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  1. I have no direct role, just a fan & supporter of the school. The quoted post was from the schools press release, apologies if that wasn't clear. I know many of the AD/faculty and staff and I think overall they are trying to do things right - was just voicing a bit of frustration at a small set of students trying to leverage current events in a retaliatory way for not getting a multimillion dollar building for "diversity" in the fall.
  2. UNT health science center is separate, not part of UNT Denton.
  3. Interestingly this doesn't seem like "nothing" - these are both from today: I had a productive meeting with #UNT administrators yesterday regarding demands from students about action on our diversity and inclusion plans. I am inviting leaders of our various student groups to meet next Wednesday to review our action plan. I will publicly announce our plans after the meeting with student leaders. I value direct conversation with our students, faculty and staff. Our plans will include the direct involvement of our student leaders. Edit - these are statements from the school not me.
  4. Saw this online today - demanding he be fired, not because he is racist, but because he is not vocally anti-racist enough. On top of this they refused to hear the plan the school worked up for them because they are tired of meeting and it is not their job. Gotta love today's cancel culture. UNT is in my experience the most liberal/progressive school in Texas. I support the leadership of UNT
  5. Never said the police did anything wrong. They were wanting to give him a break and followed the book. I think UNTPD does a great job. I think if you listen to the full statements he was supportive of the Police, while balancing things as best as can be done right now. I was disagreeing that they were thrown under the bus. I have a lot of insight into this and I will just leave it at that.
  6. He said it was a regrettable incident. In this climate do you want them throw a ticker-tape parade for arresting an African American?
  7. Former Chair GBR and the Prez were behind it. I really like the internship/training angle for students - would have have jumped at a chance to participate while I was in school. There is also now some overlap with the sports management program they have been building out. It has made some great inroads over the past few years. I think this program will be among the top in the country shortly.
  8. Love to hear they are on the ball and the school is handling this adversity so well. Awesome that the student grants turned around so quickly I’m sure they were hit hard job wise w things like restaurants closing.
  9. Interesting hire, I was always a bit puzzled that someone could score a 500 on their SAT and ultimately get into and graduate from a school like Wake Forest. He’s been coaching at small Baptist school since retiring from pro ball.
  10. Tough situation, but timing wise we are fortunate. If this happened under the Jackson/Rawlins shortfall & audit years athletics would have been in trouble. I'm confident Wren will have us positioned as well as possible from an athletic standpoint. From a University level the school is riding a multiyear wave of record freshman enrollment & donations. I'm sure it's not all going exactly to plan but as @MeanGreenTexan said with the University's current momentum we are in better shape than many others.
  11. https://www.theshorthorn.com/news/karbhari-steps-down-after-ut-system-releases-investigation-alleging-violation/article_ba5db556-6a53-11ea-8548-439eed687703.htm
  12. The Frisco campus is ahead of projections, so I think it is going to turn out to be a big winner. It is interesting to see how a project can really take off when a city has a vision and works as a partner with a University. As far as resource drains I would throw out that Denton is shouldering a lot of the cost for things like UNTD the soon to be NAIA powerhouse 😏
  13. You nailed it, every post mentions little in the way of specifics. The System lawyer who said it didn't even work at UNT, she works in Dallas. I am all for equality but demanding a multi-million dollar building because of what was said at a free speech forum by someone not affiliated with the Denton campus seems to be a bit much. The SGA leader Yolian Ogbu also said that all police are terrorists, so I think that speaks to where logic and reason fit into the picture. edited to show her exact quote was that "police are america's terrorists"
  14. Harry's correct that's Bruzzy on the left. Great supporter of the University! I think this puts him at over 5 million in giving to academics and athletics, which by my calculations puts him just above Ben Gooding on the list πŸ˜‚
  15. This season has been a dissapointment - no doubt. Recruiting was poor the first few years of Seth's career as a head coach and we won close games that made our progress feel a bit ahead of schedule. This year we have seen a regression as some of that good fortune has worn off and we have seen some of the recruiting holes exposed. SL is a young coach and he is learning, his recruiting wasn't where it needed to be. After some adjustments and staff changes the past two recruiting cycles have been greatly improved. He isn't perfect but with WB's help they can fix the defensive issues with similar success. The resources are in place to become a dominant team in the conference. Before Wren & SL there was zero demand for our coaches and staff. You didn't have to worry about other schools poaching our ranks, in fact they often had to take demotions to keep coaching see Cosh at the University of Delaware etc. We have something building, there will be some year to year turbulence at times but the facilities, athletic performance and national reputation of our school is improving yearly. Wren just posted the best winning % across athletics in decades and the University is setting records in athletic donations and fundraising. Now with a down season some are losing faith. I'm not a sunshine pumper but food for thought - in the past year SL, WB and NS have all been recruited and turned down offers from other Universities for more $. This fact says more about the state of things than poorly reasoned posts. I challenge you to find a time where our AD, admin and coach have all been of interest to other schools. A good team is in place, but if as a fan base we are constantly threatening to yank support and dragging them on social media they might just see those dollar signs and move on to greener pastures. Just five short years ago our entire budget/finances were in shambles we had Benford finding creative way to lose with stacked teams, Peterson going an almost impossible 5-24 and Mac's wheels falling off in the standings and recruiting. I appreciate what is now in place and will continue to support it. GMG.
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