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Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Official: Application fee reduction unnecessary

While some colleges and universities across the nation are waiving or reducing application fees to boost enrollment numbers, one admissions official said such measures would not be necessary at the university.

Ray Brown, dean of admissions, said the university does not need to lower its application fees. Instead, by keeping the admissions fees steady over the last 10 years, it has already helped out applicants.
The last increase in application fees came in 2002, Brown said.

Alumnus donates memorabilia to journalism school

A letter dated Jan. 3, 1966 to Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter and TCU alumnus Bob Schieffer, who was reporting from Vietnam, informs him about a shipment of letters sent his way to deliver to Fort Worth soldiers serving in the war. The letter, sent by another Star-Telegram employee, also notifies Schieffer about a $10 raise, which adjusted for inflation would amount to about $68 today.

"Spend it wisely," Schieffer was instructed in the letter.

Lady Frogs basketball drop out of AP poll

After a difficult loss on the road to the New Mexico Lobos, the Lady Frogs return to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum hoping to advance their home winning streak to 18.

Head coach Jeff Mittie said the Lady Frogs are going to have to be aggressive and stop conference rival Brigham Young in transition to win the game Wednesday.

The Lady Frogs dropped out of the Associated Press Top-25 poll after they lost 60-53 to the Lobos in New Mexico on Saturday.

Mittie said they did not play well against the Lobos and were not as aggressive as they should have been.

Eight out of the top 10 campus foods coming to Market...

Market Square currently serves or will serve eight of the top 10 foods on college campuses listed in a Sodexo survey, a Dining Services representative said.

The top 10 foods were determined by Sodexo in a national survey of 600 colleges and universities, but the university did not participate in the study, Legia Abato, district marketing manager for Dining Services, wrote in an e-mail.

Campus cable system upgrades for better sound

TCU Connect has upgraded the cable system on campus to the 5.1 Dolby Digital system, an audio system that allows users to experience surround sound.

Travis Cook, director of business services at TCU, wrote in an e-mail that the upgrade was necessary "to accommodate the ever-growing number of sets that are coming standard with 5.1."

Cook wrote that the old cable system had to be upgraded for newer TVs to process audio, and TVs with 5.1 should now be able to receive audio.

Boston Market’s closure means a McDonald’s on the way

Hamburgers will soon be sizzling on the grill at another fast food restaurant opening near campus.

McDonald's will replace the Boston Market that closed down at the intersection of West Berry Street and Rogers Avenue, according to the City of Fort Worth Planning and Development department.

Boston Market closed its doors in December.
McDonald's and Boston Market representatives did not return several calls requesting comment.

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