|UT Arlington named one of six national "Next Generation Universities"
According to a new study by the New America Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on public policy issues, UT Arlington is one of six universities nationwide to be named a "Next Generation University."
The list was created to highlight universities that are "models for national reform" and are "continuing their commitment to world class research while increasing enrollment and graduation rates, even as the investments from their states have declined," according to the Washington D.C.-based think tank. The report is based on analyses of federal education data, site visits, and interviews with university leaders. Others on the Next Generation Universities list include Arizona State University, University at Buffalo, University of California at Riverside, University of Central Florida and Georgia State University.
Public transportation coming to Arlington in August
Campus commuters will have an extra option beginning August 19 with bus service connecting downtown Arlington and the Trinity Railway Express.
This June, the Arlington City Council approved a limited, two-year commuter bus service contract with Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. The Metro ArlingtonXpress, or MAX, buses will run between downtown Arlington near the College Park District and the TRE CentrePort Station. Fares for the bus and rail ride will be $2.50 for students, while $5 for everyone else. About 300-500 riders are expected each day. The $700,000 yearly contract will be split between the city, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and UT Arlington.