Mandatory sexual assault modules: are they effective?

Mandatory sexual assault modules: are they effective?

UTD requires every new student to complete a series of web-based sexual assault prevention modules. A survey of 94 students conducted by The Mercury revealed 86 percent of participants do not believe the modules are effective in educating students about sexual misconduct. UT System implemented the sexual assault prevention course...

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Startup suspended from internship fairs

Startup suspended from internship fairs

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include the date of a Facebook post and to correct the name and title of a Tech EdVentures employee. Her name is Brittany Nicole Jones, not Brittney Nicole, and she is listed as a curriculum development associate. The Mercury regrets this error. ...

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Students trapped in study room for 3 hours

Students trapped in study room for 3 hours

Three students in Residence Hall Northwest were trapped in a study room for nearly three hours after the doorknob malfunctioned, forcing maintenance staff to break through a wall in order to safely extract them. Computer engineering freshman Colton Mikeska and two of his friends were studying during the evening of...

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Suspect arrested for murder of alumna

Suspect arrested for murder of alumna

Dallas police charged a man with capital murder in the stabbing and subsequent death of a UTD alum. 38-year-old Jeremy Todd Meeks confessed to the murder of of Lin Wang, an MS ’18 graduate, while being questioned for an unrelated burglary charge on Sept. 29. Wang, who went by Renee,...

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