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Classroom diversity should include conservative ideas

You would think a college campus would be a place where people could feel safe from discrimination.Recent studies indicate otherwise.

According to a survey conducted by the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition, 30 percent of student respondents said they had been discriminated against because they didn't fit expectations for masculinity and femininity. In addition, 25 percent of students of color reported being discriminated against, as well.

How can students be expected to learn in an environment that they can't feel comfortable in?

Volunteer soldiers, Vietnam vets differ

The Vietnam War changed the culture of a nation and gave it a vocabulary with special words and phrases: peacenik, tie-dye, Woodstock and draft dodger.But that hasn't happened in the war in Iraq.

Is it because there is no draft?

The cultural advancements made in the 1960s were outstanding.

The decade was marked by the civil rights movement, led by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. Among others, King, led protests and demonstrations on behalf of civil rights.

Speaker choices show university prejudices

If you had the choice of letting the president of Iran or the former president of Harvard University speak at your school, whom would you choose?Maybe before you make a decision, you should know that the former president of Harvard is Lawrence Summers. Summers resigned from his post at Harvard last year after a lengthy spat with faculty that began when he suggested women may not have the same natural abilities as men in some fields.

Sports fans should not judge athletes based on steroid use

The NBA is dealing with the Tim Donaghy gambling scandal, and the NFL is being dogged by Michael Vick. What is Major League Baseball dealing with? It's still steroids.Baseball players may seem larger than life on the field, but they're still just people off of it. We shouldn't be so quick to attack them whenever controversy arises.

I'm sure every Texas Rangers fan remembers former slugger Rafael Palmeiro wagging his finger at Congress while stating, under oath, that he had never done steroids.

Ad Campaigns team headed to nationals

The university Ad Campaigns team took first place in District 10 of the National Student Advertising Competition in Fort Worth on Thursday.Mike Wood, faculty adviser for the team, said the accomplishment is nothing to be taken lightly.

"District 10 is the strongest one in the country," Wood said. "With TCU being a private school without any strong funding, we really pulled off a David versus Goliath match here."

Orchestra to perform for sold-out crowd at Bass Hall

The university orchestra and choir will perform Verdi's "Requiem," which was written by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, for a sold-out crowd Monday at Bass Performance Hall.The choral and orchestral masterpiece will be performed by the 150-member Fort Worth-TCU Symphonic Choir and the 75-member TCU Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by Ronald Shirey. Shirey is the director of choir for the School of Music and the University Christian Church.

Although the show has been sold out since April 5, a waitlist has been set up on the music school's Web site.

Orchestra to perform for sold-out crowd at Bass Hall

The university orchestra and choir will perform Verdi's "Requiem," which was written by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, for a sold-out crowd Monday at Bass Performance Hall.The choral and orchestral masterpiece will be performed by the 150-member Fort Worth-TCU Symphonic Choir and the 75-member TCU Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by Ronald Shirey. Shirey is the director of choir for the School of Music and the University Christian Church.

Although the show has been sold out since April 5, a waitlist has been set up on the music school's Web site.

AddRan names Eastern Kentucky professor as dean

The AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences announced the selection of a new dean Thursday, ending a search that began last fall.Andrew Schoolmaster, the dean of the arts and sciences department at Eastern Kentucky State University, will succeed Mary Volcansek as the department's second dean since it was reorganized to include only humanities and social sciences. He will formally assume his duties as the new dean on July 16.

Board approves new budget, plans more renovations

The board of trustees approved a $315 million budget Friday, including increased employee compensation and additional financial aid for the upcoming school year at its final meeting of the year.The new budget includes $9.4 million in additional compensation for employees and $6.4 million in additional financial aid. It also includes $500,000 to improve student life, including student health and well-being, housing and student services, according to Tracy Syler-Jones, assistant vice chancellor for marketing and communication.

Students, faculty will get second chance to discuss gas drilling possibilities

A second discussion about the status of the university's natural gas opportunities will take place at 12:15 p.m. today.Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, and Brian Gutierrez, vice chancellor for finance and administration, will lead the discussion again to follow up on their discussion Thursday about the gas-drilling operations.

They provided an update on the progress being made toward an agreement and said safety requirements must be met before any lease will be signed.

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