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UT's COVID-19 educational module falls flat
August 25, 2020
Associate editor Abhirupa Dasgupta discusses the University's failure to provide students with timely and specific information about their COVID-19 response.
Midterms, finals just don't cut it
August 23, 2020
Associate editor Abhirupa Dasgupta encourages CNS professors to include homework and participation in their grading systems.
Pre-health students: Don’t be scared of pass/fail
April 15, 2020
Associate editor Abhirupa Dasgupta encourages students in pre-health tracks not to discount pass/fail outright.
Conversations about childhood obesity incomplete without body positivity
February 12, 2020
Associate editor Abhirupa Dasgupta urges Dell Medical School to talk about body positivity and self-image in their new Factor Health initiative.
Lending libraries would help students and professors alike
February 4, 2020
Associate editor Abhirupa Dasgupta argues that professors and students both could benefit from a classroom lending library system.
Students need opportunity to rewrite papers in all courses
January 30, 2020
Associate editor Abhirupa Dasgupta encourages professors to give students the opportunity to rewrite major essays.
Honor contributions of Goodenough with building on campus
January 23, 2020
Associate Editor Abhirupa Dasgupta argues that the University must name a building after renowned professor Dr. Goodenough.
Why is claiming credit so confusing?
December 3, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta calls on the University to standardize the advice students get about claiming credit.
Registration must be more transparent
November 19, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta urges UT to provide students with more information about the registration process.
Professors: Don't leave us hanging after midterms
November 5, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta recommends that professors go over the answers to their midterms in class so all their students can use the exam as a learning tool.
Put our pronouns in UT’s directory
October 30, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta advocates for a pronoun field to be added to the UT online directory.
No more parking double jeopardy
October 15, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta advocates for PTS to inform students electronically immediately after they receive a parking ticket.
Extend flu shot drive to Saturdays to increase participation
October 8, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta encourages UHS to extend their flu shot campaign to a weekend date.
UT's academic dishonesty rules set students up for failure
October 2, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta urges professors to encourage collaboration and teamwork instead of pitting students against each other.
The Big Ticket has big problems
September 26, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta explores the issues that students have been having with The Big Ticket.
Save students’ wallets, use free UT Instapoll in classrooms
September 18, 2019
Columnist Abby Dasgupta encourages professors to use the UT Instapoll service on Canvas instead of external polling services.
Embrace your future with a four year plan
September 10, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta encourages students to make a four-year plan to help guarantee they graduate on time.
We can resolve the undergraduate research catch-22
September 4, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta urges campus researchers to include positions for inexperienced undergraduates in their labs.
Out-of-state students want more resources at orientation
May 9, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta finds that freshman orientation doesn’t always address the specific concerns of out-of-state students.
Students deserve cheaper UT memorabilia
May 9, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta calls on UT to introduce more affordable commemorative objects.
With students’ help, UT can implement digital student IDs
May 6, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta recommends that the University outsource the digital ID project to undergraduates.
UT should offer home economics UGS classes
April 29, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta calls for the University to offer home economics classes to help newly-independent students cultivate household management skills
UT needs to improve the way students access academic advisers
April 1, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta urges UT to improve the academic advising system in order to facilitate appointment scheduling for both students and advisors.
Students shouldn’t have to pay for lecture materials
March 24, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta calls upon professors to provide students with printed copies of lecture materials.
All introductory classes should have standardized curriculum
March 12, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta calls upon introductory courses to standardize their curricula for the sake of stressed students.
Pre-medical undergraduates deserve a mentorship program
March 5, 2019
Columnist Abhirupa Dasgupta urges UT to create a mentorship program for pre-medical undergraduate students.