Student Government Forum

Student Government Forum

Correction: The candidate on the far left of the stage is misnamed in the video.

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Q&A: DreamWorks Animators

Q&A: DreamWorks Animators

On March 2, director Tom McGrath and producer Ramsey Ann Naito came to UTD for a presentation about the creation of the movie “The Boss Baby,” coming to theaters soon. McGrath and Naito have worked on a variety of films for DreamWorks including “Penguins of Madagascar,” “Shrek 3” and “The...

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New app celebrates, promotes ‘geek culture’

New app celebrates, promotes ‘geek culture’

Zac Cooner, a computer science junior, co-developed a platform to connect a community enthusiastic about “geek culture.” He was inspired after attending the Fan Expo Dallas in June. Then, he noticed there was no app to help people at the convention interact with each other. “I was shocked at how...

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Tutoring company uses peer education

Tutoring company uses peer education

Interested tutors can now find opportunities at an education company which is working with the Venture Development Center at UTD to connect peer tutors at low cost. Peeyr, which was started by co-founders, CEO Gautam Bhargava and Chief Product Officer Patrick Dayton and have helped over 100 students so far....

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ATEC game library reopens

ATEC game library reopens

ATEC’s Games and Media Library, which closed for renovation last semester, reopened in February. The library has moved to a bigger room with new inventory and a redesigned space and purpose. “That room was so small and you get four or five people getting really into it, the noise traveled...

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Students lose thousands in scams

Students lose thousands in scams

The Information Security Office and the UTD police department are aiding students and alumni targeted by recent email and phone scams. In the last year, 26 students reported falling victim to phone scams, losing a total of $40,000, with one student losing almost $20,000, according to the UTD PD. The...

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Local league finds Comet connection

Local league finds Comet connection

Assassination City Roller Derby, a local roller derby league, has a growing population of players and officials from UTD. The league, which is part of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, is made up of four home teams plus a travelling all-star team. While some leagues are different, ACRD only...

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‘Miss Julie’ reinvents play with contemporary setting

‘Miss Julie’ reinvents play with contemporary setting

Love, sex and power all trapped inside a cage — this is perhaps the simplest way to capture the essence of “Miss Julie,” a play masterfully brought to life on stage by UTD’s own. UTD Director Thomas Riccio adapted “Miss Julie” to present a contemporary take on the production. The...

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Comet Clash smashes into local gaming scene

Comet Clash smashes into local gaming scene

What began as a hobby turned into a competitive opportunity to earn rewards and recognition for members of the “Super Smash Brothers” community at UTD. A group of students gather every week for Comet Clash, a “Super Smash Bros.” for Wii-U tournament series hosted at UTD by organizational behavior and...

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Letter To the Editor: UTD Dining Services misrepresented in previous issue of The Mercury

Letter To the Editor: UTD Dining Services misrepresented in previous issue of The Mercury

The Mercury’s reporter Mithra Kaushik reached out to us for a news story and requested to meet with UT Dallas Dining Services staff to conduct a “behind the scenes type of interview, finding out where the ingredients come from, how it’s made and so forth.”  What appeared instead in the...

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