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Image magazine commentary: Nothing wrong with race to the altar

This column appeared in the Winter 2007 issue of Image magazine. For the full issue, visit image.tcu.edu.Read more:
Morgan Blunk's column from Image magazine

Image column intended to be satire, not serious commentary

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Stadium lights cost $100 to run nightly

Although the lights at Amon Carter Stadium are on for football games, practice, maintenance and more, the electrical systems manager said the operating cost is far less than some expect. George Bates, manager of electrical systems at TCU's Physical Plant, said lighting the football stadium for one night costs about $100.

"It's not as much as you think when you're dealing with larger entities like the stadium," said Ross Bailey, associate director of athletics.

Tuition increase reflects trend

The cost to attend TCU next fall is $1,840 more, and some students say they aren't happy about it.The board of trustees raised annual tuition 8 percent to pay for utilities, health-care benefits for faculty and staff, and lowering the student-to-faculty ratio to 13-to-1, said Chancellor Victor Boschini.

At a Nov. 2 Faculty Senate meeting, Provost Nowell Donovan said TCU will have to hire 59 new faculty to lower the ratio of 14.7-to-1 to 13-to-1. He also said over the past three years, 41 new faculty positions have been created.

Author shares cancer survival story

Standing poised in a black suit jacket with black, square glasses and jet-black hair, the author of "Why I Wore Lipstick to my Mastectomy," shared Tuesday why she feels every moment in her life is lipstick-worthy.Author Geralyn Lucas, 36, who found a lump in her breast while doing a self-breast exam in the shower when she was 27, was the featured guest speaker at the monthly Pink Bag Luncheon in the Kelly Alumni Center.

Panhellenic awaits vote deciding inception of new sorority chapter

The Greek community may be expanding soon, but Panhellenic won't know for at least another week.Panhellenic agreed Wednesday to postpone the vote to bring a new sorority chapter to campus during its weekly meeting in the Student Center.

The agenda for the meeting was supposed to include a formal vote from chapter presidents and all 10 chapter delegates. However, Panhellenic moved to postpone the vote another week in order to have more time to decide how to vote, said James Parker, assistant dean of Campus Life.

Players learn to balance school, football, social lives

It's hard enough playing major college football while tackling a normal course load. But try factoring in majors in accounting, finance and management and keeping a 3.0 GPA - plus maintaining a girlfriend.Senior defensive end Jamison Newby is able to do all of those things and isn't the only player who juggles a busy schedule and the demands of football.

"You just have to learn how to manage your time," Newby said, "and learn when you can do things and when you can't."

Facebook groups meant to honor, not solicit votes

Good students need not be punished for being well-liked.On behalf of the three ineligible Ms. TCU nominees, I, along with several other angered individuals, would like to express our complete disgust for the way our university has handled the situation of disqualifying Ms. TCU nominees due to Facebook groups.

Yes, you read correctly: Facebook. Ludicrous? I know. But we'll get to that later.

Since having Facebook groups made without their knowledge, three women have been deemed ineligible from the race by the university.

TABC meeting draws a small crowd

If college students and Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission investigators have a mutual disdain for each other, it's because they only meet when their two worlds collide, a TABC agent told faculty and students Tuesday.TABC Agent David Welsh said he had hoped to clear the rift between students and TABC at a campus crime prevention event in the Student Center sponsored by TCU Police. But there were only nine people at the gathering.

University draws media attention

TCU has been attracting a lot of attention thanks to last week's win over Texas Tech, and people nationwide are starting to take notice.Since the game, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today have all featured articles about TCU, said Tracy Syler-Jones, assistant vice chancellor for marketing and communication.

The Horned Frogs went from No. 20 to No. 15 in the USA Today Top 25 poll after they beat the Red Raiders 12-3 Saturday in front of the first sold-out crowd at Amon Carter Stadium since 1984.

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