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Faculty responds to tenure threat | August 22, 2022

The UTD Academic Senate found itself caught between a rock and a hard place when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick threatened to eliminate tenure at all public universities in Texas. As the 51 committee members were crafting their resolution on Academic Freedom, Patrick spoke of ending tenure for all new public...

ATEC AND A&H MERGE | August 22, 2022

Effective Aug. 22, ATEC & A&H are merging to create one epicenter for the arts on campus: the School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology (AHT). The merge means that there are now seven schools on campus, with AHT teaching close to 2,000 of UTD’s students. President Richard Benson said Nils...

Farage makes apology letter | August 22, 2022

Following the bulk of the coverage on his initial deleted tweets, Professor Timothy Farage put out the following apology letter on July 25th. “A week or so ago, I tweeted about an article dealing with monkeypox. The article said that a common way to transmit this disease was by men...

New Athletics Director shooting for growth | August 22, 2022

Angela Marin made history for the second time this June when she became the first Hispanic woman to become an Athletics Director in NSDA D-III.  She first made history in fall 2021 when she was chosen as UTD’s interim AD after Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs Bill Petit stepped...

Federal Deposit Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary | August 22, 2022

The Eugene McDermott Library celebrates 50 years as one of five exclusive Federal Depository Libraries in North Texas, welcoming students to congressional and government material dating back since 1813. UTD first joined the Federal Library Depository Program (FLDP) in 1972 after a member of congress specifically chose the Eugene McDermott...

Eiland at Canyon Creek | August 22, 2022

One of the most popular shopping malls near campus for food just got a caffeinated upgrade, and it’s the opening of Eiland Coffee Roaster’s proper-sized coffee shop—Eiland at Canyon Creek. Nestled on the side of Shady’s in the same mall as Sweet Firefly Ice Cream and Feng Cha Richardson, Eiland...

“Bullet Train” excites with high-speed action | August 22, 2022

A network of high-speed railroads used to connect various regions of Japan carries a large volume of passengers daily, encouraging economic growth and development. From tourists to businessmen, these bullet trains do not discriminate against any ticket holder, not even five assassins with selfish intentions and an arsenal of weapons....

“Where the Crawdad Sings” lacks character development | August 22, 2022

The waters of the marshes are quiet with the exception of the few boats that rev across its surface and the gentle buzz of wildlife. The Marsh Girl digs her hands in the dark sludgy mud in pursuit of mussles and other shellfish, soaking in the solace that only nature...

Degree plans need to be less complicated | August 22, 2022

If there’s anything that four years at UTD have taught me, it’s that ECS majors love complaining. But there’s a good reason ECS students are always whining about how hard college is, and it’s not that engineering and computer science are inherently more rigorous subjects. The ECS degree plans not...

Lights, Camera, Play! Resident Evil Woes | August 22, 2022

“Resident Evil” needs to stop making live-action adaptations until it actually sits down and plans how to transition what made the games great in the first place to film, instead of throwing series after series at the wall. The 1996 zombie horror franchise is a legacy series that has gone...


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