Clark Summer Research Program canceled amid COVID-19 concerns

Clark Summer Research Program canceled amid COVID-19 concerns

The Clark Summer Research Program has been canceled due to COVID-19. However, students who applied this year will be able to apply the following year.  The program allows a group of incoming freshmen to participate in research groups the summer before their first year. Approximately 70 students are chosen, and...

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UTD moves summer classes online

UTD moves summer classes online

The university released a statement on April 3 announcing that all summer classes will be administered online.  UTD President Richard Benson said in an email statement that the university will be conducting all summer classes online due to stay-at-home recommendations that are expected to remain until further notice. Until the...

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Six Feet Apart

Six Feet Apart

Heeding social distancing and other ways to save the world The new strain of coronavirus has rapidly spread worldwide — blurring the line between irrational panic and rational caution. Empty aisles line grocery stores as fearful stockpiling of toilet paper and water persists. Several states have declared states of emergency...

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UTD allows students to opt in to pass/fail grading

UTD allows students to opt in to pass/fail grading

University provides sweeping changes to academic deadlines, policies in response to COVID-19 outbreak In light of changing circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic, the university has extended the deadline to opt in to Pass/Fail and Credit/No Credit grading for spring 2020. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Inga Musselman...

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UT System postpones commencement, requires students to leave residence halls

UT System postpones commencement, requires students to leave residence halls

Students without alternative housing options will be accommodated on case-by-case basis Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect new guidance from University Housing In a letter addressed to UT System’s academic presidents, Chancellor James Milliken laid out the system’s next steps to address the coronavirus pandemic. The steps...

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UTD extends spring break, moves to online classes

UTD extends spring break, moves to online classes

As a result of the spread of COVID-19, UTD has announced that classes will be canceled the week of March 23 while classes before then will continue as scheduled. Classes will resume online on March 30 and students will receive updates as to online lessons through their instructors. UTD’s COVID-19...

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Students launch petition, UTD suspends mandatory attendance in response to coronavirus

Students launch petition, UTD suspends mandatory attendance in response to coronavirus

Petition to move to online classes receives over 13,000 signatures, university says there are no plans to close campus UTD students are taking matters into their own hands after several cases of the novel coronavirus strain were reported in Dallas and Collin County. A Frisco man tested positive for the...

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New Coronavirus Not Major Threat to Students

New Coronavirus Not Major Threat to Students

Recent reports estimate over 34,000 cases of coronavirus worldwide, with 0.0003% of those cases in the U.S. Despite the low case rate, media coverage of the virus has sparked nationwide concern. Coronavirus refers to a family of viruses usually found in animals that are also responsible for the common cold....

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