SG, SUAAB help 1,200 students register to vote

SG, SUAAB help 1,200 students register to vote

Student Government and SUAAB registered 1,200 students to vote with the intention of encouraging students to become more politically excited and active. With the presidential election coming up in November, SG moderated a mock debate on Oct. 11 to address current political topics. Along with the debate, SG and SUUAB...

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Women’s Center adds first LGBT+ coordinator

Women’s Center adds first LGBT+ coordinator

Correction: In a previous version of this story, the creation of Matt Johns’ role as Assistant Director of LGBT Programs and Zack Gentry’s involvement in the GWC’s name change were misrepresented. In addition, the proposal for Johns’ role was submitted to the Student Fee Committee. The Mercury regrets these errors....

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Politicians should be allowed to flip-flop on issues

Politicians should be allowed to flip-flop on issues

Donald Trump is a flip-flopper. Hillary Clinton, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Ronald Reagan are also all flip-floppers. Flip-flopping is a derogatory term in politics. It insinuates politicians are dishonest for changing their opinions, either before the election or after. We shouldn’t denigrate policy shifts as a whole as they...

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Game library shut down temporarily

Game library shut down temporarily

The ATEC Games and Media Library is shut down for the remainder of the semester for renovations. The GML was commonly used by dozens of students a day as a hangout spot to play video games and meet others interested in game design to potentially embark on collaborative personal projects....

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Student loses $2,000 in recent swindling scams

Student loses $2,000 in recent swindling scams

A UTD student fell victim to a job scam and lost roughly $2000 in an employment ruse. UTD Police Lieutenant Ken Mackenzie said there are, per semester, at least three to four victims of identity theft and swindling. The campus police are trying to educate students about these cons. “Students...

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Hispanic Representation: Is it enough?

Hispanic Representation: Is it enough?

Despite Texas having the second largest Hispanic population in the country, UTD’s Hispanic student enrollment this fall continues the university’s trend from last year of being the lowest ranked among all the UT System academic institutions for Hispanic representation. With the Hispanic population totaling just 13 percent of student enrollment...

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