OpEds and Letters

Richard Cherwitz, “How to Handle Trump’s Tweets,” Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “It’s Time for Republicans To Act,New York Times, October 11, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Deal-making Approach is Predictable,” USA TODAY, September 18, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump is Predictable,” Dallas Morning News, September 18, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, "When Does an Enabler Become an Accomplice?" Austin American-Statesman, August 21, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Choose Your Words Carefully,” Dallas Morning News, August 20, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Democrats, Pay Attention,” Dallas Morning News, August 5, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “A Trump Cover-up? Look to the Romans,” Houston Chronicle, August 5, 2017

Rick Cherwitz, “Why Classical Theories of Rhetoric Matter in the Trump Presidency,” Communication Currents, July 25, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump is Sure Talking Like Someone Hiding Something,” San Antonio Express-News, July 30, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Health Care is a Right,” Boston Globe, July 25, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “What’s Their Vision,” San Antonio Express-News, July 24, 2017.

Richard Cherwitz, “A Different Take on Trump, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “GOP, Stop Enabling Trump,” Dallas Morning News, July 15, 2017.

Rick Cherwitz, “Campaigner-in-Chief? “, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 4, 2017.

Richard Cherwitz, “Demand the Truth,Dallas Morning News, June 27, 2017

Rick Cherwitz, “What We Don’t Know about Trump—And What We Do,” TribTalks (a publication of the Texas Tribune), June 21, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Lying President,Dallas Morning News, June 14, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Language Can Influence How the Nation Views Russia Probes", Austin American-Statesman, June 14, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Language Can Distort Political Views,” San Antonio Expres-News, June 8, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “The Unintended Consequences of Communication: Some Thoughts about Media Rhetoric Pertaining to Alleged Trump Collusion with Russia,” Communication Currents, June, 2017.

Rick Cherwitz, “University, Community Collaboration Is Critical,” Austin American-Statesman, June 1, 2016

Richard A. Cherwitz, “Congress Enables Trump,” Dallas Morning News, May 22, 2017.

[This commentary was reprinted in the Houston Chronicle and several other newspapers.]

Richard A. Cherwitz, “Calling for the G.O.P to Stand Up to Trump,” New York Times, May 16, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “This President and Justice Department Can’t be Trusted,” Boston Globe, May 11, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “House Republicans Shot Themselves in the Foot,” USA Today, May 8, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “A Vote the House Republicans Will Come to Regret,” Washington Post, May 7, 2017.

Richard A. Cherwitz, “Trump Cannot Be Trusted,” Philadelphia Inquirer, March 23, 2017

Richard A Cherwitz, “Enemy of the People,” Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Trump’s Lies Resonate,” San Antonio Express-News, February 6, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Words Won't Matter until Painful Results Felt by All,” Austin American-Statesman, February 1, 2017.

Rick Cherwitz, “Trump Must Denounce the Racist Acts Committed in His Name,” Dallas Morning News, December 5, 2016

[This op-ed was reprinted in over a dozen newspapers across the country and internationally.]

Rick Cherwitz, “Dear Mr. Trump — break your silence and denounce prejudice,” Austin American Statesman, November 30, 2016

Rick Cherwitz, "Give Coach Strong a Chance," San Antonio Express-News, October 9, 2015.

Rick Cherwitz, "Give UT Coach Strong a Chance," Austin American-Statesman, October 8, 2015.

Rick Cherwitz, "Strong Needs Time to Improve Longhorns," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 6, 2015.

Rick Cherwitz, "A Contract for Academia: Escaping Separate and Unequal Faculty Citizenship," University Business, August, 2015

Richard Cherwitz, "In College Athletics, Fans are in Last Place--UT's Doubling of Season Ticket Prices for Faculty, Staff Shows Profit Motive Has Taken Top Priority," Houston Chronicle, July 8, 2015.

Rick Cherwitz, 'Faculty Contract' Would Aid Teacher, Institution,' Dallas Morning News, June 17, 2015

Rick Cherwitz, "Delete 'University of' and Leave Just 'Texas Longhorns,'" Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 16, 2015.

Rick Cherwitz, "Actions by UT Regents are Damaging School's Reputation: Ongoing President Flap Undermines Educational Mission," Houston Chronicle, March 28, 2013.

Richard Cherwitz, "A Bridge Too Far: This Weeks Controversial Vote By the Regents," ALCALDE, March 22, 2013.

Rick Cherwitz, "Why Intellectual Entrepreneurship Can Increase Diversity," Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, June 25, 2012.

Rick Cherwitz, "Toward Entrepreneurial Universities for the 21st Century," Stanford Social Innovation Review, March 5, 2012.

Rick Cherwitz, "Increasing Diversity through Intellectual Entrepreneurship," Huffington Post, February 28, 2012.

Rick Cherwitz,"Engaged Public Research Universities for the Twenty First Century," The Dallas Morning News, June 16, 2011.

