Nothing short of Awaazien

Nothing short of Awaazien

A UTD singing group hosted a South Asian a cappella tournament with teams from all across the United States. Dhunki a cappella held its fourth annual Awaazein on March 24, where eight South Asian a cappella teams gathered to compete for three grand prizes and a shot at the Chicago-based...

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Wind causes power outages

Wind causes power outages

Several areas on the north side of campus experienced power outages Tuesday evening. Residence Hall West, Dining Hall West, Synergy Park North and SP2 were among the areas affected on April 4, in addition to residential neighborhoods in that area. Kelly Kinnard, director of physical plant services, said he heard...

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Sexual assault exams now offered at UTD health center

Sexual assault exams now offered at UTD health center

The Student Health Center has introduced SAFE exams to help victims of sexual assault get medical treatment on campus. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or SANE, nurse is a medical professional trained to help victims of sexual assault obtain proof of the crime by performing a SAFE exam, or Sexual...

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New investment group open to all majors

New investment group open to all majors

Two UTD students developed an organization designed to make investing accessible to all students. The Texas Investment Group allows individuals to invest their money in the stock market and receive profit in return. Finance freshmen Vivek Sinha and Adeeb Ahmed launched the club during the 2017-2018 school year with undergraduate...

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Free speech policies under fire

Free speech policies under fire

UTD’s campus policies may be limiting free speech among students and faculty, according to a watchdog organization. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education examines free speech policies at public and private universities nationwide, then rates those policies on scale from least to most restrictive. The organization currently has policies...

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Group to foster communication among grad students

Group to foster communication among grad students

A team of staff members are forming a new organization to provide graduate students with a common platform for interacting and collaborating with each other. Director of Graduate Studies Robert Pearson is leading the team as they put together a new organization called the Graduate Student Assembly. They plan to...

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Water crisis spurs student activism

Water crisis spurs student activism

Screams of support cut through the wind as students cheered on their fellow teammates who were running toward the finish line as fast their buckets brimming with water would allow. It was a simple game with a significant purpose: to enlighten students about the importance of water. The United Nations...

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Faculty gender pay gap increases

Faculty gender pay gap increases

UTD’s fall 2016 profile showed that female faculty members are outnumbered by men nearly two to one. While that gap is closing over time, the university’s gender wage gap is increasing and currently rests at two cents below the national average. According to Chronicle Data, which compiles research from the...

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Professor compiles shooting database

Professor compiles shooting database

A UTD professor created a database that catalogs school shootings across the country in hopes of preventing further tragedies. Nadine Connell, associate professor of criminology and director of the Center for Crime and Justice Studies, started working on the database in 2014. The information can be used by communities to...

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Empowerment through sisterhood

Empowerment through sisterhood

The first all-Muslim sorority on campus and in the nation has gained its Greek letters. Originally established as the organization Muslimahs for Change by alumna Samira Maddox, Mu Delta Alpha was founded at UTD and has recently evolved into a professional sorority. MDA started with three members, but now has...

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