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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 Matt Daley

A contradictory message

Matt Daley October 21, 2011

At a time when the words “budget cuts” are on everyone’s lips, the dreary conclusion seems to be that a tuition increase is necessary to maintain the quality of a UT education. The UT...

Clean up the catalog

Matt Daley September 28, 2011

At last weekend’s Texas Tribune Festival, UT President William Powers Jr. faced a series of questions about the current debate surrounding the efficiency of the University. The problem, as Powers...

Diluting the student vote

Matt Daley September 21, 2011

The U.S. Department of Justice sent Texas’ new political district maps back to the drawing board Monday. Responding to a suit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, which sought a declaration...

Parking meters still a raw deal

Matt Daley September 14, 2011

Austin is showing a growing affinity for using parking meters to increase revenue. Recently, parking meter hours were extended downtown to include weeknights and Saturdays. City meter hours at the University...

The university assembly line

Matt Daley August 31, 2011

In recent months and in the context of decreased financial support from the state Legislature, UT has come under increasing pressure to optimize its operations. Special attention has been paid —...

Students dealt another blow

Matt Daley August 4, 2011

Texas students, already reeling from the Legislature’s recent higher education funding cuts, were hit again by the recent debt deal in Washington. Part of the debt deal just passed in Congress...

Paper or canvas?

Matt Daley July 28, 2011

Plastic may no longer be an option. Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, along with City Council members Chris Riley and Mike Martinez, introduced a resolution Monday that would eventually lead to a ban on...

O’Donnell misses the mark again

Matt Daley July 21, 2011

Is your professor a sherpa? Or is she a pioneer, a coaster, a dodger or a star? Rick O’Donnell could tell you. Yesterday morning, O’Donnell — of “seven breakthrough solutions”...

Reopening an old front on education

Matt Daley July 7, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry reopened an old front in the war on education in Texas last Friday. Just days after the end of the special legislative session and on the brink of a busy holiday weekend, the governor’s...

Don’t centralize higher-education reform

Matt Daley June 23, 2011

UT is capable of reforming its teaching mission on its own, and it should be allowed to do so. Amid a flurry of outside reports and think tank publications suggesting to universities ways to improve...

Invest more in education

Matt Daley June 22, 2011

A past teacher of mine opened her class by comparing learning math to building a wall out of bricks. Every year, a certain number of bricks, representing concepts and skills, were supposed to be added...

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