Cherwitz, Rick. "The Challenge of Creating Engaged Public Research Universities," Planning for Higher Education, 38:4 (July-September), 2010, 61-64.

Cherwitz, Rick. "Linking College Academics to Careers," Washington Post, March 3, 2010.<

Cherwitz, Rick. "Creating Engaged Public Research Universities," Huffington Post, February 22, 2010.

Cherwitz, Rick. "Better Way to Tie University to a Real Job" Dallas Morning News, January 28, 2010

Cherwitz, Richard. "From the Student Up: Re-imagining Undergraduate Education through an Experiment in 'Intellectual Entrepreneurship'," University Business, April 2007.

Cherwitz, Richard and Hurtado, Ana Lucia. "Interns as Intellectual Entrepreneurs." Academe, 93:1 (January/February, 2007).

Cherwitz, Richard. "Academic Entrepreneurship." The Daily Texan, August 25, 2006.

Cohen, Phil and Richard Cherwitz. "In Doctoral Education, It's Time for an Overhaul." Austin American-Statesman, January 17, 2006.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship and Diversity." University Business, July 2005.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship Boosts Minority Scholars." Tallahassee Democrat, June 25, 2005.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Citizen Scholars: Research Universities Must Strive for Academic Engagement." The Scientist, 19:1 (January 17, 2005), 10.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Toward an Academically Engaged Academy." Footnotes (American Sociological Association), 32 (September/October, 2004), 16-17.

Cherwitz, Richard. "A Quest to Get Scholars Engaged in Community." The Austin American Statesman, August 16, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Grad School Diversity is the Next Goal." The San Antonio Express-News, August 12, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sievers, Julie. "All History is Local: UT Historians Take History Back to Where it Happened." ALCALDE, May/June, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Rethinking the Whole University." Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 23, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Diversity in Graduate Education-Capitalizing on Unintended Consequences." In Focus: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Spring, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "A Call for Academic and Civic Engagement." ALCALDE, January/February, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "To Diversity and Beyond." Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 12, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Universities Must Operate Within Society." The Austin American-Statesman, October 11, 2003.

Cherwitz Richard and Alvarado-Boyd, Susan. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: Successfully Engaging Hearts, Minds in Graduate Education." Black Issues in Higher Education, October 9, 2003.

Cherwitz, Richard and Alvarado-Boyd, Susan. "Increasing Diversity by Engaging Hearts, Minds." The Austin American-Statesman, September 7, 2003.

Cherwitz, Richard. "The Real Problem with Diversity in Graduate Education." The Austin American-Statesman, July 22, 2003.

Richard Cherwitz, Sarah Rodriguez and Julie Sievers, "Ethical Commitments, Professional Visions, and Intellectual Choices: Students Call for Changes in Graduate Education," Communicator, July, 2003.

Cherwitz, Richard, Rodriguez, Sarah, and Sievers, Julie. "On Stage Among the Trees: Scholars are Changing Research, Lives with Community Collaboration." The Austin American-Statesman, March 16, 2003.

Cherwitz, Richard, Rodriguez, Sarah, and Sievers, Julie. "Making History: 'Citizen-Scholars' Build Bridge Between Yesterday, Today." The Austin American-Statesman, December 30, 2002.

Cherwitz, Richard, Rodriguez, Sarah, and Sievers, Julie. "In UT Program, 'Citizen-Scholars' Put Knowledge to Work." The Austin American-Statesman, December 1, 2002.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sullivan, Teresa. "Postdocs as Intellectual Entrepreneurs." Science's Next Wave, September 13, 2002.

Cherwitz, Richard, Darwin, Thomas and Grund, Laura. "'Citizen Scholars' Taking Action in Aftermath of September 11." ALCALDE, January/February, 2002.

Cherwitz, Richard, Darwin, Thomas and Grund, Laura. "University of Texas Graduate Student 'Citizen-Scholars' Taking Action in Aftermath of September 11." Communicator, (34) December 2001, 2.

Cherwitz, Richard, Darwin, Thomas and Grund, Laura. "Learning to be a 'Citizen-Scholar'." Chronicle of Higher Education, December 3, 2001.

Cherwitz, Richard and Daniel, Sharan. "This Tower Ain't Ivory," On Campus, July 27, 2000.

Cherwitz, Ricahrd and Sanford, Stefanie. "The Technological Revolution and Higher Education." The Austin American-Statesman, September 18, 1999.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sullivan, Terry. "From Preparing Future Faculty to Full Service Professional Development: A Success Story at The University of Texas." Communicator, (32) May 1999. 6.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sanford, Stefanie. "The Impact of Hopwood on Graduate Education - Curse and Blessing?" The Austin American-Statesman, May 24, 1999.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sanford, Stefanie. "UT to the High-Tech Community: Shall we Dance?" The Austin American-Statesman, April 4, 1999.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sanford, Stefanie. "Creating Wisdom from Information." The Austin American-Statesman, January 23, 1999.

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