College of Business (COB)

Grades were in mass email

Sun, May 3, 2015 - 4:03pm

A group of University of North Texas students in the College of Business accidentally received an email in March containing their classmates’ grades and more.

Details about student names, identification numbers, grade-point averages and other personal information were sent to 500 students in the college by an employee, according to a letter from the college’s assistant dean. The attachment contained information belonging to about 4,430 students.

Because of the sensitive information enclosed, the breach was also a violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

UNT’s information technology...

New Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 - 12:47pm

In a surprise middle of the night (about 4 a.m./April 29 in Riyadh) development the Saudi Arabian Government has seen a leadership restructuring by Royal Decree. The changes include:

  • Crown Prince Muqrin replaced as Crown Prince/Deputy Prime Minister by Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (formerly Deputy Crown Prince/2nd Deputy Prime Minister)
  • Prince Mohammed bin Salman named as Deputy Crown Prince/2nd Deputy Prime Minister (previously also Minister of Defense, Head of Royal Court and President Council of Economic and Development Affairs)
  • Ahmed al-Sweilem new Head of Royal Court replacing Prince Mohammed...

Jeffrey Rous: Tolls work, so why set up roadblocks?

Wed, Mar 4, 2015 - 9:17am

A recent article in The Dallas Morning Newsdescribed how three Texas representatives are proposing new legislation that would, if all proposed bills were passed, eventually eliminate toll roads in Texas.

While the legislators are clearly caught up in their constituents’ aversion to paying tolls, it turns out that economists are almost universally in favor of highway tolls. As one of those economists, I would hope that these legislators can come to understand the benefits of toll roads.

Economists argue that there is a class of goods and services that are, on efficiency grounds, deserving of public...

Special delivery

Mon, Feb 16, 2015 - 12:23pm

For many, a Friday night is the week’s first moment of relaxation. The end of the work week is greeted with television, sweatpants and, now, a restaurant meal delivered right to the doorstep.

The traditional concept of food delivery service is changing, as several local businesses are offering to pick up food from almost any restaurant in town and take it straight to the customer.

“You’re paying us to do the hard part for you,” said Dominique Bookman, co-founder of food delivery service Greedi.

In addition to creating a convenient dining experience, Bookman said delivery services aid those without...

UNT students from Plano, Rowlett earn cash awards in Northwestern Mutual competition

Thu, Jan 8, 2015 - 11:06am

Timothy Oliver Day, of Plano, and Joshua Jahn, of Rowlett, won cash prizes as members of a first-place team of University of North Texas students competing in the the Fall 2014 Northwestern Mutual Integrated Business Case Competition.

Teams were asked to analyze a technology vendor for the hospitality industry.

The judging panel included: Chris Gray of Accenture Consulting, Grace Warden of Northwestern Mutual Corp, Randall Jamison of Ze-Net Technologies and Scott Jamison of Ze-Net Technologies.

“The experience was very beneficial to our organization, and the students were able to highlight and bring into...