International Self-Isolation

International Self-Isolation

How to stay grounded in a foreign country during COVID-19 The novel coronavirus has disrupted the lives of billions and sent strong economies crashing. There are several challenges that international students in particular face during this pandemic. Yet, there are resources available for international students still on campus that we,...

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Pre-medical, pre-law advisors weigh in on credit/no credit grading

Pre-medical, pre-law advisors weigh in on credit/no credit grading

UTD recently announced that undergraduate students have the option to consider credit/no credit grading for their spring 2020 classes. Students considering medical or law school face a dilemma to take CR/NC or have a lower GPA. Under the CR/NC option, students must earn a C or better in a class...

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Helping Hands for Healthy Eating

Helping Hands for Healthy Eating

Students, university step up to support community during pandemic As UTD shelters in place, students have formed a mutual aid group to ensure their peers get the support they need, and university volunteers stepped up to help the local community. International political economy senior Sarah Whipple started a Facebook group...

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COVID-19 affects study abroad programs

Watch our video interview with one student who was stuck in Spain when President Trump’s European travel ban went into effect and UTD ended its study abroad programs

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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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