Dallas faces rise in domestic violence cases during shelter-in-place policies

Dallas faces rise in domestic violence cases during shelter-in-place policies

UTD faculty and staff discuss signs of abuse, resources of support for victims

Following the first wave of COVID-19 in the U.S. and the subsequent period of social distancing, an increase in cases of domestic violence has been observed across the country. In light of that, UTD faculty and staff shared their opinions on resources available through the university for students facing domestic...

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What does the fight for civil rights look like in 2020?

What does the fight for civil rights look like in 2020?

Professors discuss historical precedent in demands for police reform, social media effects on Black Lives Matter movement

After the events surrounding George Floyd’s death and the subsequent protests that erupted in nearly all states across the nation, the Black Lives Matter movement has taken the world by storm. People have gathered to protest and express solidarity not only in the U.S., but in the U.K, Hong Kong...

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Designing flexible, effective virtual courses

Designing flexible, effective virtual courses

Faculty, staff becoming accustomed to summer online classes

As online classes continue into the summer semester, professors are learning to make adjustments to online schooling. Based on feedback from students and faculty about online classes, associate provost Paul Diehl said issues tended to arise from a lack of accessibility. In addition to already existing accommodations, he said he...

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A community that CARES

A community that CARES

Students can apply for money allocated by CARES Act, Student Emergency Fund

The CARES Act and two student emergency funds are major sources of financial aid to UTD students struggling financially during this time. The CARES Act — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — was signed into law on March 27 in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19....

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Are you looking after yourself?

Are you looking after yourself?

Five ways to stay motivated amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis, as well as the eruption of Black Lives Matter protests, have made the world feel on the brink of oblivion. In such challenging times, it can feel nearly impossible to stay motivated, especially for college students who rely on peers, faculty and campus services for mental health...

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Different country, different plan

Different country, different plan

How American culture prevents us from using Sweden’s COVID-19 strategy

In light of a worldwide crisis, it seems that a non-living organism has effectively exposed the fundamental flaws in our government more than ever before. Across the Atlantic, Sweden has taken a much different initial approach to combating the virus. However, is the stratagem effective and should we adopt this...

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Contrarian Creativity

Contrarian Creativity

‘Originals’ advice on how to be different is anything but original

Obstacles in life are often unexpected — especially lately. Scrambling for opportunities, something to do, many have found themselves stuck competing for an internship after summer plans were cancelled. But when you’re stuck in limbo, in the same position as everyone else, how do you stand out? In his novel...

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Guarding against Vanguard

Guarding against Vanguard

Why we shouldn’t allow boot-up drivers for anti-cheats

Riot Games’ “Valorant” has been stealing the hearts of gamers on the FPS scene, with thousands of players even before its official launch. But is it stealing your personal data as well? Ultimately, it comes down to a trade-off of privacy and security, and there are better alternatives to consider....

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