Ethnic diversity on campus

Ethnic diversity on campus

UTD recently ranked fifth in a report of different ethnically-diverse campuses in the United States. The list of rankings, released in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report on Sept.12, placed UTD fifth nationwide and second in the state for ethnic diversity. For staff members of offices such as the...

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UTD PD Chief: New police exam invalid

UTD PD Chief: New police exam invalid

2/17/18 Update: As of spring 2017, UTDPD has a new university-specific promotion process. Following a failed attempt two years ago to institute a university system-wide exam, the director of UT System police, Michael Heidingsfield, opted to let each department create their own policy. The promotion exam is the police department’s...

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Hispanic Representation: Is it enough?

Hispanic Representation: Is it enough?

Despite Texas having the second largest Hispanic population in the country, UTD’s Hispanic student enrollment this fall continues the university’s trend from last year of being the lowest ranked among all the UT System academic institutions for Hispanic representation. With the Hispanic population totaling just 13 percent of student enrollment...

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UTD fast-track medical program loses funding

UTD fast-track medical program loses funding

The UT-Partnership in Advancing Clinical Transition program was discontinued after the Transformation In Medical Education initiative, which supports UT-PACT, did not grant additional funding. Students in UT-PACT were able to graduate from UTD in three years, continuing their medical education with automatic admission to UT Southwestern. An announcement saying, “UT...

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Campus carry takes effect Aug. 1

Campus carry takes effect Aug. 1

Signage has been posted on all areas on campus where the possession of a concealed firearm is prohibited in preparation for Senate Bill 11’s early August roll out. SB 11 permits concealed handgun license holders to carry their concealed weapons on campus and into the general buildings of public universities...

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Admiral appointed UT System chancellor

Admiral appointed UT System chancellor

Correction: The starting date for McRaven’s term was incorrectly labeled as his appointment date in a previous version of this article. The Mercury regret this error. Bill McRaven, the replacement for Francisco Cigarroa as the chancellor of the UT System, started his term on Jan. 5. As chancellor, McRaven, along...

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New online tool offers data on job prospects, wages

New online tool offers data on job prospects, wages

As of last week, current and incoming students at the undergraduate and graduate levels across Texas can use seekUT, a new website that shows expected salaries out of college and expected student loan debt. UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa created the Student Debt Reduction Task Force to study the problem...

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UTD forgoes UT System’s participation in DOD military redistribution program

UTD forgoes UT System’s participation in DOD military redistribution program

A Department of Defense program giving surplus military equipment to police departments around the country has come under recent scrutiny. City and University police departments, along with school districts across the nation have used the program, known as Section 1033, to obtain gear. This aspect in particular has come under...

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