DART Breaks Ground on Silver Line

Representatives from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Richardson officials, university administration and students gathered together on Sept. 19 for the groundbreaking of the DART Silver Line.  Richard Benson, president of UTD, said in a speech at the event that the new Silver Line will pair perfectly with the already established...

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Religious Group Accused of Soliciting at UV

Religious Group Accused of Soliciting at UV

Members of The Church of God approached student residents in apartments to discuss ‘God the Mother’  A religious organization at UTD is responding to student concerns after reports surfaced of various members soliciting residents in University Village. Although the Senate Bill 18, which took effect on Sept. 1, allows canvassing...

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Students report fear, anger after false reports of active shooters at Northside

Students report fear, anger after false reports of active shooters at Northside

Following an incident involving what appeared to be gunmen at Northside, Richardson PD confirmed no armed individuals were found, but the situation sparked concern among students, who expressed fear for themselves and their loved ones. Political science senior Vrinda Sharma was working on a paper when a friend texted her...

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Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available. A representative from the Richardson Police Department confirmed no gunmen were found at the Northside apartment complex near UTD after several social media posts sparked concern among students. UTD users began posting on Wildfire, an app designed to...

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Students ‘Finesse’ Free Food using Community Chat

Students ‘Finesse’ Free Food using Community Chat

‘Finesse Nation’ group chat of nearly 3,000 members shares information about ongoing deals, giveaways on UTD campus Nearly 3,000 UTD students collaborate daily over a group messaging platform to notify each other of deals and giveaways around campus. As the secret chat gets more crowded, the founder is looking to...

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Lab Examines Early Language Acquisition

Lab Examines Early Language Acquisition

Caregiver speech correlated to language skills in infants at risk for autism Researchers at UTD recently found that “baby talk” correlates to improved language skills in infants at a higher risk for autism. They hope the data will provide a path toward improved early education for these children. UTD researchers...

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JSOM Received New Endowment

JSOM Received New Endowment

Donation to help fund study abroad programs JSOM recently received a donation to support more study abroad experiences in developing countries.  The Ann and Jack Graves Charitable Foundation gifted the school a $2 million endowment, which amounts to around $80,000 annually in perpetuity, Doug Anderson, JSOM assistant dean for development...

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How Healthy is it to Eat at UTD?

How Healthy is it to Eat at UTD?

In college, students may have ample food choices — multiple campus restaurants and the dining hall offer a variety of options for eating. Yet one important question arises from this: how many food options at college are healthy? In a 2012 study at Auburn University in Alabama, 70% of students...

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New Free Speech Law Goes into Effect in Texas

New Free Speech Law Goes into Effect in Texas

Senate Bill 18 allows outside groups to demonstrate in public campus spaces without university permission as part of effort to turn universities into public forums A recently-passed bill has changed the way students and non-affiliated persons can demonstrate and assemble on college campuses in Texas. Senate Bill 18 allows for...

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Texas Passes Law Against Unsolicited Lewd Photos

Texas Passes Law Against Unsolicited Lewd Photos

Offense becomes misdemeanor under new law, carries up to $500 fine A Texas law was passed this month outlawing sending unsolicited lewd photos electronically, but has the potential to be challenged and ruled as unconstitutional.  The new law, which took effect on Sept. 1, classifies the electronic transfer of unsolicited...

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