Artists use ‘experimental methods’ in exhibit

Artists use ‘experimental methods’ in exhibit

A large white rectangular block stands in the middle of a large white room in the SP/N Gallery at Synergy Park North 2. One side is adorned by detailed cutout black and white pictures of mushrooms, and the other side covered with small framed black and white photos of smiling...

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Government transparency, by request

Government transparency, by request

Sometimes, with an institution as big as a university, it can be difficult to see mistakes if you’re just another cog in the machine. After all, bureaucracies are made of humans, and humans make mistakes. I firmly believe that it’s invaluable to have someone checking your work — ultimately, it...

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Ethics needed in JSOM curriculum

Ethics needed in JSOM curriculum

It’s hard to imagine, but banking in America was once a relatively boring profession. In the wake of the Great Depression, when 9,000 banks failed, strict government regulation and a more restrained financial culture transformed finance into a sober workaday profession. Financiers made safe, moderate investments and took home good...

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Letter to the Editor: Dining Services values community voices

A series of articles has been published by The Mercury this year about the university’s food service contractor, Chartwells. We value this input, and we have consistently encouraged dialogue with students and continue to work diligently to improve the dining experience for everyone on campus. We may not always get...

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Tennis teams to compete in ASC regionals

Tennis teams to compete in ASC regionals

The men’s and women’s tennis teams each have one more match left to play in the American Southwest Conference West competition before advancing to ASC regionals. “We have the exact same team as last year plus two more freshmen, so we’re a bit stronger than last year,” said UTD tennis...

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UTD places third at chess championship

UTD places third at chess championship

UTD competed for the 16th time at the President’s Cup chess championship in New York, a national competition that determines the top U.S. collegiate team. The championship was held April 6-7, with the winners announced April 7. UTD placed third after UT Rio Grande Valley and Webster University. The President’s...

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Golf shows strong presence at conference

Golf shows strong presence at conference

The women’s golf team played in the American Southwest Conference Championships on April 12-14. The championship was held in Glen Rose, Texas, where the Comets also competed against Mary Hardin-Baylor, Hardin Simmons, Concordia, McMurry, UC Santa Cruz, East Texas Baptist, Howard Payne and Le Tourneau. The team started the tournament...

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Student play explores mental health

Student play explores mental health

Since the summer of 2018, a group of UTD students — along with director Shelby-Allison Hibbs — have worked on creating and performing a self-devised play about mental illness. The play, “A Mirror Right Through You,” began taking shape when Hibbs surveyed students about what they wanted the play to...

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Whatcha Eatin’? Menudo

Whatcha Eatin’? Menudo

I’ve eaten a lot of pretty weird things in my life — cow feet, goat brains and jelly fish, just to name a few. As weird as they may sound, they’re commonplace for me now that I’ve eaten them many times. This time, I had the opportunity to add cow’s...

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Graduate rallies for immigrants at border

Graduate rallies for immigrants at border

Last summer, one UTD alumna packed a bag and the six first-aid kits available at a nearby Walmart and drove more than 500 miles to the largest U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention center in McAllen, known colloquially as “Ursula.” Ashtyn Tayler graduated from UTD with her post-baccalaureate degree in...

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