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UT must continue to investigate off-campus assaults
November 30, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe urges UT's Title IX office to reject federal proposals limiting the scope of what a Title IX office must investigate.
UT needs more counselors for survivors of sexual assault
November 28, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe encourages UT to introduce counselors trained in walking students through the Title IX process.
Professors shouldn’t mandate attendance outside of class time
November 19, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe urges professors to be more considerate of students' time when assigning mandatory events outside of regular class time.
Mandatory reporting to Title IX can hurt sexual assault survivors
November 11, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe criticizes the University's mandatory reporting policy for Title IX violations.
UT should take a full week off for Thanksgiving break
November 3, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe urges UT administration and professors to be more forgiving about Thanksgiving break.
Assigning grades on a bell curve does not reflect student performance
October 24, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe urges professors to stop grading on a percentage-based curve.
Exams are not the only indicator of learning
October 18, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe argues that professors should allow a variety of components to contribute to students’ final grades.
UHS should reduce cost barriers for students to get STI testing
October 16, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe advocates for University Health Services to lower the cost of STI testing for students without access to health insurance.
Dorms should accommodate for transgender, genderqueer students
October 9, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe advocates for more gender-inclusive bathrooms in UT dormitories.
List instructor names with courses by registration
October 3, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe contends that academic departments should publish professor and TA names with courses before registration.
SSD students need a proper testing center
October 3, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe promotes a new testing center for SSD students.
Warnings about potentially sensitive discussions should be included in all syllabi
October 2, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe argues for the inclusion of warnings for sensitive topics in course syllabi.
Fraternities shouldn’t be blamed for assaults by nonmembers
September 13, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe rectifies a misconception about fraternities and offers solutions for better security at frat houses.
Professors need to re-evaluate classroom policies to reduce paper waste
July 23, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe urges professors to make their classrooms more environmentally responsible.
Non-academic Q’s don't belong on students’ transcripts
July 21, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe critiques UT's policy of including non-academic Q-drops on student transcripts.
Professors need assignment deadlines, too
July 7, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe pushes for more accountability in how quickly professors distribute grades.
University Health Services needs to cover our butts after hours, on weekends
June 20, 2018
Columnist Ashka Dighe pushes for more expansive hours at University Health Services.