SG Report: 4/23/18

SG Report: 4/23/18

Amazon Won’t Deliver The Amazon lockers Student Government planned to implement on campus, which would allow students to pick up and drop off deliveries to a designated self-service kiosk, will not be carried out. According to chairman of the Technology Committee Dhiren Kisani, negotiations with Amazon purportedly fell through due...

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SG Report: 3/26/18

SG Report: 3/26/18

Sick Plates Added to Dining Services Dining Services has approved the Sick Plate Initiative, a program that would allow ill students to have food brought to them by a friend. Once finalized, students will be able to fill out an online form to request a “sick plate.” The form can...

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SG Report: 1/22/18

SG Report: 1/22/18

University Communication Project Student Government President JW Van der Schans is leading an initiative to conduct surveys in order to determine the ideal way for campus organizations and departments to keep students updated on events and information. The results of the survey would be shared with various groups such as...

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SG Report: 12/4/17

SG Report: 12/4/17

Video Series: Modern Politics The Legislative Affairs Committee is working on a video series for the Student Government website. The videos will be one to three minutes long and cover modern political issues and legislation. The committee’s goal is to provide resources that students can quickly watch in order to...

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SG Report 11/13/17

SG Report 11/13/17

UTD Mobile App The Office of Information Technology released version 1.0 of the UTD mobile app on Oct. 24. The official app for UTD hosts 17 features allowing students to access campus-related information and content. Features include a map, directory, parking information, calendar and Comet cab/cruiser information. Student Government President...

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SG Report: 10/30/17

SG Report: 10/30/17

Comet Clash Debate On Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Pub, the Legislative Affairs Committee is hosting a debate over health care. The debate will be held Oxford-Style, a debate format characteristically defined by a round of questions taken from the audience. UTD students Christian Briggs and...

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SG Report: 10/16/17

SG Report: 10/16/17

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article erroneously reported that on-campus residents would no longer be able to purchase commuter parking passes next year. The Mercury regrets this error. Community Piano Sammy Lutes, chair of the Student Affairs Committee, is working on acquiring a piano to place outdoors. Much...

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SG Report: 10/2/2017

SG Report: 10/2/2017

UTD App OIT’s Manager of Mobile Applications Wayne Peterson, is spearheading the creation of the UTD app. SG’s role in the development of the app is to provide feedback and ensure that there is continuous progress. SG has been involved with beta testing since September of last year. The app...

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SG Report: 9/18/17

SG Report: 9/18/17

UTD App After multiple years of development, the university’s in-house app developer created the UTD app that entered the beta-testing phase toward the beginning of the summer. Student Government President JW Van Der Schans, as well as the bulk of SG members, are part of the beta testing. The majority...

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SG Report: April 24th

SG Report: April 24th

Foreign Affairs Leader of the Academic Affairs Committee Jonathan Schueler is continuing to work with his committee on evaluating the need for more foreign language courses. He is waiting on feedback from the School of Arts and Humanities with additional questions for the survey  that will measure the interest in...

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