Two $15K plasma TVs stolen from ECS South

Two plasma television sets, valued at $15,000 each, were reportedly stolen from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science South building in separate thefts in late March, according to UTD police. The first of the two sets, which were used to display School of EECS information in the rotunda area on...

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DART bursts public transportation balloon

Gone are the days when we could count on a big yellow DART bus trundling down Rutford Drive. During a March 23 DART board meeting, the final axe fell on route 358. Due to low ridership, instead of modifying the route or asking students where they’d like to go, DART...

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Radio UTD rocks the Internet

From a small room in the catacombs of the ECSN building, Radio UTD opened its first webcasting stream to the Internet world Feb. 1, 2003. Since then the station, which can be heard at radio.utdallas.edu, has steadily increased listenership, staged its own outdoor concert and grown an impressive library of...

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Marriage not as sacrosanct as we think

Since the gay marriage debate first heated up, much has been said about preserving the supposed “sanctity” of marriage. However, with a society that watches The Bachelor rabidly and is rife with incidences of marital infidelity, one must wonder if marriage, at least as we know it these days, is...

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Baseballers hit 20-win mark

The UTD baseball team eclipsed the 20-win mark, going 7-1 in its last eight games thanks to several impressive individual and team performances. During that span, the Comets went on a six-game win streak – their second longest of the season – and improved to 20-3, 7-2 in the conference....

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Waterview noise policy unfair

On St. Patrick’s Day evening, my roommates and I threw a memorable (and noticeable) party from our Phase 8 apartment balcony. Many residents – some curious, others irritated – came out to see what was occurring. Forty minutes passed before three UTD police arrived. Obviously, this “event” was sanctioned by...

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Softball opens conference play

With an 8-2 conference record, the UTD softball team is primed for a run at the American Southwest Conference East division top spot. Through 10 games the Comets are batting .357 and have a team ERA of 0.95. They have outscored opponents 55-15 during this span. The team squared off...

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Walzel rocks the bassoon

Resident Dallas Symphony bassoonist Scott Walzel and pianist Steve Harlos gave new meaning to the concept of a bassoon recital March 21 by performing a repertoire that was a step beyond the wind instrument’s traditional supporting role. Walzel adapted songs for solo performance with such forbidding titles as “Sonata in...

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Big Concert is huge success

The Big Concert was a fabulous success story – SUAAB’s tireless efforts transformed the Activity Center into a great venue for headliners Blue October and Bowling For Soup, bringing more than 1,500 concertgoers to the quiet little UTD campus March 25. “It was great,” said Stella Mulberry, Student Union Activities...

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Doctoral grads will wear a new robe

Doctoral graduates this spring will look a little brighter, not because of their IQ, but because of their redesigned gowns. A group led by the graduate dean’s office has revamped the robe worn by the doctoral candidates at commencement ceremonies. “We wanted to move from a more traditional black gown...

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