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SG updates constitution
2 weeks ago

SG updates constitution

Student Government voted on new modifications to the constitution, including changes in representation and an increased role for the judicial board. The updates will go into effect May 1, …
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ATEC awaits degree reorganization
2 weeks ago

ATEC awaits degree reorganization

In a previous version of this article Todd Fechter’s name was misspelled, The Mercury regrets this error.

The Edith O’Donnell School of Arts and Technology may undergo a …
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New LLC to focus on women in STEAM
2 weeks ago

New LLC to focus on women in STEAM

To advance female representation in the STEAM fields and help foster connections among those female students, University Housing is piloting a program in fall 2017 called Women in STEAM, …
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Qurans found in SU bathroom
2 weeks ago

Qurans found in SU bathroom

A group of Student Government senators found copies of the Quran inside the toilets in the bathrooms adjacent to the Galaxy Rooms.

The Quran is the holy text …
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The Art Barn’s uncertain future
2 weeks ago

The Art Barn’s uncertain future

Correction: In a previous version of this story, Greg Metz’s title was misattributed. The Mercury regrets this error.

Art students may soon have to seek alternative spaces to …
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SG Report: March 27th
4 weeks ago

SG Report: March 27th

Comets Remember

President Akshitha Padigela’s proposal to engrave the rocks in the reflection pools with the names of Comets who’ve passed while attending or after being accepted to …
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Counseling Center explores online program
4 weeks ago

Counseling Center explores online program

The Student Counseling Center may have shorter wait times and more personalized therapy in the coming year, thanks to a new Student Government initiative to implement an online therapy …
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Hiring freeze impacts UTD
4 weeks ago

Hiring freeze impacts UTD

A statewide hiring freeze is affecting UTD, where 55 percent of staff are paid using state funds. The freeze was announced in January by Gov. Greg Abbot and will …
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Housing adds gender-inclusive application option
4 weeks ago

Housing adds gender-inclusive application option

Beginning fall 2017, UTD will be the first school in the UT System to formally adopt a procedure for gender-inclusive housing and one of the first institutions in Texas …
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Election and reflection: Reflection
4 weeks ago

Election and reflection: Reflection

With the 2017 Student Government elections drawing to a close, the current president and vice president are wrapping up their term in office by reflecting on their administration.

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