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SG fall campaign promise check-in | December 6, 2021

The Mercury tracked Student Government’s progress with President and political science senior Ryan Short’s and Vice President and business administration sophomore Imaan Razak’s campaign promises. The following is our break-down: Promise 1: Uplift student concerns around UTD’s continued COVID-19 response Update: Met with UTD administration to address student concerns over...

Honors college Dean retires | December 6, 2021

After 23 years as the Director of the Collegium V Honors Program and seven years as dean of the Hobson Wildenthal Honors College, Edward Harpham will be stepping down from his administrative post, effective January 1. Harpham, a political science professor, will be taking a year-long sabbatical, after which he...

Spring COVID plan | December 6, 2021

As finals conclude and students set their eyes on returning to campus next semester, UTD is doing the same with regard to its COVID-19 protocols. By and large, Vice President and Chief of Staff Rafael Martín says that the current plan is to treat the spring semester as they had...

Spring Intramurals Announcement | December 6, 2021

After a semester of limited operations, intramural sports will return to full force for the spring semester with a lineup that includes basketball, FIFA and wiffleball leagues as well as special events like table tennis, Overwatch and a version of Battleship played on canoes in the AC pool. Ben Piper,...


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Cross country team prepares for spring | December 6, 2021

UTD’s cross country teams concluded the year on a high note and now turn their focus to preparing for the track season. Beset by a number of difficulties, including injuries to Graeme Maclean – the defending ASC 1,500 and 800m champion – both the men’s and women’s cross country teams...

Student Union construction, recreation center planning continue | December 6, 2021

New buildings on campus include the addition to the Student Union, currently under construction, and the proposed recreational/events center. “The recreation area (of the Student Union addition) will be scaled-up to include five pool tables, ping pong tables, air hockey, a typing/computer room, a video games room and a big-screen...

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UTD researcher discovers new way to blast Neuroblastoma tumours | December 6, 2021

A UTD faculty member has discovered a way to treat tumors without the detrimental side effects. Assistant professor of bioengineering Shashank Sirsi, who made the initial discovery, conducts research on neuroblastoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer. In his image-guided drug delivery lab, Sirsi and his team investigate how tumors...

UTD Alumnus Puts New Spin On LGS Formula | December 6, 2021

A UTD alum is changing the way that trading card game players consume their so-called “cardboard crack” with a non-traditional LGS model and a focus on customer experience. Alan Hussein is a UTD alum running the Mystery MTG card shop. He started it two years ago as a fully online...

Innocence Project alums reunited as public defenders | December 6, 2021

San Diego native Blake Eaton knew he wanted to be a lawyer ever since he was in middle school. After enrolling at UTD, he quickly became involved in Moot Court, Mock Trial and the Innocence Project — an initiative to exonerate wrongly convicted individuals. Today, he works alongside two other...


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