The Dallas Morning News reported
that the average tuition at a four-year U.S. public university climbed
15 percent between 2008 and 2010, fueled by state budget cuts for higher
education and increases of 40 percent and more at universities in
states like Georgia, Arizona and California. The chart accompanying
the story showed that UT Arlington tuition rose 9.3 percent between 2008
Conversation on race relations
The Dallas Morning News
noted “A Conversation on Race Relations” panel discussion planned for
6:30 p.m. June 19 in the UT Arlington Lone Star Auditorium of the
Maverick Activities Center, 500 W. Nedderman Dr. The panel of seven
includes Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow and Fort Worth
Star-Telegram columnist Bob Ray Sanders.
Balancing life and career, while flying solo
in a post about balancing life and career demands, cited research by
The University of Texas at Arlington, which found that managers assume
singles don’t have anything to do but work and will often pile on extra
duties and projects. The research by UT Arlington was originally cited
in an article carried in The Wall Street Journal.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bob Ray Sanders mentioned UT Arlington in a column about Shared Voices,
a pilot play created by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in
conjunction with the Dallas Children’s Theater. The play includes parts
of oral history, videos, still photographs, and a letter written to Rose
Marie Simmons by the secretary of President John F. Kennedy. Shortly
after he deplaned at Dallas Love Field 49 years ago, Simmons, then 16,
asked the president for a letter of excused absence for missing school
to see him. He told her to write his secretary, Miss Lincoln, who was so
moved by Kennedy’s reference to her shortly before he would be shot,
that she later sent the letter along with a photo. Simmons went on to
graduate from UT Arlington and became a teacher. She died in February.
Her family donated the letter to the museum.
Survey: Get some rest
The website for KXAS/NBC 5, NBCDFW.com, reported that Arlington and Dallas made the top twenty list of places
that do not get enough sleep. The website noted the constant source of
traffic in Arlington, and its many attractions including UT Arlington.