Debate camp transitions online

Debate camp transitions online

Camp leadership navigates software to shift workshops to remote format Despite being miles apart, students discuss strategy in separate virtual rooms for one round of a debate competition. This is how students will practice debate this summer at the Mean Green Comet Debate Institute, which is transitioning to an online...

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Changes to JSOM community service requirement

Changes to JSOM community service requirement

Social entrepreneurship class moves online, alternatives offered on case-by-case basis JSOM has a community service requirement that requires students to either complete 100 hours of service or take a social entrepreneurship class; but because of COVID-19, opportunities to volunteer onsite have decreased, and the class has had to transition. In...

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Archer fellowship moves online

Archer fellowship moves online

Students interning in Washington D.C. move back home, finish courses online The Archer fellowship is a program that gives UT System students an opportunity to spend a semester in Washington D.C. This year, due to COVID-19, the program has gone virtual for the first time. Archer Fellows intern at various...

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Clubs adjust meetings, membership requirements to a virtual format

Clubs adjust meetings, membership requirements to a virtual format

Student organization center helps groups transition online With the university closing for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, many clubs and organizations face consequences to their agendas for the latter part of the spring semester. Officers in various organizations, including Neuroscience Student Association secretary Allison Doke, have had to...

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UTD Students in National Guard deployed to combat COVID-19

UTD Students in National Guard deployed to combat COVID-19

Balancing school, military service during a global pandemic In response to the domestic spread of COVID-19, UTD students serving in the National Guard have been called to active duty. With their units spread across the state, these students balance the everyday struggles of student life with the demands of military...

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Refunds issued for meal plan holders

Refunds issued for meal plan holders

UTD began issuing partial refunds on April 15 Following the cancellation of campus housing in response to COVID-19, UTD has begun issuing refunds to students who purchased meal plans for the Spring 2020 semester. UTD Auxiliary Services announced their plans to issue refunds on April 9, issued through the university...

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Members of UTD community volunteer to produce face masks

Members of UTD community volunteer to produce face masks

ACME Creation Lab recruits volunteers to distribute personal protective equipment After personal protective equipment shortages were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the UTD community joined a Dallas-based effort to produce and distribute PPE to healthcare workers and law enforcement, among others. PPE includes items such as gloves, medical...

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UTD custodian nominated for national custodian award

UTD custodian nominated for national custodian award

30-year UTD employee Bron Clayton continues custodial efforts during shutdown UTD building services supervisor and member of the facilities management leadership team Bron Clayton has been nominated for a national custodian award. Clayton helped develop UTD’s recycling program and started an ESL class for staff members, and continues to do...

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Integral Calculus exam crashes eLearning

Integral Calculus exam crashes eLearning

Students unable to complete math test due to volume of test takers, make-up exam offered Students faced an eLearning crash, the first of its kind, when they logged into a math exam simultaneously on April 10. About 1,000 students are currently enrolled across multiple sections of Integral Calculus and were...

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‘Feel that celebration with them even though they’re not physically present with us’

‘Feel that celebration with them even though they’re not physically present with us’

Students discuss changes to their religious celebrations as a result of quarantine Students across campus are celebrating Passover, Easter and Ramadan without some of the traditions central to their faith as the spread of coronavirus and stay-at-home orders prevent gatherings. These holidays share themes of heightened devotion, personal reflection and...

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