The Daily Texan

All content by Viviana Aldous

Putting it into words

May 4, 2012

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...

Changing the tune of TPAC

October 20, 2011

As the climate cools, members of the Tuition Policy Advisory Committee put on their sweaters and prepare for the tuition-setting season, caroling hopeful tunes of representation and self-determination. TPAC...

TPAC: Time we Pay Attention Carefully

October 12, 2011

The Tuition Policy Advisory Committee will hold an open forum today to provide students with an overview of the budget and of the tuition-setting process. Four students and five faculty and administrators...

Confusion at the polls

September 2, 2011

When the Legislature passed the contentious voter ID bill last spring, Texas joined six other states that require voters to present photo identification at the polls. The law, which awaits approval from...

Support the DREAM Act

August 4, 2011

In recent weeks, two states passed versions of the DREAM Act to help increase accessibility of higher education for undocumented immigrants. On Monday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law the...

Put a pause on pay raises

July 14, 2011

President William Powers Jr. emailed faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon with an update of the 82nd legislative session’s impact on UT. Before the session ended, the Legislature cut millions...

A United Voice

April 26, 2011

Student leaders sent a letter to the Board of Regents on Monday urging them to increase transparency and consider student input in the discussions of possible changes to the UT System. The regents...

Tuition antifreeze

April 18, 2011

This week, students across campus will log on to the UT website to register for classes. Inevitably, some students, despite a slew of email reminders, will forget to pay for their classes and will subsequently...

Backhanded budgeting

April 4, 2011

    After hours of debate, the state House passed its $164.5 billion budget bill Sunday, and massive cuts to higher education funding aside, state representatives are trying to place...

Take a stand for reproductive rights

March 7, 2011

    Texans are now facing significant challenges to reproductive health and freedom at both the state and federal levels. Most Texans have drawn their attention to the sonogram...

Budgeting for student input

September 17, 2010

With academics taking a hit as budget cuts make their way around the University, student input is more important than ever. Take, for example, the Vietnamese language program, which was eliminated...

Speaking with a united voice

September 10, 2010

Student Government is once again a member of the Texas Student Association, thanks to a resolution passed Tuesday night. TSA is a nonpartisan organization that aims to bring together students...

Tuition increase adds to available student aid

December 14, 2009

One week after a University committee recommended a nearly 4-percent tuition increase per year over the next two years, it is still unclear how need-based financial aid would be affected if the increase...