New patio, offices coming to Lot U

New patio, offices coming to Lot U

Restrooms, concession stands undergoing upgrades for future building expansions in summer 2019 The concession stands and restrooms near the soccer fields and Lot U are undergoing renovations to create a new building with more expansive and updated facilities that is expected to be completed by the end of the summer....

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The parking structure that never was

The parking structure that never was

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported Melissa Wyder’s staff title and tenure on the Parking Committee. Wyder is the administrative assistant for the Science and Mathematics Education Department. She is a voting member of the Parking Committee, but is not its longest-serving member. The Mercury regrets...

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University unveils upcoming projects

UTD administrators and architects recently revealed upcoming construction and campus improvement projects in a series of town hall meetings. Known as the Master Plan, the proposal adds nearly 1 million square feet to the campus, including an art village near the McDermott Library and an athletic district near Engineering and...

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ECSW still undergoing construction, repairs

ECSW still undergoing construction, repairs

The new Engineering and Computer Science West building opened its doors at the beginning of the semester, but not all areas of the building are fully functional. The 200,000-square foot facility primarily houses the Department of Mechanical Engineering and features classrooms, laboratories, offices and study areas, as well as a...

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Cheeky street signs help students navigate campus

Cheeky street signs help students navigate campus

In an effort to curb the uniform nature of street and directional signs, one UTD graduate has been posting a series of humorous and sarcastic signs all over UTD’s buildings and roads. The alumnus, a Facilities Management staff member only identified as “Brett,” declined an interview request from The Mercury....

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UTD should consider upgrading older buildings

UTD should consider upgrading older buildings

Since its opening in the 1970s, UTD now holds 27,000 students. To accommodate for this constantly growing population, we have the visitor center and bookstore, ATEC, JSOM, BSB and an upcoming new engineering research building. However, these beautiful new buildings serve as a stark contrast to the bland, incredibly old...

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Community celebrates groundbreaking of Science Building

Community celebrates groundbreaking of Science Building

UTD administration, faculty and members of the student body attended the groundbreaking commemoration of the new Science Building. The new structure will be located in between the Science Learning Center and the Physics Building. Calvin Jamison, vice president of Administration, said it will host the Department of Physics and the...

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Plinth stage undergoing repairs

Plinth stage undergoing repairs

After almost three months of being closed off, the stage at the center of the Plinth is undergoing repairs. Both the substrate and wooden panels are being replaced and an electrical component is being added. The damage was originally reported to Facilities Management in mid-November, when a student reported the...

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Training the brain

Training the brain

Editor’s Note: This article has been udpated since its original publication. A new building at UTD uses cognition to offer brain improvement programs for college students, business professionals and former service members, among others. According to a 2013 article in the peer-reviewed journal Health Affairs, mental disorders cost the United...

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Biting the dust

Biting the dust

Recent construction near the center of campus has closed walkways and moved the Comet Cab pickup location. Renovation for Drive C began on Oct. 13 and led to closure of public walkways between the Student Services Building Addition, South Engineering and Computer Science building and the Activity Center. These blocked-off...

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