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All content by Michael Lazenby
Pursue a student discount partnership with Target

Pursue a student discount partnership with Target

May 3, 2022
Senior columnist Michael Lazenby calls for the University to partner with Target to help students afford necessities such as groceries and school supplies.
Texas Athletics should provide a public ESG report of current sponsors

Texas Athletics should provide a public ESG report of current sponsors

April 22, 2022
Senior columnist Michael Lazenby urges Texas Athletics to have a report of their sponsor’s environmental and social considerations on their website.
Install filter status indicators on all drinking fountains

Install filter status indicators on all drinking fountains

April 19, 2022
Senior columnist Michael Lazenby urges the University to display water filtration status.
UT, partner with a food delivery company

UT, partner with a food delivery company

April 19, 2022
Senior columnist Michael Lazenby calls for the University to pursue a partnership with a third-party delivery company in order to reduce students’ fees.
Point Counterpoint: Offer students cryptocurrency seminars

Point Counterpoint: Offer students cryptocurrency seminars

March 31, 2022
Senior columnist Michael Lazenby urges the University to hold educational cryptocurrency seminars for students.
Better streamline vendor deliveries

Better streamline vendor deliveries

March 23, 2022
Senior columnist Michael Lazenby calls for UT to help increase on-campus accessibility and efficiency for students and vendors.
UT must increase transparency of high parking costs

UT must increase transparency of high parking costs

March 1, 2022
Senior columnist Michael Lazenby urges UT to increase transparency regarding how student parking and permit costs are determined.
UT must discontinue its contracts with Nike

UT must discontinue its contracts with Nike

February 16, 2022
UT should part ways with Nike due to the company’s past accusations of violating human rights.
Create a book club platform for students

Create a book club platform for students

February 3, 2022
Columnist Michael Lazenby urges UT to offer students a platform where they can interact remotely with peers while exercising their minds.
Help students prepare for their financial lives after college

Help students prepare for their financial lives after college

February 1, 2022
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for UT to hold an annual financial literacy seminar.
UT must digitalize on-campus directories

UT must digitalize on-campus directories

January 19, 2022
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for UT to help members of the community navigate campus.
Commit portion of UTIMCO funds to green energy

Commit portion of UTIMCO funds to green energy

December 5, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for UTIMCO to redirect a portion of its investable assets into green energy companies to offset the effects of oil and gas investments.
Professors, consider taking some weight off final exams

Professors, consider taking some weight off final exams

November 22, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for professors to consider decreasing the weight of their final exams and weighing them the same as regular exams.
Offer students cash back on Bevo Pay

Offer students cash back on Bevo Pay

November 10, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby urges UT to provide students cash back on purchases made with Bevo Pay.
Get rid of standardized testing option

Get rid of standardized testing option

November 4, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for UT to get rid of the outdated and discriminatory standardized testing option for incoming students.
UT needs a maintenance request platform for students

UT needs a maintenance request platform for students

November 3, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby urges UT to provide students a centralized platform where they can efficiently and conveniently file maintenance requests.
Students must be given a greater say regarding restaurants on campus

Students must be given a greater say regarding restaurants on campus

October 26, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for UT to give students a stronger voice as to which restaurants and food businesses are on campus.
Make a study session platform for students

Make a study session platform for students

October 19, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby urges UT to create a platform where students can safely and efficiently set up study sessions with their classmates.
Include information about SURE Walk on syllabi

Include information about SURE Walk on syllabi

September 26, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for professors to consider adding information about UT’s SURE Walk program on their syllabi to help keep students safe and informed.
Make mental health accessible

Make mental health accessible

September 18, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) to help students schedule sessions in a more convenient and accessible way.
Professors, prioritize student learning over memorizing

Professors, prioritize student learning over memorizing

September 5, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby urges professors to help students focus on learning class content through interaction and project-based learning instead of memorizing for tests.
UT needs to prepare students for the pandemic job market

UT needs to prepare students for the pandemic job market

July 29, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for UT to help students prepare for their entry into the pandemic workforce by hosting seminars run by alumni of all industries and backgrounds.
Professors, give students midsemester surveys

Professors, give students midsemester surveys

July 22, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for professors to offer students mid-semester surveys to complete so professors can receive feedback while students can voice their suggestions.
UT needs a new platform for incoming students

UT needs a new platform for incoming students

July 17, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby calls for UT to create a platform where incoming students can easily connect and interact before getting on campus.
Professors, record lectures to ease transition to fall semester

Professors, record lectures to ease transition to fall semester

July 9, 2021
Columnist Michael Lazenby urges professors at UT to continue to record lectures and be accommodating to students for the sake of safety and mental health.
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