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Category: Varun Hukeri

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Train of Thought: Laowai Reflections on the Railway

Written by Varun Hukeri. Graphic by Emma Robinson.  – The hustle of Beijing West Railway Station is a common sight no matter the day or the hour. Serving almost two hundred thousand passengers everyday, it’s a rather unglamorous scene of crowded walkways, confused passengers yelling and pushing through, and of course, a McDonald’s — a staple of every train station […]

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Redefining Computing: How Supercomputers are Changing Research

Written by Varun Hukeri. For the past sixteen years, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has pioneered technological innovation and leadership, setting itself up as the gold standard among colleges and universities nationwide. That’s why it was fitting when, in 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $30 million award to the […]

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Liberal Arts Week: Non-Profits and the Liberal Arts

Written by Varun Hukeri as part of the series of event coverage for Liberal Arts Week. An education in the liberal arts leads to a plethora of opportunities and careers after graduation. One of these many paths is a career in a non-profit organization. Today, non-profits are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations that pursue a certain set of goals. The Liberal Arts Council […]

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Throwback to Tribune: The Right Response on Sexual Assault

Written by Varun Hukeri. Imagine the relationship between a university and its students through the lens of the social contract theory. Students voluntarily agree to follow the rules of the university, and in turn the university ensures a set of guarantees to the students. If a student violates the rules of the university, they face certain consequences. What happens when […]

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Student Empowerment in the Age of Trump

Written by Varun Hukeri. Originally published as part of the Spring 2017 “Power” Issue. There is no doubt that 2016 has been one of the most momentous years for American and global politics. From Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, this past year marks a radical shift in the power paradigm that has long dominated the political landscape since […]