Peace standing tall

Tue, Sep 22, 2015 - 5:21am

UNT International, which serves University of North Texas students from other countries, unveiled a 10-foot-tall “peace pole” on Monday, the United Nations World Day of Peace. The limestone pillar has seven sides bearing the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean and Thai — the top seven languages spoken by UNT students. The pillar stands in front of Marquis Hall, UNT’s newly renovated 1936 building, which was dedicated Monday as the headquarters of UNT International.

For Arab artists with something to say, this sheikh is a loudspeaker

Fri, Sep 18, 2015 - 4:31pm

by Elizabeth Blair

Wealthy art collectors often spend millions of dollars on trophy pieces by European masters, then keep them hidden from view. Not Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi: He spends his fortune on artworks by living, Arab artists, then shows them to as many people as possible.

Al Qassemi is a bit of a paradox. He's a member of an Arab royal family, but he recently showed up at NPR's New York bureau by himself and casually dressed, looking more like a grad student than a sheikh. While clicking through the artworks on his Barjeel Art Foundation...

Fatihaat Ismail dreams big

Sun, Sep 20, 2015 - 12:00pm

by Ariyike Lateef

Sixteen-year-old Fatihaat Ismail, coor­dinator of Great Leading Africa Minds (GLAM), over the weekend in Lagos hosted a youth development programme to promote music, dance, and fashion.

Fatihaat, a student of University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, United States of America, who is currently in Nigeria for her summer holiday used the event to encourage and motivate youths to nurture their talents in order to be independent and become useful members of the society.

Among others, the event provided lots of thrills, glamour and excitement for parents, guardians and children. It also...

UNT program guarantees top 20 percent of VAISD juniors admission

Sat, Sep 19, 2015 - 3:54pm

by Kim Burdi

VAN ALSTYNE — If Van Alstyne students are interested in the University of North Texas, the top 20 percent of juniors are going to have a little less pressure when applying to college.

The Van Alstyne Independent School District announced its partnership last week with the University of North Texas, guaranteeing admission for its top students through the Eagle Advantage program.

“The Eagle Advantage program is a new program where we’re reaching out to independent school districts that we would like to partner with as an opportunity for their students to know they can be automatically admitted to...

More housing may come to Fry area

Fri, Sep 18, 2015 - 11:58pm

by Jenna Duncan

New student apartments could be coming to West Hickory Street in 2017, housing 300 to 400 people.

The development is in early planning stages, and the project planner, Robert Baldwin, will meet with the planning division and other city officials in a public meeting Sept. 29.

EdR Collegiate Housing is behind the project, which would replace the current Voertman’s and Subway buildings directly across the street from the University of North Texas campus. Once the new building is finished, the bookstore and the sandwich shop would both move back into the first floor, Baldwin said.


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