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New Beginnings

After so much controversy and strife, at last a new day has dawned. For too long, our campus community and those of us who care deeply about it have watched as controversy...

 
 

Editor’s Letter: Boots on the Ground

  When a global issue gets personal. It never felt like a war, not to me. From the confines of my life in Austin, what our deployed military personnel experienced...

 
 

Jeremi Suri: Universities Need Our Support

This column first appeared in The Daily Texan. With all the recent attacks on higher education in the United States, perhaps most noticeably in funding cuts to...

 
 

What the Paris Attack Can Teach Us about Freedom of Expression

John W. Traphagan is a professor of religious studies at UT-Austin. The recent events in Paris have been rightly interpreted not simply as an act of terrorism,...

 
 

Longhorns and the Lege

It’s time to gear up for the 2015 legislative session. Every other year in Texas, our elected representatives gather in Austin to do the state’s business. January...

 
 

Editor’s Letter: Live and Learn

Keep discovering long after you leave the Forty Acres. In the summer of 2001, I arrived at the University of Texas for orientation certain about what I wanted to...

 
 

Editor’s Letter: Not Just for the Coffee Table

Whatever you do, do not place this issue of the Alcalde onto your coffee table and forget about it. You should really read it all the way through. I know that the...

 
 

UT Nurses: Mandatory Quarantine for Health Professionals is Bad Policy

Karen Johnson and Terry Jones are assistant professors of nursing, and Alexandra Garcia is an associate professor of nursing at the University of Texas at Austin. Friday’s...

 
 

Finding the Next President

In June 2015, UT-Austin president Bill Powers will step down after nine years of leading the institution we care so much about. Already, the search for his replacement...

 
 

Talk Back: Responses to Our July|August 2014 Issue

The Man for the Job Our cover story and interactive feature on Charlie Strong inspired a lot of well wishes for the newly minted Longhorn coach. Diehard fans seem...

 
 
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