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UT’s Graduation Czar: “Kill the Grading Curve”

This op-ed first appeared on TribTalk. Rich students usually graduate from college. Poor students usually don’t. That’s the theory The New York Times Magazine put...


Heat and Work

I teach chemistry and spend a lot of time discussing the differences between heat and work. Heat is a fire and work is a battery—both are good, but one clearly...


The Keys to Timely Graduation

When it comes to the idea of timely graduation, the higher education community is deeply divided. The conflict cuts at the heart of what college is supposed to...


How We Are Producing More STEM Graduates

In late September, Hunter R. Rawlings III, the leader of the Association of American Universities, told state lawmakers that Texas ought to focus on producing more...

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