Confirm Amy Coney Barrett now

Confirm Amy Coney Barrett now

Why the current administration should appoint a new judge before election day

President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Ginsberg; the Senate should approve his nomination swiftly and before the election. Judge Amy Barrett is a catholic, conservative, female judge who has served on the Seventh Circuit Court...

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Voting on campus – COVID-19 edition

Voting on campus – COVID-19 edition

University hosts polling locations for Dallas, Collin County

UTD will serve as a polling station for both Dallas and Collin County in the upcoming general election. In preparation, volunteer deputy registrar and political science junior Ryan Short has been delivering voter registration forms to interested students on campus. An estimated 20 to 25 forms were handed out over...

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‘Employees are struggling. Residents are struggling.’

‘Employees are struggling. Residents are struggling.’

Northside residents, employees cite issues with housing development, Northside spokesperson responds

Residents of the off-campus apartments at Northside have expressed concerns with facility maintenance, both before and after the pandemic. In a survey conducted by The Mercury, Northside residents responded with feedback they had regarding the housing facility.  “The noise levels are very high because walls are thin,” one survey respondent...

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UTD student takes part in COVID-19 vaccine trial

UTD student takes part in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer conducting two-year trial on test subjects

Amidst a pressing nationwide need for a vaccine, a UTD student took it upon himself to participate in a two-year COVID-19 vaccine trial. After seeing ads for vaccine trials on social media in September, accounting senior Andres Andujar started researching pharmaceutical companies to find ones currently conducting vaccine trials. He...

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Get to know the 2020 presidential candidates

Get to know the 2020 presidential candidates

Who are the candidates and what are they known for? (Democrat) Joe Biden: Former VP under the Obama administration Served as the Senate representative of Delaware from 1973 to 2009 (Green Party) Howie Hawkins: Former truck driver for UPS in New York until 2018 retirement, involved in trade unions and...

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Noble peers: colleague of UTD faculty awarded Nobel prize

Noble peers: colleague of UTD faculty awarded Nobel prize

Physics, math professors reminisce achievements of Nobel prize laureate Roger Penrose

Known for his contributions to theoretical physics and pure mathematics – as well as his interactions and collaborations with UTD professors – Roger Penrose was recently announced as one of this year’s Nobel prize winners. Penrose’s relationship with UTD began in the early 60s – or what astrophysics professor Mustapha...

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How does UTD’s pandemic response compare with other system schools?

How does UTD’s pandemic response compare with other system schools?

A comparison of how UT Austin, UT San Antonio also responded to the pandemic

Texas’ coronavirus response has evolved over the past few months on account of the rapidly changing situation, and the state’s universities have adopted different approaches to combatting the pandemic. The state has seen over 800,000 confirmed cases so far and upwards of 17,000 fatalities. In early October, Governor Greg Abbott...

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Biden makes money moves in Texas

Biden makes money moves in Texas

State legislative elections are impacted by Biden’s advertising campaigns, says political science professor

The 2020 Biden campaign is making an unprecedented move in Texas. Projected to spend over $6 million on advertising in the state, 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden is spending more than any other Democratic Presidential Nominee in Texas during the last 25 years. This advertising push was accompanied by a...

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