JSOM introduces new concentration

This semester, UTD’s JSOM began offering a new concentration within the business administration degree plan known as business economics.  “We discovered that economics graduates do quite well in the job market,” said Peter Lewin, the director of the business economics concentration. “We began to see some reports in the Wall...

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Current voting system eliminates voter choice

Current voting system eliminates voter choice

If you’re reading this, then you probably won’t vote this November. According to the United States Census Bureau, only 38 percent of college age citizens voted in the 2012 election. That’s lower than any other group. George Mason University studied voter turnout in Texas and found only 49.7 percent of...

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Hillary Clinton only rational choice for Sanders’ supporters

During the 2016 democratic presidential primary, I, along with many other young people, strongly supported Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. I continue to believe that he was the superior candidate in the democratic primary. Unfortunately, my candidate and the candidate of a large portion of UTD students lost the primary....

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Students’ health among priorities for new dean

Students’ health among priorities for new dean

Amanda Smith, who served as UTD’s interim dean of students for a year, recently assumed the role of dean of students permanently. The Mercury sat down with Smith to discuss her plans and what inspired them. How are you adjusting to your role and has anything changed since your term...

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Arochi sentenced to life in prison

Arochi sentenced to life in prison

Before leaving the witness stand of the 401st District Court in the Collin County courthouse for the final time, Mark Morris had something to say to Enrique Arochi, the man sentenced to life in prison for the aggravated kidnapping of his daughter and UTD alumna Christina Morris. “I hope you...

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Strike up the band

Strike up the band

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-part series on full-time students who are working to enter the music industry. It was late one night in a hotel. Eight musicians from New Zealand sat around in a cramped living room. A guitar lay across someone’s lap. After a...

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