Mercury Midday News 01/26/17

Mercury Midday News 01/26/17

This week we discuss the role that the media plays in academia with Dr. Alex Piquero and the impact of Texas’s proposed “bathroom bill” with Student Government senators.

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Research earns nat’l media spotlight

Research earns nat’l media spotlight

Alex Piquero’s work has appeared on the front page of The New York Times. It’s been lambasted in an opinion authored by Ann Coulter. Former President Barack Obama has cited Piquero’s research as a reason for declaring October National Youth Justice Awareness Month. The Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and...

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UTD releases campus carry recommendations

Editor’s note: This story has been updated since its original publication. Recommendations for concealed handguns need Regents’ approval After months of behind the scenes work by a special committee, President ad interim Hobson Wildenthal has released UTD’s recommendations for the implementation of Senate Bill 11, a law allowing the concealed carry of handguns on...

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Q&A: Alex Piquero, campus carry liasion

Q&A: Alex Piquero, campus carry liasion

In early August, professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Alex Piquero was named as the chair of UTD’s campus carry working group. The group will meet to discuss SB11, the new state law passed earlier this year that allows registered...

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