UTD PD Blotter

UTD PD Blotter

Feb. 26 • A student reported his wallet was stolen from Phase 8 at 11:06 a.m. • A student reported her cell phone was taken from the Activity Center at 1:42 p.m. • An unaffiliated driver was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants and driving while license invalid on North Floyd...

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B-52 bomber helps vets segue into school

B-52 bomber helps vets segue into school

Assistant Director, Veteran Services Center Service: 1995 – 2004, currently liaison officer at the Air Force Academy, Reserve Forces Branch: U.S. Air Force In middle school, a physics teacher taught Lisa McNeme the basics of space exploration and put her on the path that would lead her to the U.S....

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Sorority support taught vet civilian survival

Sorority support taught vet civilian survival

Assistant Director, Galerstein Women’s Center Service: 2000 – 2006 Branch: U.S. Air National Guard One of Narcely Ruiz’s earliest memories was watching her dad play “Taps” on his trumpet at Army funerals. “I recall — as a little girl — hiding behind the bushes as my dad played “Taps” for...

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Brooklyn native takes pride in Navy experience

Brooklyn native takes pride in Navy experience

Assistant Director, Student Union Service: 1985 – 1989 Branch: U.S. Navy Delvora King grew up in the melting pot of all cultures: New York City. After graduating from high school, King attended community college, but didn’t care much for any major. She started working for an insurance company in Manhattan...

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Women vets struggle with system

Women vets struggle with system

At UTD, there are 600 military-affiliated students and the number is growing, McNeme said. Most veterans require assistance with healthcare services, ways to support their families financially when the benefits are not sufficient and help with trying to interview for civilian jobs, McNeme said. Many women use the education benefits...

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On the frontlines

On the frontlines

Veterans on campus share experiences of women in combat Retired Air Force Col. Kim Olson will visit campus March 26 to speak about women in combat as part of a series of events celebrating Women’s History Month. Olson, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and retired after 25 years of...

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…and the men’s issue?

…and the men’s issue?

In recognition of Women’s History Month, The Mercury set out to celebrate the best way its staff knows how: by telling stories. Throughout the issue, readers will find narratives highlighting the trials and triumphs of womanhood, especially the women on our campus. As with many annual observances, there’s a certain,...

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The Challenges for Women in Sports

The Challenges for Women in Sports

Women face unequal access to jobs, lack of female role models in the field of athletics despite advances in gender equality The year was 1976 and for the first time, the state of Indiana was holding a girl’s high school basketball championship. For years, boys had gotten the chance to...

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Out of the Spotlight

Out of the Spotlight

Numbers show that Hollywood still lacks fair representation of women in films This year’s Academy Awards ceremony was the most male-dominated show since the ’90s. Because of this, many media outlets, actors and actresses used the Oscars as a way to draw attention to diversity in entertainment. Actress Patricia Arquette...

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Student visualizes life-saving device

Student visualizes life-saving device

Mechanical engineering senior designs appliance that warns parents, detects deadly temperatures in cars A device developed by a UTD student may help prevent the death of children left unattended in hot cars. Every year, children die from heatstroke because they’re left in cars. According to the Department of Meteorology and...

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