Alert system activated
A call to Dallas police about an armed man who could be headed to the
UT Arlington campus resulted in activation of the campus’ emergency
alert system and the cancellation of all classes and other activities
for several hours Wednesday, several media outlets in Dallas-Fort Worth
and throughout the state reported, including The Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, KXAS/NBC 5, WFAA/ABC 8, KDFW/FOX 4 and KEYE/CBS (Austin).
A man identified by police as a UT Arlington student was later located
in Dallas and transported to a mental health facility. In a report on KTVT/CBS 11, a former FBI agent said the University’s actions were appropriate given today’s climate.
Professor Marvin Dulaney, the chair of UT Arlington's history department, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News
story comparing celebrations of Juneteenth, the holiday stemming from
the June 19, 1865 date when Texas slaves were declared free, and Jan. 1,
the day in 1862 that President Lincoln announced the Emancipation
Proclamation. “Juneteenth is so celebrated because that’s the day that
slavery for sure ended,” Dulaney said.
announced the hiring of UT Arlington graduate Kim Lemaux as the
University’s new police chief. Lemaux is currently a deputy police chief
for the city of Arlington.
Journalism and technology
The Neiman Journalism Lab
website featured new research by UT Arlington communication professors
Mark Tremayne and Andrew Clark. Their paper "New perspectives from the
sky" was recently published in the journal Digital Journalism. It lays
out the current uses of drones by the media and private citizens.