UT System postpones commencement, requires students to leave residence halls

UT System postpones commencement, requires students to leave residence halls

Students without alternative housing options will be accommodated on case-by-case basis Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect new guidance from University Housing In a letter addressed to UT System’s academic presidents, Chancellor James Milliken laid out the system’s next steps to address the coronavirus pandemic. The steps...

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Students launch petition, UTD suspends mandatory attendance in response to coronavirus

Students launch petition, UTD suspends mandatory attendance in response to coronavirus

Petition to move to online classes receives over 13,000 signatures, university says there are no plans to close campus UTD students are taking matters into their own hands after several cases of the novel coronavirus strain were reported in Dallas and Collin County. A Frisco man tested positive for the...

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Tech Bans in Classes May Impede Learning

Tech Bans in Classes May Impede Learning

Majority of students surveyed use electronic devices to take notes Walk into any campus classroom and you’re bound to see seats filled with students and desks filled with laptops or tablets for note-taking. But what happens when professors ban those devices? For Ameera Fatima, a business administration sophomore, a typical...

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‘They ruined their life  by doing this’

‘They ruined their life by doing this’

Students, ex-member talk about experiences with Elohim Bible Study Club Editor’s Note: Christy’s name has been changed to protect her identity due to fear of retribution from church members. Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since publication to include quotes from another UTD student who was approached by club...

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Esports to Add ‘Rocket League’ Team to Roster

Esports to Add ‘Rocket League’ Team to Roster

The esports department announced the addition of a “Rocket League” team to the official varsity roster, making it the fourth esports team in the athletics department. “Rocket League” is a game in which players drive rocket-powered cars to maneuver a giant soccer ball into a goal. In the competitive version,...

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Mock Trial Takes First at Annual Tournament

Mock Trial Takes First at Annual Tournament

A UTD mock trial team went undefeated and finished in first place with a perfect ballot at their latest tournament. The team competed at the Bulldog Brawl against four other teams from two other universities, Gonzaga University and Washington State. The Bulldog Brawl is an annual tournament hosted by Gonzaga...

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‘It Allows Us to Have Our Own Heritage, Our Own Pride’

‘It Allows Us to Have Our Own Heritage, Our Own Pride’

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported the number of Native American students at UTD. The Mercury regrets this error. While some UTD students celebrated a recent Dallas City Council decision to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, others disagree with the change, citing an erasure of Italian history. The...

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Game Space: What It’s Like to Create Games at UTD

Game Space: What It’s Like to Create Games at UTD

If you’ve ever seen a cool game come out of ATEC, chances are it was made in Game Lab. Game Lab brings enthusiastic students from different disciplines together into a bustling classroom where multiple teams collaborate to solve problems and make award-winning games. Aspiring game developers at UTD have a...

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Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available. A representative from the Richardson Police Department confirmed no gunmen were found at the Northside apartment complex near UTD after several social media posts sparked concern among students. UTD users began posting on Wildfire, an app designed to...

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UTD Opens New Center for Asian Studies

UTD Opens New Center for Asian Studies

Center to collaborate with the Crow Museum of Asian Art to promote academic interest of Asian culture In an effort to increase interest and develop a higher understanding of Asian culture, UTD has founded the Center for Asian Studies, which aims to not only educate students, but also to equip...

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