SG Report: January 9th

SG Report: January 9th

During the last senate meeting of the fall semester, Student Government  members addressed new proposals and projects that are now complete. SG President Akshitha Padigela spoke with John Ferguson, associate head of the geosciences department, concerning the possibility of engraving rocks in the reflection pools with names of individuals who...

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SG Report: October 17

SG Report: October 17

Editor’s Note: The SG Report is a recurring section that provides UTD community members with information about Student Government initiatives and items discussed at their weekly meetings held in the Galaxy rooms every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. In an effort to increase campus spirit, SG Vice President Joey Campain said...

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SG, SUAAB help 1,200 students register to vote

SG, SUAAB help 1,200 students register to vote

Student Government and SUAAB registered 1,200 students to vote with the intention of encouraging students to become more politically excited and active. With the presidential election coming up in November, SG moderated a mock debate on Oct. 11 to address current political topics. Along with the debate, SG and SUUAB...

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SG to fund green ideas next fall

SG to fund green ideas next fall

A Student Government initiative to improve sustainability on campus that began in the spring is ready for a reboot heading into the fall semester. On June 24, The Office of Student Affairs approved the launch of the Green Initiative website, which accepted proposals for green projects that could be undertaken...

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Transgender bathroom debate comes to campus

Transgender bathroom debate comes to campus

SG installs neutral bathroom signage, members of UTD LGBT community respond to national policies Student Government joined with a committee on campus to construct an initiative to update restroom signage across campus to be more inclusive of transgender needs. The UTD LGBTQ Education, Advocacy and Programming Committee helped SG with...

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Just Kickin’ It

Just Kickin’ It

For the first time, members from Student Government and Student Media came together to compete in a friendly game of kickball on Saturday, April 16. The purpose was not only to get to know each other better, but also to collect food for the Comet Cupboard. A total of 212...

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Editor’s Desk: Student apathy for SG part of sad trend

Editor’s Desk: Student apathy for SG part of sad trend

Lack of votes leaves new leaders, students in difficult position On March 22, Student Government hosted a debate between Adam Richards, the “Progress UTD” candidate for SG president and Akshitha Padigela, the “United as One” candidate, along with her VP candidate, Joey Campain. For a number of reasons, the debate...

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Heads of State

Heads of State

Students race for top Student Government spots in first contested race in two years For the first time in two years, UTD’s Student Government chose its leadership through a contested election. Although two tickets entered, only one finished on top. Adam Richards, an electrical engineering senior from McKinney, said he...

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SG hosts student debate

SG hosts student debate

Members of College Democrats, College Republicans square off on policies, issues of election year On March 24, the UTD College Democrats and College Republicans came together to discuss a variety of hot button topics in a debate hosted by the Legislative Affairs Committee of Student Government. International political economy senior...

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Title IX Confusion

Since the publication of the article “Title IX Confusion” in the March 7 issue of The Mercury, several updates from faculty, Student Government and the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance need to be addressed. Faculty Senate The Faculty Senate has passed a Sense of the Senate resolution on how...

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