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Schieffer Symposium panelists will discuss Congress and the media

Panelists at the sixth annual Schieffer Symposium will discuss the role of the media coverage in a deadlocked Congress.

Bob Schieffer, moderator of CBS' "Face the Nation" and 1959 university graduate, will host the symposium.



Nancy Styles, executive assistant to vice chancellor for Government Affairs, is responsible for marketing and communications for the Schieffer Symposium. She said the number of attendants varies year to year. As of Monday, 800 tickets had already been sold or promised. However, only 50 students had signed up to attend, she said.

“Dog” Chapman receives big turnout at signing

Almost 1,000 people came to the campus bookstore Thursday night to see Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the A&E television show "Dog the Bounty Hunter."

Chapman was signing copies of his book, "Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given." Chapman, his family and entourage arrived 45 minutes late, but that did not deter his fans and followers, who filled the first level of the bookstore. Attendees included more Fort Worth and Tarrant County community members than TCU students.

Panera begins calorie listings on menu

The Panera Bread on South University Drive will start posting item calorie counts on its menu boards today.

Linn Parrish, vice president of public relations, said Panera Bread is the first national restaurant chain to voluntarily post calorie counts on its menus across the nation. The motivation for publishing calorie counts initially came from the 2008 mandate in New York City for all restaurants to disclose the information. She said she thought other restaurants may make the same move toward transparency either voluntarily or by federal mandate.

Speaker: Nurses should have more influence in medical field

Student nurses should be courageous and focus on developing health care solutions when they enter the professional nursing field, one industry expert said.

Susan Hassmiller, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Advisor for Nursing and the director of the Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine, visited campus Thursday as part of the W.F. "Tex" and Pauline Rankin Lectureship in Nursing and called for nurses to take the initiative to lead new nursing developments, engage in their own research and embrace technology.

Philosophy professor presents and disproves both sides of abortion debate

Popular arguments for the moral status of abortion are considered unsound by most philosophers, a University of Colorado philosophy professor said Thursday night in Palko Hall.

The conflict between the embryo's right to life and the woman's right to control what happens inside her own body serves as the underlying issue on the debate on abortion, said Michael Tooley, a philosophy professor from the University of Colorado at Boulder and 2010 Green Honors Chair Professor for the philosophy department.

Conservative rally meets Saturday to discuss upcoming Republican primary

The High Noon in Cowtown conservative rally Saturday will give students and community members a chance to meet many of the local candidates for the March 2 Republican primary, an event organizer said.

Glen Bucy, a senior political science major and organizer of the event, said it was important for the rally to take place during early voting to give voters the opportunity to cast their ballot after hearing the candidates' platforms while the momentum of the rally was still in effect.

Decreasing rental rates increases off-campus options

Apartment rental and occupancy rates in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Arlington areas are declining, which could mean more options for university students living off campus and more negotiable rental rates, a university official said.

Craig Allen, director of Housing and Residence Life, said that in the past five years there has been a surge in developers opening apartment complexes around campus. The increase in available housing increased competition between complexes for student residents, he said.

Limited Rec community memberships lead to revenue loss

A university official estimated a 25 percent decrease in the University Recreation Center's annual revenue as a result of a limit placed on community...

Police: No report for Colorado branding incident

Two Colorado law enforcement agencies said Thursday afternoon that they do not have an incident report concerning an alleged assault of a Kappa Sigma...

Graduate school becoming more popular for students

Although more students are applying to attend graduate or law school directly after graduation, students should hold a job for at least two years to discover their interests and goals, a university official said.

William Cron, professor of marketing and academic director of the MBA program for the Neeley School of Business, said an ideal MBA candidate would have professional experience.

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