Students face monetary losses after study abroad cancellations

Students face monetary losses after study abroad cancellations

University officials recently made the decision to suspend all international travel through the calendar year due to the coronavirus pandemic. This policy change cancelled all summer, fall and winter 2020 study abroad programs, according to a university-wide email sent by the Education Abroad Office to all prospective students traveling internationally....

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Comet Cupboard continues to operate despite physical location closing

Comet Cupboard continues to operate despite physical location closing

Volunteers prepare boxes of food to distribute to students on first-come first-serve basis The Comet Cupboard’s campus location shut down indefinitely due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Despite the shutdown, the Comet Cupboard staff is continuing to distribute food to the UTD community by packaging and handing out boxes through...

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Student counseling center continues therapy services online

Student counseling center continues therapy services online

Staff adjusts to online switch amidst coronavirus pandemic UTD’s Student Counseling Center has transitioned to online teletherapy in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Without a clear date for their return to in-person operations, the counseling center has begun creating more online resources, adjusting to better serve the...

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Pro-Sales Team places first at international sales competition

Pro-Sales Team places first at international sales competition

Players competed against 80 opponents in role-play, speed-selling events UTD’s Pro Sales Team beat out 80 other schools from around the world to win first place  at the International Collegiate Sales Competition, bringing back the Collegiate World Cup of Sales.              The Pro Sales Team is made up of JSOM...

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‘More applicants than beds to offer’

‘More applicants than beds to offer’

An inside look at UTD’s housing Frenzied students sat ready in front of their laptops, furiously checking the time. Impatiently, they waited for their chance to enter the housing portal, which was rapidly filling up before their eyes, and choose what would most likely be their home for the next...

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How UTD professors are adapting to online classes

How UTD professors are adapting to online classes

With the rest of the semester’s classes being moved online, professors at UTD have had to adjust their classwork to accommodate. Kathy Lingo, a professor at the school of arts and humanities, said faculty were alerted through email by university officials before spring break to update their syllabi and get...

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Senior appointed to NCAA COVID-19 advisory panel

Senior appointed to NCAA COVID-19 advisory panel

Members act as representatives for peers, provide feedback to schools UTD neuroscience senior and baseball infielder Isaiah Swann was selected by the NCAA to serve as part of an advisory panel concerning college sports and the coronavirus pandemic. Alongside three other student athletes, Swann plans to help influence decisions that...

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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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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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