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UTA In The News — Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Living at UTA

A Dallas Morning News story on a trend toward on-campus living featured UT Arlington and its plans to open a 500-bed residence hall and apartments for another 100 students as part of its College Park development. The story said active, nurturing university environments do more than just comfort parents and school leaders. They also attract students, which is driving record enrollment growth at several Texas colleges. “We want the kids to have a successful college experience in every way,” said UT Arlington President James Spaniolo. “You have a full campus experience by living here.”

The value of a degree

KDAF/CW 33 interviewed several students during last week’s move-in day for a story about whether the cost of college education is worth it. The UT Arlington students, including a nursing major and engineering majors, had no doubt their degrees would be a valuable investment.

Around the world

A new department of social work at Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone is affiliated with and supported by UT Arlington and came about because of the efforts of Alusine Jalloh, a UT Arlington associate professor of history and native Sierra Leonean, according to Sierra Express Media. The program will eventually offer a bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degree.