Little known facts: UD smoking

Senior Paul Zepeda says, “Cigarettes are a catalyst.” “When you’re hanging around in basketball shorts and a t-shirt, they make you look even more trashy,” Zepeda added. “But, when you’re dressed nicely, they just look...

First families move into house across Northgate

As the housing development across the street from the University of Dallas opens to the public, it has already attracted an array of residents, most without connections to the UD community. Meritage Homes began construction...

UD alumnus poet visits campus

Alumnus Matthew Mehan visited campus last week to give a talk on Christian humanism and share his recently released book of children’s poetry, which is inspired by his education at the University of Dallas. When...

Reasons behind selling Tower Village

In 1994, the University of Dallas purchased Old Mill Stream Apartments on 1700 E. Northgate Dr. from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for ten dollars, then sold to UD Property Management...

Blocked SH-114 on-ramp, exit to reopen spring 2019

This fall, students trying to get onto SH-114 toward Dallas will find themselves blocked by construction barriers. On the other side of the highway, the former University of Dallas exit has disappeared altogether. This construction...

Braniff Graduate School to host first undergraduate conference

This past February, Megan Arago and five other doctoral students presented an ambitious plan to their fellow Braniff Graduate School Association (BGSA) members: to independently host the first-ever University of Dallas undergraduate conference. Entitled “The...

UDPD works with Irving police to protect pedestrians

The recent police presence on Northgate Drive is part of a University of Dallas Police Department (UDPD) initiative to reduce speeding and keep students safe as they cross between the university and Tower Village. Since...

Little known facts: the Cowans [continued]

Welcome back. I hope you enjoyed the first installment of this piece. If you missed it, keep your eyes peeled for last week's newspaper lying around or go to udallasnews.com. Last week we covered...

Seniors invite Republican political reps to campus for discussion with students

On Monday, Sept. 17, University of Dallas senior Paul Mosimann invited Republican political activists to campus Monday, Sept. 17, to interact with students. With the 2018 elections coming up, Mosimann hoped to increase support for...

Administration reveals plans for future of rugby pitch

The blueprint sat pinned against the floor between his shoes as Interim President John Plotts displayed a possible addition to the University of Dallas’ sports complexes. In a code of red and blue lines...

UD Rome campus “all clear” of mumps

This fall, a continuous chorus of coughs can be heard throughout classes on the University of Dallas Rome campus. Many students have come down with the common cold. More seriously, one student recently displayed symptoms...

Little known facts: the Cowans

It is impossible to capture the personality and spirit of Drs. Louise and Donald Cowan, the couple that was instrumental in establishing the Core curriculum, in such a short space. However, I feel a...

UD celebrates Constitution Day

This Sunday, Sept. 16, students, staff and alumni gathered to celebrate the University of Dallas’ 41st celebration of Constitution Day. This UD tradition began with dinner and a sobering lecture about dangerous trends in...

Carpenter’s replacement

Following the demolition of decades-old Carpenter Hall, the University of Dallas will cultivate a green space in its place, eventually hoping to build a new auditorium nearby. The university would like to replace Lynch Auditorium...

Growing Tower Village complaints

On the floor of their apartment bathroom, University of Dallas students have positioned a bowl shielding the floor from the dripping air conditioning unit. It has been there for two weeks. Three work requests...