Survey Explores How Students Consume News

Survey Explores How Students Consume News

There are many ways to engage with news, from reading physical newspapers to informal conversations with friends. A new Mercury survey revealed the ways in which UTD students consume and interact with the news. The 79 respondents made it clear that they care about the news: over 80% of respondents...

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Title IX Law Undergoes State, Federal Changes

Title IX Law Undergoes State, Federal Changes

Potential changes are coming to Title IX enforcement, from both the federal and state levels, including new federal guidelines from the Department of Education and state-mandated public reports on cases undertaken by a university’s Title IX office. Title IX guidelines are traditionally set by the Department of Education in “Dear...

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Freshman, Sophomore Gather Students to Communicate with Spirits

Freshman, Sophomore Gather Students to Communicate with Spirits

Curiosity and boredom propelled them to open a box that had not been opened in years. The box — a game of summoning spirits — was something that intrigued them, and in a dorm room, two students called spirits using their Ouija board.  Computer science freshman Jarod Shelton and sophomore...

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UTD Lab Unveils Saliva-based THC Test

UTD Lab Unveils Saliva-based THC Test

A team of UTD researchers has developed a sensor to test tetrahydrocannabinol levels in saliva. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that induces a “high” in users. Researchers in bioengineering professor Shalini Prasad’s  lab developed the biosensor as an accurate measuring tool to measure cannabis consumption. “(It) can...

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All in the Family

All in the Family

One look at Michael Farmer’s office door is all you need to discern that he is a professor in Chinese studies. With a Mao Ze Dong meme displayed prominently at eye-level, it’s clear to see that he is a man with a sense of fun too. Scanning among the other...

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