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UTA In The News — Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Campus construction

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on the $3 billion bond package passed by Texas lawmakers for college construction projects. The measure allocates $70 million for UT Arlington to help construct a science and innovation and research building. The total cost of the building is estimated at $190 million, according to an online legislative request. “This is a very positive development for UTA,” said state Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, whose district includes the college. “UTA is growing rapidly, and it is poised to become a leading research university.”

Campus carry

Opinions were mixed for parents and transfer students at UT Arlington yesterday who talked to KXAS/NBC 5 about the new bill that will require the state’s public universities to allow handguns in dorms, classrooms and campus buildings.

Political insight

KFBK/1530 AM in Sacramento, Calif., talked to Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science at UT Arlington, about U.S. efforts to improve and speed up the program to train and equip Iraqi forces.