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UT must rename RLM to Physics, Math and Astronomy

October 8, 2019

UT is a constellation of iconic landmarks such as the Littlefield Fountain and the Frank Erwin Center. These buildings memorialize men who once enjoyed power, and their legacies are posthumously carved...

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UT should expand educational opportunities for Texas prisoners

September 26, 2019

Textualizing the American incarceration experience is a difficult task. How is one to put into language the absurd cruelty of its vision, the oppressiveness of its architecture, the inhumanity of its owners,...

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UT needs to reconsider its support of university ROTC program

September 24, 2019

The United States military is a deeply jingoistic, heteronormative and bloated institution. It serves as the vanguard of a merciless American hegemony that imposes its will upon the world, often through...

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Cell phones disrupt our learning experience, make us lonelier

September 4, 2019

From its tradition of abandoning its elderly in nursing homes to the spiritual sterility of its suburbs, America is a nation that worships the individual and devalues the collective. It’s no surprise...

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For a holistic curriculum, UT needs Marxist economics professors

July 17, 2019

Consider this metaphor by economics professor Richard Wolff: Suppose there’s a family up the street, a household with two children. One child thought this was the greatest family the world had ever...

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Stop humanizing homelessness

July 8, 2019

Homelessness represents a moral horror of the highest order. Homelessness lays bare the cruelties of capitalism, a tyrannical system that subjugates basic human needs to the economic interests of the rich....

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Students should be critical of UT’s eastward development

July 5, 2019

Imagine growing up in a neighborhood your whole life. You consider it home. You know the kind neighbors, the best take out restaurants, and which streets to avoid after 10. Then your neighborhood is struck...

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An oil-funded university is not sustainable

June 26, 2019

The UT System captured headlines in 2018 for securing the second-largest endowment in the nation at $31 billion, falling only to Harvard, whose endowment is over $39 billion. To compete with university...