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1,000,000,000,000,000 Watts

Or, the Secret of the Big Beam. Photography by Robert Shults If you descend two stories beneath Robert Lee Moore Hall, down into the basement, and stroll through...

 
 

Party Partial

Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson wants to transform how judges are selected in Texas. Can he succeed where his predecessors have failed? Wallace...

 
 

To Understand #BringBackOurGirls, Look to History

As Nigeria’s search for nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls enters its third month and some call for U.S. intervention, UT graduate student Brian McNeil explains...

 
 

What I’ve Learned at UT: ‘We’re All Human’

For commencement week 2014, we asked graduating students to share one thing they’ve learned from their time at UT. Below, graduate student Umul Awan writes...

 
 

What I’ve Learned at UT: Don’t Try to Do it All

For commencement 2014, we asked graduating students to share one thing they’ve learned from their time at UT. Below, psychology major Sadie Witkowski writes...

 
 

Paving the Road to Hell

Who could be opposed to efforts to raise the graduation rate in Texas universities? Isn’t that like being against Mom and apple pie? There are some reasonable...

 
 

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...

 
 

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

I am not what is now regarded as an “on time” college graduate. Officially, I took four and a half years to complete my BA in English. Well into my senior year,...

 
 

UT-Austin Should Lead the Way in Boosting Graduation Rates in Texas

Improving time to graduation is an important goal for all Texas higher education institutions but perhaps most importantly for UT-Austin. As one of the nation’s...

 
 

What Gets Measured Gets Done

Those of us who spend our time arguing the fine points of education often zero in on the fact that there is no better way to ensure a child’s mobility than with...

 
 
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