Inside the ‘Rocky Horror Show’

Join The Mercury as we take a behind-the-scenes look at the UTD production of the cult classic.

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Ensembles grapple with space shortage

Ensembles grapple with space shortage

Several music ensembles continue to outgrow their already-constrained practice space located in classroom building AH1. The room now has to accommodate more than 60 students, plus instruments, into a room built for 42.  Brass Ensemble Director Linda Salisbury said she worries about the health of her students far more than...

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CentralTrak closed indefinitely

CentralTrak closed indefinitely

CentralTrak, UTD’s artist residency program, is closing after nine years of housing students and international creatives. Administrators and directors on campus are working toward establishing a similar program that will fill the void left by the closure. The program provided a living space for four artists who had the ability...

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Campus gets first drumline

Campus gets first drumline

Editor’s note: In a previous version of this article, Steven Robinson’s name was misspelled. The Mercury regrets this error. A small troop of musicians who came to UTD from all around — Berkner High School, Plano Senior High School, Irving High School and even Houston — huddled together in a...

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Making a scene

Making a scene

Student actors tackle tough content in Spring play University Theater’s production of “Woyzeck” opened last week to positive reception, following the department’s successful production of “subUrbia” earlier this year. Because of the play’s different style and physical nature, the cast members faced unique challenges in their work backstage. Set in...

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Humans of Arts and Humanities

Humans of Arts and Humanities

A&H students, faculty look to find their place in university known for STEM fields UTD is known for its cutting-edge programs focusing on science, business and technology. Tucked away within the Johnson Building, however, one program has managed to thrive outside of the spotlight. The Student Perspective Peter Hunt, a...

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