All in the Family

All in the Family

One look at Michael Farmer’s office door is all you need to discern that he is a professor in Chinese studies. With a Mao Ze Dong meme displayed prominently at eye-level, it’s clear to see that he is a man with a sense of fun too. Scanning among the other...

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Peer Advising Alters Messaging Methods

As of Oct. 18, Peer Advisors had to terminate all existing group chats with their residents and amongst themselves. In a message sent to all Peer Advisors, Residential Life Coordinators shut down the use of GroupMe and all other social media platforms that Peer Advisors used to directly communicate with...

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University Office Raises Money for Minority Students

University Office Raises Money for Minority Students

Fundraiser aims to support underrepresented Comets through graduation, help with retention Mosaic in Motion, a new fundraising event hosted by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, seeks to raise money for scholarship, retention and graduation programs for underrepresented students. Local businesses and organizations become sponsors of the event by...

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Math Research: How Does it Work?

Math Research: How Does it Work?

Take an inside look at how UTD’s mathematical scientists operate, solve problems using high dimension math When people think of research, they imagine a scientist in a white lab coat pipetting chemicals or culturing cells on a petri dish. But when asked to consider “math research,” what comes to mind?...

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Professor Continues Exploration of Italian Art as President of Art Society

Professor Continues Exploration of Italian Art as President of Art Society

Professor of visual and performing arts Mark Rosen was recently elected as president of the Italian Art Society.  Founded in 1987, The Italian Art Society is a foundation dedicated to the study and promotion of Italian art and architecture. It is made up of a few hundred members who are...

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Orion Redesign Offers Better User Experience to Students, Applicants

Orion Redesign Offers Better User Experience to Students, Applicants

On Oct. 28, the Office of Information Technology made sweeping changes to the Orion Student Center. The new layout is now mobile-friendly compared to the previous design where accessing the website from a mobile device was not as intuitive, the changes make it easier to navigate and have higher user...

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University Receives NSF Funding for Scholarship

University Receives NSF Funding for Scholarship

Through funding provided by the National Science Foundation, UTD is taking part in a nationwide effort to fund the graduate education of minority students. After being selected for the NSF’s Bridge to the Doctorate program, the university was awarded $1.1 million to support the education of 12 minority students’ graduate...

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Students Rally around Death Row Inmate

Students Rally around Death Row Inmate

Junior hosts letter-writing party in support of man whose capital punishment case received nationwide attention, outrage The impending execution of one death row inmate in Texas has sparked outrage nationwide after new evidence cast doubt on his guilty verdict. In one UTD apartment, students gathered to try and save his...

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Student Union to Add New Service Bar

Student Union to Add New Service Bar

Project expands on previous efforts from Office of Information Technology Amidst the ping-pong tables, eateries and reclining areas in the Student Union, the Office of Information Technology is planning to add a new element: a “knowledge bar.” This knowledge bar will be located in the sitting area to the left...

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‘They ruined their life  by doing this’

‘They ruined their life by doing this’

Students, ex-member talk about experiences with Elohim Bible Study Club Editor’s Note: Christy’s name has been changed to protect her identity due to fear of retribution from church members. Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since publication to include quotes from another UTD student who was approached by club...

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