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 Michael Zhang
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16% of drivers stopped by UT System police are Black despite making up 7% of system population

Michael Zhang, General Projects Reporter November 29, 2023

Since the George Floyd protests, police departments throughout the United States have taken steps to reform their practices and past.  This includes campus policing. From welcoming a new police...

UT faculty, students discuss a systemic lack of Black faculty representation

UT faculty, students discuss a systemic lack of Black faculty representation

Michael Zhang, General Projects Reporter November 26, 2023

The Cockrell School of Engineering marks Sept. 1, 1964 as an important day in helping “pave the way for continued desegregation across the University.” This date marks when Ervin Perry became an assistant...

Photos by Leila Saidane, Lorianne Willett. Design by Leila Saidane

Los profesores discuten el impacto de la legislación reciente en el éxito académico de Texas

Michael Zhang and Amy DonJuan October 1, 2023

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 28 de septiembre por Michael Zhang y fue traducido al español por Amy DonJuan. Stuart Reichler, profesor asociado de práctica en el Freshman...

Photos by Leila Saidane, Lorianne Willett. Design by Leila Saidane

Professors discuss the impact of recent legislation on Texas academic success

Michael Zhang, Mason Rouser September 28, 2023

Stuart Reichler, an associate professor of practice in the Freshman Research Initiative, gives new UT students their first-ever taste of academic research. Since teaching at UT for 22 years and living...

Inside UT’s Skate Culture

Local skaters share why they love UT's skateboarding culture. Produced by Angela Suresh, Theo Werner and Michael Zhang. Video by Amaya Austin, Joseph Sweeney, and Daniel Guel. Edited by Angela Suresh...

UT’s Trash Could Be Your Treasure

In a 13,000-square-foot warehouse off of Burnet Road, you'll find thousands of furniture pieces, antiques, old books and interesting finds from the University of Texas at Austin. Produced by Michael...

The Fight to Save Texas Prairies

Biologists at UT's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center discuss threats to our prairie ecosystems and their restoration efforts. This video was produced under Associate Video Editor Kameryn Griesser...

Raise Texas’ minimum age to purchase assault-style rifles

Raise Texas’ minimum age to purchase assault-style rifles

Michael Zhang, Associate Editor September 20, 2022
Associate editor Michael Zhang denounces the Abbott administration’s current minimum age requirement of 18 for buying assault-style rifles.
UT Outpost should offer over-the-counter medications

UT Outpost should offer over-the-counter medications

Michael Zhang, Associate Editor September 12, 2022
Associate editor Michael Zhang urges the UT outpost to provide free over-the-counter medication to students.
UT should implement professional development seminars within the FIG program

UT should implement professional development seminars within the FIG program

Michael Zhang, Associate Editor September 7, 2022
Associate Editor Michael Zhang urges UT to implement professional development seminars within the FIG program in order to prepare students for work outside of college.
Housing council needed to combat predatory housing policies

Housing council needed to combat predatory housing policies

Michael Zhang, Associate Editor September 1, 2022
Associate editor Michael Zhang urges UT to create a housing council dedicated to protecting its students from predatory housing practices
Sanger Learning Center should increase the diversity of tutored languages.

Sanger Learning Center should increase the diversity of tutored languages.

Michael Zhang, Columnist April 28, 2022
Sanger Learning Center should increase the diversity of tutored languages to service students struggling in languages outside of Spanish and French.
UT should increase their diversity of summer camp programs

UT should increase their diversity of summer camp programs

Michael Zhang, Columnist April 26, 2022
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to increase the diversity of their offered summer camp programs.
UT should better support esports programs

UT should better support esports programs

Michael Zhang, Columnist April 5, 2022
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to follow in other university’s steps and increase support for its esports community.
Delay classes going back in-person

Delay classes going back in-person

Michael Zhang, Columnist February 9, 2022
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to hold off on going back to an in-person format or offer online options for all students.
Cancel or hold classes online after tragic events

Cancel or hold classes online after tragic events

Michael Zhang, Columnist November 22, 2021
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to either cancel classes or hold them online after tragic events such as the Halloween shooting in West Campus.
UT should not allow political entities to use their facilities

UT should not allow political entities to use their facilities

Michael Zhang, Columnist November 22, 2021
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to stop allowing political entities to use their facilities.
UT must make parental leave more accommodating

UT must make parental leave more accommodating

Michael Zhang, Columnist November 7, 2021
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to improve its parental leave system.
Address burnout culture on campus

Address burnout culture on campus

Michael Zhang, Columnist September 29, 2021
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to change testing norms to address burnout culture.
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