Changes to the “heart of UD”

For years, the open-mouthed, contemporary crucifix hung above the altar in the Church of the Incarnation. But when students returned to school in January, they were greeted by a different corpus —...

Incoming president Hibbs shares his story and vision for UD

Looking forward to the beginning of his presidential term this July, Dr. Thomas Hibbs described how his love for the liberal arts grew at the University of Dallas and shared his long-term vision for...

UD welcomes FOCUS missionaries

This semester, a team of Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) missionaries arrived on the University of Dallas campus, offering a new way for students to engage in their faith. 

Community response to history professor misnaming COVID-19

On the first day of class, Dr. William Atto’s American Civilization I class received an unconventional syllabus outlining the class’s policies and procedures, wherein Atto referred to COVID-19 as the “China virus.” 

UD bids a fond farewell to Fr. Thomas More Barba

As the sunshine returns in Irving, the University of Dallas is preparing to say farewell to two important fixtures of the university community: the class of 2021 and Fr. Thomas More Barba,...

Male climbs tower and receives criminal trespass citation

After a cold and rainy week, sunshine was not the only cause for excitement on Sunday, Feb. 16. A rumored former student climbing the tower drew a crowd below around 4 p.m.

Behind the COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 cases at the University of Dallas have approximately tripled in the past two weeks, with 31 active student cases as of Monday, Nov. 9. The University News spoke with students who...

An ode to PDK and its proprietor

It’s almost midnight on a Sunday. In the window of the brightly-lit Shell are three young women at a countertop, books spread out before them, engrossed in their studies. A trio of lanky men...

Students and RAs fined for damages in Madonna

Whether you live on the west or east side of campus, you might have noticed the bananas.  There have been bananas left outside of residence halls, on benches, and...

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.  Sanford revealed several renovations that are still...

Student creates online petition over slavery assignment

On Saturday, Aug. 22, a student at the University of Dallas posted a petition on Change.org, an online platform used to make and share petitions. The student, who is Black, petitioned UD...

Spring 2020 Greece trip canceled

Romers will not go to Greece this year—at least not as part of the university’s organized trip for Rome students. Italy has decreed and notified the University of Dallas...

Shutdown cancels some work-study hours

The campus shutdown from the evening of Oct. 28 to the morning of Nov. 2 affected all members of the university community―but perhaps none more drastically than student workers, some of whom...

UD sees rise in reported rapes

The University of Dallas experienced a significant increase in the number of reported rapes on campus in 2019 versus 2018. According to data provided in the University of Dallas...

Changes to summer Rome program and summer internships

After the shelter-in-place orders in Texas were extended for the month of April, the uncertainty of the global pandemic of COVID-19 caused the University of Dallas students to alter their plans for...