Letter to the Editor: On-Campus Housing is Purpose-built

In the Jan. 27 issue of The Mercury, Ellis Blake Hidalgo wrote an article about apartment construction at Northside, the goal of which is to provide more housing near campus. Brent Miller from real estate developer Wynne/Jackson was interviewed for the article. Miller stated that there was “no purpose-built student...

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How NSM Shaped UTD History

I was pleased to read the story “50 years of UTD” in the Aug. 19 edition of The Mercury.  I am proud to have been a faculty member for three-fourths of the time that UTD has existed and to have watched us grow in so many ways. Still, there are...

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Previous Op-Ed Uses Defamation to Belittle Unborn Victims of Abortion

Two weeks ago, my campus organization was publicly accused of hypocrisy, dishonesty, and borderline racism. In The Mercury’s Aug. 19 opinion piece, Ruqiya Barreh made the following argument: Although Comets for the Preborn (CftP) claims to value all human life, it has never made a public statement against the abuse...

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Letter to the Editor: Dining Services values community voices

A series of articles has been published by The Mercury this year about the university’s food service contractor, Chartwells. We value this input, and we have consistently encouraged dialogue with students and continue to work diligently to improve the dining experience for everyone on campus. We may not always get...

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Letter to the Editor: How to help ATEC grads improve job prospects

It’s easy to help make ATEC a better experience for its undergraduate students: Just require a minor (18 credit hours) in the STEM field of their choice. The interests and abilities that UTD ATEC students have for animating and visualizing complex STEM processes are badly needed in NS&M, ECS and...

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Letter to the Editor: Recent op-ed inconsistent with position on open discourse

I organized and supervised the Steven Crowder event on Jan. 22 and thought it went quite well. Outside of a couple of protestors, I think a lot of students would agree with me. One such protestor was Nicholas Provenghi, who wrote an op-ed in the Jan. 28 issue of The...

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Letter to the Editor: Previous op-ed supporting border wall misconstrues facts

In the Jan. 28 issue of The Mercury, an op-ed by Alexander Christie — entitled “Shutdown at the D.C. Corral” — asserted that the recent partial government closure was necessary to reexamine the issue of border security. This, among other parts of the article, is categorically false. If the shutdown...

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Letter To the Editor: UTD Dining Services misrepresented in previous issue of The Mercury

Letter To the Editor: UTD Dining Services misrepresented in previous issue of The Mercury

The Mercury’s reporter Mithra Kaushik reached out to us for a news story and requested to meet with UT Dallas Dining Services staff to conduct a “behind the scenes type of interview, finding out where the ingredients come from, how it’s made and so forth.”  What appeared instead in the...

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THE LONG FIGHT

State legislation threatens to inhibit the rights of LGBT citizens within the state, activists must not hinder in their fight for equality It’s hard to deny that the past year has been a whirlwind one for LGBT rights. Marriage equality has swept the nation, with same-sex marriages occurring in 37...

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Israeli perspective absent in Gaza article

I am writing in response to the article printed in the Aug. 4 edition of The Mercury entitled “Trapped in Gaza.” It put to print statistics that are at best, contested, and at worst, false. It also portrayed negative emotions and was incredibly one-sided. The intention of this letter is...

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