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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Cinéma Engagé: Filmmaker Chronicles Texas Fracking Wars

Fri, Jul 31, 2015 - 1:37pm

When voters in the city of Denton, Texas, approved a ban on the use of hydraulic fracturing last November, documentary filmmaker Garrett Graham believed he had found the perfect ending to his film about the organized actions taken by a suburban community to stop natural gas drilling.

For months, Graham, a Denton resident, had used his camera to chronicle the meticulous efforts of a group of residents to make their city a haven from the oil and gas drilling practice commonly called fracking. They had jumped through what they believed were all the necessary legal hoops, and after all the votes were tallied, residents erupted...

Lawmakers Met In Austin For Hearing On Sandra Bland's Arrest, Death

Fri, Jul 31, 2015 - 10:43am

Texas and America are wrestling with the relationship between African Americans and police.

In Austin Thursday, legislators gathered for a hearing focused on Sandra Bland’s death, which has become a national flash point in the discussion about race. 

The hearing is the first time lawmakers have met to discuss the circumstances surrounding the death the 28-year-old black woman from suburban Chicago. Authorities say Bland on July 13 hanged herself in jail, a finding that her family has questioned.

Bland was in custody for allegedly assaulting a white Texas trooper who on July 10 pulled her over in Waller...

Looking to cash in

Fri, Jul 31, 2015 - 10:42am

 

K.J. Powers has done everything he can think of over the past few months to improve his chances of landing the major-college football scholarship offer that has seemed just out of reach.

The Cache, Oklahoma, defensive back has worked hard in the weight room and on the field to improve his skills. And that’s just for starters.

He’s also stopped by satellite camps hosted by colleges across the region. Powers’ tour will continue tonight when he joins hundreds of other high school players who will descend upon Apogee Stadium for North Texas’ annual Friday Night Lights event.

The camp has grown into...

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Dillard top player on C-USA list

Fri, Jul 31, 2015 - 10:40am

North Texas outside hitter Carnae Dillard was named the Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year on Thursday, the latest honor for one of the more decorated players in program history.

Dillard was named the C-USA Player of the Year following the 2014 campaign.

“This is a wonderful recognition for North Texas volleyball and our senior captain,” UNT coach Andrew Palileo said in a statement. “She is such a terrific student-athlete with an insatiable work ethic, and she’s so humble that she would say this wouldn’t be possible without her teammates.”

UNT has leaned on Dillard throughout her first three seasons...

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Well, there you go. UNT’s new uniforms

Fri, Jul 31, 2015 - 10:38am

UNT unveiled its new football uniforms this afternoon.

The helmets are black with a green eagle logo.

The challenge is coming up with a look players and recruits like. Uniforms have become more of a selling point in college football over the years.

To UNT’s credit, the program has jumped on the bandwagon and produced some alternate looks and gone with different designs and combinations.

It looks like UNT came up with a look that will be a selling point for the program.

To see the uniform and watch a video click...

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