The following are links to news stories featuring UNT people and programs, as well as stories of general interest to the higher education community.

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University Officials In North Texas Talk About Why Foreign Student Enrollment Is Down
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Tue, Nov 28, 2017 - 10:45am

Recent headlines, like the Trump administration’s efforts to ban travelers from certain countries, have raised questions in education circles about whether U.S. politics are having an impact on foreign student enrollment at American universities. 

I spoke with KERA's managing editor Eric Aasen about a recent international enrollment report and what local university officials are saying.

The enrollment study

In a new report called “Open Doors” by the Institute...

5 cities that are great for women’s careers
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Mon, Nov 27, 2017 - 12:20pm

Although American women have done a great deal of work, through advocacy, lobbying, and sheer numbers in the workforce, to close the gender based pay gap, women still make around eighty cents to each dollar a man makes.

It’s worth noting that this figure is a representation of white women; women of color, men of color, and disabled people, all show an even starker gap in pay.

While policy and inherent bias must be combatted through the country, there are some cities where the gap is much less dramatic. The website Nerdwallet...

UNT researchers study effects of gamification for teaching young Americans about health insurance
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Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - 11:02am
Can Gamification Teach Young People How Health Insurance Works?

The health insurance market remains a confusing place for many Americans, and young Americans in particular. In studies, young adults have displayed inconsistent knowledge of health insurance terminology, and they are also the demographic most likely to be uninsured. In 2015, 14.4% of 18 to 24 year olds did not have health insurance, topped only by 17.9% of 25 to 34 year olds.

In a new study, researchers from the University of North Texas proposed a potentially novel solution to the problem: gamification. More than half of Americans play video games, the...

Late field goal lifts North Texas to wild 52-49 victory over Army
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Sat, Nov 18, 2017 - 10:20pm

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Ahmad Bradshaw would have preferred to win Army's rubber match against North Texas over getting his second 200-yard rushing game in three weeks.

The senior quarterback had to settle for the numbers Saturday night.

Trevor Moore kicked a 39-yard field goal with 5 seconds left to give North Texas a wild 52-49 victory over the Black Knights, ending Army's six-game winning streak.

Mason Fine threw for 386 yards and four touchdowns, including a quick 10-yard sideline toss with no timeouts left to get the...

UNT set to have first stand-alone dining facility by 2020
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Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - 7:25pm

UNT will have its first stand-alone dining hall on the corner of Maple Street and Avenue A by 2020, with construction set to begin in August 2018. The plans were revealed at a UNT Board of Regents meeting Thursday.

The approximately 36,000 square foot dining facility will be able to hold 700 people, as well as have a 2,700 square foot retail dining concept. The dining hall will aim to provide a modern dining experience and increase the accessibility of freshly prepared foods.

The new dining hall is set to replace the existing Kerr Hall dining facility.

The vice chancellor for facilities planning...

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