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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...

 
 

Healthy Students Graduate Faster

Academic success and health go hand-in-hand. By making sure our students are physically and emotionally healthy, we better prepare them to graduate in four years...

 
 

Don’t Call It a ‘Victory Lap’

Ever since I was little, I’ve had big plans. They used to be silly things, like my sisters and I were going to build a lemonade stand, make $100, and then buy...

 
 

Students, Educators, and Lawmakers Must All Do Their Part

Most Texans agree with the push to increase graduation rates at our state universities. UT-Austin has set an admirable goal of a 70 percent four-year graduation...

 
 

Why Indecisiveness Can Be a Good Thing

Do high school seniors know what they want to study in college? Looking back, how many of us got it right? The School of Undergraduate Studies combines career counseling...

 
 

UT’s Grade on Graduation Rates? ‘I’ For Incomplete

On one of the most crucial measures of a top university’s success, four-year graduation rates, UT-Austin’s grade is ‘incomplete.’ And if not for the recent...

 
 

Exposing Freshmen to Research Boosts Graduation Rates

Increasing the number and quality of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates emerging from the U.S. higher education system is critical to improving...

 
 
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