One night, two formals, and, for some, a tough choice

In normal years, UD gets one spring formal.  But if we know anything about this year, it hasn’t been normal. So this year, we had not one but two...

New ICE rules cause consternation for international students

On July 6, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rescinded exceptions for international students during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For the Fall 2020 semester, international students must attend in-person classes...

Neo-Nazi stickers found for the third consecutive year

In January, stickers from the white supremacist group, Patriot Front, were seen attached to campus property.  Junior Grace Burleigh first saw the stickers while walking the campus on an...

Old Mill evictions leave students surprised

The party was on the porch. With less than 24 hours until the celebration of  Groundhog Day, students and friends from abroad were gathered on a balcony in front of a Tower Village apartment...

Porn block proposal approved by majority of SG

Three representatives abstained, three voted against, and 17 voted to pass a Student Government (SG) resolution on a pornography blacklist for the University of Dallas wifi last Monday April 29.

Little known facts: how Groundhog began

Sharen Baker, the Cowan-Blakely Memorial Library administrative assistant, attended the first Groundhog celebration at the University of Dallas. Baker described that fateful day: it was a cold and dark February morning in 1963. “...

Alexandra Koch wins German Fulbright

Those who know senior Alexandra Koch were not surprised when the Fulbright Association awarded her a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Germany this spring. A German and Politics double major, Koch...

Controversy infects the Groundhog Pledge

As a part of the University of Dallas’s COVID-19 Campus Reopening Plan, all members of the academic community–faculty, staff and students, were asked to sign the Groundhog Pledge prior to their return...

Possible COVID policy violations sent to OSA

Last week, several undergraduate students at the University of Dallas received emails from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) about possible violations of policies outlined in the Groundhog Pledge. The Groundhog Pledge...

Changing times: the rise and decline of the UD history department

Since 2009, history majors at the University of Dallas have declined to approximately 3% of the student body, according to data supplied by the assistant provost Vicky Morris-Dueer, M.Ed.

Board of Trustees accelerates presidential transition; Sanford to take office March 8th

On March 5, the University of Dallas’ Board of Trustees Chairman, Richard Husseini (BS, ‘88), announced in an email that Provost Jonathan J. Sanford will assume presidential office on March 8, almost...

Aramark catering during shutdown leads to leftover pile-ups

During the four-day campus shutdown from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, the University of Dallas delivered meals to hundreds of on-campus residents. Not all of the meals were taken, however, leading to...

Romers in semi-quarantine as Italy’s coronavirus cases rise, administration weighing options

On Feb. 24, the weekly mandatory meeting on the Rome campus differed from any other in recent memory. The meeting focused on the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.  When...

“Super Dave” donates to inauguration

President Thomas S. Hibbs’ Inauguration was a memorable event for many at the University of Dallas. One of the reasons behind its success was the generosity of various benefactors. 

The UD connection to Justice Amy Coney Barrett

When Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court occupied national headlines last month, the future Justice was lauded as a remarkable lawyer, a devout Catholic and a faithful wife and mother.