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UNT plans residence hall project
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By Jenna Duncan

DALLAS — There will be 500 new beds on the University of North Texas campus by summer 2018, the first of a two-phase residence hall project the university’s Board of Regents approved Friday.

Although there are no preliminary plans drafted, the project will be in two phases: 500 beds by 2018 for $44.8 million and another 500 beds at least a year later for $48.2 million. The estimated costs are based on the final calculations for the university’s newest dorm, Rawlins Hall, which opened last fall.

Administrators estimate construction on the second phase of the project will start in 2019 but could...

Tac on another win
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By Brett Vito

Acheil Tac stared nervously at the rim after hoisting a shot as the final seconds ran off the clock in North Texas’ game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday at the Super Pit.

Terra Ellison cocked her head and leaned to the side, hoping to will her teammate’s last-ditch attempt into the net.

The ball bounced, bounced again and again before finally dropping through with 0.4 seconds left to give the Mean Green a thrilling 57-55 win against the Golden Eagles.

“I was lucky coach gave me the opportunity,” Tac said. “It was up there for a while before it went in. It felt good.”

Tac...

Mother Courage, a review of "The Mother of Us All"
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by J. Robin Coffelt

Denton — There were plenty of moments in Friday’s performance of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s opera The Mother of Us All, directed by David Ward, when it was easy to forget we were hearing a student performance. The University of North Texas is home to the second-largest College of Music in the United States. (The largest is at Indiana University.) So listeners have been spoiled to expect fine performances. Listeners were reminded of the musicians’ youth, however, only through tells such as an unlined face emerging from under a gray-streaked wig. Their musicianship was...

10 Colleges That Attract the Most Transfer Students
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Tue, Feb 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Not everyone finds their ideal college the first time around. For some students, transferring to another institution might be the best bet.

More than a third of the 3.6 million students who entered college for the first time in fall 2008 ended up transferring to another institution at least once in the next six years, according to a ...

Texas colleges surge in popularity among foreign students
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Thu, Jan 21, 2016 - 8:00am

AUSTIN - Yujin Cho won admission to Purdue University’s doctoral physics program, but she did some research before leaving South Korea and decided that West Lafayette, Indiana, sounded too remote.

Cho, 26, instead chose the University of Texas, where classes resumed this week. She admitted to being surprised by the Austin landscape when she arrived.

“I expected cactus, not green things. I was impressed," she said.

Now a third-year graduate student, Cho is among a fast-growing number of students who travel from homes overseas to study in places they've only imagined in the United States.

Burgeoning...