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    University COVID-19 dashboard returns after summer hiatus with testing and vaccination info

University COVID-19 dashboard returns after summer hiatus with testing and vaccination info

The university’s COVID-19 dashboard, which has kept track of the campus’s positive weekly cases since the fall 2020 semester, is back after updates were paused in June. The last update before the dashboard was stopped on June 1 reported 1,920 positive COVID-19 cases. As of Aug. 31, 2,278 positive cases

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    University lifts mask mandate, will phase out social distancing

University lifts mask mandate, will phase out social distancing

Effective immediately, the university will no longer require face masks to be worn indoors, following Gov. Greg Abbott’s new executive order issued May 18. The executive order prohibits the issuance of a mask requirement by a local government entity, including a county, city, school district and public health authority. Beginning

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    UNT vaccine clinic administers more than 2,200 COVID-19 vaccines, exceeds daily targets

UNT vaccine clinic administers more than 2,200 COVID-19 vaccines, exceeds daily targets

The UNT Student Health and Wellness Center (UNT SHWC) has administered over 2,200 COVID-19 vaccinations of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson as of Thursday said Kerry Stanhope, the Meadows Center for Health Assistant Director. Stanhope provided the North Texas Daily with information regarding the university’s vaccinations. The current total of

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    University relaxes some COVID-19 policies for dorms, events

University relaxes some COVID-19 policies for dorms, events

The university has relaxed some COVID-19 policies this semester, including allowing students living in residence halls to have guests from other halls, larger in-person events and in-person courses, as well as increasing testing availability. COVID-19 cases in Denton County are rising again and have been since December, with more than

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    American football culture is a cult

American football culture is a cult

By definition, “cult” means a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing. To me, when people are willing to risk their lives during a pandemic to attend a football game, it crosses the boundaries of simple admiration into a cult-like following of people who are willing to

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    Campus involvement is more important than ever

Campus involvement is more important than ever

As a first-year transfer student, I questioned joining any organizations in the era of COVID-19. I wondered if I could really forge any true friendships through Zoom meetings and GroupMe chats. With the end of the fall semester approaching fast, I’ve realized the importance of finding a sense of community

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    Kerr Hall students quarantined, alleged influx of testing in dorm

Kerr Hall students quarantined, alleged influx of testing in dorm

While the university’s Senior Communications Strategist said she could not comment on specific locations where COVID-19 cases occurred, some students allege entire floors of residents in Kerr Hall were tested and several were quarantined in McConnell Hall. As of Oct. 26, the university has reported 363 positive cases since Aug.

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    TAMS announces fully online spring semester without student, parent input

TAMS announces fully online spring semester without student, parent input

The university announced Oct. 11 students in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) program would not reside on campus for the spring semester, leaving students and parents with questions and concerns. Parents and students were notified of this decision through an email from Dean Glenisson deOliveira. Students and

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    More in-person courses, club meetings possibly in store for spring semester

More in-person courses, club meetings possibly in store for spring semester

The university is planning multiple changes for the 2021 spring semester, including an increase in face-to-face classes and the possibility of face-to-face co-curricular events. The administration made the decision to increase the number of face-to-face classes due to the results of the university’s contact-tracing, according to Provost and Vice President

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    University’s COVID-19 dashboard undergoes changes, received C+ rating

University’s COVID-19 dashboard undergoes changes, received C+ rating

The university’s COVID-19 dashboard received a C+ rating on a  COVID-19 dashboard grading system created by health officials from various national institutions, but the university recently included more information like testing positivity rates and total case counts. According to ratecoviddasboard.com, a site created by health officials, graduate students and undergraduate students from

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