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Officials hire firm to study streetcar project

City of Fort Worth officials moved closer to finalizing a modern streetcar system with a unanimous vote to hire engineering and consulting firm HDR Inc. to begin developing phases one and two of a three-part plan, a city official said.

David Gaspers, a senior planner in the city's planning and development department, said the company will begin planning a recommended alignment route and developing a business plan for the streetcar system as early as next week.

Finding the meaning of Christianity focus of documentary

A documentary detailing the travels of a group of college-aged men across Europe as they challenge their preconceptions of religion will screen tonight as part of this year's Greek Week.

According to Web site of the film "Beware of Christians," the venture chronicles the travels of friends Alex Carroll, Matt Owen, Michael Allen and Will Bakke, who grew up in Texas, as they attempt to find the true meaning of Christianity.

Panel discusses the next step for innovation in journalism

Journalism is a process, not a product, and just because newspapers may become extinct doesn't mean journalism will as well, said one of three industry entrepreneurs Thursday afternoon as part of the Schieffer School of Journalism Green Chair "Far Out: The Frontiers of Journalism" panel.

"I think too often we equate journalism with the newspaper...journalism is a process, it is a series of things we do," said David Cohn, founder and director of the Web site Spot.us, a nonprofit open source project to pioneer community powered reporting.

Faculty Senate holds first All-Faculty Picnic

The Faculty Senate hopes to strengthen community among staff, faculty and students with its first All-Faculty Picnic on Saturday through live music, a Faculty...

Child care options and online evaluations subjects of Faculty Senate meeting

Editor's note: This article was revised for accuracy and clarification at 12:40 p.m. March 8.Faculty Senate members announced Thursday that the university will sponsor...

New travel grant offered by Women’s Studies Program

New reimbursement travel grants offered by the TCU Institute on Women and Gender and the TCU Women's Studies Program will allow students involved in gender or women's studies to broaden their horizons and gain a new perspective, a university official said.

Laura Prestwood, director of the Women's Studies Program, said the $400 reimbursement travel grant will give students involved with gender or women's studies research the opportunity to travel and further their education off campus by offsetting travel costs.

SGA to host first town hall meeting

Student Government Association representatives said they hope students attend the first Student Relations Town Hall meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the student organizations area of the Brown-Lupton University Union so they can measure interest in SGA initiatives.

The SGA's Student Organizations Committee formed the monthly meeting to hear the opinions from the student body and provide direct feedback to questions, SGA Student Relations Committee Chair Myra Mills wrote in an e-mail.

IBR plan makes college more affordable with capped payments

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Thursday that making it easier for college graduates to pay back federal loans will help improve the...

City to hire consultant for streetcar system

The city of Fort Worth plans to move forward with bringing in a nationally recognized consultant to finalize aspects of a modern streetcar system...

Staff Assembly’s new goals expand community efforts

The Staff Assembly has formed two new ad hoc committees, Community on Campus and Mission and Vision, to help further the group's goal of building community on and off campus and ensuring all voices on campus are represented, an assembly official said.

The Rev. Angela Kaufman, Staff Assembly chair and minister to the university, said the changes were brought about in light of the Staff Assembly's 10-year anniversary.

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