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Friday, April 16, 2021


Program works to counter low Hispanic attendance

A recent study found Hispanic students are choosing colleges and universities because they are close to home, which could be good news for schools...

Former nursing professor, husband killed in accident

Flags on campus will be lowered to half-staff Thursday in memory of Monika Dewar, a former nursing teacher who was killed in a car accident Sunday evening, said Mary Nell Kirk, an executive assistant in the chancellor's office.Dewar, who taught in the nursing school in the 1980s, remained active in the program for many years, said former colleague Linda Curry, interim director of academics in the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Elevated airfare prevents some holiday travel

While most students will be packing up and heading home for Thanksgiving today, students such as John Gilliland will be staying in Fort Worth because of rising airfares.Gilliland, a sophomore marketing major from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, said he's staying in Fort Worth because he waited until the last minute to buy a plane ticket, and now the prices are too high.

"The tickets were going to cost anywhere from $800 to $1,500," Gilliland said. "I've never seen prices that high."

Men to shoot for 3-0 record

The men's basketball team will try to move to 3-0 for only the third time in 12 seasons this Saturday when it hosts the UTA Mavericks. The Frogs, who are 2-0 and have yet to play a conference opponent, face a Mavericks team that is also 2-0 and is coming off a 83-81 win against the North Texas Mean Green on Wednesday night.

Horned Frogs head coach Neil Dougherty said while his team isn't quite where they should be, he's happy with what he's seen so far.

SGA supports more time to choose pass/no credit

The Student Government Association voted to approve two resolutions and two bills at its weekly meeting Tuesday evening, including one bill that would extend the amount of time students have to elect the pass/no credit option for a class.The majority of SGA members voted to support the extension of the pass/no credit resolution, said Justin Brown, Student Relations chairman.

The current pass/no credit resolution allows students 20 academic days to decide if they don't want to receive academic credit for a class, Brown said.

Report: Student volunteer numbers increase

A recent national study found the number of American college students who participate in volunteer activities has increased nearly 20 percent since 2002 - exciting news for a community service coordinator."Student interest in volunteering here at TCU definitely seems higher," said Peter Thompson, program coordinator for Community Involvement and Service Learning. "Especially after last fall, when Hurricane Katrina put such a spotlight on volunteering - it was easier to see the need for it."

Leadership program cuts back, increases member participation

The Chancellor's Leadership Program, which has undergone several changes recently, will accept about 20 new freshmen this spring, and applications are being taken now for the leadership building program, said the CLP adviser."CLP is a four-year program that focuses on leadership development and helping students to become the best leaders that they can be and to make positive changes within TCU, within the community and within the world," said CLP adviser Laura Thomas.

Freshmen lead team to win

The women's swimming and diving team defeated North Texas on Wednesday night in the University Recreation Center."North Texas is a much-improved team," head coach Richard Sybesma said. "They weren't as easy a team as we thought they were going to be, but our girls fought hard and did a great job."

The Frogs were led by freshman swimmers Natalie Melenric and Stephanie Futscher.

Melenric took first place in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.51 seconds and swam as part of the first-place 400-yard freestyle relay.

Tougher sanctions for Iran, willingness to negotiate key to peace process,...

Despite rising tensions worldwide, there is no issue more important today than the Middle East conflict, said a counselor with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.Ambassador Dennis Ross, counselor for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, has worked as a State Department specialist under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton and spoke about Middle East affairs Tuesday night to a crowd of about 400 in Ed Landreth Hall as part of the ninth annual Gates of Chai Lectureship in Contemporary Judaism.

Same-day events to prepare women for conference meets

The women's swimming and diving team is preparing for Wednesday's same-day meets against North Texas and Incarnate Word.Head coach Richard Sybesma said North Texas is an improving program and will be a measuring stick to gauge the team's progress.

"It will be a real test to see where we are in our season," Sybesma said. "We open the Mountain West meets a week later, so it will be kind of a chance to get our feet wet."

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