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New political club to encourage student involvement in elections
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New political club to encourage student involvement in elections

A chapter of Texas Rising, a nonpartisan group that advocates for more progressive policy and participation from college students in local elections, was established on campus this semester.

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Marching for progress
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Marching for progress

A month ago, the Women’s March on Washington amassed over one million marchers in D.C. and over five million protestors worldwide.

In the event’s aftermath, feminist students and …
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CentralTrak closed indefinitely
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CentralTrak closed indefinitely

CentralTrak, UTD’s artist residency program, is closing after nine years of housing students and international creatives. Administrators and directors on campus are working toward establishing a similar program that …
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On the spectrum
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On the spectrum

Jennifer Partin was on her shift looking after children when she saw a young boy with autism grabbed and forced to make eye contact with another worker.

“I …
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Students, administration respond to Trump’s immigration executive order
2 weeks ago

Students, administration respond to Trump’s immigration executive order

This story has been corrected since its original publication.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 that denied admission to nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries …
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Chi Phi fraternity put on deferred suspension for hazing
2 weeks ago

Chi Phi fraternity put on deferred suspension for hazing

This story has been corrected since its original publication.

The disciplinary committee and Office of Community Standards and Conduct found Chi Phi responsible for hazing that occurred at …
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Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building
3 weeks ago

Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

University officials and student organization leaders hosted a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the Student Services Building Addition on Feb. 2.

The addition is 68,000 square feet …
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‘White nationalist’ fliers on campus prompt response from students, administration
3 weeks ago

‘White nationalist’ fliers on campus prompt response from students, administration

Editor’s Note: This story originally ran on The Mercury’s website. It has been updated since its original publication. The name of one source has been changed due to concerns …
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Research earns nat’l media spotlight
4 weeks ago

Research earns nat’l media spotlight

Alex Piquero’s work has appeared on the front page of The New York Times. It’s been lambasted in an opinion authored by Ann Coulter. Former President Barack Obama has …
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Tobacco to be banned on campus
4 weeks ago

Tobacco to be banned on campus

According to a university-wide announcement made by President Richard Benson, smoking on campus will be prohibited. Starting June 1, a comprehensive tobacco ban — which includes cigarettes and e-cigarettes …
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