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    UNT awarded $29.01 million from CARES Act

UNT awarded $29.01 million from CARES Act

The university will receive $29.01 million from the CARES Act, a coronavirus emergency relief bill unanimously passed by Congress in late March. From the money allocated, a minimum of $14.51 million is required to go toward emergency financial aid grants for students. Provost Jennifer Cowley said the university has yet

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    Municipal candidates react to election delay due to COVID-19

Municipal candidates react to election delay due to COVID-19

Candidates for the Denton city council suddenly have more time to campaign, as the council voted on March 20 to postpone the May 2 elections in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The North Texas Daily asked multiple candidates about the delay. Gerard Hudspeth, district 1 councilperson and mayoral candidate, At

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    Gov. Greg Abbott lays out plans to begin reopening Texas during press conference

Gov. Greg Abbott lays out plans to begin reopening Texas during press conference

At a press conference on Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott laid out plans to begin reopening Texas businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re now beginning to see glimmers that the worst of COVID-19 may soon be behind us,” Abbott said. Abbott announced that all schools will be closed for the

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    Greg Abbott reopening Texas would be catastrophic

Greg Abbott reopening Texas would be catastrophic

Earlier this month, Texas governor Greg Abbott proposed plans to reopen Texas and its economy as early as April 27. This would be achieved by reopening some businesses but keeping schools closed for the remainder of the school year. Abbott says it depends on whether the state has been able to

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    UNT’s response to COVID-19 and how it compares to past widespread illnesses

UNT’s response to COVID-19 and how it compares to past widespread illnesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a complete shift in campus life, from classes being moved online for the spring semester and first half of summer, to canceled sporting events and closed facilities. Spring commencement has been postponed and the university has implemented a pass/fail option for grades this semester. Although this

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    Chronicling COVID-19: Coronavirus continues to impact UNT and Denton

Chronicling COVID-19: Coronavirus continues to impact UNT and Denton

Since the second week in March, the coronavirus has impacted sports, colleges and universities nationwide and sent millions of people social distancing and working from home. Locally, the virus continues to affect UNT and the city of Denton. To see the first story in our series Chronicling COVID-19:, please visit

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    Many college-aged students will not be receiving stimulus checks

Many college-aged students will not be receiving stimulus checks

With the $1,200 coronavirus stimulus checks now being sent out, there remains a group of specific individuals who most likely will not be receiving aid during these very difficult times. College-aged students ranging from ages 18-25 are being left in the dust as they are likely not going to be

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    Most of summer classes will be online, UNT president says in an email

Most of summer classes will be online, UNT president says in an email

All in-person classes for the May session, Summer I and full summer sessions will be online and taught remotely, UNT President Neal Smatresk said in an email to students, faculty and staff. As of right now, Summer II classes will continue in person, but that is subject to change “based

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    UNT professors and teaching assistants adapt to teaching amid COVID-19 pandemic

UNT professors and teaching assistants adapt to teaching amid COVID-19 pandemic

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, many professors and teaching assistants have undergone changes to their teaching experiences. Principal lecturers and graduate teaching assistants have moved to 100 percent online communication to acclimate health concerns. Lecturers and teaching assistants at the university have been using Zoom and Canvas as their new

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    UNT launches COVID-19 emergency relief fund to help students during pandemic

UNT launches COVID-19 emergency relief fund to help students during pandemic

On March 30, the University of North Texas announced students could receive financial assistance through an emergency relief fund accessible through Start Green Stay Green webpage. The program comes as scores of students have been left unemployed due to the shutting down of thousands of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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