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Foreign language requirement should be prioritized

A new core curriculum change has been presented to the Faculty Senate, but officials aren't confident that this modification will be accepted. The administration should seriously consider a campuswide language requirement and how it would enhance students' education. David Bedford, chair of the Faculty Senate Student Relations Committee, said he presented a six-hour foreign language requirement to the open forum. Bedford said he hopes the Senate will see the importance of having a foundation for a foreign language in the global community TCU promotes.

Hateful, racist response to election unacceptable

After finding out Barack Obama had been elected president, John McCain had this to say: "President Theodore Roosevelt's invitation of Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage in many quarters. America today is a world away from the cruel and prideful bigotry of that time. There is no better evidence of this than the election of an African-American to the presidency of the United States."

Baylor’s attempt to up rankings unethical

The university may have agreed to discount items at the bookstore after a Horned Frog victory, but until recently Baylor University was giving a bookstore break for something with a bit more baggage.

Baylor offered a $300 bookstore credit to incoming freshmen to retake the SAT during the summer. Baylor offered students who improved their scores by 50 points or more a $1,000 merit scholarship.

Graduation: Seniors present final art show before graduating

Five studio art majors are displaying their artwork before a TCU audience for the last time before their December graduations. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Art Senior Exhibition ends today after a week of showcasing a variety of projects.

Jennifer Dawson, a senior studio art major, said she was surprised by how many people came to the show.

"It was really exciting," Dawson said. "We didn't know how many people were going to show up."

SGA resolution asks to bring back KTCU jazz

As the meeting doors of Student Government Association's House of Representatives opened, legislation flooded in.Three bills and three resolutions were voted on and passed Tuesday at the weekly House of Representatives meeting.

The bills, two of which called for the allocation of a combined $13,000 in funds toward university projects, all passed unanimously.

However, it was one of the resolutions that caused the most debate.

SGA presidential candidates’ campaigns under review

An official winner for Student Government Association president is pending review by the SGA Judicial Board, which will determine whether either candidate broke campaign rules, according to the Elections and Regulations Committee.Junior history major Thomas Pressly defeated junior marketing and e-business major Nate Arnold by 94 votes in Thursday's presidential run off, but an official winner will not be announced until after the Judicial Board's ruling.

Tuition, financial aid set to increase in fall semester

The Board of Trustees voted Friday to increase tuition for the 2008-2009 academic school year.Chancellor Victor Boschini said tuition costs will escalate 8.4 percent, making the overall tuition for undergraduates $26,900, a $2,040 increase from this year.

Boschini said along with tuition increasing, the board approved an 18 percent increase in financial aid.

Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, said he believes the increase in financial aid will be most important to students.

Trustees vote to tear down student center

It's official. The Brown-Lupton Student Center will be no more.The Board of Trustees determined Friday that the TCU community hub will be demolished to make room for a smaller, more efficient building, Provost Nowell Donovan said.

Donovan said Clarence and Kerry Scharbauer Hall will be replacing the current Student Center. The building will house the AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the Honors College, Donovan said.

‘Lions for Lambs’ film targets college students, actor says

Michael Pena spoke with Southern Methodist University students and TCU staff reporter Allie Brown about co-starring in Robert Redford's new drama, "Lions for Lambs", following its screening at SMU's Hughes-Trigg Theater. Pena said this film will reach out to youth in a positive way.Q: What is it about the film that jumps out and pleases you the most?

A: "I mean, just from a technical standpoint meshing everything - all the story lines and all the debates. I think that when I first read the script I was like 'Wow' Robert's going to have a good time trying to mesh it."

‘Lions for Lambs’ lacks action, intrigue

We've seen him as a Chicago teenager in "Risky Business," a fighter pilot in "Top Gun," a secret agent in "Mission Impossible," and now we'll see him as a senator under pressure in the new drama "Lions for Lambs." In the new Robert Redford-directed film, Tom Cruise plays Senator Jasper Irving, a politician with big plans for the war overseas.

The movie, which opens nationwide Nov. 9, features a star-studded cast including Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Michael Pena (Crash) and Robert Redford (All the President's Men, The Natural).

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