Humans of UD: Michael Kennedy

Upon coming to America, Michael Kennedy was surprised by the disparity in the quality of Kentucky Fried Chicken. “KFC is far better in England, it’s better than every other...

Humans of UD: Gabe Farrell

Gabe Farrell is no stranger to the odd job.  Farrell, a senior philosophy major from Dallas, Texas, has previously worked maintenance at a church, as a lifeguard, served tables...

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 once.  You may be a loyal subscriber,...

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 — say rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

Humans of UD: Trinity Ngo

Balancing two miniature apples in her hands, Trinity Ngo passes one over in her typical, casually generous way: “Take one! My aunt brought these.”  The voice recorder starts and...

Humans of UD: The Groundhog

The mammal, the myth, the legend: the Groundhog. At the University of Dallas, our “official” mascot is the Crusader. Our “unofficial,” and more widely celebrated, mascot is the one...

Humans of UD: Dr. Jon Paul Heyne    

If you have not yet had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jon Paul Heyne, you are simply missing out on encountering a delightful individual.  Hailing from Southlake, Texas —...

Humans of UD: Anna Sidorenko

Anna Sidorenko, junior psychology major from Lewisville, Texas, is half Ukrainian. Her father is from Ukraine and spent the first 25 years of his life there.  “Ever since everything...

Humans of UD: Nick Hoff

In addition to being a life-long Dallas resident and junior business major at the University of Dallas, Nick Hoff is also a paid pianist, occasional arm-wrestling competitor and fiancé. 

Humans of UD: Jake Reyher

It is a well known and undisputed fact that UD students have a strong love and, oftentimes, need for coffee. One particular embodiment of this affection can be found in freshman Jake...

Humans of UD: Sam Masri

If you’ve walked by the tables outside Braniff, you’ve probably seen Sam Masri more than once, either studying or enjoying a good conversation.  Masri is a senior biology major...

Humans of UD: Zach McCoy

Among those pursuing doctoral degrees at the University of Dallas, Professor Zach McCoy, an adjunct professor, teaches the ever-beloved freshman courses of Lit Trad I and II.  Alongside his...

Humans of UD: Ben and Annie Gibbs

Had you been a student in Rome between 2018 and 2021, you would have had the immense privilege of interacting with the Director of Student Affairs, Ben Gibbs, and his radiant wife,...

Humans of UD: Tommy Watson

“Knight to f5.” Yale man Dex Webster stared confusedly at the chess board. Sweat began to moisten his white collar. “Who is this high school kid anyways,” he wondered....

Humans of UD: Robert Hanson

Most people know Robert Hanson as the smiling face behind the printing and postal counter who is always willing to help us with whatever issues we are having with our packages, but...