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UPDATE: Gas leak stopped after 12 hours

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer A natural gas derrick on the outskirts of Denton leaked for more than 12 hours today. According to residents, the derrick started leaking gas into the air around 3 a.m. The Texas Commission for Environmental Quality was alerted at 10 a.m. Four families living next

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UNT organizations gather supplies, condolences for West residents

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer After a Richter-scale blast devastated the community in West, Texas on Wednesday, multiple UNT student organizations are helping the town and its survivors. The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Sigma Phi Lambda sorority and the Division of Student Affairs have all pitched in supplies, money and

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Professor named Fulbright Scholar for second time

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer A UNT professor will teach graduate students at Uganda Martyrs University in Uganda this fall after being named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year. Marc Cutright, professor of higher education at UNT’s College of Education and director of UNT’s Center for Higher Education,

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Committee selects summer, fall editors

Holly Harvey / Editor-in-chief The Publications Committee met yesterday to select the summer and fall editors-in-chief of the North Texas Daily. Unanimously, the committee named general studies junior James Coreas as editor of the Daily’s summer magazine, On the Record, and journalism senior Nadia Hill as the Daily’s fall editor. Both

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Renovations to dining halls set to finish by fall semester

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer The dining halls at Bruce and Clark Hall are both undergoing renovations to satisfy the needs of the growing student body. The $2.6 million renovation to Bruce Hall and the renovation to Clark Hall are set to be operational for the upcoming fall semester. Kenneth Botts,

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Professor works to preserve Attwater’s Prairie Chicken

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer With the concrete jungle expanding more and more each year and the natural jungle shrinking, biologists and environmentalists have worked to conserve nature for a long time. This is the field where biology professor Jeff Johnson found his calling. Currently, he’s involved in research to help

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Enviornmentalist group pushes for 100% renewable energy

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The UNT OFF Fossil Fuels group is currently pushing a student petition for UNT to move to 100 percent renewable energy by 2015. The group focuses on many of environmental issues, and is part of the Denton OFF Fossil Fuels group. “We just want to

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Project combines music and science for research

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer In the music composition studio, two large computer screens display jumbled letters and numbers in an array of flow charts. Crisp, chiming notes come from the speakers, making sounds that could be heard in a space film soundtrack. These noises and charts are the results

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Child development lab director given award

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer Carol Hagen, director of the UNT Child Development Laboratory, was given the title of “2013 Director of the Year” at the annual National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers conference. According to a UNT website, the lab has a preschool program that serves as a research

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Fraternity hosts first event since suspension

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is holding its first Greek Life event since the Dean of Students Maureen McGuinness lifted the suspension on March 28. The fraternity was suspended for allegedly furnishing alcohol to minors. The fraternity is participating in a three-day event to raise

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