Int’l student  health insurance  plans fall short

Int’l student health insurance plans fall short

Updated: A previous version of this article was printed in error. Andaleeb Iftekhar’s name was spelled incorrectly. The Mercury regrets these errors. Miscommunication from healthcare officials leaves insurance customers confused Somdeb Sarkhel was planning on flying back to India in the summer of 2015 after two years. Late this June,...

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Life after ATEC uncertain for graduates

Life after ATEC uncertain for graduates

Arts & technology students struggle to find desired employment, develop appropriate work portfolios from curriculum He has 12 hours left in the ATEC program at UTD and is on the hunt for a job that will use the skills he learned in the classroom. But looking at how others in...

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UTDPD Blotter

UTDPD Blotter

August 5 • A student reported his bicycle was stolen from Phase 7 at 9:10 a.m. August 8 • An unaffiliated person was arrested for failure to identify and/or giving false information at midnight. August 10 • An affiliated person was arrested for possession of marijuana more than 2 oz....

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Resident restrained, robbed

Perpetrator enters victim’s apartment under false pretense A female student reported to UTD PD that a man dressed as a construction worker entered her UV apartment on Aug. 11, physically restrained her and stole personal property. Chief of Police Larry Zacharias said the student indicated the perpetrator entered the residence...

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DIY at Central Trak

2014 may be one of the most exciting years for independent art and music in Dallas right now. Six panelists met at the UTD Arts Residency CentralTrak in Dallas near Fair Park on August 14 to discuss the Dallas music scene and its growth over the past few years. The...

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Drug study links memory to weed

Results of a study focusing on the effects of marijuana use on the brain found that the areas of the brain that control memory and emotion also drive the reward network that triggers the intense desire to seek out the drug. Francesca Filbey, associate professor and researcher at the Center...

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Pinpointing Dallas poverty

Pinpointing Dallas poverty

Drive-by survey from the Institute of Urban Policy Research shows economic disparity between North, South Dallas neighborhoods While UTD is well-known for its established science and technology research, it’s in a little building across campus where The Institute for Urban Policy Research is an emerging force in investigating the economic...

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Trapped in Gaza

Trapped in Gaza

Student witnesses terror in Gaza Strip as Israeli strikes escalate; student group seeks to help Palestinians from home What should have been a time for joy and celebration quickly turned into a race against death and missiles, when days after her sister’s wedding, a student watched firsthand Israel’s air, land...

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