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Tobacco to be banned on campus
3 years ago

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 …
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UTD reaches Tier One status
3 years ago

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 …
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University inaugurates President Richard Benson
3 years ago

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 …
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UTD president shares goals
3 years ago

UTD president shares goals

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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 …
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New university president makes first public appearance
4 years ago

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 …
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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 …
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