International Center merges existing offices

International student services including ISSO, Intercultural Programs, Education Abroad combine to alleviate increasing needs of foreign students The centralization of international student services under one office will be formally inaugurated in February. UTD’s international students comprise 24 percent of the student body, and there is an increasing interest in education...

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ATEC split from A&H planned for fall’15

ATEC split from A&H planned for fall’15

UTD President David Daniel proposes new School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication The Arts and Technology and Emerging Media and Communication programs might soon spin out from Arts and Humanities into a separate school as early as Sept. 1, UTD President David Daniel said on Jan. 20 at the...

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SG requests higher Pub alcohol limit

SG requests higher Pub alcohol limit

Policy includes modified four-drink maximum, allows for BYOB tailgates by student organizations Student Government is working on a new alcohol policy that could modify the drink limit from two to four beverages in The Pub and grant student organizations the ability to host their own Bring Your Own Beer tailgates. Currently,...

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Employee murdered in home

Employee murdered in home

Updated 01/26/2015 Cause of death currently unreleased; state and local officials investigate further Anna Moses, the assistant director of strategic planning and analysis, was found dead on Jan. 14 in her home in Frisco. Police have ruled the death a homicide. Moses was 43 years old. Police arrived at Moses’...

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Studying with a purpose

Studying with a purpose

Behavioral brain sciences professor breaks down the science, study methods that make students most successful With a new year, comes a new semester and a new challenge for students to make those coveted A’s in their classes. As students, studying is a natural part of the lifestyle, but the reaction...

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Road construction starts

Road construction starts

UTD, Richardson begin expanding Loop Road, plan to finish by 2016 The city of Richardson, in partnership with the university, has started expanding Loop Road through lots A, B, C and D. Construction, which is being done by North Texas Contracting, is slated to be completed by the end of...

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Admiral appointed UT System chancellor

Admiral appointed UT System chancellor

Correction: The starting date for McRaven’s term was incorrectly labeled as his appointment date in a previous version of this article. The Mercury regret this error. Bill McRaven, the replacement for Francisco Cigarroa as the chancellor of the UT System, started his term on Jan. 5. As chancellor, McRaven, along...

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Library hours expanded

Library hours expanded

Correction: Brooke Knudtson’s name was misspelled in a previous version of this article. In that same version, Darrelene Rachavong’s name was also misspelled. Also, in that same version, Andrew Blanchard’s title was incorrect. The Mercury regrets these errors. Student Government details spring initiatives including student discounts on toll tags, improvements...

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Still DREAMing

Still DREAMing

UTD siblings reflect on living as undocumented immigrants in United States It was Election Day in 2008 and Abigail Cortes and her mom were watching the election results. Both were upset that Cortes’ brother, Elio Zapote, had wanted to visit a friend at UTD that night instead of watching the...

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Veterans’ wall visits campus

Veterans’ wall visits campus

Public pays tribute to Vietnam vets at traveling memorial replica, mobile center A half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. was on display from Nov. 19-22 in front of the McDermott Library. The 250-foot exhibit, called The Wall That Heals, includes both the wall inscribed with more...

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