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College roommate opens up about Ulbricht

The alleged drug lord the FBI arrested on Oct. 1 is a far cry from the friendly and intelligent man who attended UTD, according to a former college friend.

“(Ross) …
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Silk Road and the Deep Web

Silk Road, the online black market that generated millions of dollars in drug sale commissions, was shut down by various federal agencies on Oct. 2.

Notorious for the ease at …
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EMAC grad’s documentary explores Instagram community
4 years ago

EMAC grad’s documentary explores Instagram community

It started with homemade red velvet cupcakes. That was the first Instagram photo posted by a UTD alumnus who is now making waves after his documentary exploring the community behind …
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Center to offer assistance for those recovering from drug, alcohol abuse

The threat of abuse of alcohol on college campuses is a very real one. UTD stepped up to tackle this problem when a UT System Regent, the UT Center …
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Confucius Institute adds new partner university in China

Institute creates mandatory debriefing program in effort to avoid cultural, relational issues overseas

The plane landed at the Beijing International Airport on a hot summer day last fall. …
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University slow with FOI request

In an attempt to present an accurate representation of how student fees are allocated to various organizations, The Mercury hoped to publish fee allocations and expenditures for last year in …
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Budget breakdown: 2013 fee budget allocation
5 years ago

Budget breakdown: 2013 fee budget allocation

Despite budget cuts and tuition increases, student fee funded organizations and events such as SUAAB and campus events has increased in the past two years, while SG and Residential Life …
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Anticipated movies draw buzz
5 years ago

Anticipated movies draw buzz

‘Hobbit’ unimpressive, while ‘Les Mis’ performers shine

With the Oscars just around the corner, everyone is talking about the nominees and their chances at receiving the golden statue. …
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Comet Cupboard off to successful, busy start

UTD’s first food pantry, the Comet Cupboard, has seen significant growth since opening last October and looks to play an even larger role for the community in the coming …
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Not who you’d expect
5 years ago

Not who you’d expect

For being chief of police, Larry Zacharias is friendlier than some would imagine.

Well aware of this, Zacharias took charge of setting an open and accessible tone for …
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