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Former Richardson mayor convicted for bribery
2 weeks ago

Former Richardson mayor convicted for bribery

After a two-week trial, a former Richardson mayor was convicted for bribery charges connected to her affair with a land developer.

Laura Maczka served as mayor of Richardson from …
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Cockroaches found in Student Union eatery
2 weeks ago

Cockroaches found in Student Union eatery

Richardson Health Department officials performed a surprise inspection at the Student Union’s Chick-fil-A after a receiving an anonymous complaint and video of cockroaches in the food pick-up area.

The …
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Former chemistry department officer indicted on theft charge
2 weeks ago

Former chemistry department officer indicted on theft charge

A former administrative officer in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is facing one charge of felony theft after being accused of embezzling $130,000 from the university.

Linda Heard, a …
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UTD celebrates legacy of founding faculty member
3 weeks ago

UTD celebrates legacy of founding faculty member

Wolfgang Rindler, a professor emeritus of physics and one of the founding faculty members at UTD, passed away earlier this month on Feb. 8. He was 94.

Rindler was born …
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ATEC dean addresses student petition
4 weeks ago

ATEC dean addresses student petition

A group of ATEC students created a petition raising concerns and complaints about their school.

The group, called Concerned Students of ATEC, created a website and circulated the petition, calling …
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Chartwells workers allege lack of food safety training
4 weeks ago

Chartwells workers allege lack of food safety training

Following student concerns about food safety, The Mercury obtained evidence that suggests many Chartwells workers did not receive state-mandated food safety training until earlier this month.

In Texas, the …
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Richardson residents comment on councilman’s viral tweet insulting Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez
1 month ago

Richardson residents comment on councilman’s viral tweet insulting Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez

Richardson City Council member Scott Dunn made national headlines last week over a tweet in which he referred to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “bimbo.” In a statement on …
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New ATEC coffee bar attracts students
1 month ago

New ATEC coffee bar attracts students

At mid-morning on Thursday, ATEC is still fairly quiet. Suddenly, from under the big staircase, there comes a tiny puff of steam. A moment later, there’s a smooth click and …
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Anderson controversy prompts review of admissions
1 month ago

Anderson controversy prompts review of admissions

UTD was thrust into the national spotlight in December 2018 after a student petition to remove Jacob Anderson, a UTD student accused of sexual assault, went viral. Anderson transferred to …
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Academic scandal highlights need for improved transparency
1 month ago

Academic scandal highlights need for improved transparency

The recent controversy surrounding the Justice Administration and Leadership program came to light in a Feb. 3 report by The Dallas Morning News, in which transfer students in a criminology …
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