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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UTD reaches Tier One status

UTD reaches Tier One status

President Richard Benson declared Dec. 21 as Tier One Day to mark UTD’s achievement in reaching Tier One status. For years, UTD administrators have pursued the goal of making UTD a Tier One university. They aimed to demonstrate UTD’s progress in influencing the Metroplex as a premier institution. “Tier One...

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University inaugurates President Richard Benson

University inaugurates President Richard Benson

UTD celebrated the inauguration of its fifth president, Richard Benson, on Oct. 27. Benson is the successor to David Daniel, who served as university president from 2005 to 2015. The UTD Brass Ensemble performed the processional and communications senior Matara Hitchcock sung the national anthem. Attendees included a number of...

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UTD president shares goals

UTD president shares goals

New UTD President Richard Benson officially took office July 15. The Mercury sat down with Benson to discuss his vision for campus. How are you settling into your new position on campus? It’s great. I’ve gotten just a wonderful welcome here. I had a long time to get ready. I...

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New university president makes first public appearance

New university president makes first public appearance

Richard Benson, the newly named president of UTD, made his first public remarks to students, faculty and staff in the Galaxy Rooms on Tuesday afternoon during a meet and greet. The UT System Board of Regents officially announced Benson as UTD’s president on Feb. 29. He will start his new role...

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UT Regents reveal presidential finalist

Dean of Engineering from Virginia Tech to head university Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. After months of searching, the UT System Board of Regents have found a finalist for the UTD presidency vacancy. On Jan. 25, the UT System Board of Regents announced Richard...

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