Upper-division credit requirement to be lowered

Upper-division credit requirement to be lowered

The change will take effect after two years on the docket

The minimum upper-division credit required for graduation will be lowered from 51 credit hours to 45 starting in fall 2023. The push to lower upper-division credit requirements started two years ago. The academic senate gathered on Jan. 26 and approved administrative legislation that allows for the required credit hours for...

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The academic war on artificial intelligence

The academic war on artificial intelligence

Programs like ChatGPT may change education forever

The rise of artificial intelligence is sparking discussion between educators about how to proceed in the classroom — work with AI or against it? ChatGPT, the newest trending AI chatbot, restarted the controversy over AI in education. Reaching 1 million users in its first five days ChatGPT is a language...

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Comets help fellow students plan their degrees with Nebula Labs

Comets help fellow students plan their degrees with Nebula Labs

Following its beta release in fall 2022, Nebula Planner, an interactive degree planner that supports any combination of degree plans, hopes to launch its full release later this semester. The Nebula Planner is an initiative by Nebula Labs, a former project from the Association for Computing Machinery’s engineering division (ACM)....

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Museum shows legacy of Jim Crow

Museum shows legacy of Jim Crow

The Shotgun House tracks the evolution of the prominent Black community in Dallas

The Jim Crow exhibit in Old City Park is open until Feb. 23, revealing the history behind the pre-gentrified Black community of Dallas. Old City Park houses a collection of historic houses, including the Shotgun House, where the exhibit is located. The exhibit was developed under Assistant Professor of History...

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UTD student, cofounder and CEO of tech startup helping drivers save gas

UTD student, cofounder and CEO of tech startup helping drivers save gas

Since its inception, the route optimization system has saved users from driving approximately 600,000 miles

Junior computer science major Tom Vazhekatt balances a full college workload along with being the cofounder and CEO of his startup route optimization company, Routora, ambitiously taking on a route that propels his career and education. Vazhekatt launched Routora on March 30, 2022. The business’s primary goal is decreasing the...

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Accessibility promises, mandated senator meetings and advisory council report

Accessibility promises, mandated senator meetings and advisory council report

Accessibility Resolution In their most recent senate meeting, Student Government (SG) passed a resolution emphasizing the shortcomings of accessible infrastructure on campus. Examples discussed included lack of sufficient accessible parking, braille signage and poorly maintained infrastructure. The resolution aims to allocate SG efforts to advocate for the betterment of accessible...

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Semiconductor institute projects 5,000 new jobs

UTD engineering students will benefit from partnership

UTD has opened the North Texas Semiconductor Institute (NTxSI), which will provide job support for students in preparation for the fastest growing industry in DFW. Semiconductors are one of the most valuable commodities in the modern world. These materials are fabricated into transistors and integrated circuits, producing technology required for...

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UTD chess team takes home plaque from KCF cup

UTD chess team takes home plaque from KCF cup

The UTD chess team held its ground and secured a win at the third Annual Kasparov Chess Federation University Cup. UTD competed at the online international tournament from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5 with four teams — UTD A, B, C and D. Each team was categorized based on its...

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