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UT needs to abandon the A- for more forgiving grades
February 17, 2020
Columnist Sam Thielman argues that the A- grade punishes high-performing students.
Professors need to consider a lower stakes grading system
January 30, 2020
Columnist Sam Thielman argues professors should adopt an alternative, low-stress grading model.
Use signs to inform students of native Texas flora on campus
December 4, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman encourages UT to install descriptive labels for flora around campus.
Let’s put the active back in activism
November 14, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman urges the University to create a designated space to post information about activism and other political events.
Improve on-campus quality of life with more tea options
November 6, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman spills the tea on hot beverage options on campus.
RecSports should work on improving its use of technology
October 16, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman urges RecSports to help sports clubs by making online processes more streamlined.
Students deserve opportunities to engage with Austin community
October 9, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman argues that UT should devote more support to New Student Services’ aUsTinite program.
When students have an emergency, let’s allow Longhorn EMS to help
September 25, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman urges UT to allow Longhorn EMS to respond to calls on campus.
UT should create pen pal system for freshmen
September 18, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman encourages UT to add a pen pal system to FIGs.
Departments need community-building courses
September 17, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman encourages departments around campus to foster inter-major community building.
Students deserve more resources for finding off-campus housing
September 9, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman argues that new students need more housing and rental resources to navigate finding their first off-campus apartment.
Promote student organizations on UT social media accounts
September 4, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman encourages UT to feature student organizations on official Instagram accounts to encourage participation.
History department needs quantitative reasoning course
August 25, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman argues that a quantitative reasoning course in UT's history department would help students engage better with historical data.
Wildflowers would beautify campus, help pollinators
August 5, 2019
Columnist Sam Thielman calls for UT to plant wildflowers around campus to promote beauty and declining pollinator species.