UTA In The News — Monday, November 22, 2021

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Beto’s bid for governor

Rebecca Deen, associate professor of political science and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, spoke to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about Beto O’Rourke’s bid to enter the 2022 election for Texas’ next governor. Deen commented that the decline of Democratic voters in Tarrant county from 2018 to 2020 and similar national trends do not bode well for O’Rourke. The story was also published by Yahoo! News.

Reducing airport stress

Erin Bowen, aviation psychology researcher and A. Dale Thompson Endowed Professor of Leadership, spoke to the Dallas Observer about how travelers can manage expectations and stress during Thanksgiving airline travel. Bowen said many fliers are out of practice due to the pandemic and that preparation in advance of airport arrival is key.

Rittenhouse verdict

Jandel Crutchfield, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, spoke to NBC 5 after the verdict announcement in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Crutchfield said that many people viewed the trial as a question of citizens’ right to protest.

First-generation celebration

First-generation students at UT Arlington attended a panel discussion and social event hosted by the University to celebrate those who are the first in their families to attend college, U.S. Fed News reported. Lisa Nagy, vice president for student affairs, said UTA hosted the event to make first-generation students aware of resources designed to support their needs and to help them connect with their first-generation peers.