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The Princeton Review ranks UNT's online MBA as a top program
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The Princeton Review®, known for its college rankings in dozens of categories based on how students rate their schools, is now expanding its coverage of business school programs. Today, the company is releasing the 2018 annual ranking lists of business schools. Available on the company's website, The Princeton Review reports the top 10 ranking schools in 18 categories of interest to students applying to on-campus MBA programs. In addition, the company is announcing the result of its 3rd annual ranking of the top 25 online MBA programs for 2018. The lists are available at...

Hundreds come for Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival
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Families, dogs, people in costumes, dogs in costumes and more all meandered around downtown on Saturday for Denton's Day of the Dead Festival.

Hundreds of locals gathered for the fall celebration to watch performers dance and sing, to drink frothy beverages and to enjoy the changing weather. Vendors painted faces and sold local products, and many sauntered around in their spookiest Halloween costumes. The event offered festivities for all ages, including a pumpkin patch and costume contest.

One of the day’s events stood out as a main attraction: the annual coffin races down Hickory Street...

UNT professor comments on FWISD's proposed $750 million bond package
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Ja’Kobe Gibbons wants to be an air traffic controller so it makes sense that he attends Dunbar High School, where the campus skyline includes an OH-58 helicopter.

"There’s is something about planes," said the 17-year-old senior, who spends much of his day at Dunbar's Aviation Maintenance Education Center, where students study aviation engineering and technology and are prepped to enter the workforce in a city with strong ties to the industry.

The aviation center is a full-sized hangar and its helicopter, which is mounted on a pole, has become a landmark in the Stop Six neighborhood, a proud African American...

What makes people re-share information on social media sites?
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Research shows that most social media users do not invest time in analysing the information content and source before re-sharing it.

A study was conducted with an aim to uncover how the perception of the three dimensions of information quality – reliability, relevance, and enjoyment – could influence users’ intention to re-share the content they see on social network sites. The research was carried out by Dr Mehrdad Koohikamali, assistant professor in the School of Business at the University of Redlands, and Dr Anna Sidorova, associate professor of information technology and decision sciences at University of North Texas...

Sixth graders experience first college visit at UNT
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What started out as a field trip, a day away from traditional class, morphed into a thought provoking experience that had sixth graders thinking seriously about their futures.

As busses rolled up to The University of North Texas’ Student Activities Center, buzz about the walking tour, lunch outside with friends and the professor’s lecture topic spread through the groups of middle schoolers who were quickly being divided into groups of 20.

 

“College seems to be about a lot of walking, and lots of stairs,” said Emily, a Strickland sixth-grader. There were plenty of surprises for the majority of the 2,...

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