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Spanning the gap

As Texas Woman’s University officials continue talks about expanding the campus on the east side of Bell Avenue, the closed pedestrian bridge is re-entering the planning conversation.

TWU slates Feyten’s inauguration ceremony

Carine Feyten, president and chancellor of Texas Woman’s University, will be inaugurated next month in a public ceremony at the Denton campus.

TWU students forced to relocate clinicals

Approximately 90 Texas Woman’s University students assigned to Texas Presbyterian Hospital Dallas are having to relocate their “clinicals” to other health care and medical facilities because Presbyterian closed its campus to non-essential personnel Sunday, according to a statement issued Monday by TWU President Carine Feyten.

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UNT takes virus precautions

The University of North Texas will conduct Ebola screenings for members of the university community who have traveled recently to West Africa, although no faculty, staff or students have reported visiting the region in the past 21 days, officials said.

Rusty moon offers adventure

Denton residents, families and University of North Texas students gathered at UNT’s Rafes Urban Astronomy Center before dawn Wednesday to watch the moon gradually look rusty red during a lunar eclipse.Ron...

Takei to speak at UNT event

George Takei, an actor and social activist whose influence has spanned five decades, will be in Denton later this month. Tickets are on sale to see Takei at the University of North Texas on Monday, Oct. 27, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

Chasing the other

Lazarus Averbuch in 1908 Chicago. Jean Charles de Menezes in 2005 south London. Mike Brown in 2014 Ferguson. Novelist Aleksandar Hemon, the artist-in-residence at the University of North Texas Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, said he doesn’t have to strain to connect the three men.

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No sign of truck braking in crash

The tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of the North Central Texas College women’s softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collision, federal investigators said Sunday.

Four die in crash

Softball players Grace Blagg and Emily Gibbons had just reached the North Central Texas College campus in Gainesville on Friday night when news of what happened to their teammates started spreading.

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Smatresk addresses finance concerns

University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk emphasized the university has reformed its financial practices in a letter he issued Thursday, hours after the State Auditor’s Office released an investigative report on the topic.

State audit bad news for UNT

The University of North Texas manipulated its payroll spending so that it received millions of extra dollars from the state over years — money the university should have to repay, according to an investigation from the State Auditor’s Office. The auditor’s office recommends that the Legislature require UNT to repay the state at least $75.6 million over the next 10 years.

Hawkins receives honor from TWU

Ralph Hawkins, chairman of the board of HKS Inc, an international architecture firm in Dallas, was announced as the next recipient of the Virginia Dykes Leadership Award on Tuesday.

UNT set on buying Sack & Save site

The University of North Texas will work in the coming weeks to buy the Sack & Save grocery store at 1500 N. Interstate 35E to make way for a community services complex, officials said Thursday.

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Smatresk addresses state of the school

Neal Smatresk, president of the University of North Texas, has a long list of things to do this academic year.In his first state of the university address, which was presented as a first for the college,...

UNT enrollment flat overall

Enrollment at the University of North Texas stayed consistent this fall, with 36,216 students in classes — down just five students from fall 2013 numbers. There are high and low points of the data breakdown,...

Local student wins $50,000 scholarship

Austin Sumlin, an 18-year-old from Lake Dallas, now has his choice of colleges thanks to a $50,000 scholarship.

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Smatresk to give update on UNT

Neal Smatresk, the president of the University of North Texas, will give the college’s first ever state of the university address on Wednesday.

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Departing dean gets handmade gifts for retirement

To go with his cowboy boot collection, Robert Milnes now has a Texas-size belt buckle to complete his outfits. Milnes retired Thursday after spending eight years as dean of the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, and one of his farewell gifts was a handmade belt buckle from his peers.

Regents extend Jackson’s contract

DALLAS — University of North Texas System Chancellor Lee Jackson will remain in the position until at least 2017, after the university’s Board of Regents unanimously approved a contract extension Friday.

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Icy challenge

Carine Feyten, chancellor and president of Texas Woman’s University, has ice water dumped on her Thursday by students as she accepts the ALS Association’s ice bucket challenge. The challenge is a way to raise awareness and money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Feyten accepted her challenge from David Hodge, president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Feyten has forwarded the challenge to Neal Smatresk, president of the University of North Texas, and Renu Khator, president of the University of Houston.

Budget tweaks remain for UNT

DALLAS — With just a few weeks left in the 2014 fiscal year, the University of North Texas System still does not have an accurate budget for 2014.

Board to discuss budgets, contracts

For the next two days, the University of North Texas System’s Board of Regents will meet and consider adopting budgets for the upcoming fiscal year and evaluate its contract with Chancellor Lee Jackson.

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Apple co-founder fields questions at UNT

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and well-known philanthropist, spoke to a crowd of roughly 3,000 people at the University of North Texas Coliseum on Monday night.

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Quints move in at UNT

The Diaz family van was packed for a trip from Keller to the University of North Texas on Sunday afternoon, full of six kids and several suitcases.

TWU contracts for overflow housing at local hotel

Some Texas Woman’s University students will have to live at the Holiday Inn between Dallas Drive and Interstate 35E at the start of the fall semester.

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Sendoff for the summer

More than 1,000 students graduated from the University of North Texas on Saturday, in the two final summer commencement ceremonies for UNT — at least for now.

UNT adds finance administrator

The University of North Texas has made another hire in its changing finance department: Beverly Cotton will start Monday as the associate vice president for budget and analytics.

UNT commencements set for this week

The summer class session at the University of North Texas is almost over, and commencement ceremonies for summer graduates will begin Friday.

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Inactive well to be plugged at TWU

After sitting unused for more than 10 years, the sole gas well at Texas Woman’s University will be plugged and capped this month.

Former chief left big imprint

To all who knew him, Everett Wayne Autrey was bigger than life. Becky Quandahl, the second of his three daughters, said it was difficult to pen his obituary.

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Seniors prepare for ‘game’

More than 100 high school seniors are at the University of North Texas this week preparing for the biggest game of their lives.