Publishing Truth

Editor's Note: This article addresses previous coverage from The Mercury, available here. On Nov. 19, 2019, members of the World...
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Dance Team Earns National Recognition

A UTD Bollywood dance team won third place at their first national competition of the 2019-2020 season. UTD Laksh competed...
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Dance Team Earns National Recognition

What Do UTD Students Think about Social Life?

Social life at UTD is a varied experience, affected by student workloads and the way people socialize in the age...
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What Do UTD Students Think about Social Life?

Survey Explores How Students Consume News

There are many ways to engage with news, from reading physical newspapers to informal conversations with friends. A new Mercury...
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Survey Explores How Students Consume News

Title IX Law Undergoes State, Federal Changes

Potential changes are coming to Title IX enforcement, from both the federal and state levels, including new federal guidelines from...
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Title IX Law Undergoes State, Federal Changes

Freshman, Sophomore Gather Students to Communicate with Spirits

Curiosity and boredom propelled them to open a box that had not been opened in years. The box — a...
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Freshman, Sophomore Gather Students to Communicate with Spirits

UTD Lab Unveils Saliva-based THC Test

A team of UTD researchers has developed a sensor to test tetrahydrocannabinol levels in saliva. THC is the main psychoactive...
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UTD Lab Unveils Saliva-based THC Test

All in the Family

One look at Michael Farmer’s office door is all you need to discern that he is a professor in Chinese...
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All in the Family

Professor Continues Exploration of Italian Art as President of Art Society

Professor of visual and performing arts Mark Rosen was recently elected as president of the Italian Art Society.  Founded in...
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Professor Continues Exploration of Italian Art as President of Art Society

Online Student Petition for Campus Swings Receives over 600 signatures

Swings and playgrounds tend to be associated with the carefree whimsy of childhood — but could they also have a...
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Online Student Petition for Campus Swings Receives over 600 signatures

Survey Finds Mixed Opinions on SHC

Students report late fees, convenience of center The Student Health Center provides a range of medical services from blood work...
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Survey Finds Mixed Opinions on SHC

Orion Redesign Offers Better User Experience to Students, Applicants

On Oct. 28, the Office of Information Technology made sweeping changes to the Orion Student Center. The new layout is...
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Orion Redesign Offers Better User Experience to Students, Applicants

Student Union to Add New Service Bar

Project expands on previous efforts from Office of Information Technology Amidst the ping-pong tables, eateries and reclining areas in the...
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Student Union to Add New Service Bar

‘They ruined their life by doing this’

Students, ex-member talk about experiences with Elohim Bible Study Club Editor’s Note: Christy’s name has been changed to protect her...
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‘They ruined their life  by doing this’

Game Space: Troubled Beginnings

Gaming club members discuss feeling disappointed, ignored after creation of official esports department In 2012, gaming as a competitive sport...
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Game Space: Troubled Beginnings

Esports to Add ‘Rocket League’ Team to Roster

The esports department announced the addition of a "Rocket League" team to the official varsity roster, making it the fourth...
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Esports to Add ‘Rocket League’ Team to Roster

Mock Trial Takes First at Annual Tournament

A UTD mock trial team went undefeated and finished in first place with a perfect ballot at their latest tournament....
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Mock Trial Takes First at Annual Tournament

‘It Allows Us to Have Our Own Heritage, Our Own Pride’

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported the number of Native American students at UTD. The Mercury regrets this error. While...
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‘It Allows Us to Have Our Own Heritage, Our Own Pride’

Absolution by Misdirection

On Oct. 2, fired police officer and convicted murderer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking...
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Absolution by Misdirection

Two Sides of the Same Coin

Never did I think I would watch Donald Trump be the warm-up act at a Texas political rally. As one...
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Two Sides of the Same Coin

Students Attend Rally for Immigrant Rights

In an effort to show support for immigrant rights and promote activism within the community, a rally was held on...
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Students Attend Rally for Immigrant Rights

‘Rocky Horror Show’ to Light Up Audiences

The UTD's theatre and dance programs launched a crowdfunding campaign allowing donors to flashmob friends in an effort to fund...
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‘Rocky Horror Show’ to Light Up Audiences

Online Therapy Offers Self-Help Solutions

Since its introduction in 2018, Therapy Assistance Online has been used by over 200 students and has provided an online...
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Online Therapy Offers Self-Help Solutions

Professor, Creator of Moon Dirt Dies at 82

Longtime UTD geoscience professor emeritus James Carter passed away in a house fire on Sept. 21, 2019. The pioneer, who...
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Professor, Creator of Moon Dirt Dies at 82

