‘Mostly Duos’ promises to be another eclectic experience

The annual “Mostly Duos” concert brings uncommon classical music to the UTD Theatre’s stage at 8 p.m. on March 1. The program stays true to its tradition, presenting works that are fascinating, unusual and entertaining by Brahms, Kodaly, Martinu, Bolcom and Gershwin. University of Colorado pianist David Korevaar describes Brahms’...

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Incoming freshmen will have homes in Waterview’s Phase VIII B

Waterview’s construction of Phase VIII B aims to accommodate UTD’s growing freshman class before it bursts at the seams. Robert Lovitt, vice-president for business affairs, said the construction is scheduled for completion in early August 2004. The cost is estimated at $4 million and will increase Phase VIII’s capacity by...

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Guitarist wows crowd

Tension mounted outside of the Jonsson Performance Hall on Feb. 20 as music enthusiasts were turned away from a rapidly sold out performance by award winning guitarist Aliéksey Vianna. Vianna was warmly introduced by Dennis Kratz, dean of the School of Arts & Humanities, to an adoring crowd that included...

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Be mindful of world abroad

Spring Break, that wonderful waste of a week, is not an opportunity to take lightly. The decision in front of you (or behind you for those over-achievers) is a freedom most Americans take for granted. Many people in the world do not have the week of paradise you are about...

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Let’s abort this never-ending debate

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion more than 31 years ago. Now that same Roe, alias Norma McCorvey, is fighting to reopen the case in light of evidence that abortion may harm women. But the heated political debate regarding abortion is not really about which...

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Stuck for Spring Break There’s still time …

Spring Break Ski Trip: For the snow bunnies among you, take advantage of the newfound warmth and drive at least 12 hours to where it’s really cold! Your intrepid editors are themselves doing something of the sort. Having diligently published newspapers all year, we’re taking a week off to head...

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.500 at mid season, UTD men poised to challenge for playoffs

A .500 start (6-6) has the UTD men’s basketball team primed to make a challenge for the American Southwest Conference post-season as Eastern Division play resumes in mid-January. The Comets, who are 1-0 in divisional play after winning their only ASC East game to date (82-67 over UT-Tyler), opened a...

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Shame on you and your lack of spirit

When I saw a sign with arrows pointing to the poster-bearer’s nether regions inviting opposing players to “Chocktaw this,” I didn’t know whether to laugh or cock my head in sheer bewilderment. Ok, so maybe cock isn’t the best word choice here, but all the same. For the men’s basketball...

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Local author offers a unique religious perspective, story

Visiting UTD on the day after the debut of Mel Gibson’s controversial “Passion of the Christ,” one religious author with a unique perspective on the Jewish and Christian faiths said she was opting not to see the film. Mary Blye Howe, who grew up as a fundamentalist Baptist before converting...

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Shapleigh suggests overhaul

Sen. Eliot Shapleigh, D-El Paso, visited UTD on Feb. 7, attracting a diverse crowd of approximately 300 people to hear his proposal to overhaul the state’s method of funding public education. Shapleigh presented a series of arguments that ultimately amounted to a proposed 5 percent flat income tax, two-thirds of...

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