UTDPD Police Blotter

Feb. 7 • A student reported his rear Texas license plate was stolen from his pickup truck while parked in the Phase 8 lot at around 4 p.m. • A student reported her laptop was taken out of her apartment in Phase 1 without her consent at around 9 p.m....

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SG Report

A Center for Students in Recovery is set to open on campus. The center will provide specialized counseling for students with addictions and safe, sober events for those students. Although there is no confirmed date on when the center will be available to students, the center most likely will be...

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Sleepless and slow

Sleepless and slow

Cognitive health rests on a good night’s sleep When students juggle a lot of activities on a daily basis, one of the first things they cut out is sleep, but long-term sleep deprivation can lead to severe physiological effects — this was the message James Maas wanted to get across...

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Are you comfy in your own skin?

Are you comfy in your own skin?

Events explore diversity in body image perceptions When Kevin Miller moved from his small Christian hometown to attend UTD, he had more opportunities to meet other gay men, but also began to feel the notion that maybe he didn’t fit the image ideal. “When I was in high school, I...

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Tobacco bans go unenforced

Tobacco bans go unenforced

There’s nothing out of the ordinary about seeing someone smoking on campus. With more than 21,000 students, plus faculty and staff at UTD, the occasional smoker is only to be expected. However, many of the people who smoke on campus do so in direct violation of the tobacco-free policy. “The...

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UTDPD Blotter

Jan. 24 • A faculty member reported his vehicle was struck while parked in Lot J, sometime between noon and 8 p.m. Jan. 26 • Four students were arrested for burglarizing the Visual Arts building at around 3 a.m. Three of the students were also charged with consumption of alcohol...

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SG Report

Student Government is endorsing the Vedic Organization For Inspiration Culture and Education’s initiative to provide vegetarian and vegan meal options to students on campus. VOICE, a student organization on campus that promotes healthy living and conscious eating, brought to the senate’s attention the concerns of students who feel that there...

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For those with vision loss, sunglasses featuring diamond-coated chip could partially restore sight

For those with vision loss, sunglasses featuring diamond-coated chip could partially restore sight

A world without blindness may sound like something out of a sci-fi novel, but thanks to the research of material science professor Orlando Auciello, it may someday become a reality. For more than a decade Auciello has taken part in a joint federally and privately funded project made up of...

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Disabled after political violence, Zambian student fights for rights

Disabled after political violence, Zambian student fights for rights

Daniel Nsomekala sat in a wheel chair patiently waiting for the UTD 883 shuttle on a warm November morning. The bus arrived and the driver got up patiently, moved to the middle of the bus and opened the door while activating the disabled access ramp that lowered onto the pavement....

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Worker death fuels protest against unsafe work conditions close to UTD

Worker death fuels protest against unsafe work conditions close to UTD

About two dozen demonstrators and observers met on a rainy, bitter cold Saturday on Nov. 23, at the construction site for State Farm regional headquarters on North Plano Rd, to honor the death of Rodolfo Santillan, a construction worker who lost his life at the site on Nov. 18. Santillan...

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