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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Up in the sky, it’s ‘supermoon’

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 - 8:20pm

by Michael E. Young

It will loom large as it rises in the east Sunday evening and grow more spectacular as it tracks across the southern sky, shifting from bright white to a deep red beneath the Earth’s shadow during the first “supermoon” total eclipse in more than three decades.

And local astronomers stand ready to provide the best view possible of an event that won’t be repeated until 2033.

Members of the Texas Astronomical Society and Brookhaven College will host a watch party Sunday night at the college in Farmers Branch; the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Noble Planetarium will provide up-...

In Pearl’s memory

Thu, Oct 8, 2015 - 7:17am

The Lewisville Lake Symphony will present a free piano concert Friday evening in Flower Mound as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

Daniel Pearl, The Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau chief, was killed by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. Pearl also trained as a classical violinist. In October, more than 2,000 concerts will be held worldwide in his memory.

Pianist Nathan Ryland, a junior at the University of North Texas, will perform pieces by Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninoff.

Ryland performed with the UNT Symphony Orchestra as the piano winner of the 2014-15 UNT Concerto Competition,...

UNT looks at campus carry

Wed, Oct 7, 2015 - 10:31pm

by Jenna Duncan

University of North Texas students, faculty and staff will be able to offer their opinions on what areas of campus concealed handgun license holders can carry their weapons.

The forums are the latest step in a process of implementing Texas Senate Bill 11, commonly referred to as “campus carry,” which will take effect on Aug. 1 next year. UNT President Neal Smatresk formed a 23-person task force to make a plan of where guns will and won’t be allowed on campus.

Open forums, or “town hall meetings,” are scheduled throughout the month, with two meetings for students, two for faculty members and...

Kindness of UNT community helps grieving player make it to football game

Wed, Oct 7, 2015 - 6:47pm

by Brett Vito

DENTON - Margaret Featherstone spends her days lending a hand to hundreds of North Texas student-athletes while working the front desk at Victory Hall.

There are lost keys to replace and repairs to schedule at the dorm, where most of UNT's underclassmen athletes live.

That's the norm.

Last week, Featherstone and her husband Tony went a whole lot farther, a few hundred miles farther, to help starting safety Kishawn McClain through one of the toughest days of his life.

McClain lost Ira McClain, the grandfather who raised him since he was 7, to cancer at the age of 67 on Sept. 25....

The Hard News

Wed, Oct 7, 2015 - 12:00pm

by Jenny Vrentas

DENTON, Texas — Ed Werder is usually the one asking the questions.

That’s what the veteran ESPN reporter was doing on a Saturday night in August, on the turf of the Superdome before the Saints hosted the Patriots in an exhibition game. Drew Brees, as he’s done many times during his 15-year NFL career, was opening up to Werder.

This time it was about an issue that threw off course Brees’ 2014 season, an oblique injury that had interfered with the quarterback’s throwing mechanics. Later, Werder would report the news for ESPN.

But at the end of the conversation it was Brees who would ask...