Junior accounting major Cathy Lammers said communicating with her family in Japan, located 35 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has been difficult because of downed phone lines.
Lammers said her aunt, uncle and cousin were forced to evacuate their hometown of Fukushima because they did not have water. She added that she has been following the news, but feels helpless about the situation.
A former Olympic athlete and TCU alumnus reflected on his experiences from growing up in south side Fort Worth to becoming a world-class runner at Tuesday's "MENtality Luncheon."
Khadevis Robinson spoke at the free Student Affairs luncheon for men about the importance of hard work and surrounding oneself with positive influences to achieve success. Robinson, a 1998 TCU graduate and track star, won the national championship in the 800 meters while at the university. In 2004, he made the U.S. Olympic team.
The increased number of freshman applications to TCU has created greater competition for academic scholarships in the incoming class, a university official said.
Associate Dean of Admission Wes Waggoner said the university had received 17,676 applications as of Feb. 8, about 3,500 more than last year's total. The increased competition for admission also means higher standards for scholarship consideration, he said.