SG Report: March 6th

SG Report: March 6th

Core Classes Jonathan Schueler, leader of the academic affairs committee, informed the senate that the UTD Core Curriculum Committee approved 14 new classes for the School of Arts and Humanities. The final step in the approval process will happen when the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board meets in the summer....

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SG Report: February 6th

SG Report: February 6th

Meet Your Senators In the effort to make themselves more available to the student body, senators will meet with the leadership of student organizations, offering the officers an opportunity to voice their concerns and needs. Invitations are currently being drafted. All organizations will be invited to send their president or...

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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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SG senators vote to adopt resolution to condemn ‘bathroom bill’

SG senators vote to adopt resolution to condemn ‘bathroom bill’

On Jan. 24, the Student Government senators voted 28 to 7 in favor of adopting a resolution condemning Senate Bill 6, or the “bathroom bill,” that was recently filed in the Texas Senate.  SB6 would impose a fine on individuals that enter a changing room or bathroom that does not...

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SG Report: January 23rd

ELECTIONS AND TAO COUNSELING Elections for Student Government senators will be the week after spring break. Those who are interested must sign up by Feb. 20. “Contact someone from Student Government as well as the Election Board’s Chair Casey Sublett and they will try to get them paired with a...

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SG, LGBTQ clubs look at proposed Texas law

SG, LGBTQ clubs look at proposed Texas law

Texas Republican Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have unveiled a “bathroom bill” in the Texas Legislature which forces individuals to use the bathroom corresponding the the gender on their birth certificate and creates harsher punishments for crimes committed in bathrooms. The bill covers government buildings and specifically...

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Bathroom use debate ignores basic rights

Transgender people wrongly portrayed as dangerous in national discussion about using bathrooms corresponding to gender identity The reason many people are so frightened about allowing individuals to use restrooms corresponding to their gender identity rather than that listed on their birth certificates is, for the most part, based on a...

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