High number of students fall for email scam

High number of students fall for email scam

Due to a recent spike in fraudulent emails coming to UTD accounts, the Information Security Office has increased its efforts to teach internet safety to students. The emails — referred to as “phishing” scams — bore the UTD logo and requested recipients, specifically students, enter their usernames, passwords or other...

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Brotherhood in Blue

Brotherhood in Blue

UTD Police Officer Miqueas Figueroa lost someone he knew when Dallas police officers were targeted at a shooting downtown about a month ago. Although the Dallas community has worked to heal and look to the future, Figueroa said both he and the city still need more time. “The civilians that...

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School introduces new undergraduate degree

School introduces new undergraduate degree

The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences has added a Bachelor of Science in public policy to its lineup of degree plans, making UTD the first public university in Texas to offer such a program. The program is intended for individuals who will systematically analyze public policy issues such...

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New food options come to campus

New food options come to campus

Five new dining services will come to UTD this fall thanks to the efforts of Auxiliary Services. Director of Auxiliary Services Carrie Chutes and Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Services Bob Fishbein said that they look forward to the implementation of the new dining services as well as new dining...

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‘Pokemon Go’ fosters community

‘Pokemon Go’ fosters community

“Pokemon Go” accomplished on campus in just a few short weeks what has long been missing at UTD — a cohesive sense of community. The Pokemon Company and Niantic’s augmented reality game launched in the United States on July 6. Using an app on a smart phone, players can use...

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UTD president shares goals

UTD president shares goals

New UTD President Richard Benson officially took office July 15. The Mercury sat down with Benson to discuss his vision for campus. How are you settling into your new position on campus? It’s great. I’ve gotten just a wonderful welcome here. I had a long time to get ready. I...

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Campus carry takes effect Aug. 1

Campus carry takes effect Aug. 1

Signage has been posted on all areas on campus where the possession of a concealed firearm is prohibited in preparation for Senate Bill 11’s early August roll out. SB 11 permits concealed handgun license holders to carry their concealed weapons on campus and into the general buildings of public universities...

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Accessibility on campus

Accessibility on campus

When Mimi Newman was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-Type III with Marfanoid characteristics, a disorder that leads to chronic joint pain, she withdrew herself from her surroundings to numb the shock of hearing about her condition — but it hurt more than it helped. The arts and performance junior was 20...

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Home away from home

Home away from home

Like many other second-year college athletes, Zavier Landry and Mitch Barati were at a crossroads. It was time for them to decide where they wanted to continue their athletic careers. Zavier Landry, a senior guard for the women’s basketball team, came to UTD last season as a transfer athlete from...

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