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Student commemorates Parkland shooting victims
3 months ago

Student commemorates Parkland shooting victims

A UTD student spent this Valentine’s Day honoring the lives of those lost in the Parkland, Florida shooting last year.

Though Katie Silverman, a political science freshman, attended elementary and …
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Chartwells workers allege lack of food safety training
3 months ago

Chartwells workers allege lack of food safety training

Following student concerns about food safety, The Mercury obtained evidence that suggests many Chartwells workers did not receive state-mandated food safety training until earlier this month.

In Texas, the …
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Richardson residents comment on councilman’s viral tweet insulting Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez
3 months ago

Richardson residents comment on councilman’s viral tweet insulting Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez

Richardson City Council member Scott Dunn made national headlines last week over a tweet in which he referred to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “bimbo.” In a statement on …
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OIT, OSA to provide free assistive technology
3 months ago

OIT, OSA to provide free assistive technology

The Office of Information Technology and the Office of Student AccessAbility are partnering to provide visual- and learning-impaired students, faculty and staff with screen reading and magnifying software called Fusion …
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RISD to adopt new election system
3 months ago

RISD to adopt new election system

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Officials from the Richardson Independent School District have decided to transition from an at-large election system to a hybrid system following the settlement of a lawsuit filed against the district.


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UTD featured in ‘State of the City’ speech
3 months ago

UTD featured in ‘State of the City’ speech

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct J.J. Koch’s stance on Richardson’s proposed tax cap. He does not oppose the tax cap but opposes the mayor’s stance on …
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Anderson controversy prompts review of admissions
3 months ago

Anderson controversy prompts review of admissions

UTD was thrust into the national spotlight in December 2018 after a student petition to remove Jacob Anderson, a UTD student accused of sexual assault, went viral. Anderson transferred to …
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Dallas curfew under review
4 months ago

Dallas curfew under review

The Dallas City Council will host two public hearings to decide whether to reinstate, modify or abandon the city’s juvenile curfew ordinance.

The curfew applied to minors in a public …
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DART passes to be accessible on mobile
4 months ago

DART passes to be accessible on mobile

UTD’s Parking and Transportation Department will implement an electronic student Dallas Area Rapid Transit pass that will be available as a mobile phone app, replacing the existing physical sticker placed …
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Chartwells officials deny worker allegations
4 months ago

Chartwells officials deny worker allegations

Chartwells officials denied allegations of workplace harassment and unfair labor practices at their UT Dallas operation. The allegations, published in the Dec. 3 issue of The Mercury, came from numerous …
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