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Media Mention September 4, 2020

Trump's policies on refugees are as simple as ABCs

Since taking office, President Trump’s administration has rained a hailstorm of policy actions on refugees and asylees. A newly published analysis identifies three types of policies: those that abandon longstanding U.S. legal principles and policies, most notably non-refoulement and due process;

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Media Mention September 4, 2020

Turning Up to Talk About Low Voter Turnout

Last week, Erin Geiger Smith—author of Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America—who studied journalism and law at UT-Austin, shared her insights at a virtual event hosted by the university's LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Annette Strauss

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Media Mention September 4, 2020

Texas Standard For September 4, 2020

The news of film star Chadwick Boseman’s death over the weekend broke social media records and and broke many hearts among fans and admirers, including that of Peniel Joseph, PhD. He’s the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and professor of

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Media Mention September 3, 2020

The Huge Snag in Trump’s Reelection Pitch

“These are problems that are not friendly to Trump’s management style,” says Donald Kettl, a federal-management expert at the University of Texas at Austin. When it comes to both the virus and the unrest, “the great risk is that he could increasingly lose control of the definition of the problem,

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Media Mention September 3, 2020

Commentary: Chadwick Boseman Epitomizes The Importance Of Black Lives Matter

The death of Chadwick Boseman, the Howard University-educated, Anderson, South Carolina, native who became a global superstar for his riveting portrayal of King T’Challa in the billion-dollar-grossing superhero epic film, “Black Panther” brought me to tears. Boseman proved to be a singularly unique

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Media Mention September 3, 2020

Universities fear online students face regime reprisals

As classes continue online due to the global coronavirus pandemic, universities in the United States and elsewhere have raised concerns about the risks of teaching topics deemed sensitive to China at a time when it is easier to ‘eavesdrop’ on online delivery, with possible consequences for students

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Media Mention September 2, 2020

Implications of the Variety in State Response to COVID-19

Since the first days of the virus, the states have had the lead. In part, this is because, like all major emergencies, the virus began as a local issue, with cases flaring in a Seattle nursing home and other cases emerging in California. Local public health officials were on the front lines of

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Media Mention September 1, 2020

Rebuilding the Economy Will Require Joe Biden to Think Very Differently Than 2009

Professor James K. Galbraith writes about economic growth after the pandemic. The Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force report on which the Democratic platform is based, confirms that economic thinking on Team Biden, even among its most progressive elements, is essentially the same

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Media Mention September 1, 2020

China Provoked India in Latest Clash, U.S. Believes

THE U.S. BELIEVES CHINA deliberately provoked India with a new incursion into contested territory earlier this week and that Beijing remains enraged that its local commander withdrew forces when a physical conflict appeared imminent, according to an American intelligence assessment.

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Media Mention August 31, 2020

UT Austin Professor: School's History Of Segregation And Racism Still Complicates Campus Life Today

Numbers from UT Austin show that only 5.1% of its students are Black. While the university says the number of Black undergraduates on campus has risen over the past few years, the percentage is still small.

 

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