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Graduate rallies for immigrants at border
3 days ago

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 …
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RISD proposes possible new teacher salary raises
3 days ago

RISD proposes possible new teacher salary raises

By  • News

Richardson Independent School District plans to raise new teacher salaries above area average, a move that might boost recruitment of graduates of UTD’s teacher certification program.

Currently, the new teacher …
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A&H introduces new history major
3 days ago

A&H introduces new history major

This fall, UTD will offer a history major to incoming freshmen and phase out the current historical studies degree plan. Daniel Wickberg, an associate professor in the School of Arts …
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Professor helps create police training software
3 days ago

Professor helps create police training software

A UTD professor partnered with Sam Houston State University researchers and EyeT Plus, a group of police training experts, to develop software to help law enforcement spot impaired drivers.

The …
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Judicial hearings continue for chemistry fraud case
3 days ago

Judicial hearings continue for chemistry fraud case

Former UTD staff member Linda Heard made her first court appearance on March 29 after being indicted on a felony theft charge earlier this year. Heard is accused of stealing …
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Library’s third floor undergoes makeover
3 days ago

Library’s third floor undergoes makeover

The third floor of the McDermott library underwent refurbishments to incorporate more study spaces.

To accommodate the new study spaces, library staff moved the aviation archives and bookshelves to Synergy …
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Student government eyes inclusion, transparency
3 days ago

Student government eyes inclusion, transparency

As the new Student Government leadership prepares to take office, the outgoing administration reflected on its ongoing efforts to improve student engagement and represent student interests in a year that …
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Amazon Echos to be installed in dorms
3 days ago

Amazon Echos to be installed in dorms

The Office of Information Technology recently partnered with University Housing to install Amazon Echo Dots in Residence Hall South as part of a pilot program.

The program will oversee the …
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Students voice confusion over SG election results
2 weeks ago

Students voice confusion over SG election results

This year’s race for Student Government president was initially the only race that resulted in a runoff election. SG bylaws suggest that at least two other close races — one …
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Finding middle ground
2 weeks ago

Finding middle ground

By  • Opinion

This past Friday, I read the March 11 opinion article published in The Mercury titled “Letter to the Editor: How to Help ATEC Grads Improve Job Prospects,” which proposed that …
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