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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The Trump-Ramos dustup: great for Univision, not so for Trump

By Bud Kennedy

Donald Trump and Jorge Ramos have been bickering so long, it’d make a good Univision reality show.

But one of Trump’s campaigners made a remark Tuesday that might come back to haunt The Donald even more than his own one-liners, all pre-tested to stir smoke and fury.

When Trump gave the 30-year news anchor a ratings boost by ejecting him from an Iowa press conference, Trump even threw in a network plug: “Go back to Univision.”

But when cameras followed Ramos, they picked up an uglier comment.

“You’re very rude … Get out of my country!” said a yet-unidentified middle-aged man in a...

Alumni association announces honorees

The UNT Alumni Association will have its annual 2015 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards in October, and award winners were just announced.

The following will receive distinguished alumni awards for achieving prominence in their profession: Julie Anderson, chief financial officer at Texas Capital Bank; Bob Kimmel, former president and CEO of Davis H. Elliot Company and owner of BK Energy; and Leroy Whitaker, retired general patent counsel and assistant secretary of Eli Lilly and Company.

The Distinguished Young Alumni Award will go to Tiffany Dale Hunter, chief communications officer for the Barbara Bush Houston...

Volleyball: Dillard eager to see UNT in tourney

By Brett Vito

There isn’t much Carnae Dillard hasn’t accomplished in three seasons with the North Texas volleyball team.

The senior’s resume includes being named Conference USA Player of the Year last season, the league’s Preseason Player of the Year this fall and the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year.

Dillard was the national player of the week once last season and has been invited to the U.S. women’s national team’s open tryouts.

That rundown is impressive but leaves one glaring hole in the career of one of the greatest players in UNT history — an NCAA tournament bid.

“I want to do a...

Regents expected to vote today on budget, capital projects plan

By Jenna Duncan

FORT WORTH — The University of North Texas Board of Regents is expected to vote today on the university budget and a capital projects plan, after briefings Thursday.

The board will also meet in an executive session today at the UNT Health Science Center to discuss its ongoing financial issues, “evaluation and compensation” for System Chancellor Lee Jackson and leasing property in Frisco for offices and classrooms.

This year, UNT’s proposed budget accounts for $675.8 million in revenues and $642.9 million in expenses.

Major changes include allocating $5.5 million for merit raises for...

Bigotry in Numbers: Why academics look down on evangelicals

By David Briggs

The one finding I would most like to share after more than a quarter-century of traveling throughout this country reporting on issues of faith is how similar people are in their basic desires and ambitions.

Talk to people of faith of all ages in any region of the U.S., and what they are basically searching for is a sense of transcendent meaning that provides hope, optimism and purpose in the face of the struggles associated with being human.

They want to become better versions of themselves, more caring and loving friends, neighbors, parents and spouses. And they see in their faith both the...

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