Examining Ebola

Examining Ebola

Students, faculty weigh in on disease outbreak, hospital protocol Dallas County officials decided against declaring a state of disaster in the area, citing the declaration as premature and harmful to the county, after an emergency meeting on Oct. 15 concerning the Ebola outbreak. The County has imposed travel restrictions on...

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LGBT History Month 2014

LGBT History Month 2014

Created in 1994, LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals. Unfortunately, the LGBT community faces exclusion from history education in many nations worldwide. Equality Forum, a nonprofit organization that helps advocated LGBT civil rights through education, is one of the largest proponents of LGBT History Month....

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Candidate outlines platform on campus

Candidate outlines platform on campus

Affordable education and bringing jobs back to the United States dominated senatorial candidate David Alameel’s talk with students on Oct. 3. The talk, hosted by UTD Democrats, gave students the opportunity to ask questions about Alameel’s platform as he runs for a seat on the U.S. Senate against current senator...

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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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Behind the Ink

Behind the Ink

UTD students share the tales behind their tattoos—and insights into their experiences—with the Mercury. “I think more people have tattoos than other people realize. And I think a lot of people are curious about them…” “The most common question is ‘Does it hurt?’—which is I guess everybody’s curiosity. And then...

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Spirit on the rise

Spirit on the rise

Correction: Abigail Madsen’s name was misspelled in an earlier version of this article.   Cheerleaders, power dancers work to foster college camaraderie On the sidelines of Saturday night’s volleyball game, cheerleaders shout and jump in hopes of pumping up the crowd. While UTD isn’t renowned for its raucous sporting events,...

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Frat party bust ends in MIC citations

Frat party bust ends in MIC citations

Updated Sept. 21: Richardson PD cited at least 53 students for minor in consumption of alcohol at a Sigma Alpha Epsilon house party on Sept. 7. As a result, the UTD chapter of SAE has been ordered to cease and desist by the national organization, according to Daniel Hernandez, assistant...

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Students left out of gubernatorial candidate’s visit

        Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott spoke Sept. 2 at the McDermott Library about his higher education campaign. Students were surprised to find out about his appearance because they were neither notified about the speech nor permitted entrance to the event. Student Government President Brooke Knudtson said...

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Library schedule extending to 24 hrs

Library schedule extending to 24 hrs

Following a push from Student Government, the university administration has approved a proposal that will extend library hours.  The hours have not been finalized, but the library is expected to be open 24 hours on some days, said Provost Hobson Wildenthal. Since the beginning of her term, SG Vice President...

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Jack of all trades

Jack of all trades

Correction: Anwarul Abedin’s name was incorrectly spelled in the article. The Mercury regrets this error. Bangladeshi band, pingpong among prof’s passions In his spare time, he likes playing pingpong. He is also the bass guitarist for a Bangladeshi band, playing music in a language he can’t speak – Bengali.  Hynek...

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