Deford talks sports
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
recounted Tuesday’s Maverick Speaker Series appearance by legendary
sportswriter Frank Deford, who praised sports as a great unifier, but
acknowledged problems with Americans’ obsession with sports and its
heroes. There are two great myths in American sports, Deford said. "Next
year, soccer will be popular in the United States," Deford said. "And
next year, college presidents will do something to clean up college
sports." KTVT/CBS 11 also interviewed Deford on campus about a controversial call by NFL replacement referees.
New scholarship for first-generation students
First-generation college sophomores at The University of Texas at
Arlington will be able to access a new scholarship thanks to the newly
established Shirlee J. and Taylor Gandy First Generation Scholarship
Program, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
A new $1 million endowment was established with the help of a $500,000
gift committed by the Gandys. Shirlee Gandy, president of RPM Commercial
in Fort Worth, earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from
UT Arlington in 1970 and serves on the university’s development board.
Helping future engineers
McLennan Community College in Waco will sign an agreement with UT
Arlington that makes it easier for engineering students to transfer
credits to the University, according to KWTX/CBS 10 (Waco). The agreement pertains to chemical, mechanical, industrial and electrical engineering.
Fun for a cause
A photo gallery from Friday’s Oozeball tournament was featured by the Arlington Citizen-Journal. The tournament benefits scholarships for the UT Arlington Student Alumni Association.