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A Grapevine High School senior will become the first person in his family to attend college

A Grapevine High School senior will become the first person in his family to attend college, thanks to AT&T’s Hacemos and the Grapevine Community Outreach Center.

Sporting his new UNT t-shirt in the Mean Green colors, Miguel Gomez proudly shows off his acceptance letter from the University of North Texas.

“I am so excited that I got accepted because it means all that hard work paid off,” explains Gomez.  “I wanted to go, but didn’t know how to get there.  I didn’t think I could get in.”  That’s when Gomez’ mother, Nicolasa, learned about a workshop hosted by Hacemos, an AT&T group consisting...

UNT-NUML collaboration conference held in Islamabad highlights research

Thu, May 26, 2016

Islamabad - A three-day University of North Texas-NUML partnership culminating conference, marking the end of three-and-half-year collaboration in English Studies, concluded yesterday here at National University of Modern Languages (NUML).

A number of sessions were held on various issues addressed mainly by the visiting scholars from the University of North Texas, USA. The inaugural session was presided over by the Director General NUML, Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal, Registrar and Project Co-Director, Brig Aminullah Khan, Dean Faculty of English Studies (FES), Prof Dr Safeer Awan and the partnership’s UNT Project Director...

District gives students head start in college

Mon, Mar 21, 2016 - 5:27pm

The Mansfield school district is focused on its students’ education, even after they graduate from high school.

The district has been finding ways for students to get automatic admission, scholarships and college hours for its students and a variety of ways -- and institutions -- where the students can get them. Last month, the Mansfield district announced a partnership with Texas Wesleyan University, joining Tarrant County College, the University of Texas at Arlington, Prairie View A&M University and the University of North Texas, which already have partnerships with the MISD.

The Texas Wesleyan agreement is...

Jim McNatt donates $1.25 million to UNT athletics

Wed, Sep 16, 2015 - 4:10pm

by Brett Vito

Jim McNatt, a local businessman, has donated $1.25 million to the UNT athletic department.

The donation was announced today during president Neal Smatresk’s State of the University address. Our higher education reporter Jenna Duncan covered the event and will have a story in tomorrow’s paper.

In a press release issued after the address after the event that did not specify what the money will be used for.

McNatt is a UNT graduate.

Check back for more.

North Texas paving way for Tier One status

Wed, Sep 16, 2015 - 11:40pm

by Jenna Duncan

The University of North Texas wants to be a Tier One research university, and in school President Neal Smatresk’s annual State of the University address, he highlighted the first steps the university is taking to get there.

The elusive classification would mean recognition as one of the top research universities in the country, which Smatresk defines as being labeled a “very high-activity” research university according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

After years of talk about wanting to get to the top tier, Smatresk is leading strategic efforts to get there...