University closes select fall 2020 dining venues

University closes select fall 2020 dining venues

Decreased volume of student, faculty patrons led to shutdown

Comets will have fewer places to dine this semester, as about two-thirds of on-campus dining locations close until further notice. As of August 28, only six venues will remain open: Chick-fil-A, The Pub, Taco Bell Cantina, Dining Hall West, Papa John’s and The Market at DHW. At Northside, 7/11, the...

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UT Dallas Police Department, Richardson Police respond to Black Lives Matter protests

UT Dallas Police Department, Richardson Police respond to Black Lives Matter protests

Since July, UTD Police Chief mandated training covering topics such as anti-bias, civil rights

In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, the UTD Police Department and Richardson Police have implemented new training and procedural measures to address advocates’ concerns. Following the death of George Floyd in late May, a Richardson Police Department press release stated the department’s opposition towards the actions of the...

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‘We have something for everyone, so stay active’

‘We have something for everyone, so stay active’

UREC decreases gym capacity, offers virtual group fitness classes

Students can now return to recreation facilities on campus—but with a few caveats. Tricia Losavio, the director of UREC, said that the Activity Center and Rec Center West are currently open, and over 250 students have used the facilities between Aug. 10 and Aug. 20. “Students have to register for...

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SG vice president candidate disqualified from elected position

SG vice president candidate disqualified from elected position

Stephanie Royer, running on ConnectUTD ticket, will not be serving as VP

This article will be updated as more information is acquired. Last update: Aug. 30, 9:30pm The Student Government election board has voted unanimously to disqualify vice president candidate Stephanie Royer from her recently elected position as VP. The global business and biology senior was running on the ConnectUTD ticket, alongside...

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For Your Ignorance Ep. 6 – 8/19/20

For Your Ignorance Ep. 6 – 8/19/20

Red Cross Treating the Wounded A Deadly Blast rocks Lebanon, Already in Crisis

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Rushing to online

Rushing to online

Fraternities, sororities move to virtual recruitment methods

A warm welcome from their sorority sisters used to feel close and personal. Now, new recruits are welcomed to the sisterhood ten feet apart from one another. Greek organizations have now had to adjust to recruiting people differently because of COVID-19. The recruitment process is not streamlined. Greek life is...

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‘An effective treatment to reduce the severity and duration of a COVID infection’

‘An effective treatment to reduce the severity and duration of a COVID infection’

UTD study identifies multi-purpose use for drug Ifenprodil

A pharmaceutical company used a research study from UTD for affirming its potential treatment for COVID-19 recovery. COVID-19 causes inflammation in the lungs. Co-author of the research study in question — BBS professor Theodore Price — said this inflammatory response is initially caused by the immune system but can later...

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Housing safety restrictions

Housing safety restrictions

What you need to know about being a good neighbor

On-campus housing for the fall semester will experience a new series of safety restrictions meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Already in effect, these restrictions began with a spaced-out series of move-in days. Compared to the prior move-in windows of three to four days, UTD has allotted 12 days...

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