New school, food court and more

New school, food court and more

A proposal for a new school, changes to housing policies, expanded dining options and better care for students’ mental well-being were among the topics discussed at Student Government’s first meeting of the spring semester. UTD President David Daniel spoke about a proposal for a new Arts and Technology and Emerging...

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Residential affairs committee chair Akshitha Padigela announced the committee is looking into rent-a-room services for dorms on campus. This will allow visitors on campus to rent out a vacant dorm room for a short period of time, similar to a hotel service. SG president Brooke Knudtson said the idea arose...

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Student Affairs Committee Chair Katie Truesdale announced the committee has begun a survey to analyze the amount of students who use the various tollways near campus in an effort to work with Toll Tag to create a unique UTD tag. The purpose is to show that UTD is a major...

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Smoking zones, gubernatorial visits and an expansion of library hours were among several issues debated at the first Student Government meeting of the fall semester on Aug. 26.  A proposal to increase library hours from 18 to 24 hours Monday through Thursday has been in the works, and the senate...

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SG appoints members to Senate in first meeting

Student Government president Brooke Knudtson took the podium for the first time at the May 6 SG meeting after being elected, and she appointed new members to senate. Senate confirmed the appointment of biology sophomore Kevin Dang, business administration senior Chidi Echebiri, finance sophomore Aishwarya Ravindran, political science senior Tim...

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Senator Janani Sundaresan presented a proposal to create school councils in each of the six UTD schools at the April 15 Student Government meeting. SG has looked at other school councils from other universities, such as UT, as well as the School of Management’s Dean’s Council, to serve as models....

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Student Government has adopted an official honor code for all students to abide by, said Vice President Charlie Hannigan at the April 1 SG meeting. Students were given two honor code options to vote for on the SG election ballot. In total, 2,708 people voted, and the winning honor code...

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To remember and honor students who have passed away since last year, UTD will host an event called “Comets Remember,” which Student Government hopes will become a school tradition. UTD will hold the memorial event from 4-5:30 p.m. on April 16 in the Galaxy Rooms. “It gives Comet spirit and...

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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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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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