Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Stop administering final exams

Stop administering final exams

Susan Cardone May 4, 2021
Columnist Susan Cardone calls on professors to get rid of final exams and utilize better methods to measure student performance.
Excuse vaccine-related absences

Excuse vaccine-related absences

Danielle Buffa May 2, 2021
Columnist Danielle Buffa urges professors to offer excused absences and assignment extensions to students who are experiencing side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vote ‘no’ on Proposition B

Vote ‘no’ on Proposition B

Susan Cardone April 20, 2021
Columnist Susan Cardone calls on the UT community to vote against Proposition B in upcoming city elections.
Improve International Student and Scholar Services’ response times

Improve International Student and Scholar Services’ response times

Megan Tran April 20, 2021
Columnist Megan Tran encourages UT to improve International Student and Scholar Services’ response times.
Implement optional financial literacy module

Implement optional financial literacy module

Susan Cardone April 13, 2021
Columnist Susan Cardone urges UT to offer an optional module to educate students on important financial and monetary topics.
Trigger warnings protect students

Trigger warnings protect students

Megan Tran April 13, 2021
Columnist Megan Tran urges professors to use trigger warnings in their classrooms.
Diversify fine arts minors

Diversify fine arts minors

Megan Tran April 11, 2021
Columnist Megan Tran urges UT to support students’ creative interests by expanding the minors offered in the College of Fine Arts.
Writing Flag classes must teach effective writing strategies

Writing Flag classes must teach effective writing strategies

Cole Krautkramer April 11, 2021
Columnist Cole Krautkramer encourages UT professors who teach writing flag courses to introduce an early-semester lecture focused on cultivating critical writing skills.
Students need a break

Students need a break

Megan Tran March 30, 2021
Columnist Megan Tran argues for the implementation of a university wide policy that restricts professors from setting assignment due dates over spring break.
Big Ticket refunds shouldn’t rely on canceled games

Big Ticket refunds shouldn’t rely on canceled games

Deborah Hill March 30, 2021
Columnist Deborah Hill argues there are multiple pandemic complications to consider when discussing Big Ticket refunds.
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Expand COVID-19 pass/fail exceptions to include summer semester

Megan Tran March 24, 2021

This year, summer will be the transition between an academic year marked by remote learning and a “near normal fall.” Even as we hope to return to normality, however, we must remember that...

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Implement a mask mandate on Speedway

Ezra Gomez March 24, 2021

When Gov. Greg Abbott removed the Texaswide mask mandate, The University of Texas had to implement its own to keep the campus a safe place for students, faculty and Austin residents. The UT mask mandate...