Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Campus News

Recent arrest leads to questions about campus alerts

The arrest of a student on campus went unknown for months to many in the university community. As people are finally beginning to find out about it, questions are raised about how students are notified of security threats on campus.

A 22-year-old shaking up Danish politics leaves his mark on campus

From car sizes to the ages of politicians, European Parliament nominee Mathias Niebuhr shared his experience in Denmark’s political sphere, leaving university students to compare his country to their own. Associate News Editor Tabitha Reeves has the story on Niebuhr’s Danish perspective and the thoughts of student attendees.

How university faculty plan to tackle and make the most of revolutionary ChatGPT

ChatGPT’s rapid rise in popularity this winter poses many questions regarding academic honesty and the future of writing. But professors at the university are not shying away from the online chatbot; instead, they are embracing it.

Frigid temperatures cause flooding at University Courtyard Apartments

Starting back in December, flooding and water damage were reported at the University Courtyard Apartments. Now, with 97 students relocated to nearby hotels and construction underway, Residence Life & Housing sheds some light on the situation.

F.B.I. searches the university for Biden’s classified documents

The investigation into President Biden’s mishandled documents made its way to the university on Feb. 15, when the F.B.I. arrived to search university archives. Between anonymous sources and classified information, the confirmed information students are left with is little, but Associate News Editor Tabitha Reeves explores what is known so far.

Approaching political classes in a polarized society

Despite the polarized state of politics, discussion of political news is still encouraged in the classroom. Staff reporter Risha Inaganti explores the art of mastering political discourse in a world that is so divided.

April showers bring May flowers … and lots of puddles at the university 

Every year the university gets seasonal rain that creates mass amounts of puddles across campus. Why are university sidewalks plagued with these puddles, and how are they affecting university students?

A deep dive into the real reason behind the “controlled detonation” on the Green

Staff reporters Risha Inaganti and Macayla Cook take a deeper look into how the university handled the now infamous “bomb” detonation that took place on campus. Students share their reaction to the situation and their opinion on the university’s handling of the occurrence.

The Turkish-American Student Association takes steps to relieve earthquake survivors

In light of the earthquakes that recently rocked Turkey and Syria, the Turkish-American Student Association hosted a donation drive, the Center for Global Programs and Services encouraged solidarity and President Assanis sent an email. Associate News Editor Tabitha Reeves has the story on how the university community has been impacted and how students can help.

Perkins pasta pop-up: La Casa Pasta joining Local Restaurant Row for first month of spring semester

The beginning of the semester always gives students a fresh start with new classes and opportunities. This spring, students will also find a fresh pop-up restaurant. Staff Reporter Joshua Ciliberti has the story on Perkins Student Center’s latest addition.

Breaking: Isolated hazardous materials situation developing on campus

Just after noon on the third day of classes, students’ phones pinged with a UD Alert stating that an investigation was underway for a safety related incident at Lammot Dupont Lab. Two hours later another alert communicated further buildings would be closed and evacuated, notably Memorial Hall, Allison Hall, Hugh Morris Library, Brown Lab and Drake Lab. Students were urged to avoid The Green as well. 

History course on Ukraine sparks students’ emotional and intellectual interest

Last fall semester, one history course captured the attention of its student participants, motivating them to do work not just for a grade, but for the greater good. From one student’s oil painting intending be sold for donations, to another student’s unique research on the commonality of rape as a weapon of war, this experimental Ukrainian history class impacted many.

Understanding the prevalence of disordered eating among students 

Recent studies show an increase of disordered eating among college students in the past three years and specifically how the isolation of quarantine contributed to this. The prevalence of disordered eating remains persistent on college campuses as social norms are restored after the COVID-19 pandemic, and social media and party culture has increased this risk.

Sustainability office sends mixed messages about the university’s priorities

The new Office of Sustainability recently nominated an associate provost and academic director, Chris Williams, who spoke to the university on Dec. 12 about his vision for an environmentally-friendly campus and what that means for each department. Despite sustainable initiatives, investment records show that the university has only increased spending towards unsustainable products, leading students to express confusion about ongoing progress and the lack of accessible information.
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