Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

University officials and student organization leaders hosted a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the Student Services Building Addition on Feb. 2. The addition is 68,000 square feet and contains a 530-seat auditorium, open study spaces, a “Grab and Go” food location and a gaming wall. Calvin Jamison,...

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SG senators vote to adopt resolution to condemn ‘bathroom bill’

SG senators vote to adopt resolution to condemn ‘bathroom bill’

On Jan. 24, the Student Government senators voted 28 to 7 in favor of adopting a resolution condemning Senate Bill 6, or the “bathroom bill,” that was recently filed in the Texas Senate.  SB6 would impose a fine on individuals that enter a changing room or bathroom that does not...

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UTD investigates bug clouds

UTD investigates bug clouds

Clouds have been noticeable since beginning of year, stem from large amount of excess water Facilities Management will begin to implement strategies this month to eliminate the clouds of gnats that stretch 150 yards on the North and South malls on campus. Sam Eicke, the assistant director of Facilities, is...

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SG adopts LGBT/GSRM resolution

SG adopts LGBT/GSRM resolution

Student Government unanimously passed a resolution opposing efforts by the Texas legislature to curb the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and gender, sexual and romantic minorities at the senate meeting April 28. The resolution supports gay and lesbian marriages, the right of transgender individuals to use restrooms...

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Passive elections, leaders contribute to indifference

Passive elections, leaders contribute to indifference

Student apathy toward campus issues is often a direct consequence of passive leadership. Student bodies across the nation have boasted of widespread activist endeavors in the past, which include fighting for civil rights and protesting against the Vietnam War. Yet, as arguably the most-informed generation to date slowly trickles into...

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SG officers’ work cut out

SG officers’ work cut out

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the length of time required for a senator to serve before running for President and Vice President. The Mercury regrets this error. Connecting student leaders, alumni relations among goals for newly appointed SG president The newly elected president of Student Government, along...

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Meet the candidate

Meet the candidate

Caitlynn Fortner is a international political economy junior from Dalton, Georgia. She chose UTD for its emphasis on academics and its diversity. Since high school, she’s focused on fighting hunger though agricultural research, and she’d like to have more hunger-awareness events on campus. She is the vice president of the...

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New food options to come soon

Student Government made the decision not to join the Texas Student Transportation Infrastructure Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition that supports the Texas Central Railway project at their meeting on Feb. 3. Project leaders plan to build a high-speed railway system connecting the DFW metroplex to the Houston area. The coalition wishes...

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Ballot Bound

Ballot Bound

Public affairs sophomore Brooke Lopez runs for Wylie City Council The Saturday morning of March 31, 2012 dawned bright for Brooke Lopez and her family, as they prepared for their weekly fishing trip. They were sitting in Mogio’s Pizza, a little parlor in Sachse, near Wylie, at around 11 a.m....

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New school, food court and more

New school, food court and more

A proposal for a new school, changes to housing policies, expanded dining options and better care for students’ mental well-being were among the topics discussed at Student Government’s first meeting of the spring semester. UTD President David Daniel spoke about a proposal for a new Arts and Technology and Emerging...

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