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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Don't call Obama a lame duck just yet

Thu, Jul 2, 2015 - 1:26pm

President Obama is a latter-day Lazarus, rising repeatedly from the political dead. That is, if you believe his press clippings.                  

A couple of weeks back, when a major trade bill was stalled in Congress, commentators wrote Obama off as a hopeless case, unable to achieve anything for the rest of the term.

Lo and behold, the trade bill was revived. Then the Supreme Court gave the president what he wanted on same-sex marriage and his health care law. Suddenly, the political class is talking about Obama as the...

Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage Announces First Solo Art Exhibition

Thu, Jul 2, 2015 - 1:25pm

Before Andrew Savage became the frontman of Parquet Courts, he studied painting at the University Of North Texas. He’s been behind most of the band’s iconography since their inception, and has designed the album artwork for all three (four, if we count Content Nausea) of their records. This month, he’ll have his first-ever solo artwork exhibition called Color Studies 2015, made up of silk screen work that he’s completed this year.

“I called the show Color Studies because I wanted to focus on colors that don’t...

Ranking the North Texas Mean Green’s roster: Numbers 6-10

Thu, Jul 2, 2015 - 1:24pm

North Texas has several veteran players it will lean on this fall on both sides of the ball. The Mean Green’s hope is that several of them will build on solid seasons in 2014. Those players fill out most of the spots from Nos. 6-10 on our countdown of UNT’s top players heading into the 2015 season.

Running back Antoinne Jimmerson has a chance to finish his career ranked among UNT’s top 10 in rushing yards all-time, while cornerback Kenny Buyers, defensive end Jarrian Roberts and punter Eric Keena are among the Mean Green’s elite players on either defense or special teams. Andrew McNulty had his moments as UNT’s quarterback...

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What is UNT getting in Deion Hair’Griffin? His coach’s take

Thu, Jul 2, 2015 - 1:22pm

UNT picked up its second commitment for its 2016 recruiting class recently when Arlington Heights slot receiver/athlete Deion Hair’Griffin decided to play for the Mean Green.

We covered the story briefly on the blog and then went into greater detail in the paper today.

The one person I tried to get a hold of but didn’t reach until this morning was...

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Flower Mound entrepreneur hopes new business will pop to the top of the beverage market

Thu, Jul 2, 2015 - 1:21pm

At 43 years old, Rob Peters still skateboards on weekends when he’s not leading his Denton band, Wirewings.

He’s a self-proclaimed punk, but emphasizes that the word is a way of seeing life, not a style of dress or music.

“When I was in high school, all I wanted to do was skateboard,” he said. “It was a way to be independent and move at my own speed.”

Peters is also an entrepreneur. He said it defies his affinity for “punk” culture, but also supports it in a way. It’s all about denying the established business culture, he said.

In the early 1990s, Peters ran a music venue called The Argo off Fry Street...