Head Start, Late Finish: Alumna oldest in UTD history

Head Start, Late Finish: Alumna oldest in UTD history

Helen Small’s experience at UTD was a decidedly unconventional one. At her graduation, former president David Daniel held his arm out and walked her across the stage to get her diploma. Her family — which, 29 in number, is decidedly not small — came out to support her in mass....

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Sanders voters remain faithful

Sanders voters remain faithful

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton was named the party’s presidential nominee. Some Bernie Sanders supporters, however, are not giving up the fight. As Clinton’s campaign accepts large donations from corporate sources and billionaires, Sanders supporter UTD Democratic Socialist President Nicholas St. John said he questions what interests...

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Engineering graduate student starts medical company

Engineering graduate student starts medical company

Correction: In a previous version of this story, Yara Almubarak’s name was misspelled. The Mercury regrets this error.  After a UTD engineering team won a national design competition, a group member co-founded a medical device company that modified the team’s design to relieve hemorrhoids, which affects 30 percent of the...

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Indians’ definition of success needs to change

Indians’ definition of success needs to change

For a country with a population of 1.25 billion people, India has lagged behind in medal count since the country’s first Olympic appearance at the 1900 Paris games. Team India has secured as many medals total as the 28 Michael Phelps has earned in his career. According to CNBC, factors...

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