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 coaches, players feel enthusiasm at tipoff event
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Grant McCasland vowed to build a program North Texas fans would be proud of just a few months ago when he took over as the school's men's basketball coach.  

He reiterated that stance Thursday when he had one of his first opportunities to address UNT's students at Mean Green Madness, the school's annual basketball tipoff event at the Super Pit.

"We are tough and we are going to win games so that you can brag that you go to the University of North Texas," McCasland said to a crowd of several hundred made up mostly of students.

That position is one UNT hasn't been in for quite some time. The...

Even in today's fragmented media environment, the president still has the power to lead the debate on income inequality
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The election of Donald Trump has reaffirmed that presidents are still able to lead the news agenda in the US. But, can presidents use this power to lead debates towards legislative fixes in important policy areas? In new research that examines 14 years of presidential news coverage, Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha and Ronald J. McGauvran find that presidential attention appears to have led news coverage of inequality, a pattern that is especially true of Democratic presidents....

UNT to begin construction on new $13.6M soccer, track and field stadium
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UNT plans to begin construction on a new soccer and track and field stadium on its Denton campus, which will give Mean Green athletes an upgraded platform for competition.

The $13.6 million facility will include a sand-based soccer field, an eight-lane track and enough seating for 1,500 fans. The facility is expected to give UNT the opportunity to host Conference USA championships, among other events.

This will be the first major construction project at Mean Green Village under the leadership of...

Meet the Dallas brain behind Brainspace, software that fights terrorism, corporate crime
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Flooded email inboxes. Stacks of company reports. Slideshows and text messages. Dallas entrepreneur Dave Copps imagined a better way for companies to sift through millions of documents and make meaning of them. That's why he started Brainspace. Today, the company's software is used by consulting firms, Fortune 500 companies and intelligence agencies for e-discovery in corporate lawsuits, internal investigations and counterterrorism efforts.

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Philanthropist Paul Voertman was a kind heart Denton will fondly remember
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Paul Voertman may not be a household name in Dallas, but the former owner of an iconic bookstore was a philanthropic giant in Denton. Voertman’s Bookstore got an impressive national shout-out from gothic fiction author Anne Rice, who attended the University of North Texas, when she was interviewed in The New York Times in 1988.

But this week, the university announced that Voertman...

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