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Mean Green medallion is finished along I-35 wall

A construction crew puts the final touches Wednesday on a University of North Texas art piece on a wall along the southbound lanes of Interstate 35E near the North Texas Boulevard bridge in Denton. The project includes a second lighted medallion featuring the Denton County Courthouse on the Square. Both UNT and the city government contributed funds to beautify the highway after the completion of the 35Express widening project. The city of Denton contributed $400,000 from public art funds.

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UNT to present facilities master plan to board this week

North Texas athletic director Wren Baker will present a master plan for athletic facilities to the school's board of regents during the group's regularly scheduled meetings this week.

Those plans include construction of an indoor practice facility. UNT officials prioritized the venue shortly after Baker took over the program in the summer of 2016.

Plans for the facility have been completed. The 94,000-square foot venue will include a full length football field, a three-land track and support spaces.

The facility is set to be built near the Mean Green Athletic Center at a cost of $18.9 million. A total $7.5...

The student's guide to Denton's cafe scene

If you're a student at UNT, then you may already know about the several on-campus cafes, but you may be missing out on some hidden treasures. The Denton coffee scene is starting to gain a nice lil' reputation for its countless places where students can grab some heaven in a cup. Just in the Square, there seems to be a cafe on each corner, and there are even more options around town.

With so many options, it may seem a bit overwhelming for you to decide where to host your next study session or grab a latte with a friend, but this guide should help you navigate through the local coffee scene.

To view the full list,...

Audit fee increases don’t lead to better audit quality, says study

Increases in audit fees paid by public companies aren’t necessarily producing better audit quality, according to a new report.

The study, conducted by Lili Sun, an associate professor of accounting at the University of North Texas, Michael Ettredge of the University of Kansas and Matthew Sherwood of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, examined audits of internal control under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. It will be appearing in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

“We find the small accelerated filers have the largest fee shock, which averages 107.8 percent,...

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