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Terri Day is now the special assistant to the provost, which means she will serve as a liaison between the colleges, schools and academic departments and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources gave TWU President and Chancellor Carine Feyten its 2016 Chief Executive HR Champion Award.

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Vice provost hired Robert Watling will now oversee budgeting and human resources as the new vice provost for academic resources at UNT.

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Professor back from Fulbright fellowship Holly Hansen-Thomas, an associate professor of teacher education, recently returned from Spain where she was a Fulbright Senior Specialist.

Brief: UNT institutional compliance department making shift

A search is underway for a director of institutional compliance for UNT, and Steven Hill, who previously served in the role, is now director of business development.

Brief: NCTC instructor earns scholarship

Marsha Gossett, who has taught college preparatory studies at NCTC for more than 10 years, has earned a scholarship to pursue her master’s degree.

In the schools: Dean hired for TWU College of Health Sciences

Dean hired for College of Health Sciences Christopher T. Ray, the associate dean for research at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, will start as dean of TWU’s College of Health Sciences next month.

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Struggling Dowling College announces it is closing down

OAKDALE, N.Y. — (AP) A struggling liberal arts college that had a striking waterfront campus but fewer and fewer students is closing its doors.

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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.