The decision to offer pass/fail this semester was made 20 days after the last day to drop a course, too late for students who have already dropped or failed.
This semester will go down in campus history — let that history show that we pushed through in spite of the hardships.
Tarrant County’s domestic violence death rate has increased 112% since March. Some deaths may have been avoided if warnings from experts had been heeded.
While budget cuts make sense, the Texas Department of Agriculture must support the food banks serving a growing number of food insecure Texans.
The Texas State Board of Education needs to go further in its revisions to sex education to address sexual violence and the harassment and assault of people in the LGBTQ community.
Texas became the first state to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases, but leaders have given no indication of shutting down again or imposing other restrictions.
We must reimagine the role of politics in our lives or our leaders and institutions will continue to stray from their representative foundations.
Teachers are already burdened by low pay and long hours; asking those who are more susceptible to COVID-19 to work in person is asking too much.
The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners recently revised the section of its code of conduct after a recommendation from the office of Gov. Greg Abbott.
Long lines and hours of waiting defined the first day of early voting in Tarrant County and across Texas. In many cases, voters had to wait up to three hours to vote.
While part of the presented legislation is aimed at harsher penalties for rioting, other aspects could be abused by police to charge nonviolent protesters with felonies.
As cases increase, the university needs to report cases directly to students and give more detailed information about the cases themselves.
While America is in turmoil, young people cannot afford to be complacent. We urge students to get registered.
In the wake of Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall’s resignation, the city needs a new leader who can answer calls for reform during a national civil rights movement.
Recent criticism suggests peaceful Black Lives Matter protests aren’t getting enough attention, but these stories are being covered by local newspapers.
World Health Organization data has identified younger people as emerging spreaders of the coronavirus, so following safety protocols like wearing a mask is vital.
Monday's Supreme Court ruling is a decisive victory for the LGBTQ community, but a recent ruling by the Trump administration puts health care for trans people under fire.
The reason these protests keep happening should be easy enough to grasp: the very people the movement is speaking to are simply not listening to the message.
If a student or employee gets sick because of the coronavirus, the fallout and blame could fall on the shoulders of our campus and UT System leaders.
Instead of keeping seniors in limbo, the university can learn from how Arlington ISD is handling its spring 2020 graduation ceremonies.
Trump has possessed little to no qualities of a suitable leader in a time of crisis and has shown a lack of basic competence in understanding the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite Abbott ending the state’s stay-at-home order and superseding local shelter-in-place orders, it’s imperative that we as residents do not perceive this as a win over COVID-19.
If we wish to reopen businesses to minimize the economic impact of the virus, we must inform the decision with more widespread testing.
Figures such as Zeb Strong Jr., 29-year employee and primary adviser to over 40 organizations for students of color, would be more appropriate to immortalize.
Social distancing is impacting people’s mental health in different ways, but there are steps we can take to combat these negative effects.
Just like the essential workers keeping cities operational, UTA has its share of essential workers who put themselves and their health at risk for our university.
For something as basic and crucial for living as food, not aiding one another if we have the opportunity stands against everything we are as a nation and community.
When choosing whose hands to put our university in, the UT System must secure a leader that prioritizes transparency and empowerment for the future of the university.
Don’t contribute to the rise of coronavirus cases or increase the pressure on the health care system just because you wanted to go out.
The Faculty Senate’s recommendation that pass/fail options should be made at the college level would favor some students over others and lead to confusion.
Going back to work is not the solution. Instead, our local and state leaders have to find some way to provide housing relief for their residents as other states and cities have done.
The university could provide aid to students by considering a tuition and on-campus housing price reduction, payment freeze or outright cancellation.
Our aim isn’t to promote hysteria or promote an agenda. Our job is to inform, whether the news is good or bad.
The transition to a university can be difficult for a variety of reasons, but many students carry the additional burden of being undocumented or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.
The idea of raising taxes to any set of residents can be met with skepticism or even hostility. But for the first time since September 2017, the city of Arlington is asking its residents if they want to make a sales tax increase happen.
Despite American Heart Month soon coming to an end, preventative measures for heart disease are crucial to understand beyond February, especially among women.
Love-centric holidays like Valentine's Day can leave people feeling disheartened, but simply reaching out can help.
Every day a new update on the deadly coronavirus, originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, draws a mounting cause for concern. As of Tuesday, there were more than 43,000 confirmed infections and over 1,000 deaths spanning 26 countries, with 12 cases in the U.S.
From attending campus events to supporting black businesses, students have ample opportunities to contribute to the celebration of black culture.
With new buildings coming to campus, UTA should pay special attention to accessibility while planning and creating these spaces.