Sports Briefs

The men’s tennis team defeated Kalamazoo College 6-3 on March 26 at San Antonio to stay undefeated against NCAA D-III competition. The Comets returned to conference play against No. 10 UT Tyler on March 29 at Tyler. They will then take the road to face the University of the Ozarks...

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Confucius Institute adds new partner university in China

Institute creates mandatory debriefing program in effort to avoid cultural, relational issues overseas The plane landed at the Beijing International Airport on a hot summer day last fall. Then-history senior and current UTD alum Mathieu Debic set his first sights upon Three Gorges University.  Having done very well at his...

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Golf, Tennis briefs

The men’s tennis team is undefeated after routing Austin College 9-0 and Texas Lutheran 8-1 on March 1. The Comets are 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the ASC. Their conference match against Ozarks, which was scheduled for March 7, was postponed indefinitely. Senior Dustin Foster was named the ASC East...

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Catching fire at right time

Catching fire at right time

The UTD baseball team defeated UT Tyler 2-1 on March 15 to go level in the standings with the Patriots. Senior right-hander Derek Dallas picked up his fourth win of the season, tossing his third complete game. He gave up only one earned run while striking out four batter to...

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University slow with FOI request

In an attempt to present an accurate representation of how student fees are allocated to various organizations, The Mercury hoped to publish fee allocations and expenditures for last year in addition to the allocations for the current year printed on Page One of this issue. As the voice of the...

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Budget breakdown: 2013 fee budget allocation

Budget breakdown: 2013 fee budget allocation

Despite budget cuts and tuition increases, student fee funded organizations and events such as SUAAB and campus events has increased in the past two years, while SG and Residential Life have received less funding. Undergraduates attending UTD under the guaranteed tuition plan might be paying up to 9.5 percent of...

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Anticipated movies draw buzz

Anticipated movies draw buzz

‘Hobbit’ unimpressive, while ‘Les Mis’ performers shine With the Oscars just around the corner, everyone is talking about the nominees and their chances at receiving the golden statue. I watched two of the most anticipated movies of the year, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “Les Miserables,” to see if...

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Comet Cupboard off to successful, busy start

UTD’s first food pantry, the Comet Cupboard, has seen significant growth since opening last October and looks to play an even larger role for the community in the coming 2013 semesters. The Comet Cupboard provides food to students in need through donations of money and non-perishable food. All currently enrolled...

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Not who you’d expect

Not who you’d expect

For being chief of police, Larry Zacharias is friendlier than some would imagine. Well aware of this, Zacharias took charge of setting an open and accessible tone for the police department when he took over in 2009. As chief, he is in charge of operational, fiscal and policy oversights as...

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Price Check

                  Comparing prices of commonly needed books on campus, off campus and online

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