SG proposes transparency resolution between admin, students

SG proposes transparency resolution between admin, students

Student government’s last meeting of the semester featured a proposed resolution to increase administrative transparency but it was ultimately tabled requiring additional information. There was no talk of saving the Art Barn as closure is already underway. Rather, students and senators wanted to address the feelings of uncertainty that surrounded...

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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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Tobacco to be banned on campus

Tobacco to be banned on campus

According to a university-wide announcement made by President Richard Benson, smoking on campus will be prohibited. Starting June 1, a comprehensive tobacco ban — which includes cigarettes and e-cigarettes — will go into effect. Of the 14 UT System universities, UTD is the last campus to implement a policy banning...

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Construction begins on new engineering building

Construction begins on new engineering building

UTD officials and faculty commemorated the groundbreaking of a new building on campus on Oct. 6. The latest addition, which will primarily host the mechanical engineering department, is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018. SmithGroupJJR will lead the construction of the 200,000 square foot, $110 million project....

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Comet Town to break ground April 16

After years of planning and preparation, the construction of Comet Town, the development project on the north side of campus that will feature new dining and housing, is set to commence. Groundbreaking will take place on April 16 at 3 p.m. in the corner of Rutford Avenue and Synergy Park...

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Campus needs larger performing arts venue

Campus needs larger performing arts venue

For a campus that’s growing by 4 percent a year, it is a matter of embarrassment that we don’t have a performance venue on campus that seats more than 500.  Larger student organizations like the Indian Student Association, Bangladesh Student Organization and even the International Student Services Office are having...

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Food, retail center at north campus could arrive by ’16

Food, retail center at north campus could arrive by ’16

Traditional college town living marks shift to residential focus Construction on Comet Town, a housing complex that will feature shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and a DART station, is slated to begin sometime in 2015, according to UTD Vice President Calvin Jamison. The DART station, which is part of the long-term...

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