Earlier this month, the University of Dallas announced a partnership with the Institute of World Politics (IWP). UD will be the ninth institution of higher learning to partner with IWP.+ Read More
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, UD students Christina Barsoum, Megan Best, Monica Dominguez and Katherine McFall, as well as administrators John Plotts, vice president of enrollment and student affairs, and Taryn Anderson, director of financial aid, travelled to Austin, Texas, to meet with Texas state legislators in support of the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG). The state program provides grants to enable eligible Texas residents to attend private, non-profit universities in Texas.
"TEG dispersed over $1.2 million in support to 309 UD graduate and undergraduate students for the 2012-2013 school year alone," said Plotts. "We're grateful to the legislature for providing this grant, which helps make attending private colleges and universities more affordable for thousands of students in Texas."
The four students from UD joined more than 150 college students from other Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) schools that receive the TEG. The UD contingent met with State Representative and University Trustee Tan Parker '93 and State Representative Linda Harper Brown to urge for their continued support.
"Visiting the capitol opened my eyes to how much goes into supporting Texas higher education. I'm glad the state provides support for students who don't attend a public college or university," said Best.
IMAGE: Students and Director of Financial Aid Taryn Anderson with State Rep. Linda Harper Brown (center).
Growing up in a half-Irish Catholic family in Cincinnati, the seven Teller children knew a household full of music. Lucy, Brother Jonah and Brother Simon Teller have used the love of music instilled during childhood by their family to become musicians and produce music of their own.+ Read More
A few years back, the University of Dallas began to form a relationship with the Dallas Zoo, when Assistant Professor of Biology Deanna Soper, Ph.D., and her colleague, Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill, P.h.D., began taking class trips to the zoo. And in the spirit of further collaboration, the world's leading cheetah expert and conservationist, Laurie Marker, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) sponsored by the Dallas Zoo, will join the UD community on Thursday, Oct. 25, to give a lecture about her work rescuing the world's fastest land mammal from extinction.+ Read More