Water in Richardson: What’s behind its taste?

Water in Richardson: What’s behind its taste?

Kathryn Vos said she finds herself not drinking as much water as she should be. Instead of filling her water bottle in the morning as she would usually do, she waits to find a working water fountain throughout the day. “I just don’t (drink from the tap) because of the...

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The Editorial Board: No more excuses

The Editorial Board: No more excuses

We have an opportunity to change our nation — to determine the direction of our policies and mold a better future. But only if we give ourselves the power to do so. With the Oct. 9 voter registration deadline quickly approaching, it’s important now more than ever to register to...

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Mandatory sexual assault modules: are they effective?

Mandatory sexual assault modules: are they effective?

UTD requires every new student to complete a series of web-based sexual assault prevention modules. A survey of 94 students conducted by The Mercury revealed 86 percent of participants do not believe the modules are effective in educating students about sexual misconduct. UT System implemented the sexual assault prevention course...

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Suspect arrested for murder of alumna

Suspect arrested for murder of alumna

Dallas police charged a man with capital murder in the stabbing and subsequent death of a UTD alum. 38-year-old Jeremy Todd Meeks confessed to the murder of of Lin Wang, an MS ’18 graduate, while being questioned for an unrelated burglary charge on Sept. 29. Wang, who went by Renee,...

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ECSW still undergoing construction, repairs

ECSW still undergoing construction, repairs

The new Engineering and Computer Science West building opened its doors at the beginning of the semester, but not all areas of the building are fully functional. The 200,000-square foot facility primarily houses the Department of Mechanical Engineering and features classrooms, laboratories, offices and study areas, as well as a...

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Delays in accessibility approvals cause concern

Delays in accessibility approvals cause concern

Jax Schmisseur struggles with anxiety and relies on his emotional support animal to calm him during his panic attacks. During his freshman year, he sought approval to have his cat live with him in the dorms but ran into roadblocks. The frequency of his panic attacks increased. In the end,...

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Police jurisdiction at Northside under question

Police jurisdiction at Northside under question

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article stated that UTD PD was possibly in violation of the Clery Act. After further investigation, it was discovered that because crimes at Northside are reported to Richardson PD and not campus police, they do not constitute UTD PD’s Clery reporting requirements, meaning UTD...

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New wind tunnel one of handful worldwide

New wind tunnel one of handful worldwide

Before Giacomo Iungo interviewed for a faculty position at UTD, he was a scientist at a Swiss university, working with one of the few wind tunnels in the world. He said his decision to join the UTD faculty in 2014 depended upon the proposal of a new research lab that...

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Students participate in campaign efforts

Students participate in campaign efforts

As the midterm elections approach, an increasing number of UTD students have become involved in campaigns across the state. Student Government Vice President Carla Ramazan serves as a UTD fellow for Collin Allred, an ex-NFL player who served in the Obama administration and is now running against incumbent Pete Sessions...

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ASC poll predicts team success

ASC poll predicts team success

Early preseason polls released by the American Southwest Conference put three Comet teams in high ranks as the teams prepare for the start of the season. The ASC released the preseason polls for the volleyball and the two soccer teams on Aug. 13 and 16 respectively, two weeks before the...

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