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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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...

UNT alumna, TV journalist Kim Fischer reports on the trauma of sexual assault
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ABC4 News reporter Kim Fischer has a bubbly-as-pop-rocks-in-soda personality — as one would expect of a broadcast journalist who in her career has covered more than her fair share of parades and quirky community events. All that effervescence, however, obscures a deeply embedded pain.

From the age of 2, Fischer was sexually assaulted by an uncle: an experience so traumatic she still grapples with it today — fighting to keep her own demons of anxiety and depression at bay with a microphone.

A Texas native, Fischer joined Channel 4 in 2011, when she began carving a niche in the Utah broadcast news world tackling the...

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