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Cause, heritage bind North Texans rallying for missing Mexican students

Tue, Jan 20, 2015 - 12:07pm

Liliana Salazar, Roberto Corona, Ramon Mejia and Eunice Arcos were Texas strangers before the latest horror hit Mexico, where they or their parents were born.

Forty-three college students from Ayotzinapa were abducted by police during a night of violence in September in southern Mexico. They have not been found, though the discovery of the mutilated body of a 44th student hints at a gruesome fate. The Mexican government says they were probably massacred by a drug gang.

Soon, “43” became a rallying cry at demonstrations that started in Mexico and spread to U.S. cities with large populations of people...

Grad earns vocal arts fellowship

Fri, Jan 16, 2015 - 11:51am

Tenor Barrett Radziun of Cambridge has been selected as a vocal arts fellowship recipient by the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts.

The Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer academy for advanced musical study, located in the scenic Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.

Radziun holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul and a Master of Music degree from Bard College in New York. Barrett is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas. He is a 2006 graduate of Cambridge-Isanti High...

UT Dallas, UNT ranked among nation's best online MBA programs

Thu, Jan 8, 2015 - 11:03am

The University of Texas at Dallas has the sixth best online MBA program in the nation, according to a new listing by U.S. News & World Report.

Topping that list is Indiana University, Bloomington, the magazine said. The University of North Texas in Denton was ranked No. 47 and was the only other North Texas university ranked in the Top 100 in the category.

U.S. News cited UT Dallas in Richardson for its high percentage of students who already are employed when they first enroll, and for being accredited by the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The UT Dallas online MBA program has more...

McKinney ISD picks finalist for superintendent job

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 - 10:58am

The McKinney school board on Tuesday selected former McKinney Boyd High School principal Rick McDaniel as the lone finalist for superintendent.

McDaniel, who serves as assistant superintendent for student services, will replace J.D. Kennedy, who will retire in December. Kennedy has led McKinney ISD for five years.

Earlier this year, the district hired a search firm to help identify candidates.

“We were focused on selecting an individual with a proven background as an academic leader, and Mr. McDaniel understands not only the strengths of our district, but also areas for improvement,” school board President...

New study to look at moms and cell phones

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 - 11:31am

We all worry about the amount of time we spend on our cell phones, but for hyper-connected parents, there's an added concern.

Can too much screen time from parents have a negative impact on kids?

A University of North Texas student is taking a closer look at the question. Cory Kildare decided to do her dissertation research on how infants perceive their mothers' cell phone use after witnessing a child competing for the attention of one distracted mom in the park.

"They were on the swing, and they were like, 'Push me mommy, push me!' And the mother was standing there on her phone, not even responding to this...