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The Fight Over the Climate

Photo Credit: The Texas Tribune The most intriguing panel discussion I attended at the Texas Tribune Festival this year was called “The Fight Over the Climate.” There were a total of six panelists: Dr. Andrew Dessler, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University; James Marston, VP for U.S. Climate and Energy at the Environmental […]

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Why Should We Bother Debating the Business of Giving?

A Partnership Piece from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy Photo Credit: Andre da Loba from the New York Times On its surface, the nature of philanthropic giving hardly seems to demand the need for public concern. With ISIS causing terror from afar and anti-vaccination parents sowing the seeds of discord from […]

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Graduate Public Affairs Council (GPAC) 2015 Elections

Editorial Note: This election has been decided. Check the bottom of the page for results.  Who’s committed to the idea of electing leadership through democratic decision making processes? That’s right – as students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, we all are. Let’s live out one of the most special political exercises around and […]

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A Day in August: Texas Author Illustrates Aftermath of UT Shootings

At more than 300 feet tall, the University of Texas Tower looms over UT’s entire campus — and, according to author Elizabeth Crook, over the lives of those caught in its shadow on August 1, 1966. That was the day a madman ascended to the tower’s 28th floor and shot 45 people, killing 11. This […]