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Hard-won diplomas: Siblings mark double triumph

As Guadalupe and Alejandro “Alex” Rico crossed the stage at Texas Woman’s University to get their bachelor’s degrees, their parents and younger brother watched from the front row as the entire arena erupted in applause.

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Treat turns threat

More than 100 University of North Texas students woke up in rooms that were not their own this morning. Thanks to an early-morning craving for s’mores, a few residents in Kerr Hall’s Tower A used a lighter in an attempt to make the tasty treat, setting off sprinklers leading to an evacuation and damage to the building and personal belongings of the residents.

5 local seniors earn full ride

What are the odds? Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation names 1,000 high school students across the U.S. as Gates Millennium Scholars. Five of the lucky 2015 winners are seniors at Denton schools who no longer have to worry about the cost of college.

UNT names Wolf new vice president for advancement

David Wolf, executive director of individual giving at UCLA, will be the next vice president for advancement at the University of North Texas.

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UNT closer to buying building

The University of North Texas is one step closer to buying the 91,000-square-foot building that currently houses Sack & Save. The Board of Regents authorized the university to complete the purchase for $6.25 million, and university officials expect the deal to go through in the next 90 days.

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Solicitor at UNT hall got pushy

University of North Texas police are looking for a man who allegedly pushed a woman after he tried to sell her magazine and newspaper subscriptions at her university-owned apartment.

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UNT administrators to teach again

Two University of North Texas administrators are returning to teaching full time by the end of the week.

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As part of Women’s History Month at the University of North Texas, leading researcher and author on masculinity Michael Kimmel will talk about how parenting strategies impact men’s behavior in college.

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Black History Month program on Thursday North Central Texas College’s Black History Month program on Thursday will follow the theme “Celebrating Our Centennial: A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”.

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Ibid, the student-produced history journal at Texas Woman’s University, won the Gerald Nash History Journal Prize, given out by the Phi Alpha Theta National History Society.

Mayborn conference to focus on inequalities

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference will focus on the divide between haves and have-nots — and its list of speakers should make it must-see.

UNT surveys steps taken

DALLAS — While the Legislature hasn’t determined how much money the University of North Texas may have to repay the state, university officials reported continued progress in its financial management at the first Board of Regents meeting of the year.

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Graduate students, business leader honored at luncheon

DALLAS — The 13th annual Virginia Chandler Dykes luncheon recognized four scholarship recipients and honored Dallas business leader Ralph Hawkins on Thursday afternoon at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.

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TWU event honors scholarship winners, business leader

Local students and a Dallas leader will be honored for their accomplishments later this week at an annual luncheon benefiting Texas Woman’s University students. The annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership...

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Universities’ enrollment bumps up a bit

The University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University are both seeing increased spring enrollment — and students are taking more credit hours.