Israeli perspective absent in Gaza article

I am writing in response to the article printed in the Aug. 4 edition of The Mercury entitled “Trapped in Gaza.” It put to print statistics that are at best, contested, and at worst, false. It also portrayed negative emotions and was incredibly one-sided. The intention of this letter is...

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No Parking Zone

No Parking Zone

Exchange of residential parking passes confirmed fraudulent Although it’s been a matter long unspoken of, the exchange of parking permits among students has been confirmed to be both against university policy and a crime. According to UTDPD’s Lt. Ken MacKenzie, there were instances of students breaking into vehicles and stealing...

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Students left out of gubernatorial candidate’s visit

        Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott spoke Sept. 2 at the McDermott Library about his higher education campaign. Students were surprised to find out about his appearance because they were neither notified about the speech nor permitted entrance to the event. Student Government President Brooke Knudtson said...

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Comparing college parking prices

Comparing college parking prices

The second parking garage opened up this fall adding 750 more spaces.  Sixty four orange and gold spots were added to Lot J and 359 residence spaces were added to Lot T. The new parking garage has Einstein  Bros. Bagels and an IHOP Express set to open in spring 2015...

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UTDPD Blotter

UTDPD Blotter

Aug. 25 • A female student was assaulted outside of the ATEC building by an unknown male claiming to be a student at 9:56 p.m. Aug. 26 • A police officer reported an accident involving a police squad and a golf cart at 10:48 a.m. in the Activity Center Parking...

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SG Report

Smoking zones, gubernatorial visits and an expansion of library hours were among several issues debated at the first Student Government meeting of the fall semester on Aug. 26.  A proposal to increase library hours from 18 to 24 hours Monday through Thursday has been in the works, and the senate...

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Library schedule extending to 24 hrs

Library schedule extending to 24 hrs

Following a push from Student Government, the university administration has approved a proposal that will extend library hours.  The hours have not been finalized, but the library is expected to be open 24 hours on some days, said Provost Hobson Wildenthal. Since the beginning of her term, SG Vice President...

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