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

Open-note exams mean open minds

Open-note exams mean open minds

Hunter Littleton May 5, 2021
Columnist Hunter Littleton urges professors to continue allowing open-note exams even after classes return to an in-person setting.
Increase available seats in sequential language classes

Increase available seats in sequential language classes

Danielle Buffa May 5, 2021
Columnist Danielle Buffa calls on UT administration to plan the course schedule so that students may secure seats in their sequential language courses.
UT students should have access to art supplies

UT students should have access to art supplies

Eva Strelitz-Block May 5, 2021
Columnist Eva Strelitz-Block calls for students to have access to art supplies to support their mental health.
UT should take steps to student reduce stress in roommate choice process

UT should take steps to student reduce stress in roommate choice process

Eva Strelitz-Block April 28, 2021
Columnist Eva Strelitz-Block urges UT to center student experience in on-campus dorm roommate choice process.
Include lab content refreshers when fall classes resume

Include lab content refreshers when fall classes resume

Eva Strelitz-Block April 14, 2021
Columnist Eva Strelitz-Block calls for lab content refreshers before the fall semester to set students up for success.
Professors can alleviate course registration stress

Professors can alleviate course registration stress

Cole Krautkramer April 14, 2021
Columnist Cole Krautkramer urges UT professors to find new ways to reduce stress for students during the course registration process.
Centralize COVID-19 information with campuswide informational module

Centralize COVID-19 information with campuswide informational module

Eva Strelitz-Block April 7, 2021
Columnist Eva Strelitz-Block urges UT to enhance student engagement with the Protect Texas Together website.
Specific GroupMe guidelines would clarify murky waters of academic integrity

Specific GroupMe guidelines would clarify murky waters of academic integrity

Eva Strelitz-Block April 1, 2021
Columnist Eva Strelitz-Block urges professors to make explicit GroupMe guidelines for students to follow and include them in their syllabi.
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Live lectures need to be accessible after class, too

Susan Cardone March 24, 2021

Throughout a student's time in college, many are unable to attend every live in-person or online class, especially during a pandemic. Students may have work, family or other unexpected circumstances...

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The University Co-op should reimplement student discounts

Diego Díaz March 11, 2021

College is not cheap, a reality that students have accepted for generations. Even with the recent push to make higher education more affordable, students still feel the financial strain they reluctantly...

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Replace signature courses with broader first-year seminar

Diego Díaz March 4, 2021

The importance of a liberal arts education cannot be understated. The ability to think critically and ask questions is fundamental to creating a culture of scholars that will enter the world with the best...

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Bring Emotional Support Animal letter service to campus

Eva Strelitz-Block March 4, 2021

Recently, emotional support animals (ESAs) — animals that provide therapeutic benefits to their owners, including reducing anxiety and depression — have become a significant component of how...