Q&A: New ECS Dean Stephanie Adams

Newly-appointed Engineering and Computer Science dean Stephanie Adams came in on Aug. 1st. She holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering...
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Q&A: New ECS Dean Stephanie Adams

Game Space: What It’s Like to Create Games at UTD

If you’ve ever seen a cool game come out of ATEC, chances are it was made in Game Lab. Game...
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Game Space: What It’s Like to Create Games at UTD

Soccer Teams Open Season with Success

The UTD men’s and women’s soccer teams are currently leading successful seasons with overall records of 8-3-2 and 11-0-1, respectively....
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Soccer Teams Open Season with Success

Picture Perfect

On a typical weekday, psychology freshman Isa Hernandez finishes her homework at around midnight, and then uses Instagram and Twitter...
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Picture Perfect

Man vs. DART

Is it faster to run to campus or take the DART? Watch the video to find out.
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Man vs. DART

Not my Muslim

How Muslims are misrepresented in popular culture As a Muslim, I love seeing Islam being represented in TV shows and...
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Not my Muslim

Q&A: New EPPS Dean Jennifer Holmes

What did you receive your undergrad and graduate degrees in, and what made you want to study those disciplines in...
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Q&A: New EPPS Dean Jennifer Holmes

Texas Company on Track to Build Nation’s First Bullet Train

Texas Central’s petition for rule of particular applicability in process of approval by administration. Editor's note: A previous version of this article misstated the type...
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Texas Company on Track to Build Nation’s First Bullet Train

DART Breaks Ground on Silver Line

Representatives from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Richardson officials, university administration and students gathered together on Sept. 19 for the...
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Religious Group Accused of Soliciting at UV

Members of The Church of God approached student residents in apartments to discuss ‘God the Mother’  A religious organization at...
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Religious Group Accused of Soliciting at UV

Leukemia Patient Inspires UTD Team

Volleyball players honor child during fundraiser for pediatric cancer The Comets volleyball team honored nine-year old leukemia patient Kaitlyn Renee...
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Leukemia Patient Inspires UTD Team

No Shoes, No Problem

How one student has spent the past few years of her life almost completely barefoot University students have the freedom...
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No Shoes, No Problem

Students report fear, anger after false reports of active shooters at Northside

Following an incident involving what appeared to be gunmen at Northside, Richardson PD confirmed no armed individuals were found, but...
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Students report fear, anger after false reports of active shooters at Northside

Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available. A representative from the Richardson Police Department confirmed...
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Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Students ‘Finesse’ Free Food using Community Chat

‘Finesse Nation’ group chat of nearly 3,000 members shares information about ongoing deals, giveaways on UTD campus Nearly 3,000 UTD...
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Students ‘Finesse’ Free Food using Community Chat

How Healthy is it to Eat at UTD?

In college, students may have ample food choices — multiple campus restaurants and the dining hall offer a variety of...
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How Healthy is it to Eat at UTD?

New Free Speech Law Goes into Effect in Texas

Senate Bill 18 allows outside groups to demonstrate in public campus spaces without university permission as part of effort to...
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New Free Speech Law Goes into Effect in Texas

Texas Passes Law Against Unsolicited Lewd Photos

Offense becomes misdemeanor under new law, carries up to $500 fine A Texas law was passed this month outlawing sending...
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Texas Passes Law Against Unsolicited Lewd Photos

Speaking Out on Abortion

Comets for the Preborn demonstration sparks counter-protests from pro-choice organizations A recent protest from campus organization Comets for the Preborn...
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Speaking Out on Abortion

ATEC Joins Richardson Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

The School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications recently collaborated with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 50th anniversary...
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ATEC Joins Richardson Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

University recognized by Association of Physical Plant Administrators with Sustainability Innovation Award for eco-friendly efforts UTD was recently honored for...
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‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

‘Super Smash’ team members become first to win national championship

Esports players win against UC Irvine in final round of inaugural 'Smash Ultimate' national competition UTD esports just secured their...
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‘Super Smash’  team members become first to win national championship

Students Report Lack of AC in UV Apartments

Housing officials point to maintenance efforts in light of complaints After numerous complaints on the UTD subreddit about bugs, mold,...
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Students Report Lack of AC in UV Apartments

Faculty Tribunal Finds No Evidence of Fraud in JAL Scandal

Criminology professors move forward with lawsuit citing privacy law violations Following a two-day faculty tribunal hearing which found no evidence...
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Faculty Tribunal Finds No    Evidence of Fraud in JAL Scandal

