Nothing but a good thing

Series 1:  Students take part in a real-life game of Battleship on Aug. 26. at the Phase VIII pool, where they try to sink the other team’s ship. The event started just before the Comet Luau, which featured festive food and a dancing lesson. Among the main attractions were a...

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UNIV 1010 lightens work load, spares wallet

UTD’s freshman orientation course, previously titled RHET 1101, is now free of charge, will not affect students’ GPAs and has no projects, papers or a final exam. The course was renamed UNIV 1010 after the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of the Provost changed its structure during the...

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FSL director hired after ‘rigorous’ process

FSL director hired after ‘rigorous’ process

Second director search continues into Recruitment Week Fraternity and Sorority Life is undergoing not one but two changes in leadership following the departures of previous FSL assistant directors Zach Shirley and Briana Lemos. Shirley left for a similar position at Texas A&M Commerce, and Lemos became Student Government’s adviser at...

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Oh, for Namesake!

Oh, for Namesake!

With a last name like Dang, you get to meet a lot of creative people, or at least people who like to think they’re creative. It’s amazing how many people feel the urge to flex their pun-making muscles shortly after I introduce myself.  They get so excited when they say...

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Zipcar caters to car-less students

Zipcar caters to car-less students

When it came to parking this summer, I was spoiled rotten. My “mornings” consisted of me waking at the crack of noon and arriving on campus to an open field of concrete, with nearly every spot for my choosing. Amidst a booming growth in student enrollment, I should have known...

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Comet Cruiser offering expanded

Students can now enjoy an expanded Comet Cruiser service on DART Route 883.  A third shuttle was added to the route Aug. 29 in response to an increase in ridership on the system, according to university officials.  The new bus has the same amenities and features as current Comet Cruisers...

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Students settle into new Res Hall

As UTD welcomes freshmen into its newest residence hall, planning has already begun for Residence Hall Three.  The upcoming hall is expected to be extremely similar to the second hall in design, said Richard Dempsey, associate vice president for Facilities Management.  One major change will be found in the hall’s...

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UT Police Scanner

Aug. 16 • A parent of a student was arrested for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. Aug. 20 • A non-affiliated person was issued a citation for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. Aug. 21 • Two students were issued citations for Consumption of Alcohol by a...

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Prof challenges students to go paper, not plastic

Cash is cool again. We live in an age of instant gratification. We can get almost anything we want with a click of the mouse, a stroke on the keyboard, a slide of the finger on our smart phones…or the swipe of a credit card. The pace of life moves...

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Dining Hall earns near-‘excellent’ rating

Dining Hall earns near-‘excellent’ rating

Students may feel more comfortable eating at UTD’s Dining Hall now that its health rating is two points away from “excellent.” The hall received a “good” rating of 88 out of 100 after the most recent health inspection conducted by the Richardson Health Department in May, according to the department’s...

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