It’s time to stop crunch time

It’s time to stop crunch time

Crunch in the video game industry is unsustainable, needs to be phased out

As students enter the game industry, it is important that they recognize their responsibility in advocating for more sustainable industry labor practices. Every year ATEC enrolls upwards of 1,800 students in its various undergraduate and post-graduate programs. In a technology hub like Dallas, it is not surprising that many ATEC...

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‘To the moon’ with a Comet

‘To the moon’ with a Comet

Student invests in GameStop stock amidst internet frenzy

Bolstered by discussion within subreddit r/wallstreetbets, political science junior Eduardo Pasaret is one of a few UTD students who bought in early to the online insurgency against Wall Street. Pasaret sold the entirety of his $3000 stock market holdings in Tesla and other companies to invest in a declining GameStop...

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Provost appoints new NSM dean

Provost appoints new NSM dean

Increasing number of tenure track professors among priorities for David Hyndman

Following the departure of the former dean in January 2020, a new non-interim dean has been appointed to the school of Natural Sciences and Math. Appointed on Feb. 1, David Hyndman comes from Michigan State University, where he was a professor, academic advisor and hydrogeology researcher. Hyndman succeeds Associate Provost...

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And the band plays on…virtually

And the band plays on…virtually

UTD band, orchestra programs meet reduced enrollment requirements

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a variety of challenges to UTD’s art programs; however, the university’s band and orchestral ensembles – known collectively as the Comet Symfonique – have adapted and found a way to continue making music. The ensembles are among the few classes on campus continuing to regularly meet...

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Campus land enhancement: how far it’s come, where it’s going

Campus land enhancement: how far it’s come, where it’s going

UTD advances Phase III of the CLE Project

The UTD campus has had ongoing construction for over the past decade, and the pandemic has allowed the current construction to move at an accelerated pace – soon to result in the completed Rutford promenade and more newly-planted trees. The Campus Land Enhancement Project started in 2007 and is currently...

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The bobcat’s out of the bag

The bobcat’s out of the bag

Sustainability projects, low student traffic brings wildlife to campus

Two bobcats were spotted on campus in January, thought to be due in part to decreased traffic on campus and the biodiversity efforts of the Office of Sustainability. According to a photo posted on the Facilities & Economic Development website on Jan. 14, an adult bobcat and its kitten were...

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Coping with solitude

Coping with solitude

Quarantine leads individuals to return to comforting pastimes

Over the course of the past year, the majority of the population has dramatically increased leisure activities to cope with the pandemic. These trends relate to wider social issues amongst the populous and mental health problems in individuals. Google searches reveal what leisure activities have been on many people’s minds...

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From team manager to team player

From team manager to team player

Basketball team manager Donovan Williams joins roster

After serving as student manager on the men’s basketball team for the past three years, human resource management senior Donovan Williams was added to the roster as a guard in January. Williams tried out for the team during his freshman year, but due to the small size of the roster,...

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