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Vice Chancellor opposes handgun legislation

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Don Mills said he was opposed to the bill that would allow students at public universities to carry concealed handguns on campus.

According to an Associated Press article, more than half the members of the Texas House signed on as co-authors of the bill Wednesday. According to the article, the Texas Senate was expected to pass the bill, which is similar to one it passed in 2009 in the state senate before failing to pass in the house. The article also cited that Gov. Rick Perry supported the bill.

Mayor Moncrief announces he will not run for fifth term

Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief announced at a press conference last Thursday that he will not run for a fifth term in the upcoming May 14 mayoral election. When Moncrief was elected mayor in 2003, he said he did not believe a mayor should serve more than four terms.

"Therefore, I will not seek re-election to a fifth term as your mayor," Moncrief said to Fort Worth residents at his press conference.

The Skiff staff was unable to reach Moncrief by phone, and city officials declined to comment.

‘Democracy in Dakar’ documentary to be shown on campus

An on-campus screening of the award-winning documentary "African Underground: Democracy in Dakar" will show the TCU community how closely connected hip-hop music and politics can be.

John Singleton, director of International Services and the KinoMonda World Cinema project, said "Democracy in Dakar" explores the role hip-hop culture and students played in bringing democracy to a Muslim socialist government and shows the nonviolent change of order. The film explores how the underground hip-hop movement was an integral part of the 2007 presidential election in Dakar, Senegal.

Major Quest makes choosing a major easier

A new program called Major Quest and the Minor Adventures will work to make the search for a major and an eventual career a...

Steelers shouldn’t cause more traffic around campus

When the Pittsburgh Steelers practice on campus next week, Sgt. Alvin Allcon of TCU Police said he hoped there would not be an increase of traffic.

Allcon said there might be more traffic if the Steelers host a press conference on campus, but he expected most traffic to be in downtown Fort Worth and Sundance Square.

"There's a lot of activity that's been planned downtown," he said. "The ESPN folks have actually already moved or are in the process of moving in downtown at Sundance Square and will be setting up there."

Pittsburgh Steelers to practice on TCU campus

The AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers, fresh off their 24-19 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday night, will practice at TCU's campus to...

Stadium renovations limit single ticket sales

With the changes to the football stadium, all football season ticket holders would be accommodated, while fewer tickets would be allotted for walk-ups and single-game ticket buyers, Athletics Director Chris Del Conte said.

Although season tickets were at an all-time high during this year's football season, Del Conte said all season ticket holders from last season would have a seat in Amon G. Carter Stadium as it is being renovated. He added that the student section would not be affected by the decreased number of available seats.

Offices in Sadler moved for renovation

If students, faculty and staff go to Sadler Hall and do not find the office they are looking for, they might try looking up.

First floor offices in Sadler Hall were relocated to the second floor to make room for crews working to modernize the building and to make it more energy efficient, a university official said.

Associate provost Leo Munson said construction on the first floor was scheduled to be finished Feb. 18. Construction on the second floor would begin Feb. 28 and would be completed in July, he said.

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