University of Dallas Celebrates 60 Years

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This year, the University of Dallas celebrates its sixtieth year of education and enlightenment. In September of 1956, 96 students began undergraduate studies at the newly-founded University of Dallas, located in what is now Irving. Today, nearly 3,000 students attend the University. Bishop Thomas K. Gorman became chancellor of the university, which the Sisters of… Read more »

Bilingual Education in the Metroplex

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“Bilingual” didn’t used to be as cut-and-dry as it is today in America. Whereas Americans in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries often spoke German, Dutch, Italian, or French in addition to English, nowadays if someone is bilingual, it usually means that they speak English and Spanish. When legislators and education agencies talk about… Read more »

Fort Worth Children’s Museum

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In 1945, two rooms at De Zavala Elementary School in the Fairmount neighborhood of Fort Worth welcomed the collections of the Fort Worth Children’s Museum. Although the museum had been established in 1939 by the local council of the League of Administrative Women in Education, these two classrooms were the institution’s very first home. Two… Read more »

Amon Carter Museum of Western Art

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In 1961, the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art opened its doors in Fort Worth, Texas. Plans for a museum were left in the will of Amon G. Carter, Sr., who passed away in 1955 after suffering several strokes. His acquisitions, including the work of Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington, would become part of… Read more »

The Legacy of Lanny Hall

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Edwin “Lanny” Hall served Tarrant County as a Representative in the Texas House during the sixty-sixth, sixty-seventh, and sixty-eighth legislatures (1979-1984). He has also played administrative roles within several institutions of higher education. With plans to retire after the 2015-2016 academic year, Hall will leave behind a legacy of political and educational leadership for North… Read more »

Lanny Hall and the Texas Equalization Grant

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1971 saw the creation of the Texas Equalization Grant (TEG) Program, a federal aid program for students attending independent colleges in Texas. The grant helped students attend independent universities, which received less financial aid than state-supported colleges. The original eligibility requirements were fairly simple, though they have become more restrictive over the years. The student… Read more »

Making Medical Education Accessible at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

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In 1966, the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas opened its doors to patients in the Southwest Metroplex. As a teaching hospital, it also welcomed medical students with open arms. It had especially close ties with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, located about ten miles away. By 1971, Dallas Presbyterian offered several educational programs for… Read more »

North Texas Educator Becomes TIAA Leader

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In 1964, the Texas Industrial Arts Association appointed a new executive secretary to its ranks: Dr. M. D. Williamson, Associate Professor of Industrial Arts at North Texas State University. He was chosen at the annual TIAA conference at Texas A & M University in College Station. Williamson is pictured above, alongside the rest of the… Read more »