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President V. Lane Rawlins announces his future retirement plans

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer UNT President V. Lane Rawlins announced yesterday he will retire by the end of 2013 and step into a smaller role with the university. In a letter to the UNT students and community, Rawlins said the reason for his departure isn’t health related, but because

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President V. Lane Rawlins announces retirement within a year, writes letter to UNT community

Below is a letter sent out to the university from President V. Lane Rawlins. Dear UNT community, In the past few weeks I came to the conclusion that it is the right time for me to step down from the UNT presidency. This has been a difficult decision because I

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Deaf alumnus hopes to compete in Deaflympics

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer After qualifying as one of the top-three deaf bowlers in the U.S. last August, a UNT alumnus is raising money to attend the 22nd Deaflympics as a bowler. Joshua Dalton, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science and electrical engineering in 2012, hopes to compete in

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    Ridership increases for DCTA, A-train over last three months

Ridership increases for DCTA, A-train over last three months

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The 2013 fiscal year figures released by the Denton County Transportation Authority shows that ridership has increased, particularly with the A-train service. Compared to last year’s January figures, 43 percent more passengers rode the A-train from October 2012 to December 2012. The increased ridership stems

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Graduates compete by explaining ideas to general audiences

Jennifer Zhang / Intern In UNT’s first ever Toulouse Graduate Exhibition last weekend, $10,000 in prize money was given to top competitors by a panel of judges who had little to no idea about the fields they were judging. The point of the exhibition was to see how graduate students could

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UNT, TWU collaboration could benefit students

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer UNT announced last Thursday its plan to potentially begin collaborating with neighboring campus Texas Woman’s University to promote a broader academic environment for students and faculty from both campuses. “We have two fine universities in the same town with different strengths,” UNT President V. Lane Rawlins

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This week’s police blotter: A student is taken to hospital after an overdose at Victory Hall

Jennifer Zhang / Intern Monday, Feb. 25, 7:59 p.m.: A 34-year-old female non-student was arrested on possession of several controlled substances and an outstanding warrant of arrest from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Department. She was arrested and taken to the Denton County jail. 8:50 p.m.: A medical emergency was reported

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Professor awarded for mentoring students

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer A professor from the College of Education has received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, an award given once a year based on nominations and recommendations. Lyndal Bullock, educational psychology professor and Director of the UNT

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LTC department kicks of off social media series with Twittamentary

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The Media Library and the Linguistics and Technical Communications department kicked off this semester’s social media themed LTC film series with the documentary “Twittamentary.” Filmmakers traveled from New York to Los Angeles hoping to find serendipity triggered by Twitter through the social media’s gathering

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Dress donations give high school students hope for prom

Emily Bentley / Staff Writer As part of yearly preparations for high school proms in the Denton area, the Cinderella Project will be accepting gently used formal dresses today and Saturday to help students who can’t otherwise afford them. “It’s really beautiful to watch girls find the dress that just makes

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