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High-profile sexual harassment claims prompt advice from UNT business professor for keeping college interns safe
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Several high-profile workplace sexual harassment cases are causing some North Texas colleges to consider how to keep their students safe off-campus.

"One of the concerning things is how hard it's been for victims to report the abuse that's been going on," said Ginny Lopez-Kidwell, an assistant professor at the University of North Texas College of Business in Denton.

Those challenges can be difficult when the alleged violator is a co-worker. It is possibly harder for college interns.

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UNT students among winners at statewide debate competition
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The University of North Texas debate team won the Debate Sweepstakes Award at the fall competition for Texas college students, the highest award possible for a team performance. 

At the Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association Championship Tournament in Corpus Christi, UNT students won three divisions which earned them to the top team prize. 

Matthew Hernandez, a freshman broadcast journalism and political science major, and Abron Hester, a senior political science major, won the National Parliamentary Debate Association division. As individuals, Hester was named fourth best speaker in the division...

Associate engineering dean at UNT named to prestigious board
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Nandika D'Souza, associate dean for undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas College of Engineering, is now on the board of directors for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network.

The national group works to advance women in engineering and increase the prominence of different communities of women in the field. The group also researchers workplace culture issues to try to make progress on maintaining women in research and academia.

D'Souza is one of 11 board directors, and will serve in the position until June 2019. 

UNT expert says politicians who fight through embarrassing scandals could extend their careers
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Disgraced Congressman Joe Barton of Ennis has not announced plans to end his run for re-election following the release of a nude photo of himself that he sent to a woman.

UNT Political Science Professor Phillip Paolino said because the so-called scandal didn’t involve illegal activity, he doubts it will affect Barton’s decision to run.

“If this incident were to have any effect, I actually think it would be more likely to affect him in terms of attracting a Republican challenger in the primary,” he said.

Which is exactly what has happened. According to the Dallas Morning News, retired U.S. Navy pilot and...

It’s past time to hop on this Mean Green bandwagon
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Dallas sports fans have a reputation for fickleness. So now, with the Mavericks rebuilding, the Stars thoroughly mediocre, the Rangers a long ways from contention, and the Cowboys plummeting off a cliff, some of us may be looking for a winner, if only for our own mental health. We’ll have to look beyond professional sports.

Look north. Find the underdog university, its scrappy and lovable football team, the team North Texas needs right now. Then hop on this Mean Green (7-1, 9-3) bandwagon before UNT plays for what would be its first Conference USA title on Saturday at Florida Atlantic. It’s nice up here. The following...