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Panelists discuss state of 1st Amendment
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Thu, Feb 16, 2017 - 11:14pm

By Matt Payne

University of North Texas political science professor Kimi King seemed to regard the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as a double-edged sword.

She warned of isolating one’s views and the polarization of one’s perspective, calling it the most unnerving thing to witness in the classroom. King posed that an individual’s views cannot be reaffirmed without the benefit of civic discourse, be it in agreement or disagreement.

“My concern about free speech is how it gets bandied on campus,” she said. “We drag it out when it’s effective for us as a tool, but if we don’t like it or disagree with it...

Lecture on resurgence of anti-semitism slated
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Tue, Feb 14, 2017 - 10:38pm

Amidst a rise of anti-semitism on both sides of the political spectrum, Jewish studies researcher and former professor Kenneth Waltzer will discuss the topic at UNT later this month.

Waltzer is the former director of Michigan State’s Jewish studies program and is now the executive director of the Academic Engagement Network.

His free lecture at UNT will focus on “Understanding Anti-semitism of the Left and the Right.”

The lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Room 170 of the Business Leadership Building and is open to the public.

UNT Alumni Take Home Seven Grammys
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Mon, Feb 13, 2017

DENTON (WBAP & KLIF News) — The University of North Texas is celebrating success at Sunday night’s 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

Alumni from the school hauled in seven Grammys last night, ranging from as mainstream as country singer Maren Morris, who won a Grammy for best country solo performance, to awards in classical and jazz music.

“It’s humbling and wonderful and inspiring,” said John Richmond, dean of the UNT College of Music. “It’s wonderful when we have alumni that inspire us, and we’re certainly fortunate for that to be the case here at the University of North Texas.”

Aside from being inspired,...

Ask the Experts - 0% APR Credit Cards
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Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Paul Goebel

Director of the Student Money Management Center at University of North Texas

  Why do banks offer 0% credit cards? I believe banks offer 0% credit cards as a way to entice new customers. While customers benefit from using the cards interest-free during a defined introductory period, I would imagine banks are hoping customers will continue to use the cards after the introductory periods end. Continued use will often lead to rollover balances that are then hit by the cards’ regular annual percentage rates, which can easily be in the double digits. ...

Luncheon aims to enlighten women
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Fri, Feb 10, 2017 - 11:44pm

By Jenna Duncan

After working at a hospital for more than 20 years, Pam Milam had the signs of a stroke engrained in her memory.

When she first felt some numbness when she woke up to help take her mother to the bathroom in the middle of the night, she wasn’t sure what was going on.

“At first, I thought my arm was just falling asleep, but as I continued walking to my parents’ room, I couldn’t move my arm,” she recounted during the Go Red for Women Luncheon on Friday. “Then I couldn’t move my right leg, and I was dragging my foot.”

Milam, 53, was the featured speaker at the luncheon at the University of...