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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New college track teammates accept Jaron Thomas and his painted nails

Mon, Jan 29, 2018 - 9:25am

DENTON, Texas — After four years competing at the University of Colorado, Jaron Thomas graduated and possessed one remaining season of indoor track and field eligibility.

Rather than wait to start his doctoral program at the University of North Texas and spend another year in Boulder, Colorado, he is finishing his athletic career in Denton, Texas.

“People always say that I’m a transfer athlete, but I always correct them. I graduated and really enjoyed my experience there,” said Thomas, who is studying for a doctorate in audiology. “I love UNT, but Colorado is my home for college...

UNT faculty dance concert to explore identity

Wed, Jan 24, 2018 - 11:54am

University of North Texas Dance Professor Mary Lynn Babcock is at the helm of the upcoming faculty concert, "Through the Narrow Door," next month. 

Student dancers perform Babcock's choreograpy, which  was developed in collaboration with UNT dance professor Whitney Geldon and set to music by UNT graduate Brittany Padilla. 

"Through the Narrow Door" is a follow up to Babcock's piece "Dirt," a 2017 piece that examined dirt and the line separating the sacred, the clean and the unclean. "Through the Narrow Door" explores the search for authentic identity. The piece blends music, dance, art...

Denton's new Alamo Drafthouse will be very 'Denton-centric'

Tue, Dec 19, 2017 - 12:04pm

The new Alamo Drafthouse movie theater that's coming to Denton won't look like just another theater in the company's chain.

"We definitely are working on some fun stuff to celebrate the city with the opening," says James Wallace, creative manager for Alamo Drafthouse DFW. "Maybe even a very Denton-centric lobby theme."

Denton will be the fifth location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to score a Drafthouse theater. The Austin-based chain announced over the weekend that it plans to open the eight-screen theater and full-service bar and restaurant in the Rayzor Ranch development on the north side of Interstate 35 in June...

University Officials In North Texas Talk About Why Foreign Student Enrollment Is Down

Tue, Nov 28, 2017 - 10:45am

Recent headlines, like the Trump administration’s efforts to ban travelers from certain countries, have raised questions in education circles about whether U.S. politics are having an impact on foreign student enrollment at American universities. 

I spoke with KERA's managing editor Eric Aasen about a recent international enrollment report and what local university officials are saying.

The enrollment study

In a new report called “Open Doors” by the Institute...

5 cities that are great for women’s careers

Mon, Nov 27, 2017 - 12:20pm

Although American women have done a great deal of work, through advocacy, lobbying, and sheer numbers in the workforce, to close the gender based pay gap, women still make around eighty cents to each dollar a man makes.

It’s worth noting that this figure is a representation of white women; women of color, men of color, and disabled people, all show an even starker gap in pay.

While policy and inherent bias must be combatted through the country, there are some cities where the gap is much less dramatic. The website Nerdwallet...

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