Overcrowded housing: Temp housing requests at all-time high

Overcrowded housing: Temp housing requests at all-time high

Two major international student organizations are struggling to handle a 33 percent increase in temporary housing requests from new students this fall, resulting in a dearth of short-term accommodation for the new students. Joyee Gao, president of the Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, or FACSS, said their website...

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Student enrollment continues to climb

Student enrollment continues to climb

UTD is poised to break yet another student enrollment record. There will be about 18,400 students enrolled at UTD in fall 2011, according to projections by the Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis, or OSPA. The enrollment growth of about 1,000 more students marks a 7 percent increase from fall...

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Freshmen collaborate on conservatory group

Freshmen collaborate on conservatory group

After just three days at UTD, Pianist Truc Do, biochemistry freshman, and trumpeter Phillip Campbell, l felt UTD was missing something. The musicians announced their plan to begin Comet Conservatory two days later. The Comet Conservatory provides an informal environment for students to form friendships, volunteer in the musical community...

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Viva la service

Viva la service

Hundreds of Comets cap off Welcome Week by donating time to local causes “Mission accomplished. I’m gonna go wash my hands now” said undeclared freshman Andrew Previc after disposing of dog doo at the Richardson Animal Shelter. Previc was one of hundreds of students who worked at nearly two dozen...

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System-wide police review begins

Following a year in which a third of the UT System’s undergraduate campus police chiefs departed under scrutiny, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa directed a panel of auditors, legal council and law enforcement officials to review operations at all UT campus police departments. A brief Aug. 28 UT System release announcing the...

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FLA aims to share solution for  Web site woes

FLA aims to share solution for Web site woes

Limited time and Webmaster turnover can make it difficult for student organizations to maintain a website and promote themselves successfully, said Jeff Harrington, president of the Financial Leadership Association (FLA). FLA members wanted an automated system that let members register, pay dues, reference financial market information and track calender events,...

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Student Government strikes gavel on new year

Student Government strikes gavel on new year

The following is a breakdown of key topics raised at the Aug. 18 Student Government (SG) meeting. Full minutes of meetings can be found at sg.utdallas.edu. The Comet Discount program, which encompasses the old Student Business Alliance discount list and new additions, goes live on Sept. 1. A List of...

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Summer Roundup

Chief, 4 police employees investigated Following an investigation into the UTD Police Department, the police chief resigned in May and four UTD police employees were put on administrative leave June 5. UTD Police Chief Colleen Ridge resigned May 11 after being on administrative leave since April 16 during the investigation....

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Why I went Greek

Sharing rides, goals with new-found brothers Out of respect for fair recruitment, I have omitted my fraternity’s name from this column. I encourage all potential members to visit with each fraternity and decide which is right for you. If you had asked me when I graduated high school whether I...

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Orion info leaks

Information Resources said an Aug. 8 processing error may have exposed students’ directory information, class schedules and charges for the upcoming semester. The issue was corrected Aug. 10. Vice President Jim Gary said a programmer working on converting UTD’s student information system gave student accounts access privileges that should have...

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