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Future Pell Grant recipients will receive loans from federal government, not...

The effects of a federal student loan program overhaul passed with the health care reform bill Sunday will be felt by future, and not current, Federal Pell Grant recipients, a financial aid official said.

Melet Leafgreen, assistant director of loan programs for the university, said the student loan bill would not affect students who receive a Pell Grant immediately, but it could affect students in the future if the program works as planned.

Currently about 11 percent of university students receive Pell Grants, Leafgreen said.

Haiti earthquake prompts convoys of relief and donations

President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged $100 million in response to the Haiti humanitarian crisis, but text messaging and Twitter are giving relief efforts a new face.

U.S. cell phone users have contributed more than $5 million to Haiti through mGive, a nonprofit that has partnered with the Red Cross and wireless service providers to channel donations. A cell phone user texts "HAITI" to 90999 to make a $10 donation that is charged directly to the user's cell phone bill.

TCU football legend Sam Baugh dies

One of the greatest football players ever, Sam Baugh, who led TCU to a national championship and the NFL out of the dark ages, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 94.

Baugh made his position into a focal part of the offense, escalating the sport into the passing age. He was an All-America at TCU and charter member of the NFL Hall of Fame after a 16-year career with the Washington Redskins, which ended after the 1952 season.

The honors didn't mean all that much to him, though.

TCU snaps Boise State’s 12-game win streak

SAN DIEGO - Where Daryl Washington provided the physical replacement for missing linebacker Robert Henson - making plenty of big plays and big hits - senior safety Stephen Hodge provided the emotional charge that Henson usually supplies.

The two combined meant TCU's defense was tough to handle for Boise State in a 17-16 win for the Horned Frogs on Tuesday night in the Poinsettia Bowl.

Henson, the team's second-leading tackler during the regular season, missed the game because of academics.

Gunman kills 4 before shooting self at Northern Illinois University

CHICAGO - A gunman opened fire with a shotgun and a handgun Thursday afternoon in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, killing people before shooting himself to death, authorities said.

NIU Police Chief Donald Grady said four victims had died.

At least 17 gunshot victims were taken to Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, according to spokeswoman Theresa Komitis.

At TCU, senior advertising/public relations major Amanda Torres, one of 56 students from Illinois, said she lives just 20 minutes from Dekalb in Wheaton, Ill.

Former basketball player indicted on sexual assault charge

One of three former TCU athletes accused of sexually assaulting another student in a dorm room last year has been indicted by a Tarrant...
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