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Tobacco to be banned on campus

According to a university-wide announcement made by President Richard Benson, smoking on campus will be prohibited. Starting June 1, a comprehensive tobacco ban...

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UTD reaches Tier One status

President Richard Benson declared Dec. 21 as Tier One Day to mark UTD’s achievement in reaching Tier One status. For years, UTD administrators...

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University inaugurates President Richard Benson

UTD celebrated the inauguration of its fifth president, Richard Benson, on Oct. 27. Benson is the successor to David Daniel, who served as...


UTD president shares goals

New UTD President Richard Benson officially took office July 15. The Mercury sat down with Benson to discuss his vision for campus. How...

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New university president makes first public appearance

Richard Benson, the newly named president of UTD, made his first public remarks to students, faculty and staff in the Galaxy Rooms on...

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UT Regents reveal presidential finalist

Dean of Engineering from Virginia Tech to head university Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. After months of...


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