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Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Alumnus offers students business-world advice

Texas Secretary of State and TCU alumnus Roger Williams spoke to students Tuesday about the realities of the business world.Williams, who is the chairman of the board of Roger Williams AutoMall, gave advice on how to get jobs and keep them. He said it is the responsibility of an individual to convince an employer to hire them.

"Life is retail," Williams said. "No one will sell yourself like you will."

Williams gave students tips on interviewing and respecting their elders in the workplace. He said it is important to be nice to everyone and network.

Heaney wins run-off; elected new student body president

Trevor Heaney was elected student body president with 56.9 percent of the votes in a run-off election Tuesday, said Sebastian Moleski, elections and regulations committee chair.A run-off was held between Heaney, a junior management major, and Ryan Panno, a junior accounting finance major, because no candidate received 50 percent of the total votes in last week's election. There were originally five candidates that split the vote.

About 1,516 students voted in Tuesday's election, which is roughly 400 less than the election Nov. 8, Moleski, a senior economics major, said.

Two SGA candidates debate for runoff

Two Student Government Association presidential hopefuls discussed their plans for the student body during a debate held Monday before the runoff election today.Trevor Heaney and Ryan Panno discussed topics such as parking, diversity and student involvement on campus. About 20 students were present for the debate, which Heaney, a junior management major, said is a sign that students have not seen lasting effects of SGA on campus.

"Communication works both ways," Heaney said. "Right now SGA is trying to talk to the student body, but (the student body) is not listening."

Amendment may boost gay rights movement

Although Texans overwhelmingly voted for Proposition 2, some members of the TCU community say the result may strengthen the gay rights movement.According to The Associated Press, 76 percent of Texans voted for Proposition 2, an amendment to the Texas constitution to ban gay marriage. It is now in effect.

Bayliss Camp, an assistant professor of sociology, said other states that have passed similar laws have seen a surge in the gay rights movement, and Texas may follow suit.

ONLINE EXTRA! – Run-off election will decide new president

A run-off election will be held next Tuesday to determine the new student body president.According to the Student Body Code a candidate must receive "an absolute majority of the votes cast." Because a candidate did not receive 50 percent of the vote, a run-off will be held between the top two candidates.

Trevor Heaney and Ryan Panno were the top two candidates receiving votes, said Sebastian Moleski, Elections and Regulations Committee Chair.

"I haven't seen a run-off at TCU," Panno said, "So I'm excited to see how it turns out."

Accident near campus sends worker to hospital

A TCU employee was taken to Harris Methodist Hospital as a result of injuries caused by a car accident Tuesday afternoon, Fort Worth Police said.The accident occurred at Rogers Avenue and West Berry Street at approximately 3:15 p.m., said Fort Worth Police Officer K. Hill, who arrived on the scene shortly after.

Hill said the accident involved two vehicles - a silver Toyota Camry and a gold Chrysler Sebring. The Chrysler failed to yield at a stop sign on Rogers Avenue and hit the Toyota, Hill said.

SGA candidates discuss platforms at forum

Candidates in the student government elections voiced their opinions on community issues, but some students who listened said they felt they were given too much information at once.The candidate forum, which was held in the Brown-Lupton Student Center Lounge on Monday, included a panel of candidates who answered questions asked by the host and the student audience.

Jason Ratigan, a candidate for vice president, said all the candidates have different ideas but similar goals.

House to fill vacancy

A special election will be held Nov. 8 to fill a vacancy in the House of Student Representatives after a representative of the College of Science and Engineering resigned last week. Rep. Thomas Guidry, a junior computer science information major, cited in his resignation letter "distress and heartache" as reasons for leaving.

Guidry had been a representative in the House for five semesters. Vice President Trevor Smith said he is disappointed about Guidry's resignation.

Car damaged by wrecker

Students, faculty and staff gave their assistance after an e-mail from TCU Police asking for their help was sent, police said Tuesday.The e-mail asked for information on a car that was towed from the faculty lot on Main Campus Monday afternoon.

A TCU police officer discovered a damaged car in the quad lot and contacted the owner, Sgt. Kelly Ham said.

A student witness then told police he had seen a flat-bed wrecker removing a vehicle near the damaged car, Ham said.

News Brief

No more tickets are available for Wednesday's on-campus appearance of actor Ben Stein, said event coordinators. The event, which is free, is open to the public with reservations, said Mark Murtagh, coordinator of the Fogelson Honors Forum. However, reservations are no longer being taken because the venue is full, said Murtagh, a senior political science major.

The eighth annual Fogelson Honors Forum is sponsored by the TCU Honors Program, Murtagh said. Each year, the Honors Program brings a speaker who represents modern American culture to campus, he said.

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