Speaking Out on Abortion

Speaking Out on Abortion

Comets for the Preborn demonstration sparks counter-protests from pro-choice organizations A recent protest from campus organization Comets for the Preborn ended in a counter-protest, chants and one student getting handcuffed. On Sept. 9, the pro-life organization Comets for the Preborn gathered in the Chess Plaza donning graphic imagery of aborted...

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ATEC Joins Richardson Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

ATEC Joins Richardson Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

The School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications recently collaborated with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in a partnership that allowed students to gain practical experience with an independent organization. The Celestial Celebration, hosted by the Eisemann Center on Sept....

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Graduate Becomes First UTD Phi Kappa Phi fellow

Graduate Becomes First UTD Phi Kappa Phi fellow

Bio-medical alumnus studies in MIT-Harvard Health Sciences Ph.D. program, plans to work with medical devices in future UTD graduate Sydney Sherman is the first student to become a Phi Kappa Phi 1897 fellow. The fellowship grants her $35,000, which she plans on putting toward her Ph.D. The 1897 fellowship is...

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‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

University recognized by Association of Physical Plant Administrators with Sustainability Innovation Award for eco-friendly efforts UTD was recently honored for its efforts to increase sustainability on campus with an award from the Association of Physical Plant Administrators. The 2019 Sustainability Innovation Award was presented to the university for its work...

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‘Super Smash’  team members become first to win national championship

‘Super Smash’ team members become first to win national championship

Esports players win against UC Irvine in final round of inaugural ‘Smash Ultimate’ national competition UTD esports just secured their first national athletic title. The “Super Smash” team competed and won first place at the SHINE national tournament, where they took home first place and a $9,000 scholarship to split...

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Students Report Lack of AC in UV Apartments

Students Report Lack of AC in UV Apartments

Housing officials point to maintenance efforts in light of complaints After numerous complaints on the UTD subreddit about bugs, mold, rust and AC malfunctions in University Village apartments, housing officials are raising awareness for resources available to campus residents, as well as ongoing maintenance efforts.  One user mentioned that a...

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Faculty Tribunal Finds No    Evidence of Fraud in JAL Scandal

Faculty Tribunal Finds No Evidence of Fraud in JAL Scandal

Criminology professors move forward with lawsuit citing privacy law violations Following a two-day faculty tribunal hearing which found no evidence of fraud, university president Richard Benson decided not to terminate two professors accused of academic misconduct. The professors are now seeking legal action against the university citing a violation of...

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Sleep Not Top Priority for Students: Why It Should Be

Sleep Not Top Priority for Students: Why It Should Be

Survey results show that only one-third of respondents at UTD regularly receive recommended number of hours of sleep  Look through any student’s calendar, and you’ll likely see some recurring events: tests coming up, work hours and hangouts with friends. There is one event notably absent from this list: sleep.  We...

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Turning Point Reaches Agreement on Plan B Concerns

Turning Point Reaches Agreement on Plan B Concerns

Council members advise continued financial support for non-profit after dispute over emergency contraceptive, abortion Following concerns from Plano city council members that threatened to defund The Turning Point, Collin County’s only rape crisis center, the Plano city council has indicated that it has reached an agreement to continue funding the...

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‘Yesterday’ Should Stay in Past

‘Yesterday’ Should Stay in Past

Movie review: Say ‘Hello, Goodbye’ to this romantic comedy “Yesterday” brings together two British filmmaking heavyweights for a film that feels more like a sophomore slump than a dream team. Directed by Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “127 Hours,” “Steve Jobs”) and written by Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a...

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