Confucius Institute under FBI scrutiny

Confucius Institute under FBI scrutiny

After an FBI threat assessment, Texas congressmen have accused a Chinese language organization, which has a location on campus, of propaganda and stealing intellectual property. Earlier this month, congressmen Michael McCaul and Henry Cuellar issued a joint statement calling for multiple Texas universities, including UTD, to stop hosting their Confucius...

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CentralTrak closed indefinitely

CentralTrak closed indefinitely

CentralTrak, UTD’s artist residency program, is closing after nine years of housing students and international creatives. Administrators and directors on campus are working toward establishing a similar program that will fill the void left by the closure. The program provided a living space for four artists who had the ability...

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UTD lags behind in languages

UTD lags behind in languages

Despite the benefits of learning a new language, UTD students do not have the option of majoring or minoring in a foreign language. Research from Rosetta Stone concluded that people who speak a second language make on average $10,000 more per year compared to people who only speak English. Dennis...

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Life after ATEC uncertain for graduates

Life after ATEC uncertain for graduates

Arts & technology students struggle to find desired employment, develop appropriate work portfolios from curriculum He has 12 hours left in the ATEC program at UTD and is on the hunt for a job that will use the skills he learned in the classroom. But looking at how others in...

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Save the Art Barn: UTD must learn value of culture, history to create community, identity found at top universities

Save the Art Barn: UTD must learn value of culture, history to create community, identity found at top universities

A roaring mob of students form a wall around the Art Barn just as the wrecking ball is about to swing … OK, perhaps the protests for the Visual Art Building’s preservation have not been quite so cinematic, but here’s why people should pay attention. The 35-year-old structure, most commonly...

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