Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions

Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions

Because this year’s Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidates are running unopposed, the Editorial Board of The Mercury has decided to publish an evaluation of the candidates in place of an endorsement. The content of the evaluation is based on an interview The Mercury conducted with the candidates. Running...

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Change in Lebanese culture needed

Change in Lebanese culture needed

Recent protests against government’s failure to collect waste highlight shift in thinking of country’s youth, cynicism of older generations Recent protests in Lebanon over trash buildup have highlighted the need for a shift in culture among the people. Trash started piling up in the streets of Beirut and Mount Lebanon...

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Low diversity in staff draws unnecessary attention

Dallas Morning News article criticizes UTD faculty for not representing enough racial backgrounds to reflect growing student population One of the things I like best about UTD is the diversity and open-mindedness of the people here.  People of different backgrounds support each other in celebrating one another’s holidays, while professors...

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Policy change good for campus

Policy change good for campus

“Campus Cop Blocks Students from Promoting Conservative Group” boldly proclaimed a Fox News headline from April 24 over a video purportedly showing an egregious violation of student rights. The premise of the article was that a UT Dallas campus police officer blocked a conservative student group, the Network of Enlightened...

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Muslims must stand for peace

Islam preaches tolerance, peace and understanding, and the voices that stand for these principles must be louder because there is simply too much misinformation regarding the religion. It was tragic to hear about the three Syrian-American Muslim lives lost at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In my opinion, that was a...

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Comet and Craters

World Cup Fever: Every four years it seems like the United States replaces football with fútbol, and UTD is no exception. It’s great to see the Student Union cater to the demand for the beautiful game by playing most of the major matches on projector screens in the Galaxy Rooms,...

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404 Page Not Found: University erases Ulbricht

404 Page Not Found: University erases Ulbricht

The University of Texas at Dallas is attempting to shove Ross Ulbricht down the memory hole. Official university pages that reference the accused alumnus have been edited to remove all mention of him, or have been deleted altogether. While we on The Mercury editorial board understand that this action is by...

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