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UT Arlington In The News - Friday, November 9, 2012

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Friday, November 9, 2012

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Post-election tension

Texas has sued the federal government 23 times since President Obama was first elected and the public shouldn’t expect that tension to ease now, a report on KERA/90.1 FM said. UT Arlington political science professor Victoria Farrar-Myers said Texas’ Republican leadership often rebels against new rules and stricter enforcement. “Given the kind of state we are in wanting to see less federal control and more state control, I think you are going to continue to see more tension over the next four years,” she predicts.

Help for veterans

KTVT/CBS 11 reported on a new $1.25 million grant UT Arlington has received from the U.S. Department of Education to aid veterans. The Upward Bound grant will provide money for counseling, mentoring and tutoring for veterans.

Oustanding alumnus

UT Arlington distinguished alumnus Shirlee Gandy was featured in Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News stories about the unveiling of a new John F. Kennedy tribute in Fort Worth. Gandy, who co-chaired the JFK Tribute with her husband, Taylor Gandy, said the display tells a story of an important day in history. The couple also donated the money to buy the sculpture.

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