Students, administration respond to Trump’s immigration executive order

Students, administration respond to Trump’s immigration executive order

This story has been corrected since its original publication. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 that denied admission to nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries for 90 days — even those who held green cards. On Feb. 3, a federal district court in Seattle temporarily suspended the...

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Chi Phi fraternity put on deferred suspension for hazing

Chi Phi fraternity put on deferred suspension for hazing

This story has been corrected since its original publication. The disciplinary committee and Office of Community Standards and Conduct found Chi Phi responsible for hazing that occurred at a party off campus. The fraternity has been placed on deferred suspension until 2021. The investigation began Oct. 17, four days after...

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Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

University officials and student organization leaders hosted a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the Student Services Building Addition on Feb. 2. The addition is 68,000 square feet and contains a 530-seat auditorium, open study spaces, a “Grab and Go” food location and a gaming wall. Calvin Jamison,...

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‘White nationalist’ fliers on campus prompt response from students, administration

‘White nationalist’ fliers on campus prompt response from students, administration

Editor’s Note: This story originally ran on The Mercury’s website. It has been updated since its original publication. The name of one source has been changed due to concerns of prosecution. Members of the Texas branch of a white nationalist organization, American Vanguard, posted fliers around campus last week. The...

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Research earns nat’l media spotlight

Research earns nat’l media spotlight

Alex Piquero’s work has appeared on the front page of The New York Times. It’s been lambasted in an opinion authored by Ann Coulter. Former President Barack Obama has cited Piquero’s research as a reason for declaring October National Youth Justice Awareness Month. The Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and...

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Tobacco to be banned on campus

Tobacco to be banned on campus

According to a university-wide announcement made by President Richard Benson, smoking on campus will be prohibited. Starting June 1, a comprehensive tobacco ban — which includes cigarettes and e-cigarettes — will go into effect. Of the 14 UT System universities, UTD is the last campus to implement a policy banning...

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