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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Ask The Experts: Examining Financial Literacy in the Workplace

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 - 11:23am

The issue of financial literacy, or a lack thereof, has rightfully earned a great deal of mainstream attention in the wake of the Great Recession.  It seems that while we refuse to learn our lesson about the dangers of habitual overleveraging, judging from the more than $73 billion in credit card debt that we’ve racked up in the past two years alone, we do want to help future generations avoid repeating our mistakes.

The question is how corporate America fits into the picture.  It’s clear that parents and teachers have an inherent responsibility to prepare young people for the financial realities of the “real...

Local Museum gets grant money to preserve Humble Echo newspaper

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 - 11:56am

A part of Humble’s history will be preserved online thanks to a grant given to a local museum.

The Humble Museum received a grant for $1,000 from the University of North Texas to preserve copies of the Humble Echo, which is no longer in publication.

 

The university offers their “Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grants” which provide up to $1,000 of digitization services to libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and other groups that house historical materials, according to their website.

Once materials are scanned at the university libraries, they are hosted on The Portal to Texas History...

Tags: Libraries

Dartmouth and Stanford Apologize After a Political-Science Experiment Gone Wrong

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 - 11:53am

joint letter from the presidents of Stanford University and Dartmouth College will be sent to nearly 100,000 Montana voters to apologize for an experiment by three political-science professors at the two institutions. The letter comes after voters and state officials objected to a mailer, sent by the professors, that featured the state’s official seal and offered information about the political leanings of candidates for the state’s Supreme Court as part of an attempt to see whether such information would alter how...

Voting numbers continue ascension

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 - 11:51am

Voter numbers in Denton County just keep climbing.

Early voting totals cracked 6,000 for the first time Monday as the second week of early voting rolls on.

“What we’re seeing is they are running 20 percent higher than they did in the last gubernatorial election,” said Dianne Edmondson, chairwoman of the Denton County Republican Party. “Part of that is the increase in population growth.

It’s partly driven by a very strong governor’s race and the tight race on the fracking ban and quite frankly a lot of students interested in having liquor to drink.”

A polling site on the University of North Texas campus...

Men’s basketball: Pantego Christian center commits to UNT

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 - 11:50am

Rickey Brice was looking for more than just a college where he could continue his basketball career when he began sorting through a long list of scholarship offers over the last few months.

The Pantego Christian Academy standout also wanted to find a place with coaches and players who felt like family.

The 6-11 center discovered what he felt was a perfect fit both on and off the floor at North Texas and committed to play for the Mean Green on Tuesday.

Brice has been on UNT’s campus on multiple occasions over the last few weeks and took his official visit to the school Oct. 18, when he watched coach Tony...

Tags: Athletics