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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UTD extends spring break, moves to online classes

UTD extends spring break, moves to online classes

As a result of the spread of COVID-19, UTD has announced that classes will be canceled the week of March 23 while classes before then will continue as scheduled. Classes will resume online on March 30 and students will receive updates as to online lessons through their instructors. UTD’s COVID-19...

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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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Chartwells management, workers see improvements after last year’s concerns

On-campus dining services, provided by Chartwells Higher Education, have made improvements since last year’s reports concerning lack of food safety training and management misconduct. Kyle Claiborne, one of the new assistant directors of dining services, now conducts monthly food inspections for food safety and handling. Claiborne previously worked for EcoSure,...

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Game Review:  ‘Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem’

Game Review: ‘Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem’

Action role-playing dungeon crawler similar to ‘Diablo III’ leaves much to be desired desired “Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem” is a top- down dungeon crawler in the same style of the Diablo series. Like “Diablo” and games like “Path of Exile,” the main gameplay loop consists of delving into dungeons, defeating...

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Students Develop Patient Simulator

Students Develop Patient Simulator

AI models created to help train future healthcare professionals Joel Rizzo, a student programmer in the humans and synthetics lab, sits in front of a computer screen featuring an old man sitting on a hospital bed. Rizzo speaks to the virtual patient, gaining knowledge about the medical field through augmented...

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New Dance Floor in SU

New Dance Floor in SU

As the semester kicks into full swing, the Student Union is allowing Comets to kick and swing even more by providing a new dance floor. Registered student organizations and departments are able to request the dance floor for their events through their Electronic Management System accounts. Andrew Helgeson, assistant director...

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What is Historical Studies Research Like?

What is Historical Studies Research Like?

Letters, diary entries and photographs provide snapshots in time of people and places, serving as important resources for historians conducting research. However, how is that evidence studied and utilized by researchers? For Monica Rankin, associate professor of history and director of the UTD Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives, much of...

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Developing Discussions about Diversity

Developing Discussions about Diversity

Ambassador program aims to create dialogue about multicultural topics A new ambassador program was created to allow students to find a forum for conversations on diversity and learn about initiatives at other universities. The Multicultural Center has grown with UTD, and the Diversity Ambassadors Program, established spring 2019, aims to...

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