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Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Things to do if you’re under 21

You study all week, you work, you're responsible, and when the weekend rolls around all you want to do is let loose. What are you going to do? If you're under 21, this question is usually answered with a resounding sigh and a decision to either stay home and party or walk around downtown watching all the old people having fun. Of course there are other options, but can you ever think of them at 8 p.m. on Saturday night?

Brite raises funds to rush expansion

The Brite Divinity School is hoping to save $2 million on its expansion project by moving the groundbreaking up two years, a Brite administrator said.Newell Williams, president of Brite and a professor of modern and American church history, said plans have been in the works for a few years. The renovations and expansion will cost $19.5 million and is expected to take 18 months to complete, he said.

Survey: Religion vital for voters

Sorry, Mitt Romney.A September report released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life states that candidates who are viewed by the public as not highly religious seem to top the newest Gallup Polls for both the Democratic and Republican Parties.

The nationwide survey, based on telephone interviews from 3,002 adults in August, rated people's perceptions of candidates and their religiosity.

Rec Center to offer flu shots to students, faculty, staff

The first 500 students and 500 faculty and staff to the University Recreation Center special events room Wednesday will receive a free flu shot compliments of the Rec Center.The flu vaccination will be free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis at this year's Mini Health Fair, said Steve Kintigh, director of Campus Recreation.

The Rec Center purchased the vaccination doses with money from a special fund, Kintigh said.

Mutual respect inside classroom should be displayed not implied

There are no stupid questions.Professors have been telling their students this for ages.

But to some, it seems this is a lie they feel the need to repeat every semester for appearances sake.

Granted there are some stupid questions.

There are always students who as they raise their hands the entire class and professor join in a collective sigh.

It is inevitable.

Cuba native aims to educate about country

Music, food and culture - these are what the media like to report about Cuba, things one Cuban man says do not mean a thing to Cuban exiles. But his attempt to educate TCU students about this fell short.Erasmo Pinero Jr. views Cuba as a hell that he was fortunate enough to escape 33 years ago, a place where books were rewritten and freedoms were squashed.

Pounding his fists loudly on the table, Pinero Jr., 47, said the real Cuba is ignored in this country.

Study abroad program in Greece now available

Students now have the opportunity to study about the ancient world in Greece. English professor Richard Enos was notified Tuesday that TCU had been approved as a cooperating institution with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

ASCSA is an institution in Greece where American scholars can conduct advanced research in the areas of language, literature, art, history, archaeology and the philosophy of Greece, according to the university's Web site.

Luncheon to address disaster relief tactics

TCU will host a luncheon today that aims to educate local clergy and citizens on dealing with disaster on campus."Calming the Storm: Effective Responses in Times of Disaster," will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center.

The luncheon aims to facilitate relationships within communities, as well as with emergency organizations such as the American Red Cross.

Conference to address religious diversity

"Diversity Within Religion" will be the subject of a daylong conference sponsored by Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services on Wednesday.The luncheon keynote speaker, Manochehr Dorraj, a political science professor, said he will discuss why religion matters in a post-modern world.

"One of the most important forms of diversity is religious diversity and different venues of religious and spiritual life," Dorraj said.

IIS hosts the Inclusiveness Conference annually to open a campus-wide dialogue on issues of diversity within different realms of society.

Scotland native becomes curator for annex gallery

TCU's newest acquisition is an import.Gavin Morrison, originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, has been hired as curator for the College of Fine Arts' new off-campus gallery that will be housed in the old Perrotti's Pizza location at the corner of West Berry Street and Greene Avenue.

Morrison was living in south France when, three months ago, he was contacted by a former colleague in Houston about the curatorial position at TCU.

"What I liked about the position was that everything was fresh," Morrison said. "I can establish the structure and program."

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