UTD celebrates Diwali

UTD celebrates Diwali

Students celebrated Diwali with dancing, musical performance and other traditions The event was hosted by the group Hindu Youth for Unity, Virtues and Action, known as Hindu YUVA, in partnership with the Indian Students Association, known as the ISA. The event spanned two days. The ISA held a DJ event...

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Free CPR training for UTD students

Free CPR training for UTD students

Students can attend free trainings held by the UTD Red Cross to get a cheaper CPR certification.

Regional organization Strive to Save Lives offers students a cheaper way to get CPR certified CPR certifications on average range from $60 to $90, which is a deterrent to students learning a potentially life-saving skills. To make this process more affordable to students, Strive To Save Lives — a regional...

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UTD Mental Health App aims to help

A mental health text line will be available through the UTD app for students to get emotional support from peers. Kavya Kannan, neuroscience sophomore and creator of the help line, collaborated with several campus departments including OIT, the Wellness Center and UTDesign to increase the availability of mental health resources...

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Student Union Fee Passes, Athletics Fee Fails

Student Union Fee Passes, Athletics Fee Fails

Over 6,000 Comets voted in both referendums, Athletics fee fails by 212 votes

Comets voted in favor of a new Student Union and narrowly voted down an increased athletics fee in the recent fee referendum polls. UTD’s next steps for a new SU are to secure approval from the state legislature to legally raise the fee cap. If passed through the legislature, the...

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Protester detained at post-sermon drag show

Protester detained at post-sermon drag show

First drag queen candidate for ordained ministry delivers sermon in drag

Originally Posted October 13th. A student was temporarily detained after interrupting a post-sermon drag show in the SU green on the night of Sept.12. Economics freshman Kyle Randle was taken off-site by UTD PD after disrupting a sermon and drag show hosted by the Synergy Wesley Foundation. Halfway through the...

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BETO MAKES STOP AT UTD

BETO MAKES STOP AT UTD

Students filled the Davidson Gundy Alumni Center and flowed outside to hear the candidate make his case

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke detailed his plans for potential governorship at a packed rally of over a thousand students last Friday. The “League of United Latin American Citizens” and “Students for Beto” hosted O’Rourke in the David Gundy Alumni Center, where he discussed hot button topics such as economics,...

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IQ Headquarters opens

UTD students are now welcome at the new IQ Headquarters, the next step in student entrepreneurship and city development which aims to turn 1,200 industrial acres into the future of the city. Located in the heart of the city, the Richardson Innovation Quarter, otherwise referred to the Richardson IQ, is...

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Something’s A-Foot

Something’s A-Foot

Students report a mysterious photographer soliciting feet pictures around Lot D

An unknown photographer harassed students on campus and solicited feet pictures. The Mercury was in contact with three confirmed students and others who described “Nick” — a 5-foot-7 Caucasian man with a skateboard — who approached them around campus. In each encounter, students said that Nick claimed he was a...

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Impassioned Comets stand for Iranian rights

Impassioned Comets stand for Iranian rights

Students protested against the Irani government’s censorship and human rights abuse on Sept. 26 at Chess Plaza. Approximately 180 protesters chanted “Say her name, Mahsa Amini” and “Zan, Zindagi, Azadi” which means, “Woman, Life, Freedom,” as part of the two-hour demonstration against assembly crackdowns in Iran. Visual and Performing Arts...

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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expands to provide additional student resources

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expands to provide additional student resources

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion underwent a multi-department reorganization on Sept. 1 to unify advocacy for underrepresented students. In spring of 2022, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—known as ODEI—began the process of reorganizing centers to achieve a new sense of unity. The AccessAbility Resource Center was...

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