09 07 2021 Issue

Food Truck Time | September 7, 2021

After a year-and-a-half hiatus, food trucks are back on campus! If you see a crowd gathered outside the Student Union between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on a weekday, they’re probably getting lunch from the day’s lineup of food truck partners. With 11 different trucks on rotation, food options range from egg...

Program turns anybody into developers | September 7, 2021

UTD is partnering with Fullstack Academy to create bootcamps that teach students technical skills. Fullstack Academy, a tech-immersion program based in New York, reached out to UTD expressing interest in partnering with the University. Department Head of Electrical & Computer Engineering Lawrence Overzet offered to collaborate with the Academy because...

Meet your Student Government Judicial Board | September 7, 2021

Josh Babu | Neuroscience Junior (Not pictured) “Academic Affairs will be focused on making this new school year as accessible as possible so as many students are on campus for the first time in a long time or ever. We want to make this academic transition as kind and conscious...

Emergency Relief Fund reupped | September 7, 2021

After a change in its primary funding mechanism, UTD’s Emergency Support Fund (ESF) is still available for students seeking financial assistance. Created during the peak of the pandemic in 2020, the grant started within the Division of Student Affairs in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office and the Bursar’s Office....

Sweet sweat sensors | September 7, 2021

A UTD research team recently created sweat sensors that detect the body’s immune response to viral infections. With funding from the North Texas-based company EnLiSense, UTD scientists in 2018 wanted to develop a non-invasive device that would detect and alert if a person was exposed to the Influenza virus. UTD...

Fire near campus | September 7, 2021

A house close to campus near Huntington Drive caught fire on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 4. Firefighters arrived on scene at approximately 8:30 p.m. and attempted to contain the damage; roughly four fire trucks, as well as electrical emergency services and other emergency vehicles, were present. The fire was...

GOAT of UTD Esports moves on | September 7, 2021

After three years of running UTD Esports, Greg Adler will be moving on to the LCS Operations team at Riot Games. In his time on campus, Adler accomplished many things while refining the esports program. Starting with a League of Legends and an Overwatch team, the Esports team has since...

Coach check-in: Marci Allison | September 7, 2021

For the second iteration of “Coach check-in,” I sat down with Head Volleyball Coach Marci Allison to discuss the summer accolades accrued by the volleyball team—who went undefeated in last year’s regular season—the impact of the abbreviated offseason and her expectations for the fall. Can you give me an overview...

Best of 5 thoughts on esports | September 7, 2021

In this week’s “Best of 5,” the GOAT of UTD Esports moves on to greener pastures, Minecraft players continue to top the Smash Ultimate scene and LANs are canceled. This week we’re on the losing side, but sometimes in life you’ve got to make a loser’s run. Greg Adler moves...