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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Plus-size model and UNT student fat-shamed on airplane speaks out
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Natalie Hage, a 30-year-old plus-size model from The Colony, has been trending online for days.

This week, she appeared on both Good Morning America and Good Morning Britain. Even musician Questlove, who appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, tweeted his approval of the way she confronted a body shamer on an American Airlines flight.

Hage's message is clear: "It's OK to call...

UNT Press offers wide range of Texas titles
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The University of North Texas Press, founded 30 years ago, has published more than 300 titles and continues to turn out quality general interest and scholarly books on Texas history and culture, military history and other topics. The press has an excellent series of biographies of early-day Texas Rangers.

Director Ron Chrisman capably oversees the operation that produces about 15 books a year. Here are a few recently published titles:

Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man by Michael R. Grauer is the first full-length biography of Reaugh (pronounced Ray) who lived from 1860 to 1945 and is often...

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Lecture on raising student athletes set for Frisco campus 

Yannis Pitsiladis, director of the Sub2hrs Marathon Project, will talk about how to raise a successful athlete at the UNT New College at Frisco on Thursday. 

The lecture will be at 6:30 p.m. after an open house for the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at 5 p.m. at the college. 

Sub2hrs is an international research initiative to try to help an athlete run a marathon in less than two hours. Pitsiladis is also the director of the International Federation of Sports Medicine and a member of the...

An unlikely path: Baker's rise to UNT athletic director originated from chance encounter with professor
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University of North Texas athletic director Wren Baker will complete his first year at the school on Aug. 22. Over the next two days, the Denton Record-Chronicle will look at the state of UNT's program as that anniversary approaches. Today's story details Baker's unlikely rise to become UNT's athletic director.

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Wren Baker doesn't recall the name of the professor he credits for changing the course of his life. He can barely remember his face.

The advice that teacher gave a fellow student as Baker listened in more than 20 years ago is another matter...

Mayborn speaker Katherine Boo shines a light on the lives of the marginalized
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When she was a young reporter, Katherine Boo would approach some assignments as if she already knew the story, finding the facts she needed to piece it together. She says she doesn't do that anymore.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist developed a new strategy: Be open and ready to listen to people, see their struggles and situations, and let them be the guides to the real story.

This was Boo's philosophy when writing Behind the Beautiful Forevers, her stirringly vivid dive into the lives of several people living in a Mumbai slum. The book, Boo's first, won the National Book Award for...

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