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

All content by Brandon Curl

A time for reflection

Brandon Curl May 3, 2011

On Sunday night at 8:45 p.m. CST, the news of Osama bin Laden’s death was beginning to spread through the Twittersphere. It was Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, who first...

Praying for sanity

Brandon Curl April 24, 2011

In the midst of an historic drought and the resultant wildfires that have spread to all but two of Texas’ 254 counties, many Texans are hoping for rain. Gov. Rick Perry is praying for it. Last...

UT’s tech problem

Brandon Curl April 17, 2011

We live in Austin. Michael Dell went to school here. Both Facebook and Google have offices here. So then why is it that, in an era of obscene technological innovation, the interfaces we use to connect...

No magic bullet for evaluating teachers

Brandon Curl April 3, 2011

    Last week at a town hall at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama decried the use of standardized testing. “Too often what we have been...

Keeping score of academic performance for student athletes

Brandon Curl March 27, 2011

    Each March, when college basketball fans turn their attention to the Final Four, which will be next weekend in Houston, reformers attempt instead to focus that attention on academics. This...

The foolish cause of oppressed white men

Brandon Curl March 21, 2011

    A new nonprofit organization out of Texas State University in nearby San Marcos is offering five scholarships worth $500. To qualify, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial...

Graduate students, rise up!

Brandon Curl September 24, 2010

Beware, undergrads! We graduate students lurk anonymously in your midst, often unbeknownst to you or even others of our own kind. “But who is the graduate student?” the wary freshmen might...

Give the textbook store a break

Brandon Curl September 14, 2010

People hate the textbook store. Hate it. It’s one of those universal truths common to any university across the country. We’ll do anything to avoid being forced into forking over our...

The teacher becomes the student

Brandon Curl September 6, 2010

Once, I was a middle school science teacher with Teach For America. Now, having returned to school as a graduate student, I find myself on the other side of the classroom but with a new and unshakable...

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