New budget to be released

Despite last semester’s tuition hike, UTD’s $106 million budget for the 2005 fiscal year is a “scrimp and save” budget – that will require the reallocating funds from administrative sectors to academic departments. Dubbing it the “keep hope alive” budget, Hobson Wildenthal, executive vice president for academic affairs, says the...

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Tracy named top prof

Engaging, dynamic and passionate are the three most frequently used words to describe Paul Tracy, UTD’s teacher of the year. “Dr. Tracy is a great teacher because he takes the time to listen to you and he acts more like an advisor than a teacher,” said one of his students,...

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Meteor theater brings major films to campus

They’re bringing new, hip movies to viewers like you, at a location near you. It’s the movie theater on campus – the Meteor Theater. The grand opening April 8-9 featured “The School of Rock.” “We figured that college students go to movies anyway. What if we could get them to...

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Postcard from: Chile

VALPARAISO, CHILE – Estimados Amigos, What you see in the picture is “The Jewel of the Pacific”- the city of Valparaiso, nestled on the Chilean coast between the coastal mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. This city was one stop in a journey that has taken me through the Latin...

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VP highlights SGA’s accomplishments

Ryan Davidson and I, SGA President and Vice-President for the 2003-2004 year, would like to thank you for a rewarding, though often difficult year. We’ve tried our best to offer strong government, and we wanted to end our term by letting you know where Student Government stands on some issues...

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Ooze having fun now

Mud caked his face and oozed between his fingers. His shoes were invisible beneath a layer of brown slime. His clothes were stained beyond recognition. But undeclared junior Justin George was just getting started. George – one of almost 200 students and faculty who played in the Oozeball tournament April...

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M Project falls flat

In a graceless and gimmicky modern dance recital at the University Theatre April 9, the ‘M Project & Friends’ show failed to meet expectations. The M project, established by UTD’s dance faculty and headed by Micki Saba and Michele Hanlon, included UTD dance students – seven of whom performed. The...

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UTD changes drop policy

Next fall, dropping a class won’t be so easy. The current drop policy allows students to drop classes with a “W” on their transcript until the 14th week, but the new policy won’t allow any drops for academic reasons after the ninth week of class. “It’s going to be a...

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Women’s Center promotes celebration and awareness

The Galerstein Women’s Center has ended the semester with a full calendar of events from art films to self-defense to seminars promoting social awareness. “Tai Chi With Yvonne!” began March 22 and continued with seven weekly sessions throughout the month of April. Tai Chi, a Chinese system of physical exercises...

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DI teams go global after win

Multiple teams, workshops and general meetings mixed with hard work and maximum effort were the right ingredients for success in for UTD’s Destination Imagination (DI) teams this year. “Our team building skills really paid off. DI is a lot of fun but it also entails much hard work and dedication,”...

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