Why-are-less worried about security

Waterview residents don’t have to worry any longer about someone wire-tapping their wireless connection to UTD’s Internet system. Over the summer, Information Resources (IR) has installed a new security protocol on the Waterview wireless system, which despite creating momentary havoc for Waterview dwellers returning from their summer slumber, will eventually...

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Back on American shores with convenience in store

It’s that time of year again, when the heat melts the tar from the roads, when the lines from the Bursar’s Office snake through the library basement and when the offices of The UTD Mercury roar to life from their summer slumber with a walloping back-to-school issue. I chuckle to...

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Power outage continues

After two shorted power lines left 11 buildings on campus without power for almost three days, $1 million will be spent to replace the failing electrical system. The first main electrical feeder line failed mid-day Aug. 12 , causing the first round of outages, according to Steve McGregor, UTD News...

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Backpedaling toward kindness and human compassion

Rush hour traffic hits, and I am stuck in the middle of it on my way home from campus. On the side of the road, I count a number of traffic accidents and stalled cars on the side of the road. And like most anxious rush hour traffic drivers, I...

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FMA bites into ‘Big Apple’

Armed with resumes and business suits, 25 UTD students took New York by storm. From Aug. 4-11, members of the Financial Management Association (FMA) gained hands-on experience in the world of finance. New Yorkers working in the fields of management and finance responded to numerous questions from the FMA members,...

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Summer news roundup

<strong><em>For those who missed the summer’s news, here’s a brief overview of the past three months:</em></strong> <strong>Alcohol petition submitted</strong> The easing of alcohol restrictions in Richardson restaurants, including The Pub at UTD, moved one step closer to the ballot box with the May 28 submission of a petition to the...

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News Briefs 08/23/04

<strong>Search revives after summer slowdown</strong> Eight months after its start, the UTD presidential search committee has narrowed more than 50 candidates down to 10. While dates have been pushed back throughout the summer, Teresa Sullivan, search committee chairman and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said she’s ready to get the...

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About the news, just not in it

“Excuse me, sir, but may we have your autograph? It’s not for us, but for our high school teacher. She was too embarrassed to ask you herself,” said the high schooler, shrugging sheepishly. I was sitting in the cafeteria of the U.S. Supreme Court, sharing lunch with my fellow interns....

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Livening up campus

The School of Arts & Humanities is out to liven the campus up with its fall schedule of events. Art exhibitions from “Gaza Zoo” to “X-cessive” promise to visually stimulate passersby while musical exhibitionists from Carles Pons to the Joey DeFrancesco Trio will tease the melodically-inclined. With an artistic program...

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New email policy to be enforced

It might finally be time to ditch the old quakekiller369@hotmail.com account from your high school days. In an effort to more easily maintain communication lines between the university and its students, from now on, any correspondence sent from the university will head only to your utdallas.edu email account according to...

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