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UREC addresses dress code petition
1 month ago

UREC addresses dress code petition

Students launched an online petition last week criticizing an alleged decision by University Recreation to enforce a “fingertip length” shorts dress code in UREC facilities. UREC officials have since responded, …
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Academic advising: Where do UTD students stand?
1 month ago

Academic advising: Where do UTD students stand?

A quick search of the UTD’s Reddit page will yield several anecdotes from students detailing their struggles in finding an academic advisor who is willing to help them. Posts such …
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Food service workers accuse Chartwells management of misconduct
1 month ago

Food service workers accuse Chartwells management of misconduct

Editor’s Note: The Mercury’s publication of a Dec. 3 report, in which former and current Chartwells workers alleged verbal abuse, unfair labor practices and sexual harassment, came amid efforts by …
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Students to protest university’s handling of Anderson case
2 months ago

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 …
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McDermott Library adds smart rooms
2 months ago

McDermott Library adds smart rooms

The Eugene McDermott Library installed two new smartboards on the second and third floors earlier this semester, turning old whiteboards into interactive displays that offer more functionality to students and …
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OIT director develops chess analysis supercomputer
2 months ago

OIT director develops chess analysis supercomputer

The UTD chess team will soon take a step towards future competitions with the help of supercomputers that will reduce the time it takes to analyze players’ moves.

An effort …
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Starbucks opening at Northside
2 months ago

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 …
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Unused meal exchanges find new purpose
2 months ago

Unused meal exchanges find new purpose

Student Government and Dining Services teamed up to create a meal swipe donation program to help combat food insecurity on campus.

With close to 22 percent of college students …
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Decoding the parking budget
2 months ago

Decoding the parking budget

The Office of Parking and Transportation, responsible for the sale and pricing of parking permits, has a budget that students and faculty members have tried and failed to obtain. In …
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OSA backs request to relocate from SSB
2 months ago

OSA backs request to relocate from SSB

University officials made a request to relocate the Office of Student AccessAbility from the third floor of the Student Services Building.

Gene Fitch, vice president of Student Affairs, said a …
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