Black History Month

Black History Month

Black leaders on campus discuss community, success When the late historian Carter G. Woodson started the Association for The Study of Afro-American Life and History in 1915, his aim was to document the past and triumphs of African-Americans. He commemorated what he called Negro History Week in 1926. In 1976,...

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Cultural Days

Cultural Days

Rapper’s Delight — Groups bring a taste of rap culture with concert Radio UTD and SUAAB hosted Rapper’s Delight on Nov. 4 in the Visitor’s Center Atrium. The concert featured performances by Dallas hip-hop artists A.Dd+; Blue, The Misfit; and -topic. Bangladesh Night — Annual event showcases beauty of Bangladeshi culture Bangladesh was center...

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Broadcast group grabs award in NYC

Broadcast group grabs award in NYC

Radio UTD wins Best Use of Limited Resources award Radio UTD won Best Use of Limited Resources at the annual College Music Journal conference in New York on Oct. 23. Members of the station, also nominated for Best Student Run Internet-Only Station, attended the event with hundreds of other college...

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ICYMI: Week of Sept. 22

ICYMI: Week of Sept. 22

Miss an event this week? The Mercury’s got you covered. In case you missed it: Sept. 23 – Back to the 80s Concert (ft. Night Drive and Datahowler) Sept. 24 – The Student TV Showdown Sept. 25 – VietFest 2014: Mid-Autumn Festival

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E-cig confiscation rumors unfounded

E-cig confiscation rumors unfounded

Confusion on campus as rules regarding tobacco usage unclear, students divided on feelings about smoke indoors Despite rumors of e-cigarettes being confiscated on campus, there have been no official reports of confiscation, according to both UTDPD and Student Government. E-cigarettes are currently classified in the same category as traditional cigarettes...

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The Mercury’s Summer Wrap-up

The Mercury’s Summer Wrap-up

MALAYSIAN FLIGHT MH17 CRASHES On July 17, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over Ukrainian air space, killing 298 passengers and crew. As investigators and medical experts struggled to reach the crash site in pro-separatist eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government, pro-Russian separatists and...

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