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Richmond named dean of UNT College of Music

The University of North Texas College of Music has hired a new dean.

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UNT looking at opportunity to partner with Dallas Cowboys

The University of North Texas could have an exclusive, multi-year agreement with the Dallas Cowboys by this fall that would cover marketing, internships and educational opportunities for students.

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UNT releases its schedule for commencement

This year’s university-wide commencement at the University of North Texas will be the first event of graduation weekend instead of the last like it was last year.

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Mercedes Olivera: Early bilingual teachers had to rely on creativity

Bilingual education is common practice these days in public schools all over the country. Teach children in their primary language, then shift them into English — it’s a basic strategy that has been successful after nearly 50 years.

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Performer merges art with activism

Edyka Chilomé paces rapidly across the lobby of the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, practicing lines and stage blocking. Her curly black hair peeks out from a green hoodie that frames an intense, focused gaze as she picks up a mask and sways back and forth, perfecting her character’s every movement.

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Students, playwright enjoy meeting of minds over drama

Beginning theater students at the University of North Texas had a rare opportunity last Monday. They got to talk to a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright about a pair of characters they’d studied for several weeks.

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TWU decides to close golf course

Texas Woman’s University will close the 106-acre golf course on its Denton campus, the only public 18-hole course in Denton.

Commencement speaker named

Steven Davidson, a former U.S. Army sergeant and University of North Texas alumnus, will give the commencement address at UNT’s second schoolwide commencement ceremony in May.

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Surprise donation

PONDER — With $20,000 allegedly embezzled from the Ponder High School’s booster account, gone were students’ dreams of a spring performance trip to San Antonio — the band’s first out-of-town trip in three years — and a trip to the Peach Bowl festivities in Atlanta next winter.

TWU to suggest two years of tuition hikes

Administrators at Texas Woman’s University will suggest a 3 percent tuition increase each year for the next two years at the Board of Regents meetings later this week.

What’s ‘Tier One’? Depends on whom you ask

DALLAS — Some Texas universities are taking an obscure new label to mean they’ve reached the coveted if elusive “Tier One” status, even though they may fall short by other measures.

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A&M leaders visit school to apologize for racial insults

DALLAS — Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp apologized Tuesday to high school students for racial insults that some minority students say they heard while visiting the College Station campus last week.

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Local names get turn in Grammy spotlight

At least six University of North Texas alumni and one College of Music professor were in the running to win golden gramophone statuettes on Monday during the 58th annual Grammy Awards.

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