University unveils upcoming projects

UTD administrators and architects recently revealed upcoming construction and campus improvement projects in a series of town hall meetings. Known as the Master Plan, the proposal adds nearly 1 million square feet to the campus, including an art village near the McDermott Library and an athletic district near Engineering and...

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ECSW still undergoing construction, repairs

ECSW still undergoing construction, repairs

The new Engineering and Computer Science West building opened its doors at the beginning of the semester, but not all areas of the building are fully functional. The 200,000-square foot facility primarily houses the Department of Mechanical Engineering and features classrooms, laboratories, offices and study areas, as well as a...

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Cheeky street signs help students navigate campus

Cheeky street signs help students navigate campus

In an effort to curb the uniform nature of street and directional signs, one UTD graduate has been posting a series of humorous and sarcastic signs all over UTD’s buildings and roads. The alumnus, a Facilities Management staff member only identified as “Brett,” declined an interview request from The Mercury....

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Recovering opioid addict shares journey

Recovering opioid addict shares journey

Editor’s Note: The name of Brian was changed to protect his identity. Brian remembered waking up with the side of his head pulsing. He sat up and touched his eyebrow and felt blood between his fingertips. Brian had just overdosed after smoking fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid medication that, when...

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Delays in accessibility approvals cause concern

Delays in accessibility approvals cause concern

Jax Schmisseur struggles with anxiety and relies on his emotional support animal to calm him during his panic attacks. During his freshman year, he sought approval to have his cat live with him in the dorms but ran into roadblocks. The frequency of his panic attacks increased. In the end,...

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Student Union Starbucks: Why does it take so long?

Student Union Starbucks: Why does it take so long?

A study conducted by The Mercury revealed that the Starbucks franchise in the Student Union has longer average wait times compared to off-campus Starbucks stores. In a separate survey of 84 SU Starbucks patrons, 88 percent of respondents said they felt the franchise was somewhat or not properly staffed for...

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Police jurisdiction at Northside under question

Police jurisdiction at Northside under question

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article stated that UTD PD was possibly in violation of the Clery Act. After further investigation, it was discovered that because crimes at Northside are reported to Richardson PD and not campus police, they do not constitute UTD PD’s Clery reporting requirements, meaning UTD...

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