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Richardson schools propose tax increase
2 months ago

Richardson schools propose tax increase

Residents of University Village Phases 1-3 and Canyon Creek Heights will be able to vote in a Richardson Independent School District tax ratification election to raise taxes for higher …
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NSM, ECS create new degree plan
2 months ago

NSM, ECS create new degree plan

Beginning in the spring of next year, UTD will become the second university in Texas to offer an undergraduate degree in data science, a joint effort between the School …
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The parking structure that never was
2 months ago

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 …
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University hosts first women’s summit
2 months ago

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 …
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Counseling Center starts online therapy program
2 months ago

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.


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Survey shows dissatisfaction with mandatory freshman group project
2 months ago

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 …
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Water in Richardson: What’s behind its taste?
2 months ago

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, …
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Professor develops AI essay grading program
2 months ago

Professor develops AI essay grading program

For professors struggling to cope with stacks of papers to grade, new software — developed by a UTD researcher and powered by artificial intelligence — may offer a long-term …
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West Nile virus cases reported in local area
2 months ago

West Nile virus cases reported in local area

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the city of Richardson uses agent orange in mosquito adulticide sprays. The Mercury regrets this error.


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Mandatory sexual assault modules: are they effective?
2 months ago

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 …
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