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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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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UTD Choir Holds Concert at US-Mexico Border

UTD Choir Holds Concert at US-Mexico Border

Performance promotes healing through music following 2019 El Paso shooting Standing shoulder to shoulder, singing out the last few notes of “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” the singers varying in their ages, backgrounds, languages and nationalities conveyed a message of unity and support. From Jan. 18-19, Jonathan Palant —...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

Deaf America’s Got Talent finalist rehearses, performs with UTD choir For singer and songwriter Mandy Harvey, all her music holds a special, personal meaning for her — not in the least because she can’t hear it. As an up-and-coming vocal and music education major at Colorado State University, the future...

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Tech Bans in Classes May Impede Learning

Tech Bans in Classes May Impede Learning

Majority of students surveyed use electronic devices to take notes Walk into any campus classroom and you’re bound to see seats filled with students and desks filled with laptops or tablets for note-taking. But what happens when professors ban those devices? For Ameera Fatima, a business administration sophomore, a typical...

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Student App Helps Keep Track of UTD Events

Student App Helps Keep Track of UTD Events

Application to scan posters, add items to calendar Navigating the galaxies of campus activities, events and clubs can be dizzying. That’s why four computer science freshmen set out to make charting the course a little easier for Comets. Khalid Hossain, Cady Baltz, Christina Abraham and Supratik Pochampally recently placed second...

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Changes to AES Awards Met with Unhappiness

Changes to AES Awards Met with Unhappiness

Previous merit scholarship tiers abolished due to university growth, increasing SAT/ACT scores Despite confusion and unhappiness from prospective students following a change in Academic Excellence Scholarships, university officials maintain that UTD is committed to financial merit awards. Several prospective students posted on the UTD subreddit on mid-December as AES awards...

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Title IX Law Undergoes State, Federal Changes

Title IX Law Undergoes State, Federal Changes

Potential changes are coming to Title IX enforcement, from both the federal and state levels, including new federal guidelines from the Department of Education and state-mandated public reports on cases undertaken by a university’s Title IX office. Title IX guidelines are traditionally set by the Department of Education in “Dear...

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