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We're Denton Dammit: Oct. 12, 2017

We're Denton Dammit: Oct. 12, 2017

UNT President Neal Smatresk primed the pump at the UNT College of Music gala dinner. He bid $1,000 on one of first three vinyl records pressed of the One O'clock Lab Band's 2017 recording.

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UNT president opposed Donald Trump Jr.'s $100,000 speech, but donors prevailed

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Neal Smatresk, the president of UNT, wrote that he was "not enthused" that the president's son would be the keynote speaker at a lecture series financed and arranged by major donors. "I am trying to stop it, but it isn't an easy thing," he wrote in August to a professor who expressed concern about the speech.

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