Sleep Not Top Priority for Students: Why It Should Be

Survey results show that only one-third of respondents at UTD regularly receive recommended number of hours of sleep  Look through...
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Sleep Not Top Priority for Students: Why It Should Be

50 Years of UTD

"We are not the MIT of the plains, nor do we seek to be. We are a great university. We...
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50 Years of UTD

Turning Point Reaches Agreement on Plan B Concerns

Council members advise continued financial support for non-profit after dispute over emergency contraceptive, abortion Following concerns from Plano city council...
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Turning Point Reaches Agreement on Plan B Concerns

Sophomore Starts Grassroots Club

Incoming student promotes Democratic candidate Andrew Yang, political involvement for 2020 election through new group In the midst of a...
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Sophomore Starts Grassroots Club

Codes Not Their Own

Panel Addresses Difficulties for Black Women in STEM A weekend panel discussion held at UTD addressed the practice of “code-switching”...
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Graduate Helps Police Train with Virtual Reality

A recent graduate is changing the way police departments train officers to handle real-life situations through using virtual reality technology....
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Graduate Helps Police Train with Virtual Reality

Construction Begins on Student Union Eateries

New restaurants to open in Fall 2019 include Firehouse Subs, Halal Shack UTD will be replacing three of its dining...
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Construction Begins on Student Union Eateries

Email Scams Target Campus Community

New security measures include upgraded filtering software, incorporating two-factor authentication In the past month, multiple posts have been made by...
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Email Scams Target Campus Community

When Art, Science Collide

Comet combines art history, cognitive science through study abroad research A UTD undergraduate combined their passions for cognitive science and...
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When Art, Science Collide

University Research Team Develops Pain-free Drug Delivery System

Group produces 3D-printed microneedle patches as cheaper, more efficient alternative to traditional methods A joint research team from UTD’s Gassensmith...
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University Research Team Develops Pain-free Drug Delivery System

“Maybe those killings wouldn’t have happened.”

Former worker details history of aggression after ex-Chartwells employee charged with murder After a former Chartwells employee was charged with...
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University students, faculty gather in Dallas to celebrate PRIDE

This month, members of various LGBTQ organizations at UTD participated in the Dallas Pride parade for a third consecutive year. ...
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University  students,  faculty  gather  in  Dallas  to  celebrate PRIDE

Former Chartwells employee charged with recent murders of transgender woman, two other people

Dallas police have arrested and charged former Chartwells worker Kendrell Lavar Lyles in the deaths of three people including Muhlaysia...
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Former Chartwells employee charged with recent murders of transgender woman, two other people

Diversity, Naturally

Tokenism isn't representation Greta Gerwig’s 2019 movie adaptation of “Little Women” is the newest take on the 1868 classic by...
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Diversity, Naturally

Charged for Change

Change of major fee ineffective, not always necessary I entered UTD as a visual and performing arts major with a...
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Charged for Change

Resolve to not Resolve

Why New Year's resolutions accomplish nothing As 2020 approaches and electro swing hopefully becomes vogue for the Roaring 20’s reboot,...
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Resolve to not Resolve

New Year, New Meta

Patch 9.23 brought map changes that transform 'Rift' into different elements “League of Legends” got a massive pre-season patch, changing...
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New Year, New Meta

Comets Start Decade with Win Streaks

Basketball teams bring strong presence in ASC opening games against Ozarks, hope to defend last year's titles Men’s and women’s...
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Comets Start Decade with Win Streaks

SG Offers Reddit Gold for Student Ideas

New initiative aims to increase student input in decision-making process UTD’s Student Government is using a new approach to get...
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SG Offers Reddit Gold for Student Ideas

Using Liquid Metal to Repurpose Waste Heat

Researchers create generator that uses gallium to convert excess energy to usable electricity UTD researchers are taking on global warming...
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Using Liquid Metal to Repurpose Waste Heat

Are UTD Students Unhappy?

Commuting, campus involvement may influence student happiness The university recently made another top 10 list, this time for The Princeton...
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Are UTD Students Unhappy?

Twirling to the Top

Junior finds opportunities to perform on campus, spread interest From the racquetball courts of UTD to the competition stage, Samantha...
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Twirling to the Top

Professors Voice Concern over Gender Discrepancies in Course Evaluations

Female faculty note differences in ratings, student behavior toward male colleagues Students are encouraged to complete course evaluations at the...
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Professors Voice Concern over Gender Discrepancies in Course Evaluations
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