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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Tuition increase addressed

State Senate and House committees are slated to hear proposals Wednesday to rein in climbing tuition at colleges, The Dallas Morning News reported. But some proposals could choke off some funding to universities, which would run counter to House Speaker Joe Straus and Gov. Greg Abbott’s stated goal — to elevate the status of Texas’ colleges and universities to the top tier nationwide. The article cited several public universities including UT Arlington.

More tuition talk

A Houston Chronicle story about Rice University’s plan to increase its tuition, noted the tuition at UT Arlington and other universities in Texas.

Editorial mentions Tier One hopefuls

An editorial in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal said that alumni and supporters of Texas Tech want to see their university break through and be counted among other schools with the elite tier one designation. So do the University of North Texas, Texas State University and four University of Texas campuses — UT El Paso, UT Arlington, UT San Antonio and UT Dallas.

Radar system tracks tornadoes

A Red Orbit story about the CASA radar’s ability to track tornadoes up to the minute mentioned UT Arlington, which partnered with other institutions on the National Science Foundation’s Accelerating Innovative Research program.

Israeli election outcomes

Foreign Affairs published a commentary about Israel’s election that was written by Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science. “As the post-election dust settles, it has grown clear how long-standing cultural and political shifts among the Jewish Israeli public shaped this year’s vote,” Sasley wrote.

Lawmakers and sports

The Texas Tribune reported on an event hosted Monday by UT Austin’s Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at which lawmakers discussed how sports shaped their political careers. The panelists included state Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, who played football at UT Arlington. UT President Bill Powers also spoke at the event.

UTA library noted

A Kennesaw State Sentinel story about the Georgia university’s need for a 24-hour information center noted that The University of Texas at Arlington keeps its central library open continuously from Sunday morning to Friday night. UTA is joined by the crème de la crème of Georgia universities: Emory, Georgia Southern, UGA, Georgia Tech and Georgia Regents.