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TWU, UNT hit record enrollment
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By Jenna Duncan

More university students are in Denton this fall than ever before.

Both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University have record fall enrollment, according to preliminary data. This year, there are 37,231 students at UNT and 12,557 at TWU.

From 2013 to 2014, enrollment slightly dropped at both university campuses. Now, enrollment is higher than 2013 numbers for TWU and UNT.

Earlier this year, UNT officials named the university’s first vice president of enrollment to oversee attracting and retaining students. Shannon Goodman, the first to hold the position, said that...

Record-breaking enrollment at UNT, TWU
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Two North Texas universities are having record-breaking Fall semesters.

The University of North Texas welcomed 37,231 students this fall. The record-breaking enrollment is an almost three-percent increase over last year at UNT.

"This is our biggest enrollment boost in the past few years, and coupled with the notable growth in the quality, diversity and breadth of our student population, is a sign of important change and momentum," UNT President Neal Smatresk said in a statement. "It's clear that more students are making...

UNT studies sleep patterns
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Sun, Sep 6, 2015 - 10:18pm

By Sam Beckett

The sun isn’t even up yet, and Jackie Skellie has a long day ahead of her.

A new transfer student at the University of North Texas, Skellie also works full-time in Southlake. Her commute from Hurst makes for long days and a lot of driving.

“I try to go to bed around 10 p.m. and wake up around 6 a.m. I need to get a lot of sleep to function,” Skellie said. “If I pull an all-nighter, I feel miserable the next day. After a couple days of no sleep, I start to feel physically sick. Sometimes I get strep throat.”

For Jackie, not getting enough sleep is common. Days are filled with school, work...

Football: UNT touts quality of recruiting class
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By Brett Vito

Dan McCarney didn’t care one bit what the ratings that are designed to gauge the potential of a recruiting class said last winter when he offered up his evaluation of North Texas’ 2015 signees.

Back then, the Mean Green’s class was rated near the middle of Conference USA by most services — a fact that UNT’s head coach didn’t put a whole lot of stock in.

“There is no question that this is the best class we have signed since I have been here,” McCarney said.

UNT’s coaches and players have stuck by that stance ever since. More and more, it appears as if there could be some truth to their...

Technology focus makes UNT analytics graduates work-ready
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By Susan Madrak

Like many analytics programs, the current program at the University of North Texas Denton campus started out as something else.

It started as an MS in Information Technology and Decision Sciences in 2011,” said Dr. Mary Jones, who chairs the Information Technology and Decision Science department in the school’s Department of Business.

The idea was to create a master’s degree that focused on business analytics to meet the needs of area companies. When the program began, the school offered three courses specifically focused in that area: data mining, predictive analytics, and a survey of...