As an ardent supporter of hard-hitting, informative news, I felt it was my duty and obligation to keep the students at the university informed about one of the most crucial, and yet veiled, issues affecting our country in the last week.
No, it's not health care reform, nor is it a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The story I'm talking about is much more disturbing and leads right to the core of American culture.
A big play requires big ideas.
Two freshman TCU students decided to put their big ideas into action in the form of an energy club.
Ken Morgan, director of operations at the TCU Energy Institute, said the idea for the club was brought to him by Ben Voigt, a freshman real estate and finance major, and Justin LaPoten, a freshman finance major.
Where the Brown-Lupton Student Center goes, orientation shall not follow.
The Student Center is scheduled to be demolished at the beginning of June, said Harold Leeman, associate director of major projects at the Physical Plant, but Carrie Zimmerman, director of first year experience, said the demolition will not slow down the upcoming freshman orientation sessions.
The university will now offer a Latina/o studies minor within the AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The new minor is an interdisciplinary program that is not bound by geographical borders, like the Latin American studies minor that was canceled last year, said Hjamil Martinez-Vazquez, a religion professor and the main proponent of the new program.
The president of the NCAA will be speaking about the current condition of college athletics in America at 7 p.m. today in the Ed Landreth Auditorium.
Following NCAA President Myles Brand's speech, TCU's NCAA Degree Completion recipients will be recognized.
Degree Completion recipients are former student-athletes who left school before earning their degrees and now are receiving a grant from the NCAA to return to finish school.
The key to approaching a controversial subject is to create space in a conversation that allows for growth, said a public policy mediator Monday night.
Public policy mediator Susan Podziba's speech revolved around her experience mediating talks between anti-abortion and abortion-rights activists in Massachusetts after shootings in two abortion clinics.
Podziba said even though students don't have the luxury of facilitated discussions to talk about abortion like she did, they still learn something from the dialogue.
The Horned Frogs have a chance Saturday to move up to sixth place in the Mountain West Conference final standings with a win over the Brigham Young University Cougars.
If TCU (14-14, 6-9) wins, it could put the Horned Frogs in a tie with the University of Utah should the Utes lose against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Saturday.