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Students Against Trafficking and Slavery chapter renewed

Olivia Sylvain / Intern UNT’s Executive Committee of International Organizations is renewing Students Against Trafficking and Slavery and the UNT chapter of Amnesty International for the spring semester. SATS is a group that works locally and internationally to end sex trafficking and slavery, and Amnesty International is a global organization

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This week’s police blotter

Mearl Colaco / Intern Tuesday, Feb. 12, 11:08 a.m.: A suspicious person was reported at the University Union and the UNT police issued a trespass warrant to a 30-year-old non-student. At 12:46 p.m., the same man was spotted on UNT’s campus. Police officers then arrested him for criminal trespassing and

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Project, grant will help English learners in multiple subjects

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer UNT is using an about $985,000 grant from the Department of Education to instruct teachers how they can help English language learners with math and science classes. The initiative, called Project NEXUS, consists of a series of professional development workshops that will run through 2017. Though

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Student wins competition with post-disaster research

Olivia Sylvain / Intern Second-year doctoral student Kyujin Jung won first place at the Graduate Student Global Research Competition earlier this month in a field that consisted of more than 30 universities across the nation. Jung is a doctoral student in the department of public administration.  His research focused on the

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Human Library aims to break stereotypes among students

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer To try to negate stereotypes UNT students may have, the UNT’s library and Multicultural Center are cosponsoring the Human Library event. From 3-6 p.m. today and tomorrow, students of different ethnicities, religions and lifestyles, or “human books” can be checked out for free. The event is

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Health Science Center prepares for bike sharing program

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer Nonprofit organization Fort Worth Bike Sharing will construct one of its 30 new bike stations at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth this spring, offering a discount to student cyclists. The organization’s launch date is April 22, releasing 300 bicycles for public use

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University hosting month-long events for Black History Month

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer Throughout the month of February, the Multicultural Center is putting on several events meant to promote and educate all UNT students on the history and culture of Black History Month. Using the yearly budget the Multicultural Center is given, the center will have ten calendar events

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Veterans survey aims to create smooth transitions into college

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The UNT psychology department is in the process of using personal experiences of student veterans to provide a better transition-friendly college environment through an anonymous survey. The “Veterans’ Experiences Transitioning to Students Survey” began last June and aims to reach 200 participants by mid-April. “My

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Predatory lending on the rise, presents issues for Denton

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer During the ongoing financial crisis, predatory lending practices offering quick paydays and car loans have been increasing in volume. Denton City Councilman Kevin Roden said he has noticed a rise in the number of these businesses popping up around Denton. He said disadvantaged demographics are the

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UNT will train Libyan scientists to identify remains

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer Libyan scientists will travel to the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth later this year to receive training to identify an estimated 20,000 human bodies found in recently discovered mass graves. Following the end of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi’s 42-year reign in 2011, mass

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