UTDPD trains hard

UTDPD trains hard

Training procedures for campus police amp up academic, physical instruction   However safe and quiet the campus may seem, UTDPD doesn’t deter from staying alert by requiring rigorous and consistent training for its almost two dozen police officers. Campus police officers are more than just cops. Both new and experienced...

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New Tex-Mex eatery good for casual outing

New Tex-Mex eatery good for casual outing

Manny’s Uptown Tex-Mex Restaurante offers upscale menu items, decent food Located on the intersection of Coit and Campbell, Manny’s Uptown Tex-Mex Restaurante made its debut on Aug. 1. The food selection is diverse and breakfast is served all day, but toast and drinks are conspicuously missing from the menu. For...

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No Parking Zone

No Parking Zone

Exchange of residential parking passes confirmed fraudulent Although it’s been a matter long unspoken of, the exchange of parking permits among students has been confirmed to be both against university policy and a crime. According to UTDPD’s Lt. Ken MacKenzie, there were instances of students breaking into vehicles and stealing...

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Int’l student  health insurance  plans fall short

Int’l student health insurance plans fall short

Updated: A previous version of this article was printed in error. Andaleeb Iftekhar’s name was spelled incorrectly. The Mercury regrets these errors. Miscommunication from healthcare officials leaves insurance customers confused Somdeb Sarkhel was planning on flying back to India in the summer of 2015 after two years. Late this June,...

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The Barona Bus comes to the Art Barn

The Barona Bus comes to the Art Barn

The Barona Bus made a stop at the Art Barn on the evening on August 22. UTD alumna Leah Foster and the bus have traveled from NYC to Texas, stopping at a slew of diverse venues along the way. They invited visitors to share in a potluck and leave their...

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July 2014 Event Recap

July 2014 Event Recap

July 11 A Night at the Art Barn (last set in gallery) July 13 World Cup Final Watching Party July 20 Concert Under the Stars

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Miyazaki 101

Miyazaki 101

Anime aficionados, professors to speak at Forth Worth film series focused on Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki Acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki’s films will be the star attraction at Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum, and two faculty members will lead discussions around the Japanese artist’s most-recognized characters and stories as part of...

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Trapped in Gaza

Trapped in Gaza

Student witnesses terror in Gaza Strip as Israeli strikes escalate; student group seeks to help Palestinians from home What should have been a time for joy and celebration quickly turned into a race against death and missiles, when days after her sister’s wedding, a student watched firsthand Israel’s air, land...

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Bilingual program stresses parent, child relationship

Bilingual program stresses parent, child relationship

The early years of a child’s life are some of the most important for development as the child learns how to socialize and interact with others. For children in Dallas-area neighborhoods, that process is made easier through the efforts of Juega Conmigo. Spanish for “play with me,” Juega Conmigo is...

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Construction Zone

Construction Zone

New residence hall features two-story recreation center, 700-seat dining hall while other campus projects near completion Correction: The opening date for the JSOM extension was incorrectly stated. Substantial completion of the building was finished on Aug. 4 and the building will be ready to open by the time the fall...

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