Alumnus held in federal custody now released under certain conditions

Alumnus held in federal custody now released under certain conditions

Chris Grider must remain in Texas, wear ankle monitor, maintain curfew

UTD alumnus Chris Grider recently attended a hearing to revoke detention charges due to his participation in the Capitol riots. As decided by U.S. Magistrate Susan Hightower, Grider is held under custody at Limestone Detention Center due to strong evidence depicting his role as an active participant in the Capitol...

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Denied from grad school? Here’s what you can do.

Denied from grad school? Here’s what you can do.

UTD administration breaks down how to appeal a grad school rejection

As graduate school decisions are released, appealing and reapplying for future cycles are the options available to students who are unsatisfied with denials. Dean of Graduate Education Juan Gonzálezsaid UTD has a decentralized graduate appeals system like other universities without a graduate school. This means that graduate appeals go directly...

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Beyond the CARES Act

Beyond the CARES Act

CRRSA: What it is, how to apply

The successor to the CARES Act – the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act – is available this semester for students financially impacted by COVID-19. Senior Director of Financial Aid Beth Tolan said that the CRRSA Act was enacted on Dec. 27,2020, as a federally funded need-based emergency award...

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COVID demographics: who’s getting sick on campus?

COVID demographics: who’s getting sick on campus?

Overview of COVID transmission at UTD this past year

Since lockdowns began – and as of March 6, 2021 – there have been a total of 676 reported cases of COVID-19 and one virus-related death among UTD-affiliated individuals. Now, with on-campus cases currently in decline, the university continues to focus on testing and keeping track of vaccinated Comets. Of...

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Match-tastrophe?

Match-tastrophe?

Over five hundred Comets registered for the ASU Match event, resulting in widespread technical difficulties

In anticipation of possibly connecting with someone new, hundreds of students anxiously refreshed their emails awaiting the results of their UTD Match questionnaire. The emails were sent out on Feb. 23, and matches were split into various categories including relationships, friends and mentors and mentees. Applicants received a WebEx link...

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Studying abroad…in Richardson

Studying abroad…in Richardson

Twenty-one new foreign exchange students are making the most of their semester at UTD

The Education Abroad exchange student program is regaining momentum as university proceedings begin returning to normal, with 21 new foreign exchange students choosing to attend UTD for the spring semester. While, according to the Education Abroad office, the program usually entertains almost 40 exchange students each spring, the current amount...

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