UTD lags behind in languages

UTD lags behind in languages

Despite the benefits of learning a new language, UTD students do not have the option of majoring or minoring in a foreign language. Research from Rosetta Stone concluded that people who speak a second language make on average $10,000 more per year compared to people who only speak English. Dennis...

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Dining hall needs better food, sanitation

Dining hall needs better food, sanitation

This story has been corrected since its original publication. Eating at Dining Hall West has not been a positive experience for every student, especially for freshmen such as myself living in University Commons. A common fear of college freshmen, aside from failing classes or going broke, is gaining the “Freshman...

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UTD lab to assess state of LGBT rights in Texas

UTD lab to assess state of LGBT rights in Texas

A research lab on campus will conduct the first state-wide needs assessment of the LGBT community to provide sampling data for the state of Texas to determine if LBGT rights are being recognized and what the state can do to address the deficiencies. Professors Richard Scotch and Kara Sutton were...

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Staff reminisce about recently deceased UTD employee

Staff reminisce about recently deceased UTD employee

John George, a Garland native who worked in the UTD print and copy services for 21 years, passed away at 39 on Jan. 20. His family, coworkers and friends reflected on the unexpected loss and what he meant to them. Chris Rench, assistant director of print services and George’s supervisor,...

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Non-profit to combat cycle of poverty

Non-profit to combat cycle of poverty

A 15-year-old boy roams the streets of a new country. His future looks hopeful, considering he just fled his home in Vietnam after witnessing the devastation of war. Little does he know he’ll be given something that children in his country don’t recognize as a right, but rather as a...

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New club engineers equality

New club engineers equality

Female engineering students will have an opportunity to gain valuable industry experience through a mentorship club founded by a UTD student. Jeanie Aird, a mechanical engineering junior, started Women Mentoring Women in Engineering after noticing how women are disadvantaged in the engineering workplace. According to the Society of Women Engineers,...

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SG, LGBTQ clubs look at proposed Texas law

SG, LGBTQ clubs look at proposed Texas law

Texas Republican Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have unveiled a “bathroom bill” in the Texas Legislature which forces individuals to use the bathroom corresponding the the gender on their birth certificate and creates harsher punishments for crimes committed in bathrooms. The bill covers government buildings and specifically...

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