Students create campus emergency response team

Students create campus emergency response team

Two students launched a campus-based emergency medical response group this semester in an effort to decrease emergency response time and provide a platform for students to gain practical experience in the medical field. The group, called University Emergency Medical Response, is the first of its kind in the University of...

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‘It was like an ocean’

‘It was like an ocean’

Rain from Hurricane Harvey flooded the streets of Houston shutting down communities and businesses and dislocating thousands of families, including those of UTD students. Hurricane Harvey broke records as one of the most devastating natural disasters, according to the Harris County Flood Control District. As of Aug. 28, 30,000 people...

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Q&A: TJ Miller

Q&A: TJ Miller

T.J. Miller who has starred in “Silicon Valley,” “Deadpool” and the “Emoji Movie” is bringing his comedy show to campus as a part of Weeks of Welcome on Aug. 30. The Mercury interviewed T.J. Miller to learn more about his rise to fame and preparation for the comedy show at...

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Dallas Rally

Dallas Rally

After the unrest in Virginia in August, UTD students attended a protest against white supremacy at Dallas City Hall. On Saturday, Aug. 12, in a counterprotest to a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA, one person was killed and 19 were injured. Texas Rising at UTD, a political advocacy...

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Art Barn classes relocated to new building

Art Barn classes relocated to new building

After the demolition of the Art Barn, students were concerned about the existence and location of the printmaking and sculpture classes. Art students need the university to continue to offer these two classes in order to complete their graduation plan. Classes have been relocated to Research and Operations Center West...

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Acknowledging the problem, recognizing the progress

Acknowledging the problem, recognizing the progress

The tension in Emmett Orton’s voice heightened as he explained his experiences as an LGBT student at UTD. One evening, Orton, a psychology junior, was in the parking lot behind Hoblitzelle Hall when a man approached him and tried to talk to him. Orton got in his car and left...

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Alum breaks world record

Alum breaks world record

A UTD alumna broke the Tapper world record at Free Play Arcade in Arlington, scoring 14,000,600 points and making her the first woman to hold the record-breaking title for the game. Lauren Featherstone first played the vintage arcade game in 2015 at Free Play Arcade in Richardson. She wasn’t a...

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Mastering motherhood

Mastering motherhood

As Jessica Chester entered her freshman year of college, she was already four months into motherhood with her first child. Balancing college and taking care of her baby would be difficult, but Chester said she was not too worried — until she discovered she was pregnant with her second child....

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Students build 150 pound fidget spinner at UTDesign Makerspace

Students build 150 pound fidget spinner at UTDesign Makerspace

Three students gained publicity all over the Metroplex by building a 150 pound fidget spinner that they have also submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records. Pratik Bhosale, a mechanical engineering senior, received three large rolling bearings for free while he was interning for an industrial manufacturing company. He...

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