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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Depression facts

* Anyone can be struck by depression or suicidal thoughts, regardless of race, gender, age, socioeconomic status, etc. ** Calling suicide a ‘selfish’ act insults the deceased and perpetuates the false belief that clinical depression is a minor or trivial concern, which can prevent those who actually suffer from it...

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UTDPD Crime Logs

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the graphic below, the number of assaults on campus in academic year 2013-2014 was incorrectly reported. The correct number is 11. The Mercury regrets this error. Also, in the Person Classification chart, the numbers reflect the percentage of individuals who were directly involved with the activity either through...

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Greener schools lead the way

Greener schools lead the way

Rigorous sustainability initiatives, standards at universities serve as catalyst for change in surrounding communities President Obama’s ballsy move to push for more rigid carbon emission standards may be causing political uproar, but it could be used to inspire a push for more sustainability initiatives at universities and their surrounding communities....

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Multimillion dollar gift jumpstarts new program

Multimillion dollar gift jumpstarts new program

Edith O’Donnell donates $17 million to support creation of art history institute On May 19, Edith O’Donnell donated $17 million to fund the creation of an art history institute on campus. According to Richard Brettell, distinguished chair of art and aesthetic studies, the endowment will support five new distinguished chairs...

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Food, retail center at north campus could arrive by ’16

Food, retail center at north campus could arrive by ’16

Traditional college town living marks shift to residential focus Construction on Comet Town, a housing complex that will feature shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and a DART station, is slated to begin sometime in 2015, according to UTD Vice President Calvin Jamison. The DART station, which is part of the long-term...

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