UTA In The News — Monday, November 6, 2023
UTA participates in Rangers festivities
UTA President Jennifer Cowley said that it was amazing to be able to cheer on the Texas Rangers as the team won the World Series and celebrated in a parade and festivities Friday, KERANews.org, KERA 90.1 FM, the Denton Record Chronicle and Fort Worth CultureMap reported. The UTA Marching Band was part of the parade.
World Series economic impact
William Crowder, chair of the UT Arlington Department of Economics, said Arlington and the North Texas area shouldn’t look at the Texas Rangers World Series crown as too much of an economic home run, the Fort Worth Report reported. “The long and short of it is that the estimates come in somewhere around $2 to $3 million per game, so it’s not nothing, but it’s not the hundreds of millions that some envision,” Crowder said.
Stephen Mattingly, UT Arlington professor of civil engineering, said there are some trends that show younger drivers choosing to drive less or live totally without a car, Spectrum News Austin reported in a story about a Dallas man who has totally given up his car. The story also ran on Spectrum News San Antonio.
Dealing with time change
Clocks fell back one hour this past Sunday, WBAP 820 AM reported. Christine Spadola, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, recommended moving bedtimes to 10 or 15 minutes later the days before to help make the change to sleep schedules easier and not have to make major adjustments on Sunday.
Politics at school boards
Rebecca Deen, UT Arlington professor of political science, said there is heightened political divisiveness within local school districts and their boards, Spectrum News reported in a story about how those divisions have impacted people locally.
Management fees study
The Investor Coaching Show on SuperTalk 99.7 WWTN in Nashville, Tenn., talked about management fees and mentioned a study by John Adams, UT Arlington associate professor of finance and real estate, that said sometimes the people managing an investor’s money are looking out for themselves more than the investor.
Mouser touts UTA support
Mouser Electronics said it is proud to support UT Arlington’s College of Engineering, including the recent Texas Autocross, the Engineering Banquet and HackUTA, Yahoo! Finance and Business Wire reported.
Plano ISD teacher Bradley Grissom, a UT Arlington graduate, said his student loan is top of mind since repayments started again in October, The Dallas Morning News reported on a student loan debt story. Texas has the second highest number of student loan borrowers in the country, with their combined debt totaling $115.9 billion, according to Enterprise Data Warehouse. It trails only California, which holds $137.2 billion in student loan debt.