Student Starts Online Petition for Temoc Statue

Student Starts Online Petition for Temoc Statue

This June, a student started an online petition to create a statue of Temoc on the roundabout at the campus main entrance. The petition has since amassed over 460 signatures.  Eric Aaberg, a business administration sophomore, said he first thought of having a Temoc statue after noticing the emptiness of...

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13-year-old freshman to start classes at UTD in fall

13-year-old freshman to start classes at UTD in fall

Incoming interdisciplinary studies major homeschooled since seven years old, serves as CEO of Texas-based company Kidlamity Gaming UTD will welcome one of its youngest freshmen in the fall of 2019. Ian Schlitz, a 13-year-old from Keller will attend UTD as an interdisciplinary studies major.  “You can go into almost everything...

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Longtime BBS professor passes away at 70 years

Longtime BBS professor passes away at 70 years

Faculty reflect on his life, academic achievements Faculty, staff and students are mourning the loss of a longtime professor in the school of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  James Bartlett, a professor of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology, passed away at the age of 70 on June 1. He was a...

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Student workers voice confusion over sexual misconduct reporting

Student workers voice confusion over sexual misconduct reporting

In the aftermath of allegations of sexual harassment and managerial misconduct by Chartwells managers, faculty and student leaders raised questions about mandated reporting of sexual misconduct and the responsibility to respond to such allegations.  Certain students, such as those elected to Student Government, are also considered “responsible employees” and are...

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UH extends lease cancellation deadline after rent increase

UH extends lease cancellation deadline after rent increase

In early April, housing officials notified incoming on-campus residents of increases in rent pricing for 2019-2020, citing aging facilities and equipment as reasons for the change. Soon after being notified, residents took to Reddit to voice concerns about the timing of the notification as well as the deteriorating infrastructure in...

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Auxiliary Services renews  contract with Chartwells

Auxiliary Services renews contract with Chartwells

University officials are working with Chartwells to implement a new eight-year food service contract, with an option to extend it for a full 12 years.  Bryce Brownlee, UTD’s director of the Office of Contract Administration, said the university received two bids in a January 2018 request for proposals — one...

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Select Chartwells employees to hold union election in May

Select Chartwells employees to hold union election in May

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. After a months-long organizing effort, certain Chartwells workers will be able to participate in a May 2 election to determine whether they want to be represented in collective bargaining by local chapter 1000 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Student and temporary workers...

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A&H introduces new history major

A&H introduces new history major

This fall, UTD will offer a history major to incoming freshmen and phase out the current historical studies degree plan. Daniel Wickberg, an associate professor in the School of Arts and Humanities and the historical studies program coordinator, led a task force of four historical studies faculty members to reevaluate...

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Professor helps create police training software

Professor helps create police training software

A UTD professor partnered with Sam Houston State University researchers and EyeT Plus, a group of police training experts, to develop software to help law enforcement spot impaired drivers. The Individual Nystagmus Simulated Training Experience project developed by ATEC professor Marjorie Zielke helps train police officers to identify horizontal gaze...

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Judicial hearings continue for chemistry fraud case

Judicial hearings continue for chemistry fraud case

Former UTD staff member Linda Heard made her first court appearance on March 29 after being indicted on a felony theft charge earlier this year. Heard is accused of stealing $130,000 from the university. According an expenditures investigation report from the Office of Audit and Consulting Services dated Feb. 9,...

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