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    Scientists study sticky business

Scientists study sticky business

Daniel Burgess / Contributing Writer With the hope of re-creating one of nature’s incredible abilities, UNT students and professors are examining the qualities of gecko feet and unlocking the secrets of the lizard’s climbing prowess at the Materials Science and Engineering lab at Discovery Park. Scientists hope to use this new

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UNT ranked among global green schools

Olivia Sylvain / Intern In the process of making UNT’s campus more “green,” the university was recently named the No. 110 school in the world for the most sustainable universities of 2012 in the University of Indonesia’s GreenMetrics rankings. for the most sustainable universities of 2012. UNT’s ranking makes it the

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Parking garages help campus drivers

Mearl Colaco / Intern As the UNT student population grows, finding enough parking spaces to fulfill student and faculty members’ needs is tough to do sometimes. The UNT Parking and Transportation Services department’s main goal is not only to provide parking for the UNT community, but also to provide user-friendly alternative

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Spring enrollment increases, retention rises

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer UNT spring enrollment numbers indicate UNT is becoming a first choice of high school graduates, is increasing its retention rates, and a has a record number of freshmen and doctoral students. “Growth in a spring semester is important because it usually means, as it

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Condoleezza Rice to speak as part of Distinguished Lecture Series

Tim Cato / Senior Staff Writer Students can acquire tickets starting today for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s lecture appearance at UNT on April 16. Tickets are available and free for students at noon, but do not open to the general public until Saturday at midnight. Stadium seats are

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    Possible immigration reform sparks speculation

Possible immigration reform sparks speculation

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer A bipartisan group of U.S. senators proposed a reform on immigration laws last Monday, emphasizing border security and outlining a new path to citizenship, according to Reuters news. The proposal was met with support from President Barack Obama, promoting timely changes to the system

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    International students learn American ways through dinner, program

International students learn American ways through dinner, program

Olivia Sylvain / Intern The Intensive English Language Institute hosted an event at different restaurants last Friday to familiarize international students who attend UNT with different American foods and customs. Each year about 400 students from 26 different countries work with IELI to prepare to study at an American university.

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Professor wins Mabel Lee Award for performance in research, leadership

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer Dr. Tao Zhang, assistant professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation in the College of Education, received the Mabel Lee Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Zhang will accept the award Apr. 25 in Charlotte, N.C., at the

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Company offers free tax services for students

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer In order to build future relationships and help UNT students file their taxes before the April 15 deadline, H&R Block will be on campus through Feb. 15 to help students with the entire process. Last year, the business was on UNT’s campus with the “Tax-mobile.”

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This week’s police blotter

Mearl Colaco / Intern Jan. 27, 8:06 a.m.: A 41-year-old non-student was arrested by the UNT police for alleged possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, among other controlled medications. He was taken to the Denton County jail and also issued a criminal trespass warning for all UNT property. Jan. 28,

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