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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Abbott adviser: 'Democrat enthusiasm' endangers Texas GOP

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 7:21am
Gov. Greg Abbott greets President Trump at Dallas Love Field, October 25.  

AUSTIN -- After months of assurances from top Republicans that they still hold a firm grip on Texas voters, a top campaign adviser to Gov. Greg Abbott is warning that recent Virginia elections should be a "wakeup call" to the Texas GOP.

In a private memo to Abbott's aides, senior political adviser Dave Carney cautions that despite the fact that Texas is solid red in recent statewide voting patterns, suburban voters could pose significant problems for Republicans in next year's mid-term elections.

"It would be easy for us to say...

Five things UNT fans should know about Army

Wed, Nov 15, 2017 - 12:23pm

North Texas will face Army on Saturday in the Mean Green's final home game of the season. UNT is looking to finish 6-0 at Apogee this year and extend its winning streak to four games.

Knocking off Army in a rematch of last season's Heart of Dallas Bowl won't be an easy task. The Black Knights are 8-2 and will play in the Armed Forces Bowl at the end of the season.

Here are five things UNT fans should know about Army:

1. The Black Knights have their option attack rolling 

Army runs the ball effectively year after year. This season is no different. The Black Knights rank second...

Tags: football

USDA to Fund Research on Next Generation of Agriculture Technology

Sun, Nov 12, 2017 - 12:19pm

Included among the grants announced today by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is a University of California, Riverside project that uses electronics and chemistry to recover high-quality water, nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), and energy from agricultural wastewater.

AFRIis America’s flagship competitive grants program for foundational and translational research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. AFRI’s...

How the West was won: UNT clinches C-USA division title

Sun, Nov 12, 2017 - 12:19pm

Seth Littrell said that he wanted to compete for championships when he took over as North Texas' coach before the 2016 season.

That goal sounded awfully ambitious considering he took over a program fresh off a 1-11 season.

It doesn't anymore, not after the Mean Green took down UTEP 45-10 on Saturday at Apogee Stadium. The win in front of a homecoming crowd of 26,108 made official what seemed like a foregone conclusion over the last few weeks.

UNT is the Conference USA West Division champion. The Mean Green will play in the C-USA title game Dec. 2 against an East Division champion that has yet...

Tags: football

Thirteen teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Hood

Thu, Nov 9, 2017 - 12:08pm

Thirteen teams of cadets from 10 Texas universities converged on Fort Hood to compete in the ROTC Ranger Challenge competition held here Oct. 27-29. 

The nine-cadet teams pushed their limits and tested their skills during each of the five main events. Tarleton State University won the overall competition and Stephen F. Austin State University finished second. Both universities had two teams participating.

The cadets, many of whom will earn their commission as second lieutenants within the next two years, began the chilly weekend with a modified Army Physical Fitness Test followed by the night land navigation...

Tags: military, ROTC
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