UD to consecrate campus to Our Lady of Guadalupe

On Friday, May 6, Rev. Bishop Edward J. Burns of the Diocese of Dallas will celebrate Mass and lead a Eucharistic procession to...

UD prepares for the incoming class of ‘26

As the academic year comes to a close, the University of Dallas will watch its seniors graduate while preparing to welcome the...

Sanford announces plan to increase pay for professors

In the recent state of the university address, President Jonathan Sanford announced that all regular faculty, both tenure and tenure tracked, will...

UD Renovations: Big plans, big impact

President Jonathan Sanford announced plans to renovate the University of Dallas campus in his State of the University Address on April 11. 

Professors on sabbatical

The academic year of 2022-23 will see students mourning the temporary absence of various favored professors: after six years of uninterrupted teaching,...

Rome campus COVID-19 update

Although the recent changes to Italian COVID-19 legislation do not affect the current spring Romers from the University of Dallas, as of...

Modesty is empowering and not outdated

We live in a time when denouncing modesty is empowering and in a culture where embracing it is freeing. This issue is...

Summer Break: A squandered hiatus

While my overwhelming desire to graduate leaves me currently indifferent, I’ve previously lamented the proximity of graduation for a simple reason: no...

Hidden in Her Mantle: A finals week invitation

When I came to UD nine months ago, I had just spent the summer as a Totus Tuus missionary. The Lord used that...

Letters from the Editors

Rosa Venditti, Editor-in-Chief My involvement and experience with the News has been multifaceted to say the least. From...

Core Decorum: Stability

The past few years have brought a variety of blows to our institution. A pandemic spanning multiple years, four university presidents and...

Is the “freshman 15” such a bad thing?

As we enter college as over-confident freshman, we are inundated with jokes about gaining the “freshman 15.”  I remember...

Arts & Culture

Why you should give that album a second chance

Have you ever returned to a piece of media you initially criticized, only to discover it being much better than you remembered?...

Humans of UD: Rudy Bush

If you’re an average student at the University of Dallas, you’ve probably picked up a copy of The University News at least...

The Half Dozen

The Frisco Fair  - Get ready for summer at the Frisco Fair! Featuring over 80 rides, games, music, food and art,...

The realities of Rome

Being a student back in Irving and seeing photos of what students studying in Rome are up to, it can be easy...

Humans of UD: Andrea Vasquez

In Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables he writes, “The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves...

Celebrating the Lord’s Resurrection at St. Peter’s Basilica

As the spring 2022 Rome semester draws to a close, the students, myself included, are currently on their final long weekend trip....

Students and professors on the importance of poetry at UD

I remember watching “Dead Poets Society” when I was younger and being entranced by the way the characters spoke about poetry with...

Groundhog Guidance

Dear Groundhog, I was lucky enough to not need to study excessively for exams in high school, but after...

Worst summer jobs

As summer approaches, many of us are applying for jobs or internships. While there’s always the dreaded fast food jobs, I interviewed...

Groundhog Guidance

Dear Groundhog, Oh no — I've found myself falling for this wonderful girl … but I'm worried that I...

Alumni Spotlight: BeLynn Hollers

Recent graduate from the class of 2021, BeLynn Hollers has been hard at work as the Intercollegiate Studies Institute News Fellow for...

Art Spotlight: Earrings and self-expression

What started as a hobby for senior English major Michelle Ciacchella turned into a creative outlet when she did a project with...

Rugby national championship game showcases UD heart and spirit

On April 30, the University of Dallas Rugby Football Club faced off against the Norco Community College team from Norco, California in...

UD cancels lacrosse program

On April 4, the University of Dallas announced that it will be canceling both the men and women’s lacrosse programs effective on...

Special treatment or treated special?

Recently, there have been frequent discussions revolving around the admissions process for student athletes at the University of Dallas. However, after investigation,...

What’s in a Game: reframing pain

The 10k is a grueling race. The longest race on the track, competitors must complete 25 laps —  6.2 miles — at...

What’s in a Game? Virtue

Aristotle defines virtue as a habit, the continuous and deliberate choice to be excellent in a thing. If you make good choices...

UD Athletics: Spring 2022 in photos

Nico Walz and James LaTour run a race with the UD men’s XC team. Photo courtesy of UD Athletics.