An illusion of transparency

An illusion of transparency

A week ago, I was listening to The Ben Shapiro Show, a conservative podcast. For those familiar with Shapiro’s sharp wit and rapid speech, it shouldn’t come as as a surprise when I say that I had to rewind to fully process something he said in passing.  In reference to...

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Rediscovering democracy

It seems to me that more and more, we have come to expect less and less of each other. It’s a phrase from one of my favorite TV shows, but increasingly, it no longer seems like the stuff of melodrama. It is far from unrealistic to say that American politics...

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Men’s cross country takes first league title

The men’s cross country team was named the 2018 ASC champion at a tournament hosted by McMurry University on Oct. 27 for the first time in program history. Previously, the men’s team had finished second in both the 2016 and 2017 seasons. 127 runners participated, with members of the men’s...

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Former men’s soccer coach inducted into Hall of Honors

Former men’s soccer coach inducted into Hall of Honors

A former head coach of the UTD men’s soccer team has been inducted into the UTD Athletics Hall of Honors, marking the first time in program history that a head coach has received the honor.  Jack Peel, who retired from coaching the men’s soccer team in 2013 after a 15-year...

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Athletics celebrates 20th anniversary

Athletics celebrates 20th anniversary

Since the athletics department first opened its doors in 1998, the number of teams fielded has grown from just three to 14, including a new coed esports team. When UTD was accepted into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and American Southwest Conference in 1998, the basketball and soccer...

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Golf team hopeful for spring semester

Golf team hopeful for spring semester

The golf teams’ fall seasons started and ended positively in anticipation of the upcoming spring term, despite rain hurting performance midway through the fall semester.  The season opened with both teams playing games primarily out of state, though some were canceled because of the weather. The fall session is shorter...

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Student promotes LGBTQ+ visibility

Student promotes LGBTQ+ visibility

After a summer spent in India, international political economy sophomore Julie Le was inspired to organize a photo shoot focused on LGBTQ+ Asian Americans. “In America, I identify as a queer Vietnamese female, but in India, people cannot do that without risking their livelihood. I thought about that for a...

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Alum finds calling in acting

Alum finds calling in acting

Ever since he won a contest to be featured in a Super Bowl commercial, one UTD alum has starred in several aired television commercials and web series. Neuroscience graduate Anil Sankaramanchi began college aiming for a career in either patient care or research. He said he eventually realized his calling...

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Graduate directs school for kids

Graduate directs school for kids

A few miles north of campus, a UTD alumna founded a private school centered around discussion-based learning. The school is now celebrating its five-year anniversary. Attending UTD during her junior and senior years, Jill Guthrie, who graduated with a B.A. in 1985, heavily participated in psychology and neuroscience research. Though...

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Comets compost to curb food waste

Comets compost to curb food waste

Students residing in on-campus apartments can now join a composting program to learn about reducing food waste. Members of the Green Initiative of Student Government partnered with several on-campus departments such as the Office of Sustainability as well as external groups to launch the Comet Composting program. The program provides...

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