No cause for celebration

A graduation ceremony is the pinnacle of collegiate success. It is the opportunity to gather together friends and family to commemorate years of hard work and the end of an important chapter in life. It is the first official return on the investment of time, money and willpower put into...

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Alum creates 3D sensors

Alum creates 3D sensors

Researchers at UTD are looking to nature to advance sensory technology through electronic whiskers. UTD alumnus Jonathan Reeder began working on the project in 2013 while completing his doctorate in materials science and engineering. The sensors, which resemble whiskers, are made of shape-memory polymers and change shape in response to...

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Graduate helps create nonprofit

Graduate helps create nonprofit

At 18 years old, Brooke Lopez was the youngest individual ever to run for Wylie City Council. Inspired to run by the murder of her high school friend and a desire to affect change in her community, she balanced her freshman year of college at UTD with her first political...

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Dallas becomes hub for esports

Dallas becomes hub for esports

Michael Sherman was already playing Riot Games’ “League of Legends” before he went to UTD in 2009. Though he said he didn’t consider himself a professional, he and a group of students played the game as a team competitively against other Texas universities such as UT Arlington and Texas A&M....

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UTD phases out Comet Careers for new platform

UTD phases out Comet Careers for new platform

The website formerly known as Comet Careers has been revamped and is now called Handshake, a new career services platform that provides the ability to book Career Center appointments, view personalized job listings and register for career fairs. Clint McClain, the Career Center’s technology and marketing coordinator, said Handshake is...

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Plano councilman sues city over recall

Plano councilman sues city over recall

A Plano City Council member is suing the city and city secretary to stop a recall election to end his term early in November due to an Islamophobic Facebook post he shared in February. Tom Harrison filed suit against the city on June 19 in the Fifth Court of Appeals...

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Grade distributions now accessible online

Grade distributions now accessible online

UTD students now have easier access to grade distributions for preceding semesters. The website, UTDGrades.com, allows users to search for grade data by course number or professor. Jeffrey Wang, a business administration freshman at UT Austin from McKinney, launched the service for the UTD community on July 6. The website...

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On-campus Papa John’s faces possible removal

On-campus Papa John’s faces possible removal

The Papa John’s Pizza location in Dining Hall West is facing removal after a report emerged alleging the company’s former CEO used a racial expletive during a conference call. The chain’s founder, John Schnatter, was removed as chairman of the board, and his image was taken off of advertisements on...

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Housing switches internet provider

Housing switches internet provider

For the third time in two years, campus housing has changed internet providers. The most recent transition, from UTD-sponsored internet – CometNet and TemocNet – to Apogee, began in May and ended June 15. Director of Housing Operations Kevin Kwiatkowski said the move was a joint decision by University Housing, the...

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University reaches funding milestone

University reaches funding milestone

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include additional information about the National Research University Fund and quotes from President Richard Benson. UTD recently reached what administration members say is a major step toward becoming a premier research university. The university announced on July 25 that it had qualified...

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