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Reopening Texas Universities

Texas universities blame off-campus parties for rising COVID-19 cases, but few are disciplining students

Schools, desperate to keep their doors open but worried about health risks to their students, are being put in the uncomfortable position of having to govern young adult behavior that is mostly happening off university property.

Students wait in line to enter the Peter T. Flawn Academic Center at the University of Texas at Austin on Aug. 24, 2020.

A concerning situation 

Outside enforcement

Penalize organizations, not people

Personal responsibility 

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