Guest Columns

 

The Blown Opportunity

Only 20 percent of college students have a mentor. Brandon Busteed, an executive director at the polling group Gallup, says that needs to change. This column first...

 
 

What Scottish Independence Could Mean

George Christian is an adjunct professor of English at UT and an expert on British-Scotland relations. Today is a day that could make history and change how the...

 
 

Robin Williams’ Death: It’s Time to Unmask “Masked” Depression

“The guy who laughs the loudest is likely the most depressed.” That sentence, shared with me by a close friend, is ringing all too true after Robin Williams’...

 
 

Exploring Space Is Still Worth the Cost, Says UT Expert

Sunday, July 20, will mark 45 years since the United States put the first two astronauts safely on the moon. The cost for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs...

 
 

Setting the Record Straight: Charles Matthews on the Regent Controversy

This article originally appeared in the Dallas Morning News. There are those of us who welcome a respite in the proliferation of negative political ads now that...

 
 

The Art of the Apology: How Donald Sterling Got It Wrong

UT professor and public relations expert David Junker weighs in on the Donald Sterling fiasco and our country’s public-apology culture. Both lay and expert...

 
 

A Certain Breed of Fascism: Jeremi Suri on Putin

Effective policy-making begins by accurately assessing adversaries. Americans have a tendency to assume that their opponents are either pathetic pipsqueaks, ranting...

 
 

Looking for a Tax Refund? So Are Identity Thieves

The April 15 tax deadline is almost here, and with that comes the perfect time for identity thieves to steal your information and your tax return. UT cybersecurity...

 
 

Paine: Higher Ed Is About More Than Information Delivery

This piece originally ran in the Austin American Statesman on Jan. 11, 2014. Let me start by admitting my bias. I have been a university administrator for more...

 
 

A Most Poignant Farewell

This article originally appeared in The Monitor. This is the season of high emotion for parents of college-bound kids. It’s a joyous moment in which we are filled...

 
 
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