Beginning of the end: Advice from a senior in his final collegiate year

I guess this is it. Almost two decades of academia culminates as I am a couple semesters and a few more credits away from graduating from this fine institute of learnedness. I have to admit that despite my initial reservations about this university, this school has grown on me. Like...

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Common cents: Money tips from a finance prof

Welcome freshmen and returning students! I’m pleased to announce the addition of “Common Cents,” a column devoted to personal finance, for the readers of The Mercury.  Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, it’s never too early or too late to start thinking about your personal finances. I know what...

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UTD Police Scanner

July 25 • A student reported his vehicle had been burglarized. July 26 • UTD Police received a report of unwanted physical contact. • A student reported their vehicle had been burglarized. July 27 • A contractor reported 12 rolls of fencing were stolen from a construction area. • UTD...

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Conference Center renamed

As of mid-August the Conference Center has been officially renamed the Alexander Clark Center. The change is in response to a decision made by the UT System Board of Regents earlier this spring. The building is named in honor of Alexander Clark, former vice president of academic affairs, who passed...

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SG Report

The following is a breakdown of key topics raised at the Aug. 16 Student Government, or SG, meeting. Full minutes of meetings can be found at www.utdallas.edu/student/sg/. Marilyn Kaplan, SG’s faculty advisor, said a few changes have been made to the university’s academic dishonesty policy. Faculty will determine a student’s...

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New ATEC complex coming

New ATEC complex coming

This fall Arts & Technology students will file into one of the five classrooms available to them from sunrise until after sunset; but, as soon as fall 2013 ATEC students will have one of the largest buildings on campus to call their home. Construction has begun on a $60.5 million,...

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Parking changes at SOM

Lot J, located near the Activity Center, lost more than 25 parking spaces when it was repainted on August 10, according to information from Paul Smith, Parking and Transportation supervisor. The gold spaces, which Smith said were used by students in the School of Management, or SOM, were “moved” to...

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Overcrowded housing: Temp housing requests at all-time high

Overcrowded housing: Temp housing requests at all-time high

Two major international student organizations are struggling to handle a 33 percent increase in temporary housing requests from new students this fall, resulting in a dearth of short-term accommodation for the new students. Joyee Gao, president of the Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, or FACSS, said their website...

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Student enrollment continues to climb

Student enrollment continues to climb

UTD is poised to break yet another student enrollment record. There will be about 18,400 students enrolled at UTD in fall 2011, according to projections by the Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis, or OSPA. The enrollment growth of about 1,000 more students marks a 7 percent increase from fall...

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