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SG launches art initiative
4 days ago

SG launches art initiative

The Student Government vice president is implementing three projects around campus to increase the presence of art at UTD.

Alex Holcomb, SG vice president and economics junior, said the art …
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SG Report: 10/30/17
4 months ago

SG Report: 10/30/17

Comet Clash Debate

On Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Pub, the Legislative Affairs Committee is hosting a debate over health care. The debate …
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Q&A: Student Government Leadership
5 months ago

Q&A: Student Government Leadership

Representing the student body for the 2017-2018 school year, President JW Van Der Schans and Vice President Alex Holcomb sat down to talk with The Mercury about balancing personal life …
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SG updates constitution
11 months 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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A&M controversy indicative of larger issue with clickbait media

By  • Opinion

The outrage over Rick Perry’s comments about the A&M University Student Government election is indicative of the problems in the way people are consuming media.

A&M’s student government …
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Editorial Board: SG must improve transparency to boost voter turnout
11 months ago

Editorial Board: SG must improve transparency to boost voter turnout

By  • Opinion

As 2017 Student Government elections ended with another low turnout, it is important to consider what can be done to increase student participation in choosing representatives.

Only 6.5 …
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Election and reflection: Reflection
11 months 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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Election and reflection: Election
11 months ago

Election and reflection: Election

JW Van Der Schans and Alex Holcomb from the CometUnity ticket have been elected as next year’s Student Government president and vice president, respectively.

Van Der Schans, an …
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Student Government Forum
11 months ago

Student Government Forum

Correction: The candidate on the far left of the stage is misnamed in the video.

Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions
11 months ago

Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions

Because this year’s Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidates are running unopposed, the Editorial Board of The Mercury has decided to publish an evaluation of the candidates in place …
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