In today's world of travel, cultural pluralism is everywhere. The world is truly a small place. The number of different ethnic groups present in countries and communities today is amazing compared to 50 years ago - take TCU for example. America is the least nativistic country in the world. A poll in 2000 indicated that 10.4 percent of the U.S. population is foreign-born. So it's not a surprise TCU has more than 7,000 students enrolled and just more than a quarter are international students.
"DJ, congratulations on your new appointment as Resident Assistant to Milton Daniel Hall." Those words afforded me such excitement that only my fellow RA colleagues and past RAs can best articulate. Knowing that all your hard work, academically and socially, paid off by being elected to serve as an RA for TCU is not only a privilege, but also a life-changing experience. It creates a pathway to discovering yourself while maintaining a fine balance between embracing the extreme personalities and ethnic differences of students while implementing policies that are set by TCU.
In today's world, it's common for Catholic sermons to extract scriptures from the Book of Mark used during the Gospel reading. My personal favorite verse from the Book of Mark reads, "Those who raise themselves will be humbled ... and those who humble themselves will be raised."Personally, I'm the type of person who believes in doing good for others before they do good unto me and giving to the needy and less fortunate.