UTD witnesses record-breaking donations in consecutive years

UTD witnesses record-breaking donations in consecutive years

Due to a concerted effort by the university towards the development of alumni relations, 2010 was a record-breaking fundraising year for UTD with more than $40 million in donorship, UTD officials said. The university’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations currently has more than 66,000 alumni in its database, said...

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UTD Police Scanner

July 25 • A student reported his vehicle had been burglarized. July 26 • UTD Police received a report of unwanted physical contact. • A student reported their vehicle had been burglarized. July 27 • A contractor reported 12 rolls of fencing were stolen from a construction area. • UTD...

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Conference Center renamed

As of mid-August the Conference Center has been officially renamed the Alexander Clark Center. The change is in response to a decision made by the UT System Board of Regents earlier this spring. The building is named in honor of Alexander Clark, former vice president of academic affairs, who passed...

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SG Report

The following is a breakdown of key topics raised at the Aug. 16 Student Government, or SG, meeting. Full minutes of meetings can be found at www.utdallas.edu/student/sg/. Marilyn Kaplan, SG’s faculty advisor, said a few changes have been made to the university’s academic dishonesty policy. Faculty will determine a student’s...

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New ATEC complex coming

New ATEC complex coming

This fall Arts & Technology students will file into one of the five classrooms available to them from sunrise until after sunset; but, as soon as fall 2013 ATEC students will have one of the largest buildings on campus to call their home. Construction has begun on a $60.5 million,...

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Parking changes at SOM

Lot J, located near the Activity Center, lost more than 25 parking spaces when it was repainted on August 10, according to information from Paul Smith, Parking and Transportation supervisor. The gold spaces, which Smith said were used by students in the School of Management, or SOM, were “moved” to...

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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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