‘White nationalist’ fliers on campus prompt response from students, administration

‘White nationalist’ fliers on campus prompt response from students, administration

Editor’s Note: This story originally ran on The Mercury’s website. It has been updated since its original publication. The name of one source has been changed due to concerns of prosecution. Members of the Texas branch of a white nationalist organization, American Vanguard, posted fliers around campus last week. The...

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Dallas seeks healing with ‘Love in the Streets’ after tragedy

Dallas seeks healing with ‘Love in the Streets’ after tragedy

On Saturday night, people met at the northernmost tip of Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas to spread peace after five police officers passed away in a gunfire ambush about a week ago. “Love in the Streets,” as the event was called, brought together musicians from around the metroplex who...

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Out of Uniform

Out of Uniform

Student veterans adjust to civilian life by finding community, inform classroom discussion with experiences It was only within the first two weeks of Richard Bailey’s deployment to Iraq that his life was put seriously in danger. He was coming back from the on-base gym with a few of his buddies....

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Researchers use science to study art

Researchers use science to study art

Conservation expert looks into history of pieces, examines the surfaces of works over time Despite the scientific jargon and complicated analytical machinery David McPhail works with, his research at UTD is all about the arts. McPhail is a distinguished chair at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, the 1...

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Sanders supporters start club

Sanders supporters start club

Democratic Socialists join UTD’s political landscape after receiving approval from the Student Organization Center in February After spending the fall semester advertising and gathering supporters, the Democratic Socialists club has been approved to join the UTD community. Nicolas St. John, the president and founder of the Democratic Socialists and a...

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Family Business

Family Business

Locally made goods sold at Four Seasons Farmer’s Market in Richardson Every Saturday at 9 a.m., dozens of tents pop up and form a snaking U shape in a large parking lot on the corner of Floyd Drive and Campbell Road, just five minutes away from campus. Customers pull up...

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Trying to Connect

Trying to Connect

Couples use technology to find each other, communicate in modern age Accounting junior Ashley Sutherland and her future husband Ryan first crossed paths when they were members of the same 30-person alliance in the online game “Evony.” The two quickly bonded over music and anime as they became friends on...

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New health guidelines misleading

Lack of restrictions on red meat in new dietary suggestions made by federal authorities shows lack of ethics, influence of lobbyists The most recent edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans omitted a crucial detail: the recommendation to cut back on red meat intake in light of numerous scientific studies...

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Race relations explored

In the aftermath of the heated protests at the University of Missouri over racial incidents and allegations of inequality, officials on UTD’s campus are cognizant of the issues that could lead to similar incidents at home. George Fair, vice president for diversity and community engagement and  dean of interdisciplinary studies,...

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Man’s Best Friends

Man’s Best Friends

Service dogs help owners on campus live easier lives Matthew Schroeder has had a much easier time dealing with certain aspects of being confined to a wheelchair ever since Lauren came into his life. The two have become practically inseparable. Lauren’s a loyal friend and a constant, comforting presence. She’s...

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