Day: July 30, 2018


No cause for celebration

A graduation ceremony is the pinnacle of collegiate success. It is the opportunity to gather together friends and family to commemorate years of...

FeaturedLife & Arts

Alum creates 3D sensors

Researchers at UTD are looking to nature to advance sensory technology through electronic whiskers. UTD alumnus Jonathan Reeder began working on the project...

FeaturedLife & Arts

Graduate helps create nonprofit

At 18 years old, Brooke Lopez was the youngest individual ever to run for Wylie City Council. Inspired to run by the murder...


Dallas becomes hub for esports

Michael Sherman was already playing Riot Games’ “League of Legends” before he went to UTD in 2009. Though he said he didn’t consider...

Campus NewsEditor's PicksNews

UTD phases out Comet Careers for new platform

The website formerly known as Comet Careers has been revamped and is now called Handshake, a new career services platform that provides the...

Editor's PicksNews

Plano councilman sues city over recall

A Plano City Council member is suing the city and city secretary to stop a recall election to end his term early in...

Campus NewsEditor's PicksNews

Grade distributions now accessible online

UTD students now have easier access to grade distributions for preceding semesters. The website,, allows users to search for grade data by...

Campus NewsEditor's PicksNews

On-campus Papa John’s faces possible removal

The Papa John’s Pizza location in Dining Hall West is facing removal after a report emerged alleging the company’s former CEO used a...

Campus NewsEditor's PicksNews

Housing switches internet provider

For the third time in two years, campus housing has changed internet providers. The most recent transition, from UTD-sponsored internet – CometNet and...

Campus NewsFeaturedNews

University reaches funding milestone

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include additional information about the National Research University Fund and quotes from President Richard Benson....


Email us at with your name, major, year, and area of interest.

The Mercury

The Mercury publishes news, opinion and feature articles of interest and importance to the UT Dallas campus and community, with primary emphasis on news that most directly and immediately concerns students.