UTD(iversity)

UTD(iversity)

When you’re walking around UTD, you see people from all walks of life. A Bengali student to your right, a Korean girl in front of you, an Argentinian person to your left and your Indian BFF right next to you. When you’re in your classrooms, you speak to people with...

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On-campus Papa John’s faces possible removal

On-campus Papa John’s faces possible removal

The Papa John’s Pizza location in Dining Hall West is facing removal after a report emerged alleging the company’s former CEO used a racial expletive during a conference call. The chain’s founder, John Schnatter, was removed as chairman of the board, and his image was taken off of advertisements on...

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Breaking glass ceilings at UTD

Breaking glass ceilings at UTD

A climate survey of UTD faculty sheds light on parental leave and gender parity regarding women in the workplace. In 2016, a survey sent out to all of the university’s faculty and staff addressed diversity in gender, ethnicity and other topics. Of UTD employees, about 27 percent responded to the...

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Honoring heritage

Honoring heritage

A visual arts student used her class assignment to execute a long-desired artistic vision of showcasing UTD’s ethnic diversity and cultural backgrounds. Alaae Nasser, a marketing junior with a minor in visual arts, created a small photobook of students whose families originate from nations across the world. Each student was...

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Lack of diversity on runway incites change

Lack of diversity on runway incites change

The beauty industry has been lacking in diversity for some time now, and this becomes glaringly obvious with each new industry “first.” According to ELLE Magazine’s New York Fashion Week 2017 Diversity Report, this fall was the first time that every show at New York Fashion Week featured at least...

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Views from the other side

Views from the other side

Students of different races face challenges, find new environment at UTD When political science senior Nick Hernandez looks back on when he first arrived at UTD in the fall of 2012, he readily admits he felt out of place. Hernandez, who grew up in the predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhood...

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Campus inexperience with race issues potentially harmful

Campus inexperience with race issues potentially harmful

Recent protests at the University of Missouri highlight UTD’s relative youth in dealing with racial problems on campus Many students are taking a step back and examining the role race plays in their lives after allegations that the University of Missouri doesn’t pay proper attention to the needs of minorities...

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Craving diversity, less is more when studying overseas

Culture shock in the United States provided opportunity for self-discovery It’s that time of year again when the campus is filling back up, freshmen are moving in and bus loads of international students are stepping onto Texas soil for perhaps the first time in their lives. Watching the sun rise...

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