Students trapped in study room for 3 hours

Students trapped in study room for 3 hours

Three students in Residence Hall Northwest were trapped in a study room for nearly three hours after the doorknob malfunctioned, forcing maintenance staff to break through a wall in order to safely extract them. Computer engineering freshman Colton Mikeska and two of his friends were studying during the evening of...

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Payment change causes concern

Payment change causes concern

University Housing has begun preparing for the transfer of management of certain on-campus housing properties from American Campus Communities to the university. But while university officials attempt to ensure a smooth handover, students are expressing concern that the change could do more harm than good. When University Housing announced it...

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Housing switches internet provider

Housing switches internet provider

For the third time in two years, campus housing has changed internet providers. The most recent transition, from UTD-sponsored internet – CometNet and TemocNet – to Apogee, began in May and ended June 15. Director of Housing Operations Kevin Kwiatkowski said the move was a joint decision by University Housing, the...

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Power outages cause UV’s reversion to TWC

Power outages cause UV’s reversion to TWC

Two different providers will deliver internet services to UTD’s  residential areas. Canyon Creek Heights and University Commons will continue to provide CometNet/TemocNet, but University Village will shift back to Time Warner, now known as Spectrum. This also means that routers, wireless printers and TV streaming devices are no longer banned...

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TemocNet replaces Time Warner on campus

TemocNet replaces Time Warner on campus

In preparation for fall move-in, the Office of Information Technology is addressing any issues concerning the new residential internet plan, TemocNet. After the university’s contract with Time Warner expired this past February, UTD decided to extend the campus internet to on-campus residential areas. As a result, University Village and University...

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Res Hall North closed to all upperclassmen

Res Hall North closed to all upperclassmen

Starting next semester, Residence Hall North will be open exclusively to freshmen. As one of five residence halls on campus, North was the only one to offer beds to older students. Currently, upperclassmen occupy 187 of the 384 beds housed in North, said Ryan White, the assistant vice president for...

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New LLC to focus on women in STEAM

New LLC to focus on women in STEAM

To advance female representation in the STEAM fields and help foster connections among those female students, University Housing is piloting a program in fall 2017 called Women in STEAM, which will be a new Living Learning Community on campus. From the LLC website, “Living Learning Communities are groups of freshman...

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Housing adds gender-inclusive application option

Housing adds gender-inclusive application option

Beginning fall 2017, UTD will be the first school in the UT System to formally adopt a procedure for gender-inclusive housing and one of the first institutions in Texas to address the issue. Catherine Pickrel, director of residential life, and Matt Johns, assistant director for LGBT+ programs at the Galerstein...

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Dining hall needs better food, sanitation

Dining hall needs better food, sanitation

This story has been corrected since its original publication. Eating at Dining Hall West has not been a positive experience for every student, especially for freshmen such as myself living in University Commons. A common fear of college freshmen, aside from failing classes or going broke, is gaining the “Freshman...

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Internet speed to rise in UV

Internet speed to rise in UV

Residents of University Commons and University Village can look forward to faster Internet speeds and more reliable network support, thanks to an initiative by the Office of Information Technology and Housing and Building Operations. The university is ending its nine-year contract with Time Warner this month and will instead activate...

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