Students return to renovated Union

Purple-and-orange accent squares on brand new carpet with shiny new furniture in the Comet Café are part of a $180,000 Student Union (SU) face-lift that will continue into next year. The current renovations include new carpet, painted walls, wall coverings and plastered ceilings in the Comet Café and Galaxy rooms....

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Preview – Baseball, Softball

Baseball The UTD baseball team is planning to build on last year’s successes with a veteran squad and a deep bench. The Comets, coming off of a 23-10 season with a 15-6 record in conference play, are picked to finish second in the ASC in the preseason polls. They are...

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Bravo to Brazilian bravery

There’s a new level of rigmarole for Americans traveling to Brazil these days. Whether heading to the Copa-Cabana or the Amazon jungle, they have to be fingerprinted and photographed. Since Jan. 1, Brazilian immigration officials have required these new measures for entering Americans because that’s precisely what Americans are doing...

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Jan. 21 breakfast to honor King

In memory of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., the Multicultural Center will host the third annual commemorative breakfast 8:30 a.m., Jan. 21 in the Student Union (SU) Galaxy Rooms. Rep. Helen Giddings, D-Dallas, will preside as guest speaker at the breakfast. “She’s been a very big supporter of UTD,”...

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Men primed for postseason push

The UTD men eclipsed the century mark for the first time in almost four years with an impressive 103-72 win over LeTourneau University on Jan. 29. Five players scored in double figures to pace the Comets in the team’s first 100-point game since a Feb. 19, 2000, win over Dallas...

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Morrell swings into UTD

Discovering the common thread that runs through the diverse array of popular music over the past century requires a certain amount of musical prowess. But creating a genre out of these threads requires downright eccentricity. Tom Morrell and The Time-Warp Top Hands performed a genre of music called Western swing...

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UTD chess team king

The UTD chess team earned its first outright victory in the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, reclaiming its No. 1 rank in the Western Hemisphere. The competition of more than 30 teams from Canada, the United States, Central and South America lasted four days from Dec. 27-30 in Miami,...

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Athletics to enlarge facility

The $2 million “face lift” of the UTD Activity Center, which will upgrade sports facilities and add new office space, is slated to break ground in late April or early May. An additional 13,528-square-foot will be added to the existing 75,000-square-foot center and will include a state-of-the-art addition. The annex...

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UTD chess team: Reaching the community and conquering the nation

UTD is hosting a chess tournament for high school students where the winner can receive a scholarship to the university. This is the first tournament of its kind since the creation of the UTD chess team in 1994 and will be used to recruit students to the university. The 9...

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‘Betty’ takes vacation from reality in play

Making clear its sharp criticism for society’s obsession with the sensational, Christopher Durang’s “Betty’s Summer Vacation” was performed with a fanfare of mayhem and black humor at the University Theatre. The dark comedy of scandal and murder ran Feb. 6-8 and 13-15, and was directed by Terry Martin. The performance...

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