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    No set repercussions for students, organizations who do not follow safety procedures

No set repercussions for students, organizations who do not follow safety procedures

The university has not yet established protocol for students or student organizations that do not abide by safety procedures, but a few students have already started to hang out in groups, despite the pandemic. Christa Coffey, Director of Student Activities, said the university currently does not have a set of

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    Financial relief for pandemic will continue for students through fall

Financial relief for pandemic will continue for students through fall

The fall application for the COVID-19 Student Success Award, which was introduced in spring to serve students ineligible for the federal CARES Act funds, opened Monday to continue aiding students in need.  Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Melissa McGuire said the university will continue to offer the CARES (Coronavirus

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    TAMS students will not return in fall, McConnell Hall used to quarantine students

TAMS students will not return in fall, McConnell Hall used to quarantine students

The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science will operate fully online fall semester as less than one-third of students expressed intention to return to campus, according to an email sent to TAMS students and staff.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, 115 students out of nearly 400 were willing to come back

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    Use-of-Force Committee created to review Denton Police Department policies

Use-of-Force Committee created to review Denton Police Department policies

Denton’s newly-formed Use-of-Force Committee has begun its investigation and review of Denton Police Department policies after the city joined a nationwide initiative for Black Lives Matter created in response to the murder of George Floyd.   The ad hoc committee was approved by Denton City Council in early June. With it,

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    President Smatresk details mask mandate, contact tracing, COVID-19 testing at fall reopening update town hall

President Smatresk details mask mandate, contact tracing, COVID-19 testing at fall reopening update town hall

President Neal Smatresk hosted a reopening update town hall Tuesday where he informed faculty and staff of fall plans for mask mandates, tracing virus spread, rapid testing and the possibility of reverting to online-only operation. A face mask mandate requires anyone on campus to wear masks at all times, even

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    UIT outlines technology resources for the fall semester

UIT outlines technology resources for the fall semester

With 44 percent of classes online for the fall semester, the university has some plans in motion to provide students with access to Information Technology services and other technology resources. According to the University’s IT Service Desk Manager Sarukh Mithani, the University Information Technology branch hasn’t stopped. Despite the pandemic,

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    Graduate Student Council prepares to increase student health, employment, inclusivity advocacy

Graduate Student Council prepares to increase student health, employment, inclusivity advocacy

The Graduate Student Council discussed plans to increase graduate student advocacy in the fall semester through student surveys regarding health insurance, additional focus on student employment and more inclusivity training at July’s final senate meeting. Senator Megan Arlett is working to create a survey to collect information on the health

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    Native American Student Association condemns North Texas schools with Native mascots, imagery

Native American Student Association condemns North Texas schools with Native mascots, imagery

Native American Student Association called for several North Texas school districts to discontinue their use of mascots that depict Native American symbols in a statement on their Facebook page from July 14. The statement condemns the use of all Native American mascots, stating the depictions are racist. It calls upon

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    Extended Census response period gives Texas the opportunity to boost its response rate

Extended Census response period gives Texas the opportunity to boost its response rate

The U.S. Census Bureau extended the census response period to Oct. 31, which gives Texans, ranked 40th for responses and at risk of undercounting, extra time to consider how they could impact reapportionment and city planning. The census response period was originally planned to end on July 31. As of July

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    “In-person ceremonies should still be on the table”: online graduation announcement leaves some students feeling disappointed

“In-person ceremonies should still be on the table”: online graduation announcement leaves some students feeling disappointed

The university announced it will hold commencement ceremonies for spring and summer 2020 graduates online from Aug. 18 through Aug. 20, a decision some recent graduates said they found disappointing. President Neal Smatresk announced the virtual commencement in an email to recent graduates on July 17. “Our hope was that

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