Activist honored with exhibition

Activist honored with exhibition

An exhibition recognizing the accomplishments of South African anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman is visiting campus from Feb. 25 to March 27 in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building atrium. A representative of the Dobkin Family Foundation, curator Jill Vexler visited South Africa in 2007 to meet with the curators...

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Students start new club to promote mental health

Students start new club to promote mental health

Mariam Allahrakha awoke suddenly to her phone ringing in the middle of the night. Her best friend was on the other line, frantic. She was having a panic attack. Allahrakha discovered that her friend had been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder the year before, and she was afraid that people...

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International Center merges existing offices

International student services including ISSO, Intercultural Programs, Education Abroad combine to alleviate increasing needs of foreign students The centralization of international student services under one office will be formally inaugurated in February. UTD’s international students comprise 24 percent of the student body, and there is an increasing interest in education...

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SG requests higher Pub alcohol limit

SG requests higher Pub alcohol limit

Policy includes modified four-drink maximum, allows for BYOB tailgates by student organizations Student Government is working on a new alcohol policy that could modify the drink limit from two to four beverages in The Pub and grant student organizations the ability to host their own Bring Your Own Beer tailgates. Currently,...

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Library hours expanded

Library hours expanded

Correction: Brooke Knudtson’s name was misspelled in a previous version of this article. In that same version, Darrelene Rachavong’s name was also misspelled. Also, in that same version, Andrew Blanchard’s title was incorrect. The Mercury regrets these errors. Student Government details spring initiatives including student discounts on toll tags, improvements...

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A Glitch in the System

A Glitch in the System

UTD’s newest art show explores glitch, a modern art form that creates patterns and designs through errors in the algorithmic flow of digital instruments. Glitch art, the aesthetic arrangement of bugs in the coding of a digital file, has gained popularity since software manipulation became possible. Glitch by meaning is...

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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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Student starts nonprofit to help underprivileged youth

Student starts nonprofit to help underprivileged youth

A student turned a small volunteer opportunity into a full-scale non-profit organization for underprivileged children. Rebecca Tjahja, a finance and information technology management freshman, was inspired to start her own nonprofit after serving in her church’s goodwill program, Motel Ministry, in Anaheim, Calif. This is where she realized the widespread,...

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