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Speech by Iran’s president causes stir at Columbia University

NEW YORK - The chants of protesters and speeches of supporters faded away outside as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran addressed students and faculty at Columbia University on Monday afternoon, asserting his nation's right to develop nuclear energy and asking for additional research perspectives on the Holocaust.Lee C. Bollinger, president of the university, opened the discussion, which was part of the World Leaders Forum, sponsored by Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.

Students arrested on misdemeanor firearm charges

Two football players who were arrested last week on misdemeanor weapons charges after being confronted by an off-duty police officer are out on bond, according to court documents.Robert Leandro Henson, 21, and Stephen Eugene Hodge, 19, were arrested at about 12:15 a.m. April 20 at Southern Oaks apartment complex after a report by Officer K.D. Willingham, who was working security at the complex, according to a police report.

Both men told police they are residents of the apartment complex, located at 5500 S. Hulen St.

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Virginia Tech Vigil

The flags hung limp at half mast behind the crowd of students who gathered in front of the Sadler Hall steps Wednesday night. Between 300 and 400 students came together in support and solidarity for the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre, said the Rev. Angela Kaufman, university minister.

On Monday morning, 32 students and faculty were gunned down in a shooting spree at Virginia Tech's Blacksburg, Va. Campus by a gunman who later took his own life.

Getting down to business

The Smith Hall conference room was filled with students' cued applause as the radio program "Everything Fort Worth" began at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. For the following hour, host Shivaun Palmer questioned panelists David Minor, Curt Moore, Justin "Red" Sanders and Adam Blake about the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, its impact on the community and their personal experiences in business.

Environmental impact subject of cross-campus bicycle ride

Students will have a chance this afternoon to do more than just spin their wheels for the environment.The TCU Purple Bike Program is hosting Le Tour de Frogs from 4 to 6 p.m. today to start up the organization and educate students about their impact on the environment.

Le Tour de Frogs is a 20-minute bicycle ride, beginning on the lawn in front of Sadler Hall and continuing to three other stops on campus where students will take a quiz of 10 to 15 questions about the environment, said Keith Whitworth, a sociology professor and founder of the Purple Bike Program.

Police seek man about reported assault

Police are searching for a man in a surveillance photo who they say might have information about a reported sexual assault in the GrandMarc last week.Surveillance camera images show a man near the woman who reported the assault in the front foyer of the GrandMarc at Westberry Place shortly after 3 a.m. Feb. 25, said Sgt. Jim Thomson of the Fort Worth Police Department sex crimes unit.

Police searching for suspects in recent sexual assault case

After receiving lab results from a sexual assault evidence kit, Fort Worth police are looking for suspects in a reported sexual assault that occurred Feb. 25 in the GrandMarc.Fort Worth police Sgt. Jim Thomson said a student contacted the Fort Worth police Feb. 26 to report a sexual assault in her residence in the GrandMarc at Westberry Place.

Fort Worth police received a tip about a potential suspect, Thomson said, and detectives were speaking with potential witnesses and following leads Monday.

Sexual Assault reported in GrandMarc complex

A TCU student reported a sexual assault in the GrandMarc to police Monday night, according to Fort Worth police.Fort Worth Police Sgt. Jim Thomson said a woman reported that she woke up Sunday morning and saw a man she did not recognize in her residence at the GrandMarc at Westberry Place.

Thomson said police were contacted when the woman went to the hospital Monday after the reported incident. At the hospital, Thomson said, a sexual assault evidence kit was administered to the woman.

Police discover two suspects in string of vandalism crimes

TCU Police have identified a group of teenagers they say are responsible for $20,000 worth of theft and vandalism on campus over the last three years. A group of 14- to 15-year-old boys from the TCU area have been linked to several incidents with damage totaling about $20,000, according to police estimates. The total includes the Dec. 28, 2006, vandalism of a campus bus stop and a radio-tv-film department truck windshield that caused about $10,000 worth of damage, TCU Police Sgt. Kelly Ham said.

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