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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TAMS trying to recruit 14-year-old Mohamed

By Jenna Duncan

At a news conference in front of his Irving home, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who earlier this week was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, declared he wants to go to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science.

“But since the charges have already been dropped, I will have to say that I really want to go to [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] and TAMS,” he said Wednesday in front of a group of reporters.

TAMS staff, alumni and students are now trying to get him there, and staff are working to arrange a private tour of the program for Mohamed and his family. While he wouldn’t...

Everything you need to know about UNT-Rice

By Brett Vito

UNT and Rice open Conference USA play in what will be a key game for both teams' seasons. UNT lost its season opener at rival SMU 31-13 and is in a really tough spot. The Mean Green face a brutal schedule this year and will play back-to-back games on the road against Iowa and Southern Miss after hosting Rice. UNT is just 5-21 on the road since the beginning of the 2011 season and has lost seven straight. The Mean Green's road isn't going to get any easier if it can't beat the Owls at Apogee Stadium, where UNT is 16-7 all-time.

A win over Rice would give UNT some momentum heading into that trip and give...

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Oshkosh Corporation announces retirement of CEO; UNT alumnus named as successor

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, today announced a planned succession of the Company’s senior executive leadership.

Charles L. (Charlie) Szews, chief executive officer (CEO), has decided to retire, effective December 31, 2015. Consistent with the Company’s long-range succession plan, the Oshkosh Corporation Board of Directors elected Wilson R. Jones as chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Jones has been with the Company since 2005 and is currently Oshkosh Corporation president and chief operating officer (COO).

Mr. Szews, who has...

McNatts give University of North Texas $2.61 million

By Holly Haber

Jim and Linda McNatt of Corinth have given $2.61 million in grants to the University of North Texas to support academic and athletic initiatives.

The gifts include $1.36 million to establish endowments for logistics research, autism studies and the Kuehne Speaker Series and to fund grants to National Merit Scholars. The other $1.25 million will be used to enhance Mean Green Athletics.

Some of the grants are eligible for matching funds from Texas, which could augment the donations by $790,000, according to university officials.


5 Things with Brandi Maxiell

By Najja Parker

Last season, VH1’s Basketball Wives LA introduced the world to Brandi Maxiell. The Texas-native joined the ladies of the West Coast, and landed herself right in the middle of a heap of drama.

But that wasn’t the star’s only struggle. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she shared her heart-wrenching story about her health and victory against the grueling disease.

She soon became a fan favorite, and she’s used her platform to inspired a...

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