RHET 1101 gets revamping

The Freshman Year Experience (FYE) movement is coming to UTD, but instead of a march on campus it will arrive in the form of the revamped Rhetoric 1101 course. “I’ve been chomping at the bit to get this program,” said Cynthia Jenkins, director of undergraduate advising. “I want to create...

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Letters to the Editor – June 7

<strong>Inefficient lawn wateringon campus</strong> I’m writing to call attention to a problem I see on campus that is particularly serious during the summertime. Sprinklers are all over UTD and although watering our grass makes the campus more beautiful and helps minimize fire danger during the summertime, watering the grass (and...

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‘Nova’ performance inspires despite minimal music program

UTD performances are often satisfactory but uninspiring, however “Musica Nova: Music of Five Centuries” was refreshingly phenomenal. The venue was full even though all classes were over. The reputation of the performance no doubt preceded it, and the Jonsson Performance Hall was full of sincere patrons May 1. Robert Rodriguez,...

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Presidential search may end in September

UTD may have a new president as early as September, just less than a year after President Franklyn Jenifer’s resignation last October, according to search committee members. While the search committee is still narrowing down nominees, the committee’s timetable calls for interviews at DFW airport in August. The committee then...

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Seven softballers selected

One may be an All-American. Two were selected for the division’s top All-Star team. Seven netted postseason honors. As much as softball is a team sport, UTD’s silver medal-winning squad counted time and time again on its big players to make big plays. Sophomore second baseman Sarah Ardlt headlines the...

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More teachers does not equal more certificates

The Texas State Board of Educational Certification has created a plan to issue temporary teaching certificates to anyone who can pass its test. The new bill allows anyone to teach in the classroom, provided the individual can pass a criminal records check and holds a bachelor’s degree. Many would argue...

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My two cents

Testing, testing, hello … is this thing on? It has been one wild and crazy end to the softball and baseball seasons – so let’s get to it. UTD’s softball ladies were crowned second place in the world after dropping the championship game to East Texas Baptist (ETBU). And yes,...

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Baseball team fields 10 awards

When you storm through an entire season, winning more than 80 percent of your games like the Comet baseball team did, people stop and take notice. Among those who did were the American Southwest Conference (ASC) coaches – the very same ones who witnessed their teams’ destructions at the hands...

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Student Life shuffles responsibilities

In the wake of Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Sias’ late April departure to assume the presidency at Kentucky State University, several Student Life administrators have reorganized job responsibilities to fill her shoes. Although students won’t see any immediate changes to services offered, administrators hope the move will reap...

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