University News

Waste Management is Key to Preventing Ocean Pollution

Students tackle problematic plastics during Frog Forum. (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) In welcoming 16 students to the second annual Frog Forum, David Whillock painted a bleak picture of the world’s polluted oceans. Discarding plastics, he said, could have widespread consequences — from endangering certain… Read more »

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Awarded Preliminary Accreditation

School immediately can start recruiting students for 2019 Fort Worth is now home to the nation’s newest M.D. School. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education awarded preliminary accreditation to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, opening the doors for student recruitment. The first class of 60 medical students is expected in July 2019. “I… Read more »

Bringing TCU Football to Spanish Speakers

Broadcasters bring information, excitement and Latin spice to the airwaves on game day  (This story by Caroline Collier originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) Miguel Cruz was among the thousands of people sitting in the Rose Bowl, stunned by TCU’s 2011 triumph over Wisconsin. But he and Elvis Gallegos ’07 had… Read more »

Adam Schiffer Discusses Media Bias

The political science professor talks about media bias during the Donald Trump presidential campaign. Adam Schiffer, associate professor of political science, defines media bias and how that differs from media balance, and discusses other hot topics such as “fake news” with host James Creange ’17 in this TCU Magazine podcast.

Power Outage Update

Oncor has confirmed that a tree fell across a primary power line, which caused the power outage in the TCU area. Oncor has re-routed the power around the break, but have asked everyone to minimize their power load until they get the area stabilized and can make permanent repairs.

University commemorates Native American people in North Texas

In 2016, TCU hosted its inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium, and the positive feedback that followed helped launch a dedicated, ongoing effort to acknowledge Native American people and communities. As part of this effort, the university has installed between Jarvis Hall and Dave C. Reed Hall a bronze plaque commemorating the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes… Read more »

Nationwide Emergency Testing Today

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). The test will take place in two parts: the WEA portion starting at 1:18 p.m. CT, followed by the EAS portion at 1:20 p.m…. Read more »

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 »