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The impact of books on society subject of lectures

One professor will demonstrate in a miniature lecture how books affect our society by using as an example Upton Sinclair's book, "The Jungle," and how it exposed serious health and safety issues associated with meat packing.

Sarah Robbins, Lorraine Sherley professor of literature, will give the lecture during an event called "Addran's Exploring a World of Ideas" on April 9 sponsored by AddRan College.

Housing and Residence Life offers housing fair for off-campus resources

Housing and Residence Life organized an off-campus housing fair as a service to students so they could get more information about options for apartments if they were considering moving off campus, an official with Housing and Residence Life said.

Craig Allen, the director of Housing and Residence Life, said the fair was a great resource for university students, especially those who are looking to move off campus for the first time.

Frog Aides to hold Italian-American themed event

The freshman leadership group Frog Aides will provide an evening of entertainment tonight with its fifth annual spring project, Froggo Italiano.

Traci Clayton, a senior strategic communication major and co-director of the organization, said the event will feature a gourmet pizza and pasta bar, an Italian soda bar and gelato from Paciugo. Performances will include a Frank Sinatra impersonator, Tim Halperin and TCU Elite Dance, which is a competitive dance club on campus.

DFW Swing medical profession fair comes to university

Students have a chance to network and receive promotional materials today from different medical, pharmacy, dental, graduate, nursing and other types of schools at a health professions fair held at the University Recreation Center, a biology professor said.

Phil Hartman, professor of biology and chair of the TCU's PreHealth Professions Advisory Committee, said the health professions fair, called DFW Swing, will take place from noon to 3 p.m.. The event is free.

Schieffer School program changes to debut in the fall

Editor's note: This article was revised for accuracy at 10:25 p.m. March 11.The Schieffer School of Journalism will implement a new curriculum in the...

Faculty and staff adjusting to Scharbauer Hall

Morrison Wong called one of the temporary on-campus trailers his home since 1984 until this semester, when he moved into his new location at Scharbauer Hall, which opened this spring.

The trailer was not actually home, but where his office was located for about 25 years, he said. Wong, chair of the department for sociology and anthropology, said the trailers were supposed to be temporary, but when the master plan for the campus was put together a social science building was never part of it.

Scharbauer Hall houses many departments under one roof

Morrison Wong called one of the temporary on-campus trailers his home since 1984 until this semester, when he moved into his new location at Scharbauer Hall, which opened this spring.

The trailer was not actually home, but where his office was located for about 25 years, he said. Wong, chair of the department for sociology and anthropology, said the trailers were supposed to be temporary, but when the master plan for the campus was put together a social science building was never part of it.

For some, Chilean disaster hits home

A university alumna living in Chile woke up to violent shaking in her room on the 15th floor of the apartment building where her family lives in Santiago. As she heard glasses and bottles breaking, paintings falling and furniture shifting, she was sure the building would collapse. After waiting about two and half minutes for the earthquake to end because the shaking made it difficult to move, her family made the descent down the 15 flights of stairs in complete darkness to leave the building. It was one of the scariest things Carla Noriega ever experienced.

Car accident reported on West Cantey Street and Stadium Drive

Police said no injuries were reported following a car accident at about 11:45 a.m. Monday at the intersection of West Cantey Street and Stadium Drive.

Katy Cardno, a freshman pre-major, said she was turning left on West Cantey Street when a Chevy Tahoe ran the stop sign and struck her Hummer H3. There was damage to the front of both vehicles and her vehicle had to be towed, she said.

New apprenticeship awarded at creative writing ceremony

Multimedia skills, extracurricular involvement and a strong resume helped one writing major win a newly established memorial apprenticeship presented at this year's English department...
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