DACA students fearful after recent ICE raids

DACA students fearful after recent ICE raids

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that began in early February in Dallas, as well as other major cities in Texas, have raised concern among DACA students on campus. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an immigration policy introduced during the Obama administration that gives certain undocumented immigrants, who came...

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Northside’s Phase 2 under construction

Northside’s Phase 2 under construction

UTD students can expect more housing options in 2018 as construction begins on the second phase of Northside. Northside is the luxury apartment complex located adjacent to UTD on Northside Boulevard, whose first phase was completed in fall 2016. The timeline for the second phase began in early February and...

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‘A Need for Awareness’

‘A Need for Awareness’

As her dream of becoming a Dallas Stars dancer drew closer, Hayley Briscoe found herself spending more time in a studio surrounded by mirrors. Her reflection seemed to mock her from all angles, and she eventually succumbed to the pressure. Years of battling a range of eating disorders took a...

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New political club to encourage student involvement in elections

New political club to encourage student involvement in elections

A chapter of Texas Rising, a nonpartisan group that advocates for more progressive policy and participation from college students in local elections, was established on campus this semester. Computer science junior Christian Briggs helped   the UTD chapter of Texas Rising from the parent organization Texas Freedom Network, a nonprofit...

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Marching for progress

Marching for progress

A month ago, the Women’s March on Washington amassed over one million marchers in D.C. and over five million protestors worldwide. In the event’s aftermath, feminist students and professors on campus are left figuring out how to take that energy and apply it to activism moving forward. Annelise Heinz, an...

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CentralTrak closed indefinitely

CentralTrak closed indefinitely

CentralTrak, UTD’s artist residency program, is closing after nine years of housing students and international creatives. Administrators and directors on campus are working toward establishing a similar program that will fill the void left by the closure. The program provided a living space for four artists who had the ability...

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On the spectrum

On the spectrum

Jennifer Partin was on her shift looking after children when she saw a young boy with autism grabbed and forced to make eye contact with another worker. “I wanted to say something, but I was just a lowly respite worker,” she said. “Every now and then I get pessimistic, so...

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Students, administration respond to Trump’s immigration executive order

Students, administration respond to Trump’s immigration executive order

This story has been corrected since its original publication. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 that denied admission to nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries for 90 days — even those who held green cards. On Feb. 3, a federal district court in Seattle temporarily suspended the...

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Chi Phi fraternity put on deferred suspension for hazing

Chi Phi fraternity put on deferred suspension for hazing

This story has been corrected since its original publication. The disciplinary committee and Office of Community Standards and Conduct found Chi Phi responsible for hazing that occurred at a party off campus. The fraternity has been placed on deferred suspension until 2021. The investigation began Oct. 17, four days after...

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Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

University officials and student organization leaders hosted a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the Student Services Building Addition on Feb. 2. The addition is 68,000 square feet and contains a 530-seat auditorium, open study spaces, a “Grab and Go” food location and a gaming wall. Calvin Jamison,...

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