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Graduate residents booted in effort to house more undergraduates

Residential Services is asking graduate students living in 15 townhouses on McCart Avenue to move out and allow undergraduate students to take their place, a university official said.

Craig Allen, director of Residential Services, said that 16 townhouses housing 32 people on Sandage Avenue were converted from graduate to undergraduate housing last year. Juniors and seniors occupy those townhouses now, he said.



"Our first and foremost priority is undergraduate student housing," Allen said.

Wind energy research partnership up and running

TCU's Institute for Environmental Studies and Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute in England are leading an international research project focusing on the impact of...

Despite national trends, yearbook still going strong

A new trend is sweeping across college campuses - the discontinuation of school yearbooks.

According to news reports, at least five colleges have announced the discontinuation of their yearbooks since the end of last year, including the University of North Texas and Purdue University, whose yearbook had been in publication for more than 100 years.



Despite the trend, The Horned Frog, TCU's yearbook, seems to be standing strong.

Graduate students’ research foundation for local building’s ‘green’ roof

Two environmental studies graduate students are delving into an unknown concept in Texas: bringing plant life up to the rooftop level on a building in Fort Worth.

Jon Kinder, an environmental studies graduate student, decided to pursue "green roofs" as a research project and was joined by fellow classmate David Williams. Kinder and Williams are both in their final terms and have been involved in the project for a year and a half.

University wins three clean air awards

The university's efforts to go green are being recognized by North Texas.

The university walked away with three awards granted by the North Texas Clean Air Coalition. The three awards received were Employer of the Year, the Community Impact Award and the Commute Initiatives Award.



"Winning the Employer of the Year Award really shocked me because there is a lot of competition, and for TCU to go across all the categories and win was surprising," said Dr. Tim Barth, a psychology professor and committee member of the NTCAC.

Donations continue despite economic drag

Donations to the university are slowly but steadily flowing in spite of the financial crisis looming across the country, a university official said, but nonprofit organizations on campus are having a harder time reaching their fundraising goals.

David Nolan, associate vice chancellor for development, said the majority of donations to the university come from individuals, including alumni, parents and friends of the university. Some donations also come from corporations, such as Alcon and BNSF Railway, he said.

Web site allows users to track ‘Google’ searches

With employers searching the Internet to learn about job applicants, students are getting savvy about their profiles on social networking sites.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 17 percent of employers who took part in the Job Outlook 2008 survey plan to use social networking sites in recruiting employees. Nearly two-thirds of those employers plan to advertise on sites and more than half expect to use the sites to network with potential candidates, according to NACE.

National online education trend not reflected at university

A recent study suggests the future of the classroom may rest within the confines of the computer screen.

Online education is growing substantially across the country, according to a study by the Sloan Consortium, an online education research organization. Almost 20 percent of all higher education students were taking at least one online class in the fall of 2006, according to the Sloan Consortium.

Neeley provides MBA students opportuntity to network with executives

Neeley School MBA student Jeremy Berry had the opportunity to probe the mind of the vice president of a major company while sipping cocktails.

Berry is one of several MBA students who got to hobnob with a Textron executive.



MBA students will gain access to exclusive information with the introduction of a new program called C-Level Confidential. The program gives students rare opportunities to network with top business executives from across the country, said P.D. Shabay, Neeley alumnus and cofounder of C-Level Confidential.

Men’s tennis to face Baylor on Friday

The men's tennis team will debut Friday at the HEB Baylor Intercollegiate Invitational in Waco.

The focus for the team this season is to improve as a program, said head coach Dave Borelli.



"We have the toughest schedule we have had in seven or eight years. It is going to be a real challenge for us," Borelli said. "You can't get better unless you play the best. Beating a great team makes you a better player. Beating a bad team doesn't make you better."

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