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Diversified assets

TCU has come a long way since it first opened the doors to its new Fort Worth campus in 1911. Then a fledgling campus of 500 students in the segregated south, diversity really wasn't a question.

But times and people have changed and the expectation for equality is something that every institution has to answer to. So how does the university measure up? It depends on how you measure success.

Men’s basketball up against the A&M Panthers Tuesday night

The TCU men's basketball team will take on the Prairie View A&M Panthers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The Frogs are 5-2 this season and have won all four of their home games. The Frogs' record is the team's highest opening record since the 2004-05 season.

Against USC, TCU scored in the 80-point range for the third time this season, the first time since 2002-03 that the Frogs have done it this early in the year.

Fraternity to hold disability-awareness bike-a-thon

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity will hold a 24-hour bike-a-thon this week in front of Mary Couts Burnett Library to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

Nathan Wang, a junior finance major and the Eta Chi chapter's Push America chairman, said members of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity will take one-hour shifts throughout the 24-hour period on two stationary bikes starting at noon Thursday and ending at noon Friday.

University students raise money to help high schoolers

Students from a local high school will be touring the university campus today as part of a scholarship competition organized by university students, a student helping to raise money for the scholarship said.

Junior communication studies major Meredith Woolsey said students in her group discussion class, taught by adjunct professor in the communication studies department Carie Kapellusch, are raising money for a scholarship along with an advanced public speaking class to be awarded to students at Eastern Hills High School at the end of the semester.

Alcohol and energy drinks don’t mix

According to the Food and Drug Administration, substances that contain dietary supplements, such as energy drinks, are allowed to go on the market before pre-approval. But that does not necessarily mean they are safe for consumption.

According to Inside Higher Ed, officials at Ramapo College, a public liberal arts college in New Jersey, banned alcoholic energy drinks on campus this month.

Alcoholic energy drinks mask the effects of alcohol so people don't realize how much they have had to drink, biology instructor Michael Sawey said.

Official: Minority students make up 20 percent of the student body...

Though the percentage of minority students in incoming classes has stayed the same for the past three years, there are still more minority students coming to the university because of the increase of the overall size of freshman classes, the dean of admissions said.

Ray Brown, dean of admissions, said the increase in total minority students does not show in the overall percentage because the overall class size is growing as well. Minority students have made up 20 percent of the student body for last three incoming classes.

Sorority to host event commemorating fallen member

The university's Gamma Phi Beta sorority chapter and the Brown-Lupton University Union are teaming up to bring the Rachel's Challenge program, which honors the first student who was killed at Colombine High School in 1999, to the university at 7 p.m. today in the BLUU Ballroom.

According to fliers posted around campus by Gamma Phi Beta, the event will be held in memory of Amanda Bebout, a junior nursing major and member of the sorority who took her life in January.

TCU Athletics has mixed results this weekend

SOCCER

The TCU soccer team had a weekend of mixed results on the road after beating No. 18 Memphis 3-0 Friday night, then falling 1-0 to Ole Miss Sunday afternoon.

The Horned Frog's 3-0 win included nine shots on goal, forcing Memphis to save four shots, compared to TCU's one. The first half was scoreless.

At the 55-minute mark, freshman defender Kelly Johnson netted a goal from straight-on after a throw-in by junior midfielder Alex Mechalske. The goal was the first of Johnson's collegiate career.

Diverse backgrounds influenced author’s work

For author Amy Tan, it is her relationships that have influenced her foundation for her writing.

The relationships between Tan and her parents, readers, language, faith and fate made five of her books best-sellers.

The John V. Roach Honors College put on a Q-and-A with Tan exclusively for honors students as part of the annual Fogelson Honors Forum Tuesday in Milton Daniel. The Q-and-A gave students an opportunity to ask Tan questions and hear her read from her memoir "The Opposite of Fate."

Local organization to screen gay and lesbian films

Q Cinema, a local non-profit organization that supports gay and lesbian films, has decided to continue its monthly movie-showings after attending this year's Vancouver Queer Film Festival and seeing the movie "Undertow," the group's founder said.

Alumnus Todd Camp, the artistic director of Q Cinema, said the organization originally planned on taking a break for the rest of the year after its involvement in the Rainbow Lounge raid in June 2009.

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