Golf season tees off

When the dust settled in Kerrville after the two-day, 36-hole Schreiner Invitational golf tournament, three of the top seven finishers were wearing UTD green and orange. The Comets – led by junior Peyton Cook who finished third individually – finished in second place, 10 strokes behind LeTourneau. Cook’s 152 was...

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Men serve up victory

The UTD men’s tennis team kept a firm grasp on its unblemished regular-season record, aceing American Southwest Conference (ASC) opponent LeTourneau, 7-0, and dominating McMurry, 5-2, on March 6. The home wins extended the Comets’ season mark to 3-0 with their only setback coming in a preseason exhibition match against...

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Comets complete California circuit

The UTD softball team spent its spring break touring California, but they weren’t hopping from beach to beach. Instead, they hopped from diamond to diamond, surviving a grueling six-games-in-four-days schedule with a 2-4 record against nationally-ranked opponents. The Comets (7-7, 3-1) opened their West Coast swing with an 11-3 shellacking...

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McDermott Scholars program announces 2004 class

A new class of McDermott Scholars has just been selected, bringing a new crop from five different states to join their diverse counterparts in the scholarship’s fourth year. Eight men and eight women from Missouri, South Carolina, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas, were chosen from 100 nominations and 39 finalists,...

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The evolution of an individual

Two and a half years ago, a very different person entered The Mercury newsroom than the one now leaving. As I make my farewell, I know that the future of my entire career owes much to my short past at a small college newspaper. When I first walked into the...

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Women net first conference win

The UTD women’s tennis team picked up its first American Southwest Conference (ASC) East division victory of the year, overpowering LeTourneau, 9-0. The victory opened a March 6 doubleheader for the Comets, who dropped the second match, 3-6, to McMurry. Head coach Jenny Dunn questioned the effectiveness of scheduling two...

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Library partnership helps Brownsville

As the McDermott Library undertakes its spring cleaning this year, several university libraries will be reaping some recycled rewards through an exchange program spearheaded by UTD. UTD and the Arnulfo L. Oliveira Memorial Library at UT-Brownsville (UTB) have partnered in the exchange to send duplicate copies of books and paper...

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Butterfield, players win conference awards

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure helps. After transforming the UTD men’s basketball team from a seven-win squad a year ago to conference championship contender, head coach Terry Butterfield was recognized as the American Southwest Conference East division coach of the year in a poll of fellow league coaches. “[Being...

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UTD professors weigh in on Madrid train bombings

Shockwaves from Spain were felt by professors and students at UTD after the tragedy two weeks ago. Three days before Spanish elections, 10 bombs exploded on Madrid’s commuter train system killing more than 200 civilians. Spanish authorities initially blamed the March 11 bombings on the Basque separatist group ETA, but...

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Mostly Duos lives up to expectations as another eclectic campus treat

Mostly Duos featured the collaborative efforts of accomplished musicians Arkady Fomin, Barbara Thiem and David Korevaar, who performed an eclectic blend of classical treats on March 1 in the University Theater. Korevaar kicked off the show with “Variations on an original Theme, Opus 21 #1” by Johannes Brahms. This piece...

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