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UT's disciplinary hearing procedures fail students
September 13, 2018
Columnist Josephine MacLean criticizes the University's Chapter 11 guidelines for student conduct.
Title IX changes when it gets personal
July 30, 2018
Columnist Josephine MacLean reflects on a personal experience with a Title IX investigation.
Stop school shootings: hire more mental health professionals
June 26, 2018
Columnist Josephine MacLean criticizes Governor Abbott's recent school safety proposal.
Step up to the plate, men.
December 3, 2017
Senior columnist Josie MacLean implores men to do their part in stopping sexual harassment.
The burden for funding for SURE Walk expansion should not fall on Student Government
November 29, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie Maclean and guest columnist James Treuthart pushes the university to take more responsibility for SURE Walk's operations.
Professors should be responsible for using contemporary, reliable learning materials
November 14, 2017
Senior columnist Josephine MacLean calls on UT professors to keep their class materials accurate and updated.
Vote for the 2017 AISD bond
November 5, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean makes the case for 2017's AISD bond.
The lasting impact of me, too
October 24, 2017
Senior columnist Josie MacLean hopes for an altered attitude towards sexual harassment in the wake of the #metoo campaign.
'Me too' is harder to say than you think
October 18, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean describes her experiences with sexual harassment, and the challenge of addressing such an endemic problem.
Federal employees must adhere to abortion regulations
October 15, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean argues that the Office of Refugee Resettlement must follow its own policies in protecting women.
New funds to charter schools underscore inherent systematic flaw with school finance
October 8, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean argues that public schools deserve priority over charter schools when it comes to recieving state funds.
Students should get involved in organizations with ties outside the university
October 1, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean advocates for students to get involved outside of the bubble of UT.
Sexual assault prevention only works with the right audience
September 25, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean discusses college sexual assault protections and the Texas Tribune's panel on the subject.
You really don't need that new iPhone
September 18, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean urges consumers to think more critically about new technology.
Student tracking raises ethical dilemmas
September 13, 2017
Senior columnist Josie MacLean questions the ethics of attendance tracking.
Tracking students for attendance goes too far
September 11, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean pushes back against apps that geo-locate students.
Outside pressure harm UT's immigrant community
September 6, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean presents the human consequences of ending DACA.
National and state pressures harm UT's immigrant community
September 5, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean examines the negative impacts of the Trump administration's recent move to end the DACA program.
Austin homelessness must remain a priority
August 29, 2017
Senior Columnist Josie MacLean pushes for students to remember the challenges facing Austin's homeless population.
UT must accommodate transgender students, visitors
April 30, 2017
Senior columnist Josephine MacLean explains the importance of increasing gender-neutral restrooms on campus, as well as increasing information and resources relating to their location to better help transgender students and visitors access them.
Resident apathy sustains Austin racial divide
April 23, 2017
Senior columnist Josephine MacLean explores how indifference on the part of local Austin residents allows the city's racial segregation to perpetuate.
Historic Austin ISD segregation requires fix
April 17, 2017
Senior columnist Josephine MacLean argues that historic educational segregation within schools in Austin ISD needs a solution.
SURE Walk must become more accountable to students
April 9, 2017
Senior columnist Josephine MacLean explains why SURE Walk must re-evaluate its policies and volunteering training, and become more accountable to UT students.
CodeNEXT promises to change Austin development
March 26, 2017
Senior columnist Josephine MacLean examines the possible effects that CodeNEXT may bring to Austin's land development.
Wall plans ignore reality of U.S.-Mexico border life
March 19, 2017
Senior columnst Josephine Maclean discusses the current economic and environmental realities that will cause President Donald Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall to fail.
Autism-centric development deserved to be nixed
February 27, 2017
Senior Columnist Josephine MacLean discusses why more urbanization of neighborhoods is not always better.
Texas abdicates duty to protect LGBT people
February 19, 2017
Senior Columnist Josephine MacLean argues that Texas is putting LGBT people at risk through inadequate legal protections.
Cuts to funding endanger sanctuary cities
February 12, 2017
Senior columnist Josephine MacLean discusses why she believes that cutting funds for sanctuary cities is unethical.
