New cricket field solves woes

New cricket field solves woes

A new field built for the UTD cricket team opened at the beginning of the semester after the team’s old field closed. The cricket team spent the past year without a proper facility and was unable to practice many of the core skills necessary for cricket. The new field is...

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Professor retires after 42 years

Professor retires after 42 years

A longtime professor retired on Aug. 31 after serving 42 years as a UTD faculty member. David Ford aided in UTD’s growth by aiding in accreditation and development of an undergraduate and graduate program within JSOM. His experiences before his career contribute to the way Ford approaches his occupational goals,...

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JSOM offers new beer class

JSOM offers new beer class

A new craft brewing course is now available at UTD, offering students a unique insight into the beer industry. Graduate student Rachel Johnson’s husband, who enjoys home brewing, introduced her to the industry. Taking this class, Johnson said, would help her know more about craft beer, and at the same...

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Dessert bar impresses with ambience

Dessert bar impresses with ambience

Located a few minutes away from campus on Campbell Road, the dessert bar Sweet Daze serves up several Instagram-worthy treats — but not all of them taste as good as they look. The cafe opened in March and primarily sells soft-serve ice cream, donuts and teas. Their soft-serve ice cream...

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New restaurant wows with flavor

New restaurant wows with flavor

Za’tar Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine serves naturally delicious ingredients and perfectly balanced seasoning with the authenticity of Mediterranean food conveniently located in the Comet Cafe. The Student Union opened Za’tar on Aug. 21 in place of the crEATe salad bar. If you choose to order a wrap, you must pick a...

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Sonic release refreshes gameplay

Sonic release refreshes gameplay

On the surface, Sonic Mania looks like a continuation of where the first three games left off. However, the overall design adds new experiences while remaining true to its origin. Long-time fans have endured the different reinventions of Sonic throughout recent years, but Mania takes a step back and lets...

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Full-service bakery opens in Dining Hall West

Full-service bakery opens in Dining Hall West

Students and faculty will now be able to purchase customized desserts on campus thanks to a new bakery service at UTD called Comet Cakes, which opened in Dining Hall West on Aug. 21. The Comet Cakes menu includes cupcakes, cake pops and tiered, round or sheet cakes. All of the...

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City council calls for Confederate monument removal

City council calls for Confederate monument removal

September 11 Update: Shortly after the original publication of this article the Dallas City Council unexpectedly voted to remove the bronze statue of Robert E. Lee in Robert E. Lee park on Wednesday Sept. 6. The removal was scheduled for that afternoon, and was quickly put into motion. Upon attempting...

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Greek life obtains new commons in SU

Greek life obtains new commons in SU

In an effort to encourage fraternity and sorority life on campus, a newly-renovated room is now available for Greek organizations. Fraternity and Sorority Life’s need for growth resulted in the expansion of the Ritual Room,  a space for students part of Greek life organizations to study and hold meetings. On...

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Peer mentors obtain certification

Peer mentors obtain certification

Starting this fall, a globally-recognized certification for peer mentors is available for students through UTD’s Institute for Peer Mentoring. The qualification process equips students with the skills and teaches them how to apply mentoring knowledge to become a better mentor. Kimshi Hickman, the associate dean of undergraduate education, who oversees...

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