University News

Digital Warfare: Russia’s Attacks on Democracy

A capstone class in journalism taught by Jean Marie Brown, assistant professor of Professional Practice and director of Student Media, has met with top experts on cybersecurity and the Russians use of social media as a propaganda tool. The students participating in this class are Grace Amiss, Katie Carter, Griffin Conboy, Richard Edgemon, Corinne Hildebrandt,… Read more »

Professor Writes About Importance of Economic Freedom

In an opinion piece titled, “The right of women to choose their own futures,” Rosemarie Fike, economics instructor at TCU, says economic freedom is the key to overcome the gender disparity that exists in Saudi law and worldwide. She writes, “With greater economic freedom, women can choose whether and how to contribute to the economy… Read more »

TCU receives “Insight Into Diversity” 2018 Higher Education Excellence In Diversity Award

TCU, in its first year to apply, has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus through initiatives, programs and outreach; student recruitment, retention and completion; and hiring practices… Read more »

TCU Biologists Helping to Protect the Horned Frog

Once seen scrambling in many Texas backyards, horned lizard numbers have been dwindling in recent years and are currently listed as “threatened” in the state. A partnership between TCU’s biologists, the Fort Worth Zoo and Texas Parks and Wildlife officials are working together to save the lizard that is TCU’s official mascot. Through an elaborate… Read more »

Five Decades of Lifelong Learning

Montessori School of Fort Worth Brings Success (This story by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) As the school in southwest Fort Worth prepares to mark its 50th anniversary, generations of former students, their parents and even some grandparents are poised to celebrate its effect on their lives and… Read more »

Twin Sophomores Rule The Fort

Twin brothers Campbell and Sam Schaefer are two of four young entrepreneurs who own The Fort Clothing, a local company that specializes in merchandise promoting the city of Fort Worth. The TCU sophomore business majors grew up in the city and bought the business with two friends who also attended Paschal High School. Sam Schaefer… Read more »

University to Test TCU Alert Sept. 10

On Sept. 10, TCU will test the TCU Alert emergency mass communication system, which includes phone, text and email communication, as well as indoor and outdoor loudspeakers and emergency lighting on campus. These tests are routinely conducted to ensure the system functions as intended and that all audiences are familiar with it. The test message… Read more »

How Michael Ferrari’s Vision for Diversity Became TCU’s Community Scholars

The former chancellor’s plans to shift demographics inspired an academic scholarship This article by Caroline Collier was originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of TCU Magazine. When Michael Ferrari became TCU’s chancellor in 1998, the university had been more than 90 percent white since its inception. Ferrari, who came from Iowa, brought plans to… Read more »

Teaching Whiskey to College Students

Eric Simanek, Ph.D., Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair, Organic & Biological Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Drug Delivery, teaches a class on whiskey to undergraduate students at TCU. But after about three weeks, students realize the class is not really about whiskey. Read Simanek’s opinion piece published Aug. 24 in The Washington… Read more »

Real Media Bias or Fake News?

Political scientist Adam Schiffer unpacks the bias charge against the media. (This article by Julie Engebretson originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) The issue of media bias has interested Adam Schiffer since high school, when he penned a letter to the editor of his hometown newspaper. “I was responding to someone… Read more »