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Willis Library gets exemption from university hiring freeze

Jason Yang / Senior Staff Writer A hiring freeze preventing UNT from taking on new faculty and staff has temporarily thawed at Willis Library, which is looking for someone to fill a recently vacated position. Dean of Libraries Martin Halbert said he proposed a lift on the hiring freeze to

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    Denton voted best small town in America

Denton voted best small town in America

H. Drew Blackburn / Staff Writer For the second year in a row, mapmaker Rand McNally and national newspaper USA Today teamed up to discover the best small town in the country – and the winner was Denton, Texas. Small towns competed in five categories: most beautiful, most patriotic, friendliest,

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    Petition to secede remains popular

Petition to secede remains popular

Eleanor Sadler / Staff Writer The latest Texas secession movement is unlikely to elicit a serious response from the Obama administration, but an online petition calling for the peaceful divorce of the Lone Star State and the U.S. remains the most popular post on the White House’s website nearly three

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UNT’s clean air efforts gain recognition

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer The North Texas Commission has named UNT the best university in its eighth annual “Working for Clean Air” competition, citing exemplary progress in improving air quality throughout the region. UNT was up against 30 organizations in the competition. The commission, founded in 1971, is a

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Workshop offers students job advice

Julie Bird / Staff Writer A workshop at the Student Money Management Center on Tuesday afternoon taught a group of students the importance of carefully considering job offers and weighing their options before making a decision. Paul Love, an organizational behavior and human resource management senior and a money management

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UNT police investigate reported campus assault, kidnapping

Jason Yang / Senior Staff Writer Police are investigating an alleged on-campus kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault that was reported last Tuesday, UNT Police Department spokesman John DeLong said. The male victim told UNT police that he was walking between the Radio, Television and Film and Art buildings at 300

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Denton electric crew aids hurricane recovery efforts in NY

Jason Yang / Senior Staff Writer They helped restore power in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. They fixed transformers and installed utility poles in Florida and along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ike in 2008. This month, Denton Municipal Electric aided Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts by sending 19

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TAMS students excel in national competition

Marlene Gonzalez / Senior Staff Writer Eleven students in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science program at UNT have been recognized in the 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. TAMS fielded more winners than any other Texas school entered in the competition. TAMS freshman Robert Tung and

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Long lines, uptick in digital sales on Black Friday

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer Hordes of North Texas consumers camped outside, hustled through aisles and browsed retail websites on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving marking the unofficial opening of holiday shopping season. Early store openings and digital retail cut into in-store sales this year. Denton outlets such as

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Doctoral student wins prestigious business award

Julie Bird / Staff Writer The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation awarded UNT doctoral student Phillip Davis a $10,000 scholarship for his research and other achievements last month. Davis, whose concentration is in strategy and entrepreneurship, had 14 years of experience in supply chain management, marketing and transportation before

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