My two cents

A wise man once said, “Time flies like an arrow and fruit flies like a banana,” and never has that been more accurate. Can you believe it’s been 14 weeks since we last talked? And more importantly, can you believe fruit flies really will infest your apartment if you leave...

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Date Rape Awareness Week slated

Speaking from the perspective of a male rape victim, UNT senior Jerod Benjamin will add a new dimension to Date Rape Awareness Week hosted by Health Education and Peer Health Educators Aug. 30-Sept. 3. Benjamin serves as coordinator of UNT’s Men Against Violence. His speech, entitled “Every Two Seconds,” will...

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‘AvP’: all glory, no story

Before, it was “In space, no one can hear you scream.” But then those pesky Predators brought the battle to Earth. And now the hapless humans find themselves with ringside seats at the brawl of the century: Alien vs. Predator. Although the “Alien” and “Predator” movie franchises have charted separate...

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Why-are-less worried about security

Waterview residents don’t have to worry any longer about someone wire-tapping their wireless connection to UTD’s Internet system. Over the summer, Information Resources (IR) has installed a new security protocol on the Waterview wireless system, which despite creating momentary havoc for Waterview dwellers returning from their summer slumber, will eventually...

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Back on American shores with convenience in store

It’s that time of year again, when the heat melts the tar from the roads, when the lines from the Bursar’s Office snake through the library basement and when the offices of The UTD Mercury roar to life from their summer slumber with a walloping back-to-school issue. I chuckle to...

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Power outage continues

After two shorted power lines left 11 buildings on campus without power for almost three days, $1 million will be spent to replace the failing electrical system. The first main electrical feeder line failed mid-day Aug. 12 , causing the first round of outages, according to Steve McGregor, UTD News...

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Backpedaling toward kindness and human compassion

Rush hour traffic hits, and I am stuck in the middle of it on my way home from campus. On the side of the road, I count a number of traffic accidents and stalled cars on the side of the road. And like most anxious rush hour traffic drivers, I...

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FMA bites into ‘Big Apple’

Armed with resumes and business suits, 25 UTD students took New York by storm. From Aug. 4-11, members of the Financial Management Association (FMA) gained hands-on experience in the world of finance. New Yorkers working in the fields of management and finance responded to numerous questions from the FMA members,...

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Summer news roundup

<strong><em>For those who missed the summer’s news, here’s a brief overview of the past three months:</em></strong> <strong>Alcohol petition submitted</strong> The easing of alcohol restrictions in Richardson restaurants, including The Pub at UTD, moved one step closer to the ballot box with the May 28 submission of a petition to the...

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News Briefs 08/23/04

<strong>Search revives after summer slowdown</strong> Eight months after its start, the UTD presidential search committee has narrowed more than 50 candidates down to 10. While dates have been pushed back throughout the summer, Teresa Sullivan, search committee chairman and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said she’s ready to get the...

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