Texas Passes Law Against Unsolicited Lewd Photos

Texas Passes Law Against Unsolicited Lewd Photos

Offense becomes misdemeanor under new law, carries up to $500 fine A Texas law was passed this month outlawing sending unsolicited lewd photos electronically, but has the potential to be challenged and ruled as unconstitutional.  The new law, which took effect on Sept. 1, classifies the electronic transfer of unsolicited...

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Speaking Out on Abortion

Speaking Out on Abortion

Comets for the Preborn demonstration sparks counter-protests from pro-choice organizations A recent protest from campus organization Comets for the Preborn ended in a counter-protest, chants and one student getting handcuffed. On Sept. 9, the pro-life organization Comets for the Preborn gathered in the Chess Plaza donning graphic imagery of aborted...

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Faculty Tribunal Finds No    Evidence of Fraud in JAL Scandal

Faculty Tribunal Finds No Evidence of Fraud in JAL Scandal

Criminology professors move forward with lawsuit citing privacy law violations Following a two-day faculty tribunal hearing which found no evidence of fraud, university president Richard Benson decided not to terminate two professors accused of academic misconduct. The professors are now seeking legal action against the university citing a violation of...

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50 Years of UTD

50 Years of UTD

“We are not the MIT of the plains, nor do we seek to be. We are a great university. We are the University of Texas at Dallas.” – Theresa Oriabure, Commencement 1992 Fifty years ago, UTD was nothing more than a small center for research and education. Forget undergraduate classes,...

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Construction Begins on Student Union Eateries

Construction Begins on Student Union Eateries

New restaurants to open in Fall 2019 include Firehouse Subs, Halal Shack UTD will be replacing three of its dining locations with new options. Subway, Ben and Jerry’s and Za’tar will be replaced by Firehouse Subs, Smoothie King and Halal Shack respectively. UTD director of Auxiliary Services Carrie Chutes said...

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Email Scams Target Campus Community

Email Scams Target Campus Community

New security measures include upgraded filtering software, incorporating two-factor authentication In the past month, multiple posts have been made by students on the UTD subreddit about scam emails offering prestigious job opportunities and linking to suspicious websites. University officials said that the messages were linked to compromised university emails, and...

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Student Starts Online Petition for Temoc Statue

Student Starts Online Petition for Temoc Statue

This June, a student started an online petition to create a statue of Temoc on the roundabout at the campus main entrance. The petition has since amassed over 460 signatures.  Eric Aaberg, a business administration sophomore, said he first thought of having a Temoc statue after noticing the emptiness of...

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“Maybe those killings wouldn’t have happened.”

Former worker details history of aggression after ex-Chartwells employee charged with murder After a former Chartwells employee was charged with two counts of murder in early June, a former student worker has come forward with allegations of physical and sexual harassment as well as drug abuse in the workplace. Dallas...

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University  students,  faculty  gather  in  Dallas  to  celebrate PRIDE

University students, faculty gather in Dallas to celebrate PRIDE

This month, members of various LGBTQ organizations at UTD participated in the Dallas Pride parade for a third consecutive year.  UTD’s participation in the June 2 event was organized by the Galerstein Gender Center and represented by QuTD, the university’s LGBTQ employee resource group. Matt Winser-Johns, the assistant director of...

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Student workers voice confusion over sexual misconduct reporting

Student workers voice confusion over sexual misconduct reporting

In the aftermath of allegations of sexual harassment and managerial misconduct by Chartwells managers, faculty and student leaders raised questions about mandated reporting of sexual misconduct and the responsibility to respond to such allegations.  Certain students, such as those elected to Student Government, are also considered “responsible employees” and are...

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