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The spread of COVID-19 won’t wait for contact tracing to catch up

December 3, 2020

A new study shows that COVID-19 cases are most contagious during the first week of illness, before symptoms even appear. Given that the most common way to get the virus is through contact with others,...

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Do more to ensure that students are utilizing COVID-19 testing availability

November 20, 2020

Since June 1, UT has conducted just over 38,900 COVID-19 tests through Proactive Community Testing, a voluntary testing opportunity on campus. Of these, 408 have been positive.  Since Aug. 2, Duke...

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Prepare for students’ return

November 16, 2020

When it released the plans for the fall semester back in May, UT announced that all classes would move online after Thanksgiving break and students would not return to campus. This plan was intended to...

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Professors, check in on your students

November 6, 2020

As Zoom and Canvas have become our classrooms, it’s now harder than ever for professors to get a feel of how their students are doing.  Turned-off cameras hide confused faces, strictly-timed...

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Synchronous classes help us feel closer together

October 30, 2020

Community and UT go hand and hand.  This University is known for its extensive school pride: The “Longhorn Community” is advertised frequently when recruiting new students, and the...

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GPAs can’t keep up with virtual learning

October 23, 2020

I know we hear it every day, but this really is one of the most challenging semesters students have ever had. On top of social isolation, increased stress and the ever-raging global pandemic, it is...

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This semester, an unlimited meal plan is not worth it

October 16, 2020

On-campus dining, like many things this semester, just isn’t the same. The buffet line has turned into singular to-go meals, drink and ice cream machines are completely closed, and coffee makers...

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Campus libraries must be fully reopened

October 11, 2020

When I used to envision my first semester at UT, studying in one of the vast on-campus libraries was always part of the picture. Whether it was from my mom recounting stories of her sleepless nights at...

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AlcoholEdu, SAPU don’t cut it

October 2, 2020

In 2017, 42% of students reported that they had been sexually harassed by a peer while at UT-Austin, and 30% of UT students admitted to binge drinking. While these statistics are now about three years...

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In groups fewer than 10, COVID-19 still lingers

September 25, 2020

When pictures of crowded parties circulated social media this semester, many students were quick to frown at these images and pat themselves on the back for not taking part. However, although they may...

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Virtual learning is much more challenging than in person

September 18, 2020

With over 60% of UT’s classes being held online this semester, students are struggling to adapt to the new normal. While necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, online school has led to a significant...

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Prioritize sustainable practices in dining halls

September 13, 2020

Now that many freshmen have moved to campus to begin the fall semester, University dining halls are in full swing, serving thousands of students upward of three times a day. However, in the midst of the...