Trespass warnings issued to individuals posting white nationalist fliers

Trespass warnings issued to individuals posting white nationalist fliers

UTD police issued four criminal trespass warnings on campus to members of the American Vanguard who were putting up fliers promoting white nationalism on April 23. The fliers were posted in various locations and were a repeat of those found in January. Chief of Police Larry Zacharias said Residence Hall...

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Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions

Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions

Because this year’s Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidates are running unopposed, the Editorial Board of The Mercury has decided to publish an evaluation of the candidates in place of an endorsement. The content of the evaluation is based on an interview The Mercury conducted with the candidates. Running...

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Students dress to impress through Comet Closet

Students dress to impress through Comet Closet

Vishvajeet Rathore smiled for a picture in his new suit, courtesy of the Comet Closet. After about five volunteers assisted Rathore, a business analytics graduate student, he had found a suit for his competition from the Closet. The Comet Closet is a student-led organization that takes gently used business attire...

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‘Humanists for Humanity Read-In’ promotes inclusivity on campus

‘Humanists for Humanity Read-In’ promotes inclusivity on campus

Faculty members and graduate students from the Arts and Humanities Department participated in a “read-in” on Feb. 7. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to combat the ideas represented in the American Vanguard fliers posted on campus last week. Professors and students read passages from works they had individually selected....

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Students show solidarity at ‘We Are UTD’ event

Students show solidarity at ‘We Are UTD’ event

UTD students from the League of United Latin American Citizens club and the Texas Rising club organized an event of solidarity to show support for minority groups on campus on Feb. 8. The event featured speakers from various groups who conveyed their distrust and fear of the current presidential administration...

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Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

University officials and student organization leaders hosted a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the Student Services Building Addition on Feb. 2. The addition is 68,000 square feet and contains a 530-seat auditorium, open study spaces, a “Grab and Go” food location and a gaming wall. Calvin Jamison,...

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‘White nationalist’ fliers on campus prompt response from students, administration

‘White nationalist’ fliers on campus prompt response from students, administration

Editor’s Note: This story originally ran on The Mercury’s website. It has been updated since its original publication. The name of one source has been changed due to concerns of prosecution. Members of the Texas branch of a white nationalist organization, American Vanguard, posted fliers around campus last week. The...

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Staff reminisce about recently deceased UTD employee

Staff reminisce about recently deceased UTD employee

John George, a Garland native who worked in the UTD print and copy services for 21 years, passed away at 39 on Jan. 20. His family, coworkers and friends reflected on the unexpected loss and what he meant to them. Chris Rench, assistant director of print services and George’s supervisor,...

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SG senators vote to adopt resolution to condemn ‘bathroom bill’

SG senators vote to adopt resolution to condemn ‘bathroom bill’

On Jan. 24, the Student Government senators voted 28 to 7 in favor of adopting a resolution condemning Senate Bill 6, or the “bathroom bill,” that was recently filed in the Texas Senate.  SB6 would impose a fine on individuals that enter a changing room or bathroom that does not...

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Students organize anti-hate rally on campus

Students organize anti-hate rally on campus

After a polarizing election outcome last Tuesday, Kevin Barahona, a marketing junior, organized a solidarity rally on campus. It featured political and social discourse in a post-election nation. Barahona said the event, held at the North Mall steps on Nov. 15, was organized spontaneously after he’d had time to process...

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