Mass email alarms Chinese community

Severe charges leveled against TA An anonymous person sent out a mass email to UTD’s Chinese network on April 15, accusing a male international graduate TA of severe crimes, including assault, attempted rape and sexual misconduct toward students. The allegations were not reported to the police, and could not be...

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UTDPD Blotter

UTDPD Blotter

April 8 • An unaffiliated female was arrested on two outstanding Richardson city warrants for speeding and no insurance on Waterview Parkway around 10:30 a.m. April 9 • A student reported having money stolen from his apartment while he was at work at Phase 3 around 8 p.m. April 10...

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SG Report

Senator Janani Sundaresan presented a proposal to create school councils in each of the six UTD schools at the April 15 Student Government meeting. SG has looked at other school councils from other universities, such as UT, as well as the School of Management’s Dean’s Council, to serve as models....

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Comet Comments

“Do you think the Art Barn should be maintained and renovated so it can have a long-term presence on campus?”

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Campus needs larger performing arts venue

Campus needs larger performing arts venue

For a campus that’s growing by 4 percent a year, it is a matter of embarrassment that we don’t have a performance venue on campus that seats more than 500.  Larger student organizations like the Indian Student Association, Bangladesh Student Organization and even the International Student Services Office are having...

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Save the Art Barn: UTD must learn value of culture, history to create community, identity found at top universities

Save the Art Barn: UTD must learn value of culture, history to create community, identity found at top universities

A roaring mob of students form a wall around the Art Barn just as the wrecking ball is about to swing … OK, perhaps the protests for the Visual Art Building’s preservation have not been quite so cinematic, but here’s why people should pay attention. The 35-year-old structure, most commonly...

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Researchers study effects of marijuana

New long-term studies tackle the neurological, socio-economic impact UTD professors are making new discoveries on the scientific and socio-economic effects of marijuana. Francesca Filbey, associate professor in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, is taking part in a federally funded consortium studying the effects of marijuana on the brain. The consortium is...

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Students honored, memorialized

Students honored, memorialized

It was a solemn yet heartfelt ceremony, bringing everyone to tears, remembering 11 students who died during the past year. UTD’s first annual student memorial, “Comets Remember,” which was held on April 16 in the Galaxy Rooms, was short and emotional. Dean of Students Gene Fitch, who felt it was...

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