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UTA In The News — Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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College tuition

The Dallas Morning News reported that the average tuition at a four-year U.S. public university climbed 15 percent between 2008 and 2010, fueled by state budget cuts for higher education and increases of 40 percent and more at universities in states like Georgia, Arizona and California. The chart accompanying the story showed that UT Arlington tuition rose 9.3 percent between 2008 and 2011.

Conversation on race relations

The Dallas Morning News noted “A Conversation on Race Relations” panel discussion planned for 6:30 p.m. June 19 in the UT Arlington Lone Star Auditorium of the Maverick Activities Center, 500 W. Nedderman Dr. The panel of seven includes Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bob Ray Sanders.

Balancing life and career, while flying solo, in a post about balancing life and career demands, cited research by The University of Texas at Arlington, which found that managers assume singles don’t have anything to do but work and will often pile on extra duties and projects. The research by UT Arlington was originally cited in an article carried in The Wall Street Journal.

Special letter

Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bob Ray Sanders mentioned UT Arlington in a column about Shared Voices, a pilot play created by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in conjunction with the Dallas Children’s Theater. The play includes parts of oral history, videos, still photographs, and a letter written to Rose Marie Simmons by the secretary of President John F. Kennedy. Shortly after he deplaned at Dallas Love Field 49 years ago, Simmons, then 16, asked the president for a letter of excused absence for missing school to see him. He told her to write his secretary, Miss Lincoln, who was so moved by Kennedy’s reference to her shortly before he would be shot, that she later sent the letter along with a photo. Simmons went on to graduate from UT Arlington and became a teacher. She died in February. Her family donated the letter to the museum.

Survey: Get some rest

The website for KXAS/NBC 5,, reported that Arlington and Dallas made the top twenty list of places that do not get enough sleep. The website noted the constant source of traffic in Arlington, and its many attractions including UT Arlington.