While labor disputes between Sodexo and some of its employees have not surfaced on campus like they have in other states, Sodexo employees at the university may have nowhere to turn should trouble hit home.
In recent weeks, employees of Sodexo, the French-based multinational food service company contracted by the university, have incorporated strikes and civil disobedience as a part of the Service Employees International Union's protest efforts across 10 U.S. states against the company's alleged intimidation of employees seeking to unionize.
Audience members who attend the third annual Latina/o Studies Lecture will hear a different perspective about Latin American studies from previous years, said Miguel Leatham, a professor associated with the event.
Margarite Fernandez Olmos, a professor in the modern languages and literatures department at Brooklyn College, will speak tonight at the event sponsored by the TCU Latina/o Studies minor.
Bookstore officials have not decided what to do, if anything, with the umbrellas in the patio area of the university bookstore after a female student was injured by one before spring break.
On March 11, the student, whose named was withheld by campus police on a police report, was struck on the head when wind knocked one of the bookstore's outdoor umbrellas loose, said Roman Coronado, bookstore textbook manager.
Although not even in high school, some area school children got to experience a small taste of life as a university student last Friday.
About 60 fourth grade students from George C. Clarke Elementary in the Forth Worth Independent School District participated in a writing camp held by the College of Education in preparation for the upcoming Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills writing test in March.
The university might be far removed from the crisis in Haiti, but two student organizations are doing their part to encourage student involvement in the disaster relief efforts.
Members of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. and The Interested Ladies service group of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. will hold a candlelight prayer vigil for Haiti tonight on the steps of Sadler Hall.
The university made improvements to go green in recent years, but according to a study released Oct. 7, it still doesn't make the grade.
The Sustainable Endowments Institute released its annual College Sustainability Report Card, a survey of 332 colleges and institutions in the United States and Canada, including those with the 300 largest endowments, on their overall sustainability.
For the second consecutive year, TCU received a C-minus on the report card, which gives colleges and universities a grade based on nine equally weighted categories.