Alum to represent women in video games

Alum to represent women in video games

An ATEC alumna, who is an arcade coordinator at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, has influenced the growth of the museum from the perspective of a woman in a field that has yet to be equally composed of both men and women.  After hearing about the National Videogame Museum’s...

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Students protest oil pipeline

Students protest oil pipeline

The UTD College Democrats were among the allies of the American Indian Movement of Central Texas, which descended upon the headquarters of Energy Transfer Partners in Dallas on Friday to peacefully protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The construction of the pipeline, which will transport crude oil from...

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UTD fast-track medical program loses funding

UTD fast-track medical program loses funding

The UT-Partnership in Advancing Clinical Transition program was discontinued after the Transformation In Medical Education initiative, which supports UT-PACT, did not grant additional funding. Students in UT-PACT were able to graduate from UTD in three years, continuing their medical education with automatic admission to UT Southwestern. An announcement saying, “UT...

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Campus gets first drumline

Campus gets first drumline

Editor’s note: In a previous version of this article, Steven Robinson’s name was misspelled. The Mercury regrets this error. A small troop of musicians who came to UTD from all around — Berkner High School, Plano Senior High School, Irving High School and even Houston — huddled together in a...

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Consider third party candidates

Consider third party candidates

The two party political system is something I just can’t seem to agree with. Whenever I tell people I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican and would rather vote third party, they tell me not to waste my vote. But being in a country founded on democracy, how is...

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UTD affiliates race motorcycles for charity

UTD affiliates race motorcycles for charity

UTD faculty Scott Steffen and Richard Marler took part in this year’s Corporate Challenge: the Great Ride to raise money for the Special Olympics of Texas. With the company of hundreds of other bikers, including UTD students, Steffen and Marler rode their motorcycles to support the cause. The Corporate Challenge...

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Jury picking begins Sept. 6 for Arochi

Jury picking begins Sept. 6 for Arochi

Jury selection for the trial of Enrique Arochi is set to begin Sept. 6. Collin County grand jury accused  the Allen man of aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of UTD alumna Christina Morris. Morris disappeared the morning of August 30, 2014 at The Shops at Legacy in Plano. Security footage...

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‘Bit of everything’

‘Bit of everything’

As recruitment begins for a community that is already home to more than 700 students, Greek organizations on campus are aiming to continue diversifying their membership and pushing for housing. Sept. 6 marks the start of rush events for Kappa Sigma, the oldest fraternity at UTD. Cameron Peterson, who is...

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