Benton McDonald

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Benton McDonald is a junior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor of Politifrog, covering local, state, and national politics and their relation to TCU.

Big 12 to continue with fall athletics

Chancellor Victor Boschini said the conference Board of Directors thinks sports can be conducted safely this fall.

TCU won’t mandate entry testing when students return to campus

TCU is asking students to practice self-monitoring and prevention strategies in the 14 days before they return to campus.

Faculty Senate chair demands change in open letter to administration

Chair Sean Atkinson said the university's system of shared governance was "on the verge of collapse."

Instructors, students given distance learning option

The university will also be moving some courses to an online format for the semester.

TCU executive compensation out paces faculty salaries and benefits

The $11.4 million in officer compensation from 2017 ranked 5th out of 67 comparative universities.

Reductions to retirement benefits spark faculty concern

The university announced earlier this month that it was reducing its contributions to employee retirement benefits.

Texas releases first demographic data on COVID-19 cases

The state released the racial makeup of more than 2,000 COVID-19 patients, a fraction of the total number of cases.

Tracking COVID-19 Cases in Texas

TCU360 will be updating our interactive map each day with data from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

Tarrant County updates emergency plans but does not enact ‘shelter-in-place’ order

The commissioners court adopted fines and jail sentences for residents not complying with emergency management plans in an emergency meeting Sunday.

Both parties see strong turnout in primaries

More than 2 million ballots were cast for each party in this year's primaries.

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