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UTA In The News — Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Redevelopment project

UT Arlington's Institute of Urban Studies is helping the city of Mineral Wells with a downtown redevelopment plan, the Mineral Wells Index reported. The Institute, which operates out of the School of Urban and Public Affairs, has assisted several North Texas cities with master plans and other documents in recent years.

MAX at the almost-halfway-mark

The Metro Arlington Xpress has been popular in its first year, but riders would like longer hours, more stops at sporting events and the mall, The Dallas Morning News reported. Ridership has been up and down, the article said. The bus service takes riders between UT Arlington and the Trinity Railway Express station at CentrePort near DFW Airport. UT Arlington, the city of Arlington and a few Arlington businesses are partners in the two-year pilot program. Top 99 News also published the story.

Heba's story goes national

Paper Blog and Islamophobia carried a guest column by Heba Said, the opinion editor for the UT Arlington student newspaper The Shorthorn, about her negative experience trying this summer while covering the Republican State Convention as a Muslim student journalist. The piece originally ran in the Washington Post.

Chief appointment for alum

Leidos Holdings, Inc. appointed Roger Krone as chief executive officer, Investor Point, PRNewswire, Reuters and a host of other media outlets reported. Krone is currently president of Network and Space Systems for The Boeing Company. Krone earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, a master's degree in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington and a master of business administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business. Leidos is a 22,000-employee science and technology solutions company.