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    Hundreds attend Tuesday night vigil commiserating victims of police brutality

Hundreds attend Tuesday night vigil commiserating victims of police brutality

By: Will Tarpley and Samuel Gomez Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening on the Denton courthouse lawn, held to remember the lives lost from police brutality, including the life of Darius Tarver, a UNT student killed by Denton Police in January. During the vigil, Tarver’s mother, Froncella Reece, and

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    President Smatresk holds virtual town hall, promises to refocus efforts to support black students, students of color

President Smatresk holds virtual town hall, promises to refocus efforts to support black students, students of color

By: Samuel Gomez In an online meeting with students, UNT President Neal Smatresk listened to student feedback and commented on the school’s plans moving forward regarding diversity and inclusion. In the meeting, Smatresk said the university is not going to defund the UNT Police Department and that he plans to

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    Denton protests against police brutality Monday night, joining dozens of cities

Denton protests against police brutality Monday night, joining dozens of cities

More than 2,000 protesters representing the Black Lives Matter Movement marched around the outskirts of the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Monday evening, demonstrating after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and protesting against police brutality in general. The protest in Denton comes after protests in cities across the country. Protesters had

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    Presidential town hall gives insight to university’s plans for summer, fall semester

Presidential town hall gives insight to university’s plans for summer, fall semester

President Neal Smatresk held a town hall Monday with Provost Jennifer Cowley and Vice President of Student Affairs Elizabeth With to answer questions from the community about the university’s plans for the summer and fall semesters. Smatresk said there is around a 6 percent increase in summer enrollment and 2

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    UNT awarded $29.01 million from CARES Act

UNT awarded $29.01 million from CARES Act

The university will receive $29.01 million from the CARES Act, a coronavirus emergency relief bill unanimously passed by Congress in late March. From the money allocated, a minimum of $14.51 million is required to go toward emergency financial aid grants for students. Provost Jennifer Cowley said the university has yet

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    GSC survey finds graduate students most concerned with academic, financial insecurity

GSC survey finds graduate students most concerned with academic, financial insecurity

The Graduate Student Council conducted an ongoing survey to measure the difficulties graduate students face during the coronavirus pandemic, see how GSC could best help them and called on city officials and the university for aid.  A total of 3,342 people responded to the survey. The largest concerns among graduate

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    SGA Vice President Deana Ayers speaks out against “toxic” dynamic among executive board members

SGA Vice President Deana Ayers speaks out against “toxic” dynamic among executive board members

The Student Government Association’s Vice President Deana Ayers contacted the North Texas Daily alleging they experienced a “toxic” and “uncomfortable” workplace dynamic among the executive board similar to that for which former vice president Hillary Shah resigned in December. Ayers said they and SGA President Yolian Ogbu had a personal

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    First-generation students

First-generation students

First-generation students experienced conflicting emotions as their plans to celebrate being the first in their family to get a degree were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. The university postponed all May commencement ceremonies because of public health concerns and has yet to announce when they will be rescheduled.

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    Municipal candidates react to election delay due to COVID-19

Municipal candidates react to election delay due to COVID-19

Candidates for the Denton city council suddenly have more time to campaign, as the council voted on March 20 to postpone the May 2 elections in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The North Texas Daily asked multiple candidates about the delay. Gerard Hudspeth, district 1 councilperson and mayoral candidate, At

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    Michael Luecke, Cameron Combs elected for 2020-2021 SGA President, Vice President with record low turnout

Michael Luecke, Cameron Combs elected for 2020-2021 SGA President, Vice President with record low turnout

Michael Luecke and Cameron Combs are elected as the Student Government Association’s 2020-2021 president and vice president with voter turn out down 3.6 percent from last year’s election. Luecke and Combs were elected by 584 votes or 61 percent of the total vote. 1,072 students, or 3 percent of the

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