Issue 04 11 2022

Eugene McDermott library looks to take disruptive student behavior off the books | April 11, 2022

As foot traffic increases in the McDermott Library, so does the amount of students misbehaving, leading the Library to consider updating its Code of Conduct and purchase new furniture. The goal of the McDermott Library is to provide a quiet environment in which to study and do work, but some...

Comets Giving Days contest opens doors to donations | April 11, 2022

Motivated to raise funds for their favorite campus programs, several student groups have spent the past week preparing doors for the annual Comets Giving Days door decorating contest. In keeping with a six-year tradition, the Comets Giving Days will take place from 10 a.m. on April 6 to 6:49 p.m....

SG election Winners’ agendas | April 11, 2022

Student government elections have concluded, and next term’s executive officers have been decided. The Mercury sat down with cognitive science sophomore Kruthi Kanduri and public policy sophomore Margaret Moore to discuss SG’s future. (Interviews edited for concision) President-elect Kruthi Kanduri: What are your plans for the next academic year? “I...

Commencement to bring all Comets together | April 11, 2022

After hearing out student concerns about school-based graduations, the University is holding a new inaugural graduation celebration called the “All-University Commencement” to honor graduates across all schools. The “All-University Commencement” will be a grand processional open for all students graduating this Spring and those that graduated last Fall and summer....


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Powerful offense, consistent arms help Comets snap late March skid | April 11, 2022

Fresh off a series sweep against Sul Ross State, the Comet baseball squad continues to build momentum in their march towards the ASC Championship Tournament and their ultimate title defense. The Comets are ranked no. 13 nationally with a 20-6 record, remaining just a few games behind the first-place East...

‘Overwatch’ team finishes top eight in dying esport | April 11, 2022

The “Overwatch” team finished the top eight in the last Overwatch Collegiate Championship of “Overwatch 1,” with the team facing the unique situation of trying to stay competitive in a game that is soon to die. After matching up against University of California-Irvine in the first round, the team had...

Clubs try to revitalize in-person engagement after total return to campus | April 11, 2022

Readjusting to the resumption of in-person operations has created unique recruitment and leadership challenges for UTD student organizations and their leaders. The number of registered student organizations at UTD has grown from 389 in 2019 to 428 in 2022. This semester, 39 new student organizations are having to figure out...

International Week showcase diverse student talent at UTD | April 11, 2022

International Week at UTD returned to campus from March 28 to April 1, with cultures debuting award-winning foods and talents from across the world and making waves across campus. International Week (iWeek) has been an annual celebration hosted by International Programs every spring semester dating as far back as 2008,...

Retrograde Reads: ‘Timemaster’ by Robert L. Forward | April 11, 2022

Some books have fascinating premises that grab you right off the bat. Some books have well-written, clever dialogue and snappy explanations of scientific ideas backed by real experience. Some books have all of the above, and go on to be a thoroughly enjoyable story. Robert L. Forward’s “Timemaster” is not...


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