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Response Team hinders speech

Emmanuel Ramirez February 14, 2021

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. The settlement between UT and Speech First, a national free-speech group, has resulted in disbanding the Campus...

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Free speech on campus

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale February 14, 2021

“Political correctness is being ended at the University of Texas at Austin.” That’s what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted in response to the United States District Court ruling to disband...

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Professors, stop requiring your students to be on camera during Zoom classes

Susan Cardone February 10, 2021

In the time of online classes, many professors are seeking ways to connect virtually with students via Zoom. Some require students to keep their cameras on during online courses to monitor their participation...

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HornsLink should indicate which student orgs are inactive

Alexandra Purchatzke February 10, 2021

As the semester begins, many students are eager to get involved and connect with other students. To meet new people with their same interests, some students turn to HornsLink, a UT website that lists the...

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Academic counselors need connection, too

Eva Strelitz-Block February 5, 2021

At UT, there is no “one-stop shop” for students in need of academic advising. In order for students to find their academic way on the Forty Acres, they have to first figure out where exactly...

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Improve transfer admissions

Ezra Gomez February 5, 2021

Planning for school starts far before the first day of class, and for transfer students, school preparation starts months in advance. From perfecting their applications to working multiple jobs to cover...

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UT must adopt the Common App

Alexandra Purchatzke February 3, 2021

Many UT students can relate to the stressful ordeal of applying to UT using the ApplyTexas application. With its outdated format and confusing directions, many qualified out-of-state students do not apply...

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Other universities set standard

The Daily Texan Editorial Board February 2, 2021

Correction: An earlier version of this editorial mischaracterized certain aspects of UT’s proactive community testing program. We incorrectly stated that it had irregular hours, didn’t allow...

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Over the past decade, problems with tuition have persisted

The Daily Texan Editorial Board February 1, 2021

The Daily Texan’s opinion department has covered tuition at UT extensively. When we started thinking about how we wanted to write this editorial, we realized we had a wealth of older content to pull...

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UT must support its undergraduate student-parents

Eva Strelitz-Block January 28, 2021

Despite one in five undergraduate students in the U.S. also raising children while enrolled at their secondary institution, the number of undergraduate student-parents at UT is relatively unknown. This...

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Students should not have to work to recycle

Isabelle Costello January 28, 2021

According to a 2016 study in the International Journal of Waste Resources, situational factors play a leading role in determining whether or not people –– especially students in higher education...

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Natural Sciences, let students help students

Isabelle Costello January 25, 2021

When I was applying to UT as a high school senior, I was thinking about medical school. I came in as a neuroscience major, and in my mind my degree was going to be people-focused.  After a conversation...