Peer Advising Alters Messaging Methods

As of Oct. 18, Peer Advisors had to terminate all existing group chats with their residents and amongst themselves. In a message sent to all Peer Advisors, Residential Life Coordinators shut down the use of GroupMe and all other social media platforms that Peer Advisors used to directly communicate with...

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UTD reaches Tier One status…but not really

Correction: The Association of American Universities was referred to inaccurately in an earlier version of this article. The Mercury regrets this error. Article leads to confusion about university’s quest for research status Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. UTD reached Tier One status earlier last...

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Former student makes court appearance

A former UTD student who was indicted for bringing a gun on campus has had his first appearance in court and was scheduled for a bond hearing on June 2. Natas Centner Hastings, a former freshman, was arrested by UTD police on September 21 and charged with the possession of...

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Auxiliary Services holds bike sale

Auxiliary Services sells items to the public three times year: a furniture sale in September and January, as well as a bike sale, which was organized for the first time ever this year on Nov. 19 at the surplus warehouse. The event was open to students, faculty and staff. “It...

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Comet Cruiser offering expanded

Students can now enjoy an expanded Comet Cruiser service on DART Route 883.  A third shuttle was added to the route Aug. 29 in response to an increase in ridership on the system, according to university officials.  The new bus has the same amenities and features as current Comet Cruisers...

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Students settle into new Res Hall

As UTD welcomes freshmen into its newest residence hall, planning has already begun for Residence Hall Three.  The upcoming hall is expected to be extremely similar to the second hall in design, said Richard Dempsey, associate vice president for Facilities Management.  One major change will be found in the hall’s...

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Summer Roundup

Chief, 4 police employees investigated Following an investigation into the UTD Police Department, the police chief resigned in May and four UTD police employees were put on administrative leave June 5. UTD Police Chief Colleen Ridge resigned May 11 after being on administrative leave since April 16 during the investigation....

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