How Healthy is it to Eat at UTD?

How Healthy is it to Eat at UTD?

In college, students may have ample food choices — multiple campus restaurants and the dining hall offer a variety of options for eating. Yet one important question arises from this: how many food options at college are healthy? In a 2012 study at Auburn University in Alabama, 70% of students...

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New Free Speech Law Goes into Effect in Texas

New Free Speech Law Goes into Effect in Texas

Senate Bill 18 allows outside groups to demonstrate in public campus spaces without university permission as part of effort to turn universities into public forums A recently-passed bill has changed the way students and non-affiliated persons can demonstrate and assemble on college campuses in Texas. Senate Bill 18 allows for...

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Speaking Out on Abortion

Speaking Out on Abortion

Comets for the Preborn demonstration sparks counter-protests from pro-choice organizations A recent protest from campus organization Comets for the Preborn ended in a counter-protest, chants and one student getting handcuffed. On Sept. 9, the pro-life organization Comets for the Preborn gathered in the Chess Plaza donning graphic imagery of aborted...

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Graduate Becomes First UTD Phi Kappa Phi fellow

Graduate Becomes First UTD Phi Kappa Phi fellow

Bio-medical alumnus studies in MIT-Harvard Health Sciences Ph.D. program, plans to work with medical devices in future UTD graduate Sydney Sherman is the first student to become a Phi Kappa Phi 1897 fellow. The fellowship grants her $35,000, which she plans on putting toward her Ph.D. The 1897 fellowship is...

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‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

University recognized by Association of Physical Plant Administrators with Sustainability Innovation Award for eco-friendly efforts UTD was recently honored for its efforts to increase sustainability on campus with an award from the Association of Physical Plant Administrators. The 2019 Sustainability Innovation Award was presented to the university for its work...

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‘Super Smash’  team members become first to win national championship

‘Super Smash’ team members become first to win national championship

Esports players win against UC Irvine in final round of inaugural ‘Smash Ultimate’ national competition UTD esports just secured their first national athletic title. The “Super Smash” team competed and won first place at the SHINE national tournament, where they took home first place and a $9,000 scholarship to split...

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Students Report Lack of AC in UV Apartments

Students Report Lack of AC in UV Apartments

Housing officials point to maintenance efforts in light of complaints After numerous complaints on the UTD subreddit about bugs, mold, rust and AC malfunctions in University Village apartments, housing officials are raising awareness for resources available to campus residents, as well as ongoing maintenance efforts.  One user mentioned that a...

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Faculty Tribunal Finds No    Evidence of Fraud in JAL Scandal

Faculty Tribunal Finds No Evidence of Fraud in JAL Scandal

Criminology professors move forward with lawsuit citing privacy law violations Following a two-day faculty tribunal hearing which found no evidence of fraud, university president Richard Benson decided not to terminate two professors accused of academic misconduct. The professors are now seeking legal action against the university citing a violation of...

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Sleep Not Top Priority for Students: Why It Should Be

Sleep Not Top Priority for Students: Why It Should Be

Survey results show that only one-third of respondents at UTD regularly receive recommended number of hours of sleep  Look through any student’s calendar, and you’ll likely see some recurring events: tests coming up, work hours and hangouts with friends. There is one event notably absent from this list: sleep.  We...

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New Title IX Senior Director  Appointed

New Title IX Senior Director Appointed

Office plans to improve relationship with community The UTD Title IX office recently appointed a new senior director of institutional equity and Title IX initiatives. The new appointee, Marco Mendoza, hopes to increase the transparency and efficiency of the reporting process as well as improve the office’s relationship with the...

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