Making college affordable
WFAA/ABC 8’s 6 p.m. newscast and its program, Good Morning Texas,
reported on the agreement signed Wednesday by The University of Texas
at Arlington, the Tarrant County College system and the Arlington and
Mansfield school districts to offer a bachelor’s degree for $10,000.
Under the plan, this fall's juniors who successfully complete 24
semester credit hours of dual credit college courses in their junior and
senior years of high school can transition seamlessly into Tarrant
County College, and then complete the final two years at UT Arlington. KRLD/1080 AM
interviewed Dale Wasson, UT Arlington senior associate vice president
of student enrollment services, about the bachelor's degree plan. “This
is not an easy way to get an education, this is a more affordable way to
get an education,” Wasson said.
USA Today quotes Shelton on impact of 'The Jeffersons'
USA Today quoted
Jason Shelton, a UT Arlington assistant professor of sociology, about
the impact that the popular 1970’s television program, The Jeffersons,
had on history. Sherman Hemsley, who starred as business owner George
Jefferson, died Tuesday at age 74."It's the American dream story, and
really, what it began to do is sensitize white America to the fact that
African Americans are looking for greater opportunity,” Shelton said.
“Black folks could look at George Jefferson and say, '(This) is
fictional, but there are people who are going to do that and are doing
that. That could be us.'"
NIH MedlinePlus reports on Armstrong's research into DMAA
The National Institutes of Health’s MedlinePlus reported
on research by Daniel Armstrong, the Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry
at UT Arlington, which concluded that the DMAA found in supplements
could not have come from the geranium plant. "The FDA should regulate
and/or ban products in which significant amounts of synthetic
pharmacological compounds are added," Armstrong said. "Also, this
information should be clearly labeled, including their effects and
possible side effects, so that consumers can make an informed choice."
Unsung Heroes Awards honor three UTA notables
the Unsung Heroes Awards, which will be presented tonight at the
National Multicutural Western Heritage Museum, will honor W. Marvin
Dulaney, chairman of the history department at The University of Texas
at Arlington; Dr. Maxwell Scarlett, the first African American graduate
of UT Arlington; and state Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, who is also a UT
UTA College of Nursing mentioned in Dallas Morning News story on nursing schools
The Dallas Morning News
referenced the UT Arlington College of Nursing in its story about the
new Dallas campus of West Coast University, the first for-profit program
in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer a bachelor of science degree in
nursing. The four-year degree can be achieved in just 39 months, but
costs as much as $106,000 — two to three times the price of getting the
same degree at a state school.
Cosmo interviews Agger on social media mistakes people make
magazine interviewed Ben Agger, sociology professor and director of the
Center for Theory at UT Arlington, about mistakes that people make on
social media. The article referenced a tweet by a Greek athlete, which
got her booted from her Olympic team.