Students settle into new Res Hall

As UTD welcomes freshmen into its newest residence hall, planning has already begun for Residence Hall Three.  The upcoming hall is expected to be extremely similar to the second hall in design, said Richard Dempsey, associate vice president for Facilities Management.  One major change will be found in the hall’s...

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UT Police Scanner

Aug. 16 • A parent of a student was arrested for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. Aug. 20 • A non-affiliated person was issued a citation for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. Aug. 21 • Two students were issued citations for Consumption of Alcohol by a...

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Prof challenges students to go paper, not plastic

Cash is cool again. We live in an age of instant gratification. We can get almost anything we want with a click of the mouse, a stroke on the keyboard, a slide of the finger on our smart phones…or the swipe of a credit card. The pace of life moves...

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Dining Hall earns near-‘excellent’ rating

Dining Hall earns near-‘excellent’ rating

Students may feel more comfortable eating at UTD’s Dining Hall now that its health rating is two points away from “excellent.” The hall received a “good” rating of 88 out of 100 after the most recent health inspection conducted by the Richardson Health Department in May, according to the department’s...

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Surviving the sizzle: University copes with record heat

Surviving the sizzle: University copes with record heat

Record-breaking temperatures in Texas this summer have significantly raised electricity and water demand, but UTD officials say the university has been working hard to prevent any disruption to campus life. While Richardson is coping with a water shortage and electricity grids are running at full capacity, other cities in the...

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Novak named Nat Sci dean

Novak named Nat Sci dean

UTD will welcome the new dean of Natural Sciences on Sept. 19. Bruce Novak, a highly noted chemist, veteran and acclaimed educator hailing from North Carolina State University, has accepted the deanship. The trajectory of Novak’s life can be traced to a beginning in the military as he put himself...

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UTD faces ‘growing pains’: Parking, dining struggle to keep up

UTD faces ‘growing pains’: Parking, dining struggle to keep up

A significant spike in enrollment this fall has transformed the campus into a hub of student activity but has also created a slew of unforeseen problems for students on campus, university officials recently acknowledged. While the participation in student organizations and groups has increased, lines in the Comet Café have...

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Welcome Center, bookstore unveiled

Welcome Center, bookstore unveiled

The Welcome Center opened on Aug. 1, and contains a new campus bookstore along with a coffee shop, UTD technology store and the Visitor Center. 

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A&H to drop grad teaching program starting fall 2014

The School of Arts & Humanities has announced that it will drop its Masters of Arts in Teaching, or MAT from its graduate program.  The reason according to Dennis Kratz, dean of the school of Arts & Humanities, is that there simply are not enough students showing interest in the...

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Group connects SOM graduates

As part of a move to initiate better networking among its alumni, the School of Management, or SOM, has an alumni network called “PowerGrid.” “(PowerGrid) came about because the SOM did not have its own alumni networking event that we hold regularly,” said Kyle Edgington, director of Development and Alumni...

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