Park planned for south mall

The piles of dirt between the Student Union and the bookstore have a purpose – they are to eventually be part of a new park. “It’s been in the works for a while, but it’s definitely going to happen,” said Assistant Dean of Students Donna Rogers. Plans call for a...

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Student Union unveils carrom board

Whoever plays first, or breaks, is always white. The object of the game is to sink all of your pieces, using the heavier ‘striker’, in any of the pockets before your opponent. Your turn continues as long as you keep sinking your pieces – luck shots count and all combinations...

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Banding together

by Clarisse Profilet Mercury Life & Arts Editor SUAAB is giving UTD students yet another reason to stay on campus after classes have ended for the day – the March 25 Big Concert, featuring Blue October and Bowling for Soup. ?Student Union Activities and Advisory Board (SUAAB) Advisor Stella Mulberry...

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Mostly Duos lives up to expectations as another eclectic campus treat

Clarisse Profilet Mostly Duos featured the collaborative efforts of accomplished musicians Arkady Fomin, Barbara Thiem and David Korevaar, who performed an eclectic blend of classical treats on March 1 in the University Theater. Korevaar kicked off the show with “Variations on an original Theme, Opus 21 #1” by Johannes Brahms....

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Baseball off to red-hot start

by Johnathan Lane Mercury Contributor Strong pitching and good hitting have propelled the UTD baseball team to an impressive 13-2 record to open the 2004 season.?Head coach Shane Shewmake noted his pitching staff’s 2.39 ERA and his team’s combined batting average of .338 as the main factors to the Comet’s...

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Cooke retires

Aidan Skoyles Last week BBC commentator, 95-year-old Alistair Cooke, ended his weekly radio program and I, for one, will surely miss him. Though you may have never heard it, each week nestled in the post 10 p.m. realm of Dallas’ public radio 90.1 KERA, Cooke doled out 10 minutes of...

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Rachavong named interim Student VP

Aidan Skoyles Dean of Students Darrelene Rachavong has been named interim vice president of Student Affairs in the wake of Mary Sias’ acceptance of the presidency at Kentucky State University. “I’m very pleased with the opportunity to serve the university and the students,” Rachavong said. “I feel honored that Dr....

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Library to digitize dissertations

With space in the McDermott Library becoming scarce, library administrators pushed to do away with paper dissertations, but the faculty senate struck a compromise. Director of Libraries Larry Sall said keeping copies of dissertations in digital format rather than paper copies would help maximize the space in the McDermott Library....

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Debate team makes nationals

For the first time in UTD history, a UTD debate team ranked among the top 15 in its district to qualify for the NCAA tournament of the debate world – the National Debate Tournament (NDT). After years of debating at various levels of competition, the team of sophomore Britt Clark...

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