A new report by a consulting firm revealed that a series of 75 triceps led eight volleyball players to seek treatment at area hospitals for rhabdomyolysis. The exercise, paired with dehydration and the overexertion, led to the students developing rhabdo, a condition where the muscle tissue breaks down and begins to enter the bloodstream.
Amber VanHecke vomited after trying to chase down a truck on the southern rim of the Grand Canyon. The 24-year-old University of North Texas student had been lost and alone in the Arizona desert for four days. Her cellphone had a spotty signal. Her GPS navigation system lost power. And her SUV was out of gas.
A Denton woman was rescued last week after spending five days stranded in a remote area near the Grand Canyon. Amber VanHecke, 24, was traveling in the Havasupai Reservation when her vehicle ran out of gas on March 12, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.
Alan Utter, the founding director of the Office of Student Research at Appalachian State University, will be the next provost of Texas Woman's University. Utter will oversee all academic aspects of the university, like research, curriculum and recruitment of students and faculty, starting the first week of July.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley is heading back to the University of North Texas to serve as the school's provost and vice president for academic affairs. Evans-Cowley graduated from UNT with a master's degree in public administration in 1997, and will return to campus the first week of July to oversee the academic side of the university.
In an attempt to make major changes in how higher education is funded, the Senate Finance Committee is proposing major cuts to each state university.
DALLAS — Looking out of his glass office near the corner of Main and Harwood streets, UNT Chancellor Lee Jackson can see the old Municipal Building where he started his career in Dallas more than 40 years ago. Jackson will announce Thursday that he's retiring from University of North Texas after 15 years leading the system.
The search for the successor to Lee Jackson, chancellor of the University of North Texas System, will be conducted by a search firm in the coming months.
AUSTIN — Texas must completely revamp how it funds higher education, particularly financial aid going to the state's neediest students, if it wants to meet its long-term goals, the higher education chief said Tuesday.