Palestinian dance group entertains campus with bimonthly performances

Palestinian dance group entertains campus with bimonthly performances

Once every two weeks, those on the Plinth witness a performance by a group of dancers linked at the elbows. For the dancers, it is more than just a spectacle — it is their attempt to immerse onlookers in their culture. The dabke, a dance form which lightens the mind and...

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Volleyball advances to third round of NCAA tourney

Volleyball advances to third round of NCAA tourney

UTD’s volleyball team advanced to the third round of the NCAA D-III Tournament for the first time after defeating no. 25 Hendrix College Warriors 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, 12-15). The Comets improved to 32-2 on the season after a close match that went five sets. A crowd of 595...

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Callier Center addition opens

Callier Center addition opens

The ceremonial ribbon cutting for the Callier Center Richardson addition was held on Nov. 3, officially beginning a new phase of instruction, research and clinical service in the center. Construction began in April 2015 to help meet the increased demand for communication disorder research and treatment, as well as to...

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University inaugurates President Richard Benson

University inaugurates President Richard Benson

UTD celebrated the inauguration of its fifth president, Richard Benson, on Oct. 27. Benson is the successor to David Daniel, who served as university president from 2005 to 2015. The UTD Brass Ensemble performed the processional and communications senior Matara Hitchcock sung the national anthem. Attendees included a number of...

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Chi Phi to cease operations while undergoing investigation of misconduct

Chi Phi to cease operations while undergoing investigation of misconduct

The UTD chapter of Chi Phi fraternity is undergoing investigation after the Dean of Students office received an anonymous report of misconduct. Dean of Students Amanda Smith said the report was referred to the office by Fraternity and Sorority Life on Oct. 19 and investigation began the morning of Oct....

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New tutoring space opens for engineering, computer science majors

New tutoring space opens for engineering, computer science majors

Clubs on campus helped put together a new space to assist upper-level engineering and computer science majors with their studies. Throughout the summer and this semester, the space, located in Synergy Park North, was renovated with new furniture, and is currently still working on getting more computers and software installed....

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Founder of Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies passed away

Founder of Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies passed away

Edward Ackerman, the founder of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UTD, passed away on Oct. 1 at the age of 88. He established the program for Holocaust studies 30 years ago. Director of the Ackerman Center Nils Roemer said Ackerman was passionate about Holocaust studies and promoting the...

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Assailant knocks out campus internet

Assailant knocks out campus internet

Two weeks ago an unknown assailant disrupted campus internet networks and the UTD website for unknown reasons, causing campus-wide intermittent internet outages. The Distributed Denial of Service attacks began occurring on Sept. 26 and continued until Oct. 1 for varying amounts of time. A DDoS attack occurs when a large...

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Arochi Trial: September 27

Arochi Trial: September 27

On Tuesday, Enrique Arochi, the man convicted of the aggravated kidnapping of UTD alumna Christina Morris, waived his right for a jury to decide his punishment. Judge Mark Rusch will decide his fate at a hearing on Friday. Before Arochi walked in, attorneys for both sides hustled in and out...

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Arochi Trial: September 21

Arochi Trial: September 21

Guilty or not guilty. For the better part of two weeks, those words have been on the minds of everyone watching the trial of Enrique Arochi, the man charged with the aggravated kidnapping of UTD alumna Christina Morris. On Sept. 21, after 17 hours of deliberation, a Collin County jury...

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