Trespass warnings issued to individuals posting white nationalist fliers

Trespass warnings issued to individuals posting white nationalist fliers

UTD police issued four criminal trespass warnings on campus to members of the American Vanguard who were putting up fliers promoting white nationalism on April 23. The fliers were posted in various locations and were a repeat of those found in January. Chief of Police Larry Zacharias said Residence Hall...

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Students dress to impress through Comet Closet

Students dress to impress through Comet Closet

Vishvajeet Rathore smiled for a picture in his new suit, courtesy of the Comet Closet. After about five volunteers assisted Rathore, a business analytics graduate student, he had found a suit for his competition from the Closet. The Comet Closet is a student-led organization that takes gently used business attire...

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Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

University officials and student organization leaders hosted a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the Student Services Building Addition on Feb. 2. The addition is 68,000 square feet and contains a 530-seat auditorium, open study spaces, a “Grab and Go” food location and a gaming wall. Calvin Jamison,...

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SG senators vote to adopt resolution to condemn ‘bathroom bill’

SG senators vote to adopt resolution to condemn ‘bathroom bill’

On Jan. 24, the Student Government senators voted 28 to 7 in favor of adopting a resolution condemning Senate Bill 6, or the “bathroom bill,” that was recently filed in the Texas Senate.  SB6 would impose a fine on individuals that enter a changing room or bathroom that does not...

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Palestinian dance group entertains campus with bimonthly performances

Palestinian dance group entertains campus with bimonthly performances

Once every two weeks, those on the Plinth witness a performance by a group of dancers linked at the elbows. For the dancers, it is more than just a spectacle — it is their attempt to immerse onlookers in their culture. The dabke, a dance form which lightens the mind and...

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Volleyball advances to third round of NCAA tourney

Volleyball advances to third round of NCAA tourney

UTD’s volleyball team advanced to the third round of the NCAA D-III Tournament for the first time after defeating no. 25 Hendrix College Warriors 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, 12-15). The Comets improved to 32-2 on the season after a close match that went five sets. A crowd of 595...

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Students indulge in Diwali celebrations

Students indulge in Diwali celebrations

The Plinth was lit up with a thousand gold and silver lights as UTD celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on Nov. 4. It is estimated that over 1,000 guests showed up at the event. Though the reason for celebrating Diwali varies from region to region in India, Chirag...

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Callier Center addition opens

Callier Center addition opens

The ceremonial ribbon cutting for the Callier Center Richardson addition was held on Nov. 3, officially beginning a new phase of instruction, research and clinical service in the center. Construction began in April 2015 to help meet the increased demand for communication disorder research and treatment, as well as to...

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University inaugurates President Richard Benson

University inaugurates President Richard Benson

UTD celebrated the inauguration of its fifth president, Richard Benson, on Oct. 27. Benson is the successor to David Daniel, who served as university president from 2005 to 2015. The UTD Brass Ensemble performed the processional and communications senior Matara Hitchcock sung the national anthem. Attendees included a number of...

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Chi Phi to cease operations while undergoing investigation of misconduct

Chi Phi to cease operations while undergoing investigation of misconduct

The UTD chapter of Chi Phi fraternity is undergoing investigation after the Dean of Students office received an anonymous report of misconduct. Dean of Students Amanda Smith said the report was referred to the office by Fraternity and Sorority Life on Oct. 19 and investigation began the morning of Oct....

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