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

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The importance of faculty diversity is more than just a numbers game

Kathleen McElroy November 23, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community The importance of faculty diversity is more than a numbers game. We want UT students to understand this complex...

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UT needs to provide free flu shots this year

Valeria Sixtos October 19, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community Flu season is upon us, but this year it looks a lot different than what we’re used to. Before COVID-19...

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The benefits of online courses, why they should continue

Juliana Simonfalvi October 19, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community In light of UT Austin’s recent announcement on the continuation of online course offerings into the spring,...

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Let’s make it more affordable to park on campus

Chloe Pertuit October 19, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. As big as campus is, you’d think you could find a decent place to park in the evening to visit with friends...

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UT Online, Without Internet

Andrew Harmon October 7, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. On March 16, 2020, UT students left Austin for a highly anticipated and much-needed spring break. Some spent...

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We’re not going to solve the climate crisis by composting paper towels

Derek Lund September 23, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. By now, the vast majority of us are aware of the mechanics of what is causing the current climate crisis. Humans...

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Our collective climate responsibility

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale September 23, 2020

Many of us understand that fighting climate change is urgent.  Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed climate change’s catastrophic effects across the nation. From the fires that set...

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As you prepare to vote this November, here’s what you need to know

Voting is an essential part of the democratic process, so it is alarming that voter turnout in Texas is among the worst in the nation. This year, the challenge of voting in Texas is compounded by COVID-19....

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Let’s talk about voting

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale September 17, 2020

This week, we want to talk about all things voting.  With arguably the most important election in our lifetimes quickly approaching, the act of voting has become a controversial topic. Recognized...

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UT Staff Council shares its perspectives, experiences and advice on dealing with a global pandemic

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale September 10, 2020

This week, we want to highlight the voices of staff members in our community. As our contributor points out, the staff experience is anything but monolithic. While we often exclusively refer to staff...