De-densification extended

Courses will meet under modified procedures for two additional weeks

After evaluating the state of COVID-19 in North Texas, UTD President Richard Benson has decided to extend classroom de-densification protocols to Sept. 24. The decision came with knowledge that positivity rates of both proactive testing and active cases are less than 1% of UTD’s population. The de-densification measures themselves are...

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Food Truck Time

Food Truck Time

Restaurants-on-wheels like Eggstand and Bobaddiction are excited to be back regularly serving Comets outside the Student Union

After a year-and-a-half hiatus, food trucks are back on campus! If you see a crowd gathered outside the Student Union between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on a weekday, they’re probably getting lunch from the day’s lineup of food truck partners. With 11 different trucks on rotation, food options range from egg...

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Program turns anybody into developers

Program turns anybody into developers UTD partners with Fullstack Academy to host coding bootcamp in DFW

UTD is partnering with Fullstack Academy to create bootcamps that teach students technical skills. Fullstack Academy, a tech-immersion program based in New York, reached out to UTD expressing interest in partnering with the University. Department Head of Electrical & Computer Engineering Lawrence Overzet offered to collaborate with the Academy because...

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Meet your Student Government Judicial Board

Meet your Student Government Judicial Board

Josh Babu | Neuroscience Junior (Not pictured) “Academic Affairs will be focused on making this new school year as accessible as possible so as many students are on campus for the first time in a long time or ever. We want to make this academic transition as kind and conscious...

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Emergency Relief Fund reupped

Emergency Relief Fund reupped

UTD makes relief fund accessible independent of COVID

After a change in its primary funding mechanism, UTD’s Emergency Support Fund (ESF) is still available for students seeking financial assistance. Created during the peak of the pandemic in 2020, the grant started within the Division of Student Affairs in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office and the Bursar’s Office....

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Sweet sweat sensors

Sweet sweat sensors

New technology pending clinical approval can diagnose viral infection

A UTD research team recently created sweat sensors that detect the body’s immune response to viral infections. With funding from the North Texas-based company EnLiSense, UTD scientists in 2018 wanted to develop a non-invasive device that would detect and alert if a person was exposed to the Influenza virus. UTD...

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Fire near campus

Fire near campus

Nobody is harmed in apparent grilling mishap south of campus

A house close to campus near Huntington Drive caught fire on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 4. Firefighters arrived on scene at approximately 8:30 p.m. and attempted to contain the damage; roughly four fire trucks, as well as electrical emergency services and other emergency vehicles, were present. The fire was...

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UTD issues statement on JSOM email mishap

UTD issues statement on JSOM email mishap

An email containing student information was accidentally sent to the JSOM undergraduate mailing list by Project Manager Edwin Van Der Vliilst at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9/1. The email, which was removed from students’ inboxes early Thursday morning, appears to have been the result of a typo in...

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Vax for cash

Vax for cash

UTD announces vaccine incentive program, reinstates COVID testing

Alongside several policy changes for the upcoming semester, UTD will be implementing two COVID-related programs to ensure student safety. One of those programs might look familiar to students who lived on campus last semester: UTD has reinstated the return-to-campus testing policy, requiring all members of the campus community to be...

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Town Hall Takeaways

Town Hall Takeaways

University reveals new academic, housing and auxiliary policies for upcoming semester

Following a year of remote learning due to COVID-19, UTD is implementing changes across the University for Comets coming back to campus this fall. All areas of campus are now open at full capacity, with the Activity Center also open for guests and community members. Vice President for Student Affairs...

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