Gregorio Olivares Gutierrez


Editorial: Investigative journalism at stake — support The Mercury

In recent years, The Mercury has pursued all kinds of investigative stories — from exposing workplace discrimination to pursuing sexual harassment cases to...


New BBS dean appointed

UTD selected Adam Woods as the next dean for the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Woods’ term as Dean begins Aug. 15,...


The Mercury faces over $8,500 fee

At 4:30 a.m. May 1, student organizers created the “Gaza Liberation Plaza” encampment to protest UTD’s policy toward Palestine. Less than twelve hours...


Editor’s Desk: critical journalism

In its 44 years of publication, The Mercury has typically focused on hyper-local journalism: things which affect the UTD community and local DFW...

FeaturedLife & Arts

‘They are just kids!’ 

Assistant professor of art history Ali Alibhai rushed to protect student protesters from what he saw as a militarized police force armed with...


Opinion: Hiding in plain sight — how administration obfuscates its intent 

UTD administration had 21 students, staff, alumni and community members arrested, but not once has the administration pointed to a specific part of...

Life & Arts

UTD professor reflects on arrest, experiences of ‘UTD 21’

While attempting to reduce the tension between encroaching police and student protesters, UTD history professor Ben Wright was arrested alongside two other colleagues...


Collin County Jail releases detained protesters, families rejoice

As of 4:30 p.m. May 2, all 21 individuals arrested and detained at Collin County Jail after Texas law enforcement’s May 1 raid...


Comets, community members demand return of 21 individuals detained overnight at Collin County Jail

Nine students, three professors, one alum and eight community members were arrested after state troopers and local police stormed UTD’s “Gaza Liberation Plaza”...


Law enforcement raids pro-Palestine encampment, arrests students and faculty

Less than 12 hours after pro-Palestine student activists formed the “Gaza Liberation Plaza” encampment in UTD’s Chess Plaza, local police and state troopers...


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