Why are graduations still in the gym?

Why are graduations still in the gym?

Comets will soon be back on campus, and they’ll go back to graduating in the Activity Center as well

Historically, commencement ceremonies have been held at UTD in the Activity Center, but why is that the case, and could it ever change? The Activity Center holds a variety of facilities, one of which is the gymnasium, a 3,200-seat room that has been the home of commencement ceremonies at UTD...

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Ochem professors develop website, app that prepares students for exams

Ochemrank.com, a new organic chemistry webapp aimed at students taking organic chemistry (OChem) I and II, has revolutionized how students prepare for difficult exams. The webapp, developed by chemistry professors Mihaela Stefan and Michael Biewer, as well as computer science professor Ovidiu Daescu and their team of graduate and undergraduate...

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Serial larceny on campus

Serial larceny on campus

UTD is experiencing a higher-than-usual rate of catalytic converter theft.

It can take less than a minute to cut out a catalytic converter from a car with a saw, as this semester’s seven incidents of this type of theft testify. Catalytic converters are part of a car’s exhaust system and contain precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. Thieves...

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Dallas Skyline to practice, play on UTD courts

Dallas Skyline to practice, play on UTD courts

Minor professional basketball team to spend upcoming season on campus

The Dallas Skyline, a minor professional basketball team, is calling the UTD Activity Center and University Housing home for its 2021 season. The Skyline is part of the 35-team The Basketball League (TBL), which Team Market Owner Prescott Mack said is considered to be the third level of professional basketball...

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SG takeaway: April 13 Senate meeting recap

SG takeaway: April 13 Senate meeting recap

Resolutions on trans rights, neutral gender marker, amendment regarding scantrons

The Student Government meeting on April 13 involved resolutions such as promoting transgender rights on campus as well as providing students with free scantrons. The transgender rights resolution was grounded in Texas Senate Bill 1646 authored by Senator Charles Perry in early April. The bill criminalizes gender-affirming care for transgender...

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Where, how to register for a vaccine

Where, how to register for a vaccine

Navigating the vaccination process can be difficult, we’re here to help

As of March 29, all Texans above the age of 16 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free, other than possible administrative fees. Yet, the large number of providers available and their differing policies can make registering to get the shot a convoluted process. For those who are...

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How to combat vaccine anxiety

How to combat vaccine anxiety

Prepping for the COVID shot is both physical, mental

While approximately 51% percent of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, many who have received or are planning to receive the shot are experiencing vaccine anxiety, which can make the experience uncomfortable and even discourage them from getting their first or second dose. Daily...

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