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chomp last won the day on September 19 2016

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  1. Putting aside the content of the editorial, posts like this on this site puzzle me. What is the point of attacking an undergraduate writing for a student newspaper at your alma mater? How does that help either the student or UNT? There are lots of better targets for criticism in the paid media, why hit a UNT student?
  2. The last word that faculty received last week was that fall enrollment count was up by 2.5% thus far. Student retention is also up considerably. If these numbers hold, what UNT has managed to do in terms of student enrollment in this environment is nothing short of impressive.
  3. I don't see the problem here. ADs have made it abundantly clear how dependent athletic departments are on football revenue and the pandemic threat to the football season has underscored this dependence even more. It only makes sense that players would take that info and use it to press things that they see as important to them. If the players are just students who can be easily replaced by other students and that same football revenue will still be available to colleges & universities, then ADs have nothing to worry about in terms of these demands. If, however, the revenue is because
  4. No, not adriel. Different type of social scientist!
  5. It thrills me to no end that UNT is doing more and more of these sort of things because these are exactly the traditions that help to build a lifelong connection between alumni and the university. When I first arrived at UNT, students often tended to see it as stopping off point for a few years that created little long-term connection. That has really changed over the last several years and things like this reinforce it.
  6. The advice that I give my students (liberal arts majors), is to focus on developing skills while they are in college rather than just think very narrowly about a particularly job for a specific major (ie; political science=law school, biology=med school, etc.). While most liberal arts degrees don't train students for a specific job, they can prepare students for good jobs - if students focusing on developing marketable skills. A liberal arts student that takes advantage of the opportunities that their courses give them to develop the ability to write well, communicate ideas, and analyze data c
  7. I was walking over there this afternoon and saw a pole that I had not noticed before. Hopefully, this is it. Otherwise, I am incredibly unobservant.
  8. Does anyone know if Apogee Stadium is open to the public during the week? To get some exercise, I've carved out a good 4 mile walk through campus and across the pedestrian bridge over to Apogee Stadium. Now that I'm in a bit better shape, it occurred to me that adding some stadium steps might be something else I could do if it is allowed in Apogee. Thanks!
  9. Thanks, everyone. I appreciate it. This is really helpful.
  10. My wife and I are bringing her parents to the game on Saturday and we are wondering how crowded the ADA lot near Apogee tends to be. Her father is disabled and has a handicapped placard, but we are trying to decide how quickly the ADA lot nearest Apogee tends to fill up. Thanks for any advice.
  11. This was the first game that I have made it to this season and I have to say, I was really impressed with the student section at last night's game. It was the most involved that I have seen them in a game in a long time. Once we moved from our initial dead stadium section to the student side, it was a lot more fun. Heck, my wife actually wants to go to another game, which is a minor miracle. One minor point that I don't understand, since UNT really wants to draw newcomers to games, why doesn't the display board show the words to the alma mater/fight song when it is being sung? For newbies
  12. UNT faculty and staff just received an email outlining a free ticket promotion for faculty & staff for the Marshall game. It sounds like the aim is for this to be an annual event. Not only is it great to see this kind of outreach by the new AD, but it is good to see some new thinking about ways that UNT can get more people interested in UNT football. Here is the blurb from the email: Staff Senate and Athletics are partnering to debut the Staff and Faculty Appreciation tradition, which will provide each UNT faculty and staff member with two free tickets. Employees can purchase addition
  13. As someone who has attended his fair share of both Mean Green and Gator games, I was going to restrain myself from chiming in, but here goes: the entire Del Rio incident was an example of how unfortunate things can sometimes happen even when people are just doing their jobs. Wheeler was just doing his job trying to get to Del Rio. Between getting around the Gator OL and trying to get the sack, I can't possibly see how Wheeler could have possibly had the time or physical ability to plan out making a specific hit to injure Del Rio. McElwain was also doing his job, he is in his second year, has a
  14. UNT has more wins over Florida than Tennessee has managed to achieve in the last 11 years and Kentucky has managed to pull off in the last 30! For those heading to Gainesville this weekend, have a great time!
  15. I wouldn't give UF too much credit, Muschamp got two contract extensions despite only one decent season during his tenure. UF is now on the hook for three years of his salary plus that of the assistant coaches.
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