Campus teeming with ‘Pokemon Go’ players

Campus teeming with ‘Pokemon Go’ players

Lately, it’s become common to see students hurry by in small groups, fixated on their dimly lit phone screens. It may be well past midnight, but campus isn’t asleep just yet, thanks to a new app that has swept over UTD. “Pokemon Go,” an augmented reality mobile game, is the...

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Students honor victims of Orlando shooting with vigil

Students honor victims of Orlando shooting with vigil

Over 70 members of the UTD community gathered on Wednesday evening for a vigil to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. The event, which was hosted by Pride at UTD and Rainbow Guard, featured short speeches from campus leaders, a candlelight ceremony and prayers...

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Campus recognizes loss of BBS professor

Campus recognizes loss of BBS professor

Students and faculty in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences are mourning the loss of a longtime professor. Jack Birchfield, a BBS lecturer, passed away at the age of 61 on April 20. He is survived by his siblings Peggy Pirkle, Bonnie Parnell, Dennis Birchfield and Stephen Birchfield. Birchfield...

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Campus mourns loss of former student media advisor

Campus mourns loss of former student media advisor

Faculty and students both in library management and student media are mourning the loss of Misty Hawley, the communications manager for the library since 2013 and a former assistant director of student media. Hawley, who graduated from UTD with her Masters in emerging media and communication in 2013, died at...

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Police search

Police search

UTD Police are looking to identify the two individuals shown in the surveillance video below in connection to a criminal mischief charge related to the vandalism of the Muslim Student Association bulletin board in the Student Union. Anyone with information on the identity of these individuals is encouraged to contact...

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TedxUTD holds fourth-annual conference

TedxUTD holds fourth-annual conference

This fourth-annual TEDxUTD conference featured a lineup of students and faculty discussing topics in this year’s main themes: growth and development. Computer science graduate student Braden Herndon hosted the event, which took place on April 3 in the Jonsson Performance Hall. Biology senior Shan Su kicked off the conference with...

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Hispanic author to visit UTD

Hispanic author to visit UTD

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated Rosie Peterson’s title. She is the director of the Department of Institutional Diversity. Also, the title of the book that Juana Bordas wrote was incorrect. The Mercury regrets these errors. A Hispanic writer, speaker and leader will discuss Latino values and how...

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Baseball team falls short in wild ASC tourney

Baseball team falls short in wild ASC tourney

The baseball team fell 5-6 to conference rival UT Tyler in the ASC tournament championship game on May 9 to cap off its series of post-season close finishes. The Comets started off their tournament run with a 7-8 loss to East Texas Baptist University on May 6. This put the team...

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Hundreds gather at vigil for Nepal

Hundreds gather at vigil for Nepal

Corrections: The title of the father of a victim of the earthquake was incorrect. He was a teacher of Bikash Manandhar.  The name of the organization members of NSA went to to get registered was incorrectly stated in an earlier version of this article. The organization was the Student Organization...

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Dean of Students to replace Rachavong as VP Student Affairs

Dean of Students to replace Rachavong as VP Student Affairs

Correction: Gene Fitch is the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. The Mercury regrets this error. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Gene Fitch has been named as the new Vice President for Student Affairs. Fitch will be taking the place of Darrelene Rachavong, who will...

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