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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Safety: When is my kid old enough to (fill in the blank)?
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Fill in the blank, and then look wistful:

When I was kid, I could _____.

Walk to school and home again with a group of friends? Take the bus to the movies? Stay home alone while your parents went out for the evening? Spend the whole day at the neighborhood swimming pool without checking in periodically?

Maria Parigi of Dallas, who grew up in a “teeny tiny town in Texas,” says she and her friends had curfews, but “no parental supervision. We were free as a bird.”

Now she and other parents are filling in another sort of blank: When is it...

The Great War: A Book List
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By Kevin LaCroix

Last August, in conjunction with the centennial of the start of World War I, I re-read Barbara Tuchman’s classic account of the war’s first days, The Guns of August. Tuchman is a great writer and she tells the story of the war’s first weeks well. One thing she captures particularly well is the way that poor military planning based on fatally flawed assumptions brought on catastrophes that affected all of the combatants.

Unfortunately, Tuchman’s book has some flaws and some critical omissions. Tuchman is a great story-teller, but all too often her desire to tell the story interferes with her...

The Trump-Ramos dustup: great for Univision, not so for Trump
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By Bud Kennedy

Donald Trump and Jorge Ramos have been bickering so long, it’d make a good Univision reality show.

But one of Trump’s campaigners made a remark Tuesday that might come back to haunt The Donald even more than his own one-liners, all pre-tested to stir smoke and fury.

When Trump gave the 30-year news anchor a ratings boost by ejecting him from an Iowa press conference, Trump even threw in a network plug: “Go back to Univision.”

But when cameras followed Ramos, they picked up an uglier comment.

“You’re very rude … Get out of my country!” said a yet-unidentified middle-aged man in a...

Alumni association announces honorees
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The UNT Alumni Association will have its annual 2015 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards in October, and award winners were just announced.

The following will receive distinguished alumni awards for achieving prominence in their profession: Julie Anderson, chief financial officer at Texas Capital Bank; Bob Kimmel, former president and CEO of Davis H. Elliot Company and owner of BK Energy; and Leroy Whitaker, retired general patent counsel and assistant secretary of Eli Lilly and Company.

The Distinguished Young Alumni Award will go to Tiffany Dale Hunter, chief communications officer for the Barbara Bush Houston...

Volleyball: Dillard eager to see UNT in tourney
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By Brett Vito

There isn’t much Carnae Dillard hasn’t accomplished in three seasons with the North Texas volleyball team.

The senior’s resume includes being named Conference USA Player of the Year last season, the league’s Preseason Player of the Year this fall and the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year.

Dillard was the national player of the week once last season and has been invited to the U.S. women’s national team’s open tryouts.

That rundown is impressive but leaves one glaring hole in the career of one of the greatest players in UNT history — an NCAA tournament bid.

“I want to do a...

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