"As an MM Ethnomusicology graduate and former TA, I am horrified by the idea that future students, faculty, and UT community will not have access to the materials that were immediately necessary for me to teach my students about research skills, and to conduct the research that brought me to UT in the first place.… Continue reading Laura Jorgensen, UT Grad
"I'm about to graduate with a PhD in physics at Georgia Tech, but some of my fondest memories of my undergrad experience at UT Austin were in classes in the COLA with brilliant, personable instructors. To take away this resource unannounced and unrepresented is pretty disgusting, and speaks to the sort of market-driven degree factories… Continue reading Former UT Austin Student
"There is a reality in the train of the future, and it has left the station. Those of us left on the platform know and feel that the line has been crossed and what got us to "now" is for all practical purposes, gone. In most Universities, the film department is now a digital department… Continue reading James Surls, Local Artist
"My life was broadened immensely by books. [...] I personally prefer the physicality of paper books. I find books on computers to be way too cold and lifeless. I think it involves more than my age and history with books. I think there is something magical about them, no matter what ones history with them… Continue reading Mark Smith, Local Artist
"I'm relieved beyond belief to receive your note on the ongoing crisis at FAL, which remained till this past year my favorite library on campus. I have failed to understand how a library of this standing could be decimated for what appears to be rank opportunism to commandeer space on this campus. I shall surely… Continue reading UT RTF Faculty Member
"I want to make this simple: the ridiculous betrayal of our college by the leader of the college has already negatively impacted the reputation of my program. I worry about my future employability as that reputation continues to slip."
"Dear All, I'd like to add some questions and comments to Tom's questions and information. I have been bothered by the arguments that various administrators and spokespersons have been using to justify the removal of books from FAL, whether they end up in hell (pulped) or limbo (a storage facility which for all we know… Continue reading UT Prof. Aloysius Martinich