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Friday, May 7, 2021


Students should step up to boost ‘green’ rating

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?

Media help blend world cultures

I grew up thousands of miles away from the cultural realms of America yet I am not a stranger to it, especially American pop...

Michelle Obama connects to everyday Americans

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.

24-hour library convenient for odd-hour students

If you're one of those people, like I am, who remembers the assignment for the next class at 2 a.m. and suddenly realizes your...

Language barrier does not keep student from learning

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.

International Studies certificate passes Undergraduate Council

The Undergraduate Council has approved the Certificate in International Studies program which, if it earns university approval, would give students an opportunity to further their study-abroad experience, said the director of the Center for International Studies.

Professors to debut compositions at cello concert

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.

Islamic Awareness Week to battle stereotypes

From Pakistan to the Middle East, Islam is highly respected, but the West has a different perspective of the religion, said an associate professor...

University approves multicultural student group

The Korean Student Association has been approved by Student Development Services, making it TCU's newest multicultural student organization.Sang Byeon, a doctorate Biblical interpretation student...

Fort Worth Symphony director to join music school faculty

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.

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