Tuition rate freeze
A report published by The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Texas Tribune detailed
The University of Texas at Arlington's efforts to keep in place current
tuition rates for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year,
despite shrinking state support. Since tuition deregulation in 2003, UT
Arlington has increased its price tag every year. "Because we’re
concerned about affordability, about the uncertain economy, about
shrinking financial aid at the federal and state level, we wanted to
make a statement to our students," said UT Arlington President James D.
Unprecedented enrollment growth and new sources of revenue have
positioned The University of Texas at Arlington for a rarity: no
increase in tuition and fees for the first time in a decade, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo unveiled a proposal
Tuesday to hold the line on tuition, fees and room and board at
university-owned housing for at least 2012-13.
A broadcast report about UT Arlington’s tuition freeze proposal appeared on KXAS/NBC 5.
interviewed Glen Mattioli, UT Arlington professor of earth and
environmental sciences, about recent earthquakes in Oklahoma. “The
activity that we’re seeing here in the mid-continent is related to
reactivation of ancient structures at depth within the earth-- within
the crust,” Mattioli said. “I think we should expect to see after shocks
over the next several months related to this 5.6 event.”
Environmental Protection magazine
online reported that UT Arlington has teamed up with Binghamton
University, Villanova University and 15 U.S. companies to launch a
first-of-its-kind collaborative research center whose holistic approach
to energy efficiency development could mean savings of millions of
dollars and a much ‘greener’ electronics industry. A similar report
appeared on Newschannel34.com (Binghamton, NY).
Outlook for Israel's J14
Brent Sasley, UT Arlington assistant professor of political science, posted a commentary on the Huffington Post
about the future of J14 in Israel. “J14 is important because of how it
began and what it represents, but the key consideration now is how it
will pursue its goals of social justice, raising the quality of public
services, and changing Israel's socio-economic structures,” Sasley
Actor credits UT Arlington for success
(Raleigh-Durham, NC) interviewed actor Lou Diamond Phillips about his
latest work, “An Officer and a Movie,” on the Military Channel.
Phillips, a UT Arlington graduate, credited his education with his
professional successes. “I have a degree in theatre from The University
of Texas at Arlington and back then, you sort of did it all. The fact
that I can be employed not only in television, stage and film, but doing
interesting things outside the box… that’s always fun,” Phillips said.
Sports' big impact on North Texas
Dallas area sports teams are a major economic draw, the Dallas Business Journal and Dallas Morning News Mavericks Blog
reported. Joshua Price, a UT Arlington economic professor, along with
other panelists addressed the impact of sports to the region at
Tuesday’s Real Estate Council Speaker Series.
Breathing new life into 'Keep Arlington Beautiful'
City officials' latest eco-friendly initiative is actually kind of an old one, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. Keep Arlington Beautiful is being revived with an eye toward
establishing it as a formal nonprofit organization. As an initial step,
officials are working to establish a board of directors with
representation from businesses, The University of Texas at Arlington,
the city parks board and perhaps Tarrant County.