Emergency poles in service

Emergency poles in service

Seven of the blue emergency telephones that are situated around campus were brought back into service in December and January after roughly a 10-month outage. The other 56 poles were already functioning. During the previous two semesters, a number of blue phones were covered with notices from UTDPD stating that...

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On a winning streak

On a winning streak

The women’s basketball team has gone undefeated since Dec. 18, leading to a 14-2 record this season.  The Comets started their winning streak with a 59-47 win over Hardin-Simmons at home. The streak came as a surprise to coach Polly Thomason, especially after the loss of several senior players from...

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Chess team falls short

Chess team falls short

After performing well at the past few competitions, the UTD chess team failed to qualify for the finals at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. The annual competition occurred from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30, and this year, 58 teams from 38 schools competed in the national tournament. Of the...

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History in the making

History in the making

A sophomore on the men’s basketball team recorded the second triple-double in school history.    Sophomore guard Dimitrius Underwood had 14 points, 13 rebounds and 18 assists during UTD’s Dec. 29 117-105 victory over the Rhodes College Lynx. His 18 assists set a new ASC record, and Underwood was named...

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Northside Drafthouse offers speedy service, fresh food

Northside Drafthouse offers speedy service, fresh food

Northside Drafthouse and Eatery, the fifth food establishment at Northside, opened its doors to customers over winter break. This bar and restaurant is superior in the categories of its comfortable atmosphere, variety of appetizer, entree and drink options and attentive customer service. The first noticeable thing about the bar was...

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A love for language

A love for language

A UTD student is currently on his third study abroad trip in three years, using his passion for languages to propel him towards a career in international diplomacy. Vladyslav Wallace, a global business and international political economy sophomore, entered UTD as a pre-med biology student, but changed his mind after...

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Digitizing history

Digitizing history

Nearly 50 years after the Apollo space missions, UTD researchers are digitizing audio recording from the Apollo and Gemini missions. Professor John Hansen, along with 15 other students and research faculty, began a project in 2012 to observe group dynamics by studying the Apollo 11 mission. After NASA provided access...

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SG Report: 1/22/18

SG Report: 1/22/18

University Communication Project Student Government President JW Van der Schans is leading an initiative to conduct surveys in order to determine the ideal way for campus organizations and departments to keep students updated on events and information. The results of the survey would be shared with various groups such as...

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Tax Bill may reduce campus donations

Tax Bill may reduce campus donations

The rate of small donations to UTD is expected to decline this year because of the passage of federal tax cuts. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 doubled the standard tax deduction, and Kyle Edgington, UTD’s vice president of development and alumni relations, expects a decrease in the...

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Students bet on blockchain

Students bet on blockchain

Bitcoin gained international attention in early December when it experienced a meteoric rise in value, quickly followed by a nearly 50 percent drop. While one UTD professor has written the currency off as a speculative bubble waiting to burst, a UTD organization is capitalizing off the cryptocurrency boom. Computer science...

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