Campus recognizes loss of BBS professor

Campus recognizes loss of BBS professor

Students and faculty in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences are mourning the loss of a longtime professor. Jack Birchfield, a BBS lecturer, passed away at the age of 61 on April 20. He is survived by his siblings Peggy Pirkle, Bonnie Parnell, Dennis Birchfield and Stephen Birchfield. Birchfield...

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Campus mourns loss of former student media advisor

Campus mourns loss of former student media advisor

Faculty and students both in library management and student media are mourning the loss of Misty Hawley, the communications manager for the library since 2013 and a former assistant director of student media. Hawley, who graduated from UTD with her Masters in emerging media and communication in 2013, died at...

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Campus survey addresses sexual assault climate

Campus survey addresses sexual assault climate

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication on 5/4/2015 SG provides support, hopes survey can fix Title IX policy confusion   The UTD criminology program has created and sent out a survey to all student emails to address the campus’ climate regarding sexual assault. Associate Professor...

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Police search

Police search

UTD Police are looking to identify the two individuals shown in the surveillance video below in connection to a criminal mischief charge related to the vandalism of the Muslim Student Association bulletin board in the Student Union. Anyone with information on the identity of these individuals is encouraged to contact...

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Residence Hall South residents experience flooding, evacuation

Residence Hall South residents experience flooding, evacuation

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. Students living in Residence Hall South were given an unwelcome surprise on Jan. 20 when a ceiling steam pipe burst, flooding the first floor and temporarily closing the building. The flooding, which occurred shortly after 1 p.m., also led to a...

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GOP candidates attend church forum in Plano

GOP candidates attend church forum in Plano

On Oct. 18, 2015, Republican presidential candidates gathered for the North Texas Presidential Forum at the Prestonwood Baptist Church. Candidates in attendance included Carly Fiorina, Senator Ted Cruz, former Senator Rick Santorum, former Governor Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson and former Governor Jeb Bush. The forum was facilitated by Jack Graham,...

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Campus Carry Town Hall Meeting addresses concerns, questions

A forum to gather input and inform attendees on legislation S.B. No. 11 was hosted on September 22 in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building. This legislation makes Texas the ninth state to allow concealed handgun license owners to carry concealed weapons on public university campuses. UTD faculty, staff...

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Who watches the watchmen?

Who watches the watchmen?

Editor’s note: This review contains major spoilers for “Go Set a Watchman.” People often conjure heroes when they need a role model to look up to. When those facades inevitably fade away in the cold light of reality, people begin to see their idols for who they really are. The...

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Brain storms

Brain storms

Sergeant Mike Rials felt as though he had lost purpose in life. He had burned several bridges with his friends and family and spent most of his time indoors. On his third deployment to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps, Rials was caught in a blast when a vehicle hit an...

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Gallery captures spirit of virgin

Gallery captures spirit of virgin

An outsider’s glimpse into a sacred holiday is showcased through photographer Lilly Albritton’s gallery, “¡Que Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!” Albritton, a UTD alumna who got her Ph.D. in Humanities-Aesthetic Studies, spent the last decade traveling across the American Southwest capturing the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe.  Her traveling...

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