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UNT Students Show Denton High Schoolers How To Get To College
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Fri, Dec 19, 2014 - 12:17pm

Administrators at Guyer High School in Denton County got tired of seeing immigrant kids miss out on college. The school started a new mentoring program with the University of North Texas to bring college students to campus in the hopes that college will seem a little less far away.

Misty Chestnut, an assistant principal at Guyer High, recently stopped sophomore Arturo Lara in the school’s counseling center.

“Did you talk to Mr. Carter about your tests?” she asked.

“Yeah,” he said, with as much enthusiasm as 16-year-old usually muster for adults.

“You got a B!” she said, and gave him a high five....

Students Not Always Drawn to Fixed-Rate Tuition
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Mon, Oct 6, 2014 - 11:40am

This fall semester, for the first time, all public universities in Texas were required to offer incoming students the option of a payment plan that fixed their tuition at a particular rate for four years, alleviating the uncertainty of variable annual increases.

The measure sought to address concerns that tuition was rising too fast and graduation rates were not rising enough. Fewer than a third of the state’s public university students...

Student Interest in Fixed-Rate Tuition Varies
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Mon, Oct 6, 2014 - 11:13am

This fall semester, for the first time, all public universities in Texas were required to offer incoming students the option of a payment plan that fixed their tuition at a particular rate for four years, alleviating the uncertainty of variable annual increases.

The measure sought to address concerns that tuition was rising too fast and graduation rates were not rising enough. Fewer than a third of the state’s public university students graduate in four years, and the statewide average of tuition and fees at public universities in Texas has jumped more than 75 percent in the past decade.

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The Quintuplets at UNT
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Thu, Sep 25, 2014 - 9:51am

La familia Díaz, en Keller Texas, tiene la dicha de tener a ocho miembros en la familia. Esto es algo muy común entre las familias hispanas, tener  familias numerosas. Lo que hace diferente a la familia Díaz de los demás es que ellos tienen a cinco jóvenes en la universidad a la misma vez. ¿Cinco? Si usted leyó bien, cinco jóvenes en la universidad.

Ellos son Enna, la mayor, seguida por George, Johnny, Emilio y María es la menor. Los cinco están estudiando sus clases básicas en la Universidad del Norte de Texas en Denton. Según estos jóvenes la clave del éxito fue comenzar a planear su ingreso a la universidad...

Smatresk addresses state of the school
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Thu, Sep 18, 2014 - 11:04am

Neal Smatresk, president of the University of North Texas, has a long list of things to do this academic year.

In his first state of the university address, which was presented as a first for the college, Smatresk outlined clear goals for the academic year and the plans for implementation.

While he noted that his plans are ambitious, he encouraged Wednesday’s audience of faculty, staff and students at the Murchison Performing Arts Center that he will need help.

“This is a daunting list, but if we have a can-do attitude and we work as a team, we can change a lot. We can make it together, and it will be a...