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UTA In The News — Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Editorial says committee should take time, touts Spaniolo's accomplishments

Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said a UT Arlington presidential search committee should take its time in selecting the University's next president. The editorial said that the impact that retiring President James D. Spaniolo has had on the University has been profound and that he has led growth in every way a university can grow: its number of students, its academic quality, its course offerings, its faculty, its research and, certainly, its student housing, classrooms, laboratories and other facilities.

Council, University, business team to consider shuttle to train

The Arlington City Council is considering spending $350,000 in the upcoming city budget to help launch a  public-private partnership with The University of Texas at Arlington and businesses to shuttle visitors by bus for free between downtown and the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort station, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The project, expected to run two years and cost approximately $700,000, would not proceed if stakeholders cannot match the $350,000. City Manager Trey Yelverton said the future goal is to create an actual rail connection that connects Arlington to the region.