550 days passed between the moment professor Richard Morrisett pleaded guilty to a third degree felony and the time the University notified students of his infraction.  In the...


Students must harness momentum from #MeToo movement

Emily Severe January 19, 2018

Another actor’s face appears under headlines that contain roughly the same string of words: “allegations,” “sexual harassment,” “accusations.” Reporters ride the...


Engagement with art enhances undergraduate experience

Emily Severe August 7, 2017

For freshmen, getting involved on campus can be a daunting proposition. To supplement their experience and education, students should look to art — a resource the University has in abundance —...


East Austin schools must be prioritized

Emily Severe August 3, 2017

Austin ISD’s $1.05 billion bond proposal is expected to come before voters this November. While the fate of the school district as a whole has finally been narrowed down and agreed upon, East Austin...


Financial literacy is key for improved economic outlook

Emily Severe July 18, 2017

Americans don’t know what to do with their money. Fewer than 60 percent of adults in the United States are financially literate, meaning roughly half of Americans over the age of 18 cannot adequately...

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UT must not overlook opioid epidemic

Emily Severe July 11, 2017

Perhaps nothing weighs so heavily on the conscience of American health care as the rising opioid epidemic. In the past year alone, more than 30,000 people died from opioid overdoses in the United States. The...


With new affirmative action case, no progress

Emily Severe July 2, 2017

Another summer, another affirmative action lawsuit.  Edward Blum, the legal strategist and conservative activist who orchestrated the Fisher v. University of Texas lawsuit, is seeking to sue the...


LGBTQ representation in media must better reflect reality

Emily Severe June 26, 2017

June announces its Pride celebration with vibrant colors, hot summer days and nationwide gatherings and marches. What began as a day to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan quickly evolved...


UT has a duty to expand mental health care

Emily Severe June 17, 2017

Heavy budget cuts to state universities pose a threat to the expansion of vital campus resources such as the Counseling and Mental Health Center. The prevalence of mental illness among college students...

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