Students involved in local elections

Students involved in local elections

Alumnus Nicholas St. John said he always felt it was his duty and calling to bridge the gap between the local government and general public. In his quest to do so, St. John is now running for city council in Fort Worth. The current city councilman for district six has...

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Fallen Comets remembered

Fallen Comets remembered

Four students who lost their lives during the past year were commemorated during the Comets Remember ceremony sponsored by Student Government on April 7 in the Galaxy Rooms. The memorial recognized the lives of Ian Kubik, James “Jack” Cloudt, Satyanarayana Ganapathibhotla and Solana DeLamant. The ceremony began with the Richardson...

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ATEC awaits degree reorganization

ATEC awaits degree reorganization

In a previous version of this article Todd Fechter’s name was misspelled, The Mercury regrets this error. The Edith O’Donnell School of Arts and Technology may undergo a restructuring of the school’s two degree programs. The proposed change would merge ATEC and EMAC and bring additional changes to the graduate...

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New LLC to focus on women in STEAM

New LLC to focus on women in STEAM

To advance female representation in the STEAM fields and help foster connections among those female students, University Housing is piloting a program in fall 2017 called Women in STEAM, which will be a new Living Learning Community on campus. From the LLC website, “Living Learning Communities are groups of freshman...

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The Art Barn’s uncertain future

The Art Barn’s uncertain future

Correction: In a previous version of this story, Greg Metz’s title was misattributed. The Mercury regrets this error. Art students may soon have to seek alternative spaces to create, as the Art Barn faces an uncertain future. The space was threatened with closure for years, but student activists postponed it,...

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Housing adds gender-inclusive application option

Housing adds gender-inclusive application option

Beginning fall 2017, UTD will be the first school in the UT System to formally adopt a procedure for gender-inclusive housing and one of the first institutions in Texas to address the issue. Catherine Pickrel, director of residential life, and Matt Johns, assistant director for LGBT+ programs at the Galerstein...

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Election and reflection: Reflection

Election and reflection: Reflection

With the 2017 Student Government elections drawing to a close, the current president and vice president are wrapping up their term in office by reflecting on their administration. “I underestimated how much work it is,” said Akshitha Padigela, SG president and finance senior. Over the past year, Padigela spent 20...

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Election and reflection: Election

Election and reflection: Election

JW Van Der Schans and Alex Holcomb from the CometUnity ticket have been elected as next year’s Student Government president and vice president, respectively. Van Der Schans, an international political economy senior, has been a member of SG since his sophomore year and has served on the executive council as...

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Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions

Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions

Because this year’s Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidates are running unopposed, the Editorial Board of The Mercury has decided to publish an evaluation of the candidates in place of an endorsement. The content of the evaluation is based on an interview The Mercury conducted with the candidates. Running...

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Softball season off to solid start

Softball season off to solid start

UTD’s softball team earned their first national ranking after opening the season with the best start in program history. The NFCA/NCAA Division III rankings listed UTD softball as the 18th best team in the country on its Feb. 22 poll. The Comets started the season with a 5-0 record leading...

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