The following are links to news stories featuring UNT people and programs as well as stories of general interest to the higher education community.

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Men’s basketball: Dunham to call final UNT game tonight

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 - 10:12am

George Dunham was in the early stages of his tenure as the voice of North Texas athletics in 1997 when he uttered a phrase that has been attached to him ever since.

The UNT football team was locked in a back-and-forth battle with Texas Tech in Lubbock before the Mean Green pulled out a 30-27 win.

Near the end of that game, Dunham asked, “Do you believe in the Mean Green?”

Dunham has thought back over the past few days on that game and so many others during the course of his 25 years as the voice of UNT athletics that will come to an end today. The UNT men’s basketball game tonight against Charlotte will be...

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Father of sixth-grader with Rivals' profile says he will do whatever he can to help son fulfill football dream

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 - 10:08am

His profile on a top recruiting website touts him as a “pro-style quarterback.” His blog breathlessly recounts his accomplishments and the rave reviews of those who’ve seen him play.

All-American. MVP. “Future Tom Brady in action!” “Daron is the man fa real. Accurate, good technique, can take a hit.” “Daron is my fav QB in the nation.”

Impressive accolades if Daron Bryden is a top college prospect — but he’s a sixth-grader. A 5-2, 105-pound wisp of a kid whose only concern at this age should be where to have his next birthday party, not trying to impress scouts and coaches for a scholarship or career that might or...

McNeely: Abbott’s emergencies don’t include health care

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 - 10:05am

The principal issues when he came into office in 1973 were things like schools, highways, prisons and health care, former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby used to say.

When he left state government 18 years later, Hobby said the major issues were health care, schools, highways and prisons.

 

Those issues didn’t go away. They continued to be important.

Add to that list of serious topics subjects like immigration and border control and security; women’s access to health care, including abortions; retirement benefits and insurance for state employees and teachers; “open carry” of handguns, and guns on campus; tax...

Report: Campus carry would cost Texas colleges millions

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 - 10:00am

Allowing concealed handgun license holders to tote pistols on college campuses could cost tens of millions of dollars, a burden that could be ultimately passed on to students or siphoned away from education and research programs at Texas universities.

According to fiscal analyses drawn up by Texas' higher education systems and obtained by the Houston Chronicle, so-called campus carry would cost the University of Texas and University of Houston systems nearly $47 million combined over six years to update security systems, build gun storage facilities and bolster campus police units.

The majority of the...

Nasi: EPA plan will lead to fewer jobs and higher electricity rates

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 - 9:56am

Texas' balanced energy portfolio is what drives our state's economic growth and provides job security to millions of Texans.

Texas energy jobs aren't just in oil fields, mines, and power plants. The affordable electricity rates provided by our diverse energy supply ensure that other employers, such as those in our vast manufacturing and technology industries, maintain and grow their operations in Texas. Our diverse energy mix also keeps residential electricity bills low, ensuring that more money stays in the pockets of hardworking Texans.

This growth and prosperity is being put at risk by the Environmental...