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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...


Stop playing ‘The Eyes of Texas’ from belltower

Alexandra Purchatzke March 23, 2021

Despite considerable student backlash, the University recently announced “The Eyes of Texas” would remain UT’s school song. However, claiming the song had no racist intent does nothing...

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The College of Liberal Arts should improve its internship and career resources

Campbell Gill March 22, 2021

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. Students with an interest in the liberal arts must often make an impossible decision: should they study their...


Improve communication on sexual misconduct reform

The Daily Texan Editorial Board March 15, 2021

Transparency. Regular communication. Prompt disclosure. All are practices students hoped to see the University adopt regarding sexual misconduct on campus after former UT President Gregory Fenves accepted...


Creating a platform for activism

Sanika Nayak March 12, 2021

Editor’s note: Sanika Nayak is currently running unopposed to become the next Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Texan. For this column, she was asked to present her platform and vision for the Texan. My...


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...


We have a right to know who sent “The Eyes of Texas” emails

Deborah Hill March 10, 2021

On the morning of March 1, The Texas Tribune broke the news that some UT donors were threatening to rescind large donations unless the University authoritatively acted in support of the alma mater song...


Professors, release your textbook lists earlier

Megan Tran March 10, 2021

Textbooks are a routinely expensive aspect of university life. On average, UT estimates that a full-time undergraduate student will spend over $700 on just “books and supplies” for the 2020-2021...


UT must prepare for the next winter storm

Alexandra Purchatzke March 9, 2021

As our community copes with the effects of the recent winter storm, UT must focus on preparing  for future storms. The University, like most of the state, lacked basic winter weather resources and...


We need to reassess the way languages are taught

Susan Cardone March 9, 2021

Many degrees at UT require students to take a foreign language. In the College of Liberal Arts for instance, students have to meet an “intermediate” level of proficiency.  However,...


‘Are y’all ready?’ Kiara and Ethan present ‘bold’ platform

Kiara Kabbara and Ethan Jones March 8, 2021

We have been incredibly blessed to serve in numerous leadership positions at UT where we have been charged with advocating and amplifying the voice of UT students. We recognize that UT’s current...