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    Denton activist Willie Hudspeth announces plan to run for county judge

Denton activist Willie Hudspeth announces plan to run for county judge

At a Denton County Commissioner Courts meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 15, Denton County NAACP president and active member of the community Willie Hudspeth announced that he intends to run for county judge position in 2018. The position is currently held by Mary Horn. She was appointed in June 2002 to

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    UNT’s new provost looks to increase retention, graduation rates

UNT’s new provost looks to increase retention, graduation rates

UNT’s new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Jennifer Evans-Cowley, began her position on July 1 of this year. Almost two months in to her new role, Evans-Cowley has begun to take note of what UNT needs and what areas should be focused on. “It’s fantastic to be back,”

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    UNT transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas

UNT transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas

UNT announced on Aug. 22 it would be switching Learning Management Systems (LMS) from Blackboard to Canvas. The university plans to make the full transition to Canvas by Spring 2019. The Process UNT has signed a five-year contract with Canvas beginning Sept. 1, 2017. The UNT Center for Learning Enhancement,

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    Ongoing campus construction may obstruct vehicle and foot traffic

Ongoing campus construction may obstruct vehicle and foot traffic

A new school year means campus construction and potential traffic for both pedestrians and vehicles. Here’s a quick run down of the construction currently happening on campus and what areas a closed as a result, according to the construction obstruction report from UNT Facilities. North Texas Boulevard/ I-35 Ongoing construction

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    New Rawlins Hall Living Learning Community looks to help retention rates

New Rawlins Hall Living Learning Community looks to help retention rates

A Rawlins Hall-based Living Learning Community with a focus on first generation African-American and Latino males is entering its inaugural session this fall semester at UNT. Living Learning Communities, or LLCs, are wings dedicated to specific groups of people within the various residence halls on campus. The new LLC for Rawlins is known

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    UNT immediately enrolling students impacted by Hurricane Harvey

UNT immediately enrolling students impacted by Hurricane Harvey

UNT is helping students who were displaced by Hurricane Harvey this weekend by enrolling them in the university so they can continue their schooling, according to a press release. “The University of North Texas is helping students affected by Hurricane Harvey by immediately admitting them and waiving application fees,” the

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    Pro-Confederate man says he won’t return to Denton after ‘pathetic’ event Saturday

Pro-Confederate man says he won’t return to Denton after ‘pathetic’ event Saturday

Billy Sessions, a member of the pro-Confederate group the Hiwaymen and one of about 15 people present at an event supporting the Denton Square Confederate monument on Saturday, said in a Facebook video he does not plan to come back to Denton. In a video posted around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sessions called

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    Police searching for suspect who smashed a bottle in man’s face at Denton bar

Police searching for suspect who smashed a bottle in man’s face at Denton bar

UPDATE: August 30 at 1:30 p.m. Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Everett Parker, the man suspected of smashing a beer bottle in a man’s face at the Fry Street Tavern on Avenue A on Saturday, August 19. According to the warrant, Parker is charged with aggravated assault with

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    Group protests changes to Confederate monument on the Square

Group protests changes to Confederate monument on the Square

Members of a group called the Hiwaymen held an event Saturday at Denton Square to protest any changes to the Confederate monument at the Courthouse. Lenn Carter, deputy chief of the Denton Police Department, said the group came to the Square around 9:30 a.m. Eight members, none from Denton, carried

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    DME’s investigation of energy center’s contract process concludes

DME’s investigation of energy center’s contract process concludes

An investigation into Denton Municipal Electric’s (DME) handling of the contract and bidding process for the Denton Energy Center (DEC) concluded last month and found the conduct of staff created an unfair advantage for certain vendors in the bidding process. The investigation found certain employees had prior relationships and improper

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