Women reps must defend abortion rights
February 5, 2017
Senior columnist Josephine Maclean discusses why we must convince our female legislators to protect abortion rights.
Sanctuary city policy legally benefits Austin
January 29, 2017
Senior columnist Josephine Maclean explains why Travis County's new sanctuary city policy is legal and beneficial for Austin.
Texas Legislature's quest to solve imaginary problems drags on
January 22, 2017
Senior columnist Josephine MacLean argues that the Texas Legislature's efforts to fix problems that don't exist have set the state back.
Students should question online news
November 27, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean stresses the importance of digital literacy and online fact-checking.
Proposed deportations would harm Texas families
November 21, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean emphasizes the necessity of protecting undocumented families.
Diversity still triumphs in Austin elections
November 14, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean argues that Austin still values diversity in local elections.
Passing mobility bond will move Austin in the right direction
November 6, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean explains why you should vote for prop. 1
Offensive protests won't solve racial inequalities on campus
October 31, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean argues against the divisive tactics used by YCT in its recent bake sale.
Transgender bathroom fights remain misguided, even after new ruling
October 24, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean discusses why, even after a federl judge clarified that an injuction against the Obama adminstration's trangender bathroom guidings applied nationally, hysteria over bathroom usage is foolish.
Texas kids deserve better from state leaders
October 17, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean slams state leadership for failing to adequately fund child protective services.
Texas policy alienates mentally ill
October 10, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean argues that Texas isn't doing enough for the mentally ill
GOP leaders express contempt for diversity
September 26, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean argues that GOP leaders continue to dismiss diversity
Anti-vaxxer movement endangers everyone
September 19, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean explains how anti-vaxxers are jeopardizing the health of others.
Central Texans should learn from region's past wildfires
September 12, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean argues that Texans should be more cognizant of the risks posed by wildfires so that future disasters can be averted.
Dan Patrick's tuition proposal harms students most in need of help
August 29, 2016
Columnist Josie MacLean argues that Dan Patrick's proposal to cut funding for TPEG awards attacks the state's poorest students.
Sexual assault cases necessitate diversity in UTPD
May 1, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean argues that teh issues UTPD confronts make it necessary that the department diversify its force to best serve students.
A&M's lenient campus carry policies run counter to UT's
April 25, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean explains the differences between UT's and A&M's campus carry policies, and argues that the lenient policies in College Station could be problematic.
Maximizing GDP requires fighting sexism in education
April 17, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean explores how sexism affects the GDP, and what solutions can be effective in starting to correct this.
Texas' HB 2 unethically pushes women away from safe, legal abortion
April 10, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean discusses how Texas' HB 2 pushes women away from being able to obtain safe, legal abortion and unethically pushes them toward self-induced abortion.
HB 2 leaves Texas residents without options
April 3, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean argues that the United States Supreme Court should find Texas House Bill 2 unconstitutional thanks to its devastating effects on women's health.
Moody Skybridge lacks purpose, cause
March 28, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean argues that the new Moody Skybridge is the conseqence of a lack of planning and research surrounding the project.
Austin should stand strongly on its regulations for ride-hailing apps
March 21, 2016
Columnist Josie Maclean argues that ride-hailing hurts Austin more than it helps.
In 2016 campaigns, be wary of political spin
March 6, 2016
Columinst Josephine MacLean argues that voters need to separate truth from political spin during the 2016 primary and general elections.
Female gamers need more legal protection in regards to sexual harassment
February 28, 2016
Columnist Josephine MacLean argues that, in light of GamerGate, female gamers need more legislative protection.
How truthful is the "Judgemental Austin" map?
February 22, 2016
Columnist Josie MacLean explains the meaning behind the "judgemental map" of Austin.
Bilingual education makes dollars, sense for students
February 15, 2016
Columnist Josie MacLean makes the case for bilingual education in schools.
Shadow of segregation looms over Austin school districts
January 28, 2016
Guest columnist Josephine MacLean writes on the history of school district segregation and its continued effects on the city.