Student Union construction, recreation center planning continue

Student Union construction, recreation center planning continue

From The Mercury Archives: Dec. 04, 1995

New buildings on campus include the addition to the Student Union, currently under construction, and the proposed recreational/events center. “The recreation area (of the Student Union addition) will be scaled-up to include five pool tables, ping pong tables, air hockey, a typing/computer room, a video games room and a big-screen...

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Hear no gender, read no gender

From The Mercury Archives: Nov. 15, 1995

Yes, it’s true. Sexism still exists in this country; we have failed to stamp it out with our Birkenstocks-laden feet. The concept I’m here to discuss is Gender Neutrality in Language. The concept is a simple one. We should begin to alter our language to reflect the evolution of social...

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Discrimination: one teacher’s tale

From The Mercury Archives: Oct. 23, 1995

Racist! The word brands with a searing hiss. Despite the number of unapologetic bigots allowed to practice their hate, sometimes public branding is a painful enough experience to force the perpetrator of racial discrimination into the limelight. But what if the accuser is lying? The nightmarish events that haunted a...

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From The Mercury Archives: Oct. 23, 1995

From The Mercury Archives: Oct. 23, 1995

Ghoulies, ghosties, and things that go bump in the night

No one doubts college can be a scary place. Just ask freshmen before their first final exam. But few college students would say their fears have anything to do with monsters under the bed or goblins in the closet. Maybe they should. Nationwide, ghostly legends thrive on campuses. “There’s just...

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Bookstore competition heats up, students remain victors

From The Mercury Archives: Sept. 2, 1992 The competitive battle between UTD’s bookstore and Off Campus Bookstore has benefitted UTD students, as the campus bookstore is forced to cut book prices and open longer hours. “Prices at the campus bookstore were very high,” said Alison Keenan, who owns Off Campus...

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UTD welcomes first freshman class

UTD welcomes first freshman class

From The Mercury Archives: Aug. 27, 1990 UTD rolled out the red carpet during orientation Friday and Saturday to welcome the school’s first ever freshman class to campus. More than 100 top-notch high school graduates – four valedictorians, four salutatorians and a National Merit Finalist among them – make up...

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Hispanic author to visit UTD

Hispanic author to visit UTD

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated Rosie Peterson’s title. She is the director of the Department of Institutional Diversity. Also, the title of the book that Juana Bordas wrote was incorrect. The Mercury regrets these errors. A Hispanic writer, speaker and leader will discuss Latino values and how...

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Q&A: Alex Piquero, campus carry liasion

Q&A: Alex Piquero, campus carry liasion

In early August, professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Alex Piquero was named as the chair of UTD’s campus carry working group. The group will meet to discuss SB11, the new state law passed earlier this year that allows registered...

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