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 regents move forward with land purchases
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Regents for the University of North Texas named Lesa Roe the sole finalist for the chancellor position and authorized university officials to buy the IHOP and former McDonald's near the Denton campus during their Thursday meeting.

Roe, the acting deputy administrator for NASA, was the anticipated finalist for the position and that was finalized Thursday. The approval started the 21-day holding period before Roe can formally be hired, as dictated by state law.

The decision to buy the IHOP restaurant, at 1001 North Texas Blvd., and the lot at 1600 Interstate 35E that used to hold a McDonald's restaurant, will...

NASA administrator set to become first woman to lead UNT System
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Lesa Roe, a leader at NASA, has been selected as the next chancellor for the University of North Texas System.

Roe, acting deputy administrator for NASA, is set to become the system’s third chancellor and the first woman to ever hold the position with the UNT System. She would replace Lee Jackson, who announced his retirement in March.

Roe was introduced Thursday as the sole finalist for the job during the university system’s...

UNT hops on the eSports bandwagon with $200K competitive gaming facility
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The University of North Texas is hoping to become a pioneer in eSports. On Aug. 30, it will open a new practice space called The Nest inside the Media Library.

The Nest will provide a place for teams playing various competitive video games, from Overwatch to League of Legends to Hearthstone, to bone up. Any university student, staff member or faculty member with a simple passion for gaming is also welcome to take one of The Nest's ergonomic green seats.

Elizabeth With, vice president of student affairs, took an unused office space and filled it with 15 custom,...

UNT students take road trip to see solar eclipse
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A handful of University of North Texas students are on a 14-hour road trip to Wyoming just to see the full solar eclipse.

The group of students will soon be joined by their professor, who had one last minute lesson to give at one of UNT’s astronomy centers.

For those who are not traveling to see the eclipse, people can go to the UNT Rafes Urban Astronomy Center and look through their telescope.

Since 1968, UNT Astronomy Program Director Ron DiIulio has seen eight of them.

"More people are going to view the moon passing in front of the Sun on the 21st of this month than ever in history,” he said.

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How to help colleges teach financial literacy
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Ted Beck is president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education, a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans and chairman of the Jump$tart Coalition.

Many families will soon be engaged in a not-so-pleasant late-summer ritual: writing college tuition checks or filling out student-loan paperwork. As you send off your hard-earned money you might want to find out what your child’s—or your own—school is doing to improve student financial knowledge. Are they going to be prepared to pay their...

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