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Graduate enrollment increases from previous spring semester

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer As of Jan. 30, the number of doctoral students is estimated to have increased by 4 percent compared to last spring. According to the UNT Fact Book, the doctoral enrollment total for spring 2012 was 1,697. The unofficial enrollment total for the current semester is

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Rehab program seeking national recognition

T. S. Johnson / Senior Staff Writer In 2011, the UNT Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program was recognized as one of the best in the country and hasn’t looked back, focusing its attention on multiple studies and community service. The US News & World Report released its college rankings list in 2011

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Kerr dining hall gets makeover to reflect Denton’s culture

Jennifer Zhang / Intern To liven up the scenery in the Kerr Hall cafeteria, the university renovated the dining hall in order to reflect more of the overall culture of Texas, elements of Denton County and UNT. Dining Services and the Denton County Historical Society, currently made up of 35 students,

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Professor researches new drug to combat HIV

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer Patrick G. Clay, professor of pharmacotherapy, published research this year from a study testing a new medication that assists in destroying HIV-infected cells. “This drug takes advantage of the virus’ inability to proofread its replication,” Clay said. The drug enhances mutations of the virus which

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City of Denton updates plan, gains feedback for future

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The City of Denton held a community forum at the Life Science Building on Jan. 30 to discuss updates to the Denton Plan 2030, a long-range guidebook to the community’s development. The city of Denton’s comprehensive plan was adopted in 1999 and serves as the

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Cancer research across state halted by moratorium

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer Cancer research programs in Texas that are currently looking for funding from the second largest funding source for cancer-related research in the U.S will have to wait, and UNT is no exemption.. In December, the state of Texas requested an audit of the Cancer Prevention

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    UNT qualifies as Tree Campus for fifth consecutive year

UNT qualifies as Tree Campus for fifth consecutive year

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer UNT qualified as a 2012 Tree Campus for the fifth consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation, and is one of nine campuses in Texas to meet the foundation’s standards. Grounds maintenance manager Lanse Fullinwider said there are hickory, pine, sycamore, golden rain, and maple trees,

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Project chronicles student’s resolution commitment

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer New Year’s resolutions are often lofty goals set to elicit change at the beginning of a new year. Gyms see an increase in memberships, people vow to eat healthier and personal goals are set. The fulfillment of these goals, however, isn’t always successful. In an effort

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Student’s novella appears on Amazon

Emily Bentley / Staff Writer While being assigned to travel to America to find his employer’s missing workers, Jim Cunningham must go to the Innsmouth’s Arkham Inn, a shadowy, cursed town just north of Boston. Three employees had already disappeared while in Arkham and Cunningham is sent to figure out why,

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Police Blotter

Mearl Colaco / Intern Jan. 20, 2:04 a.m.: A male non-student’s vehicle struck a parked vehicle near campus. The driver was reportedly intoxicated. He was arrested and taken to the Denton County Jail. Jan. 21, 11:25 p.m.: Two male students, both ages 19, were arrested by a UNT police officer

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