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Florida A&M University search committee narrows list of candidates for president from 6 to 2
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Tue, Jan 7, 2014 - 12:45pm

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Florida A&M University is narrowing its list of candidates for university president.

A university search committee on Monday interviewed six semifinalists for the position. Two candidates were asked to meet with FAMU trustees later this week.

The two chosen were Elmira Mangum, vice president for budget and planning at Cornell University and John Price, the former president of University of North Texas at Dallas.

But the Tallahassee Democrat reported http://on.tdo.com/1dKOeAR former FAMU president...

Q&A with UNT-Dallas President Ron Brown on the campus’ future
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Tue, Oct 22, 2013 - 1:14pm

Editorial writer Jim Mitchell recently talked with new University of North Texas at Dallas President Ron Brown, a former provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit, about his plans for the only public four-year university south of the Trinity River in Dallas.

What have you learned since you’ve arrived this summer?

I’ve learned how important this university is to the community, how so many people have their hopes in it, all the way from Mayor Mike Rawlings and his GrowSouth initiative to people who live in the area. Other places I’ve been,...

DART Marks 30th Anniversary
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Wed, Aug 7, 2013 - 11:59am

Dallas Area Rapid Transit turns the Big 3-0 this month as the agency celebrates the 30th anniversary of the vote to create DART. On Saturday, Aug. 13, 1983, residents in Dallas and 13 other cities elected to be a part of the new transit agency and contribute 1 percent in sales tax to fund it. Later, Cockrell Hill would opt in and Coppell and Flower Mound would drop out.

More than 101,000 people, out of 175,000 voters, cast their vote for transit. In Dallas County, it was the largest turnout for a referendum to date.

“Light rail, commuter trains, or bus lanes: I didn’t have it firm in my mind, but I knew that this...

Senator West to host Town Hall Meeting
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Tue, Jul 23, 2013 - 2:15pm

DALLAS—State Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) invites you to a forum featuring area members of the Texas Black Legislative Caucus (TLBC). The Town Hall meeting will be held Wednesday - July 24, 2013 on the campus of the University of North Texas at Dallas, located at 7300 University Hills Blvd. (at Camp Wisdom Road), in Founder's Hall (Room 138). The meeting will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The public is invited. "There have been a significant number of events that have taken place over the last few weeks, that I feel we as a caucus, must personally bring forward to the people who elected us," said Senator West. "On the...

UNT Dallas Names New Provost
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Thu, Jul 18, 2013 - 1:28pm

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) announced today that Dr. Lois Becker has been named Provost and Vice President for Academic Excellence and Student Success.  She brings more than a decade of experience as the chief academic officer at universities in Florida and Nevada and is known as an expert in degree program creation and curriculum design.

Becker joins UNT Dallas from Jacksonville University where she served as vice president for Academic Affairs, a role she has held since 2006.  She comes to UNT Dallas as it embarks on an aggressive effort to create specialized areas of study that will...