Hits, misses as the semester begins

Campus comes back to life during the fall after a slow summer semester, and this year the sense of heightened activity is compounded by construction, renovation and change. The following is a collection of hits and misses board members have noted as UTD begins another academic year. If “whoosh” is...

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Freshmen collaborate on conservatory group

Freshmen collaborate on conservatory group

After just three days at UTD, Pianist Truc Do, biochemistry freshman, and trumpeter Phillip Campbell, l felt UTD was missing something. The musicians announced their plan to begin Comet Conservatory two days later. The Comet Conservatory provides an informal environment for students to form friendships, volunteer in the musical community...

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Money can’t buy you spirit

UTD comet spirit, like a comet, tends to come close to campus at times, but aside from a few blazing meteorites that break off, never makes an impact. This academic year marks UTD’s 40th anniversary. The university started with the stroke of the governor’s pen in June 1969. Until 1990,...

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Band ‘shifts’ traditional tunes

Band ‘shifts’ traditional tunes

Sweet Celtic melodies drift from Emily Bryant’s guitar when she is not working in the Engineering and Computer Science dean’s suite as communications associate. Bryant created the three-person Irish band three years ago when fiddle player Jason Huntley arrived in Texas for work at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Craig Scotland,...

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Stitching space for A&H

Stitching space for A&H

Overcrowding for Arts & Humanities students will ease this fall with the opening of three new modular buildings that finished construction on Aug. 14, as a temporary solution. Two of the buildings (AH1 and AH2) are for use by Arts & Humanities. The third building offers extra classroom space with...

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