University slow with FOI request

In an attempt to present an accurate representation of how student fees are allocated to various organizations, The Mercury hoped to publish fee allocations and expenditures for last year in addition to the allocations for the current year printed on Page One of this issue. As the voice of the...

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Budget breakdown: 2013 fee budget allocation

Budget breakdown: 2013 fee budget allocation

Despite budget cuts and tuition increases, student fee funded organizations and events such as SUAAB and campus events has increased in the past two years, while SG and Residential Life have received less funding. Undergraduates attending UTD under the guaranteed tuition plan might be paying up to 9.5 percent of...

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Anticipated movies draw buzz

Anticipated movies draw buzz

‘Hobbit’ unimpressive, while ‘Les Mis’ performers shine With the Oscars just around the corner, everyone is talking about the nominees and their chances at receiving the golden statue. I watched two of the most anticipated movies of the year, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “Les Miserables,” to see if...

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Comet Cupboard off to successful, busy start

UTD’s first food pantry, the Comet Cupboard, has seen significant growth since opening last October and looks to play an even larger role for the community in the coming 2013 semesters. The Comet Cupboard provides food to students in need through donations of money and non-perishable food. All currently enrolled...

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Not who you’d expect

Not who you’d expect

For being chief of police, Larry Zacharias is friendlier than some would imagine. Well aware of this, Zacharias took charge of setting an open and accessible tone for the police department when he took over in 2009. As chief, he is in charge of operational, fiscal and policy oversights as...

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Price Check

                  Comparing prices of commonly needed books on campus, off campus and online

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Pre-med students have access to free summer program

Pre-med and pre-dental students have the opportunity to attend the six-week Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, application and program free of charge, at universities across the nation upon completion of their freshman or sophomore years. Neuroscience sophomore Aaron Dotson attended the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, or SMDEP,...

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2012: A year in review

The Mercury editors took a look back at some of the most significant campus events during the past year and have shared their thoughts on how these important stories affected students and will continue to impact the university during the upcoming year. President Daniel mentions football BK – Don’t expect...

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UTDPD wins award for National Night Out event

The UTD Police Department received the 2012 All-Star Award for its participation in the 29th Annual Nation Night Out on Oct 2. National Night Out is an event sponsored by National Association of Town Watch that advocates against crime, violence and drugs. UTD was among 12 other groups that won...

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Chess team wins third straight Pan-Am

Chess team wins third straight Pan-Am

Grandmaster Julio Sadorra sat across the board from Webster University’s Fidel Corrales of Cuba in the Frick Laboratory at Princeton University waiting to land the upper hook in the final round. That opportunity came after he carefully positioned himself to take Fidel’s pawn with his bishop, a move that put...

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