Power cables replaced

Eighteen-hundred pounds of cable later, feeder lines one and two have been replaced, restoring perpetual power to campus. The administration reached its goal of having the power lines replaced by the end of the month when the power lines were synchronized and running Sept. 1. But to their chagrin, the...

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Truce declared in wireless war

UTD Information Resources officials said Sept. 10 they are reversing their previous decision to ban private wireless access points in Waterview Park after the discovery of an FCC ruling prohibiting such a move. In a Sept. 8 letter distributed throughout Waterview Park, UTD threatened disciplinary action against residents running personal...

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A ‘Welcome’ week for UTD students

Despite power outages and Texas heat, UTD’s first full week of classes witnessed a campus overflowing with activities. Welcome Week 2004, sponsored by a number of departments within Student Life, featured events to help students escape from academics and get better acquainted with fellow Comets. Activities ranged from Capture the...

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‘BetaTest.2’ showcases experimental art

For students in need of visual and intellectual entertainment, “BetaTest.2” promises to stimulate with its mixture of technological, theatrical and other visually experimental work. The second annual festival dedicated to showcasing experimental student work, “BetaTest.2” was developed and produced by Arts & Humanities Artistic Director Thomas Riccio. “A school with...

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Soliday named interim dean

The School of Arts & Humanities is without a permanent graduate dean, but Associate Professor Gerald Soliday has agreed to step in and save the day, or rather the academic year. A professor of historical studies and history of ideas, Soliday has stepped in as the interim associate graduate dean...

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‘Tales of Symphonia’ worth a try despite minor annoyances

If Cartoon Network can’t satiate your desire for full 3D anime, then you’d better pick up a copy of Namco’s “Tales of Symphonia,” released this July for Nintendo GameCube. In typical role-playing game (RPG) fashion, “Tales of Symphonia” (TOS) starts with a basic premise but grows into an addicting and...

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Sports Briefs 09/07/04

<strong>Power Dancers to hold tryouts Sept. 14</strong> The UTD Power Dancers have announced the dates for their audition of new members for the upcoming year. The first audition information session will be at 8:30 p.m., Sept. 14, on the second floor of the Student Union. Auditions begin at 8 p.m.,...

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Trading Waterview Spaces returns

Is your apartment dull? Is your couch missing legs and cushions? Only four walls to call your own? Never fear, Trading Waterview Spaces returns to help spruce up two lackluster apartments. Co-sponsored by The Mercury, Residential Life and Waterview Park, each team will be given $500 and a day to...

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‘Gaza Zoo’ communicates its message

Artist and author Laray Polk, whose work is currently on display in the Visual Arts building, has finally received the last element that she says makes her art complete-people. On Aug. 27, she watched and talked to students, faculty and staff as they walked past laminated pictures, hanging on the...

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McDermott Library shelves one-millionth volume

Few books deserve acknowledgment as “one in a million,” but as of Sept. 10, any volume at the McDermott Library would fit that billing. With the addition of “Flora Londinenis,” a pioneering volume in English botany by William Curtis, the library will reach and pass the one-million volume mark. The...

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