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Despite administration’s silence, community supports 21 arrested at ‘Gaza Liberation Plaza’

In a historic first, UTD administration called in law enforcement with riot gear to destroy the “Gaza Liberation Plaza” encampment while arresting 21...

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‘They are just kids!’ 

Assistant professor of art history Ali Alibhai rushed to protect student protesters from what he saw as a militarized police force armed with...

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From the ground: Gaza Liberation Plaza

As Palestinian solidarity encampments pop up across dozens of U.S. college campuses, UTD’s own Gaza Liberation Plaza joined a long running student-led campaign...

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Collin County Jail releases detained protesters, families rejoice

As of 4:30 p.m. May 2, all 21 individuals arrested and detained at Collin County Jail after Texas law enforcement’s May 1 raid...

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Comets, community members demand return of 21 individuals detained overnight at Collin County Jail

Nine students, three professors, one alum and eight community members were arrested after state troopers and local police stormed UTD’s “Gaza Liberation Plaza”...

A group of protestors wearing keffiyehs and holding a Palestinian flag.
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Comets create encampment in solidarity with Gaza

Students established a solidarity encampment with Gaza at the Chess Plaza, surrounded by walls made of cardboard, plywood and tires with a sign...

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Green Fee Referendum passes with 61% support

The Green Fee Referendum passed April 26. Of the 1,032 Comets who voted in the referendum, held from April 24 to 26, 628...

FeaturedOpinion

The protester’s polemic

As Gaza solidarity encampments pop up across the U.S., UTD’s own are among those protesting the involvement of their academic institution in what...

FeaturedOpinion

Abbott’s age verification order spells Internet doom

Texas’ recent attempt to restrict access to pornography intrinsically fails to actually protect minors and legal consumers of porn while exposing them to...

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In the wake of death

In the past few weeks, you have probably heard about the deaths of fellow students and grappled with the shock at losing classmates...

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