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Panelists to discuss freedom of the press

Tue, Feb 7, 2017 - 10:48pm

Five panelists will discuss the role of the First Amendment during the tenure of President Donald Trump in a free event hosted by the Mayborn School of Journalism on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Moderated by freelance reporter Rebecca Aguilar, the two-hour session titled “First Amendment: Under Siege?” will have panelists discuss the amendment’s current role in democracy.

Panelists are Aman Batheja, political editor of The Texas Tribune; Michael Lindenberger, editorial writer for The Dallas Morning News; Matt Mackowiak, president of Potomac Strategy Group, a conservative consulting company; Paul Walter, a First...

Autism activist slated to speak in Dallas

Tue, Feb 7, 2017 - 10:48pm

Temple Grandin, a prominent advocate in the autism community, will speak in Dallas as part of a program presented by UNT and Autism Comprehensive Educational Services. Anyone interested in learning about autism can attend, including parents and educators.

Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and went on to earn a doctoral degree in animal science, write books and become the subject of an HBO biopic.

Grandin’s lecture is titled “Educating Students With Different Kinds of Minds.”

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, April 13 at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave. in Dallas. Tickets cost $20. To...

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UNT alum funding entrepreneurial competition for students

Tue, Feb 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

Students can apply to take place in a "Shark Tank" style competition to get money to start their business concepts and earn up to $10,000. 

Jerome "Bruzzy" Westheimer, a UNT alumnus and philanthropist based in Oklahoma, is funding the Westheimer New Venture Competition, which is set for Friday, April 28. 

Teams of three can apply, and 12 will be chosen to pitch their plans at the event to a panel of judges in 15-minute presentations. First-place winners will get $10,000, second place gets $5,000 and third place gets $1,000.

To apply, students need to be at least...

President’s confrontational relationship with the media

Tue, Feb 7, 2017

By Jessica Zhou

The Foley Institute hosted its annual media and politics conference to discuss how the polarization of political parties and journalism have contributed to President Donald Trump’s “contentious and confrontational” relationship with the media.

Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha of the University of North Texas and Joseph Uscinski of the University of Miami were guest lecturers at the conference on Monday.

“It’s not an overstatement to say the transition is stark,” Eshbaugh-Soha said about the change between administrations. “The relationship with the media is especially fraught. The news media is labeled...

8 Simply Amazing University Buildings

Sun, Feb 5, 2017

By Karen White

Outside the classroom, students and faculty can't help but stay engaged thanks to these stimulating university buildings. For more inspiration, check out our educational spaces board on Pinterest.

1. Pratt Institute’s film and video department by Jack Esterson...

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