It's a bad grade for TCU. The university should have at least deserved a better grade than a D-plus.
According to the 2008 U.S. News & World Report's college rankings, TCU made a D-plus on the 2008 College Sustainability Report Card. How could TCU receive such a bad grade when the school looks eco-friendly with purple bikes and bags and the university's efforts toward building energy efficient buildings?
She wasn't the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, but millions of supporters noted her with keen interest on the first night in Denver. Michelle Obama delivered a remarkable speech that made the audience shed tears of joy, and gave a smile of hope with her firm support for her husband, Barack Obama. The leading lady of the first day of the convention, Obama tried to connect with the common American through her personal story. She shared her moments of pains and gains to let everyone know she was not different, but one of them.
Amanj Noori speaks Kurdish and Tony Lehew only English, yet they communicate.
Lehew is Noori's conversation partner at TCU who meets with him every week outside class to help him improve his speaking skills.
Noori is a student from the Institute of Engineering and Drafting in Shaqlawa, a town in northern Iraq, who is now in the Intensive English Program at TCU, a program for non-native English speakers to improve their writing and communication skills.
Mozart, Vivaldi or Bach's compositions often grace Ed Landreth Hall, but for the first time Saturday, the cello ensemble will perform original compositions by faculty.
"Symphony for Violoncelli" and "Anxieties of the Heart" will echo through the music hall along with the sounds of classical compositions, said Jesus Castro-Balbi, founder and director of the TCU Cello Ensemble.
The hands of a local maestro will soon help guide the flutes, percussions, trumpets and horns of the TCU Symphony Orchestra.
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, is now the distinguished guest professor of conducting in the School of Music, said German Gutierrez, director of orchestras at the School of Music.