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Faculty Senate to investigate retake policy

The Faculty Senate is investigating whether to revise TCU's course retake policy because it is more forgiving than many other universities', a faculty senate...

Astronaut stresses need for math, science

Math and science education is important for everyone, but it doesn't mean everyone has to become a scientist or mathematician, a former astronaut said.


Astronaut George "Pinky" Nelson addressed about 30 people about the role of the College of Education and the College of Science & Engineering on Monday in preparing future math and science teachers.


Nelson is a veteran of three space missions including Challenger, Columbia and Discovery. He's also the director of math, science and technology education at Western Washington University.

President Clinton supports wife in multi-stop Metroplex tour

President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that he would campaign for Sen. Hillary Clinton even if she weren't his wife.


"Hillary is change you can count on," he said.


The former president spoke about the Democratic candidate's views on health care, the economy, the war in Iraq and education at two separate early vote events in Fort Worth.


"Hillary is the only candidate with a plan for affordable health care for everyone," President Clinton said. "If it is good enough for my family, it is good enough for yours."

Christian fraternity uncertain about joining university Greek life

The Christian fraternity Brothers Under Christ remains undecided about joining the Fraternity and Sorority Life office, citing concerns about turning potential members away and creating too much work for officers, the group's president said.

Health care key topic in Austin Democratic debate

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama sought to score points with voters in one of the primary's key states Thursday at the CNN/Univision Democratic debate at the Recreational Sports Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Proposed policy may hurry tenure appeal process

A proposed policy may give faculty members a faster, more objective appeal process when denied tenure.


The Tenure, Promotion and Grievance Committee presented a revised draft of the Faculty Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Appeal Policy on Thursday at the first Faculty Senate meeting of the semester.


The new appeal policy would provide a neutral third party to ensure that all parties abide by the procedures outlined in the appeal policy.

Super Tuesday didn’t settle primaries, professor said

The winner of the Democratic primary in Missouri and the spelling of Brian Young's name were updated at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday.



The big wins came for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and Arizona Sen. John McCain in the Super Tuesday primaries, but they still have a long way to go before the nominees are set in stone.

No honor code needed to discourage academic dishonesty

Although the honor code task force has lobbied for an official academic honor code document since 2006, their efforts may have run their course."I...

Horned Frogs on winning streak, set to take on Utah

The men's basketball team will hit the road this weekend in search of a victory against the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City.


With three consecutive conference wins under their belts, the team is confident it can come out on top Saturday.

Smoking ban receives mixed reviews

While the air in Fort Worth restaurants is clearing up, many workers say they are not breathing any easier.


Because of the recently enacted smoking ban, smokers can't light up in public buildings. Since Jan. 1, smoking has been banned inside and within 20 feet of all restaurants and pool halls as well as some bars.


Bars that generate more than 70 percent of their sales from alcoholic beverages are not included in the ban. Establishments considered private clubs are also not included in the ban.

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