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    Presidential town hall gives insight to university’s plans for summer, fall semester

Presidential town hall gives insight to university’s plans for summer, fall semester

President Neal Smatresk held a town hall Monday with Provost Jennifer Cowley and Vice President of Student Affairs Elizabeth With to answer questions from the community about the university’s plans for the summer and fall semesters. Smatresk said there is around a 6 percent increase in summer enrollment and 2

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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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    GSC survey finds graduate students most concerned with academic, financial insecurity

GSC survey finds graduate students most concerned with academic, financial insecurity

The Graduate Student Council conducted an ongoing survey to measure the difficulties graduate students face during the coronavirus pandemic, see how GSC could best help them and called on city officials and the university for aid.  A total of 3,342 people responded to the survey. The largest concerns among graduate

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    SGA Vice President Deana Ayers speaks out against “toxic” dynamic among executive board members

SGA Vice President Deana Ayers speaks out against “toxic” dynamic among executive board members

The Student Government Association’s Vice President Deana Ayers contacted the North Texas Daily alleging they experienced a “toxic” and “uncomfortable” workplace dynamic among the executive board similar to that for which former vice president Hillary Shah resigned in December. Ayers said they and SGA President Yolian Ogbu had a personal

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    First-generation students

First-generation students

First-generation students experienced conflicting emotions as their plans to celebrate being the first in their family to get a degree were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. The university postponed all May commencement ceremonies because of public health concerns and has yet to announce when they will be rescheduled.

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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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    Michael Luecke, Cameron Combs elected for 2020-2021 SGA President, Vice President with record low turnout

Michael Luecke, Cameron Combs elected for 2020-2021 SGA President, Vice President with record low turnout

Michael Luecke and Cameron Combs are elected as the Student Government Association’s 2020-2021 president and vice president with voter turn out down 3.6 percent from last year’s election. Luecke and Combs were elected by 584 votes or 61 percent of the total vote. 1,072 students, or 3 percent of the

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    Breaking: Officer-involved shooting confirmed near Bucee’s

Breaking: Officer-involved shooting confirmed near Bucee’s

An officer-involved shooting Friday morning at the 5000 block of South Interstate 35E in Denton was confirmed by the Denton County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Denton Police Department via Twitter. Marlon Bonds allegedly shot his girlfriend in Fort Worth on April 23, and threatened to kill others, according to

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    Outgoing SGA President, Vice President reflect on their administration

Outgoing SGA President, Vice President reflect on their administration

As the academic year comes to a close, the Student Government Association is wrapping up its current administration and getting ready for the next. The North Texas Daily contacted outgoing President Yolian Ogbu and Vice President Deana Ayers to see how they are reflecting on their time as student leaders.

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    Campus construction continues as demolition projects go through

Campus construction continues as demolition projects go through

While most of UNT’s students and faculty have been off-campus, construction continues on the Central Dining Hall and previously delayed demolitions have gone through. Though hundreds of businesses and organizations have had plans affected by COVID-19, that has not been the case for all the projects at UNT’s Denton campus,

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