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UT libraries must be preserved

February 19, 2018

According to the Daily Texan, more than 75,000 books, musical scores and collection materials acquired and maintained over many decades with great care and at great expense have recently been removed from...


Trump marks first Super-President

November 18, 2016

The election of Donald Trump marks so significant a sea change in American political history that we, Professors Al Martinich (Philosophy) and Tom Palaima (Classics and Dylanology), have proposed a new...

Favoritism in UT admissions process fails University

February 25, 2015

In my UGS 303 Ethics and Leadership class, my students and I are now dealing with questions of how those who are on the lower rungs of the socioeconomic and political ladders of their societies feel when...

Longhorn football could learn a thing or two from Greek myth

September 19, 2013

In my many years of teaching ancient mythology, I have absorbed, as I hope my students have, the important lessons about life that the original myth-makers embedded in their stories. One lesson is to...

The ‘me-firstism’ of UT athletics

September 26, 2011

On the advice of a colleague, I watched the 30-second Bevo commercial online for the new Longhorn Network. Then I watched the network’s opening sequence. He added, “Even you, cynical as you...

Redirect UT’s resources

August 31, 2010

On Monday, President William Powers Jr. used his Tower Talk blog to praise the UT faculty for its role in making the undergraduate academic reputation of UT seventh among public universities and...