Whatcha Eatin’? Brazilian Food

Whatcha Eatin’? Brazilian Food

My knowledge of South American cuisine is, unfortunately, quite limited and mostly consists of what I’ve seen in pop culture and other forms of media. However, when I was approached by former Mercury staff member and friend Madeleine Keith about trying Brazilian food, I found I had much more to...

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Students to protest university’s handling of Anderson case

Students to protest university’s handling of Anderson case

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include additional information about the protest planned for Dec. 14. UTD President Richard Benson announced Thursday afternoon that Jacob Walter Anderson, a transfer student who was expelled from Baylor University in 2016 after a sexual assault allegation, will still receive his degree...

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Starbucks opening at Northside

Starbucks opening at Northside

The Starbucks in the Student Union opened in November 2017, but students can expect the opening of a second location in the Northside retail space in the near future. Northside will see the construction of an additional 6,600 square feet of retail space on its eastern lot of land closest...

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Chartwells workers move to unionize

Chartwells workers move to unionize

Food service workers across campus are seeking to unionize amid allegations of wage withholding, harassment and other unfair labor practices against Chartwells, the primary food service provider at UTD. In April, Chartwells workers at UTD contacted United Food and Commercial Workers, a group that assists workers in negotiating collective bargaining...

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Family makes largest gift to university in history

Family makes largest gift to university in history

University officials formally announced the donation of a large collection of Swiss art at the beginning of November. The announcement, made Nov. 2, stated that the Barrett collection is the highest-valued art donation ever made to a school within UT System and is the largest collection of Swiss art outside...

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JSOM art collection sparks discussion

JSOM art collection sparks discussion

Nine months ago, a large collection of contemporary and abstract art was installed throughout the JSOM building. Since then, the collection — named for its donor, Joan Davidow — has been the subject of numerous staff, faculty and student discussions, a thwarted call for removal and the loss of two...

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The parking structure that never was

The parking structure that never was

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported Melissa Wyder’s staff title and tenure on the Parking Committee. Wyder is the administrative assistant for the Science and Mathematics Education Department. She is a voting member of the Parking Committee, but is not its longest-serving member. The Mercury regrets...

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University hosts first women’s summit

University hosts first women’s summit

The first annual Women’s Summit held at UTD took place in the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center earlier this month. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship held the event on Oct. 15. Female entrepreneurs were invited to share their stories of success. The Women’s Summit was also used as a launchpad for...

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Counseling Center starts online therapy program

Counseling Center starts online therapy program

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include additional information from the SCC and to clarify that the SCC’s waitlist for services was eliminated last year. In anticipation of the release of its fiscal year report, the Student Counseling Center is looking for solutions to challenges such as a...

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Survey shows dissatisfaction with mandatory freshman group project

Survey shows dissatisfaction with mandatory freshman group project

A survey conducted by The Mercury revealed that Comets to the Core — a six-week group project required for all freshmen to complete their UNIV1010 graduation requirement — has sparked controversy in its second year of operation, with 100 of 109 respondents saying they would not want to see the...

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