Student Patrol keeps vigil on campus

Student Patrol keeps vigil on campus

At night, the campus can get very quiet. Dimly lit parking lots with only a few people can turn into an unsafe situation. To help people get across campus safely after hours, UTD Police employs students in a program known as Student Patrol. Equipped with orange flashing batons, jackets and...

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Billboard art spurs discussion on racial equity

Billboard art spurs discussion on racial equity

Dallas-based art organization collaborates with artists to create signboard projects with a focus on activism, positive change A billboard-based art initiative about racial equity is going to the national stage with the help of CentralTrak artists. Titled “Dialogues on Race,” the project is directed by Make Art with Purpose (MAP),...

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Author decodes gender myths

Author decodes gender myths

Neuroscience professor at Rosalind Franklin University highlights misinterpreted differences in feminine, masculine roles in society As the little sister of three brothers, author Lise Eliot spent her childhood absorbed in Lincoln logs, Legos and cars – not necessarily the traditional girls’ pastime. Eliot said she wonders if that made her...

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New food options to come soon

Student Government made the decision not to join the Texas Student Transportation Infrastructure Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition that supports the Texas Central Railway project at their meeting on Feb. 3. Project leaders plan to build a high-speed railway system connecting the DFW metroplex to the Houston area. The coalition wishes...

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Students start new club to promote mental health

Students start new club to promote mental health

Mariam Allahrakha awoke suddenly to her phone ringing in the middle of the night. Her best friend was on the other line, frantic. She was having a panic attack. Allahrakha discovered that her friend had been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder the year before, and she was afraid that people...

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Student emails move to Office 365

University email accounts are being moved from Zmail to Microsoft Office 365 to give users better accessibility, security and user experience. The Information Resource department is overseeing the transition. The Office of Information Resources is transferring approximately 40,000 student and legacy accounts with an initial budget of $100,000. Director of...

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Comet Comments

 “Would someone your age running for political office incentivize you to vote?” “I totally would vote for somebody my age. Without thinking about it, I think that I could relate more to that person.” Saul Cabral, EMAC junior   “If someone around my age would be (running), they’d be more...

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Vaccines are non-negotiable

Vaccines are non-negotiable

By opting out of vaccinating children, parents are putting greater public at risk, opening door for preventable diseases to flourish The recent outbreak of measles in the United States has rekindled the debate over immunization, a debate that should have been settled a long time ago. From Jan. 1-30, 102...

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UTD PD Blotter

UTD PD Blotter

Jan. 26 • An unaffiliated male reported someone took his wallet in the English Learning Center at 11:23 a.m. Jan. 27 • An unaffiliated person purchased items with a stolen credit card from the campus bookstore at 3:10 p.m. Jan. 28 • A staff member reported a minor accident with...

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