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From banking crises and remote work to Yom HaShoah and folklorico, TCU and its faculty, alumni and students are in the news.

INSTITUTIONAL


April 18, 2023 
Fort Worth Report
Medical student Lauren Hui is excited to study at the new Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at TCU. 鈥淎fter a shift at Texas Health Resources, we can just walk down the street and come back here to study or we can hang out,鈥 Hui said. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new school in February 2022 marked the beginning. Now, the school is about 35% complete. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a place where we challenge the status quo where we think differently, we envision and then have a big role in shaping the future,鈥 TCU President Daniel Pullin said. 鈥淐ertainly, through our students and how they build careers in the context of life but also through our leadership across all of our academic colleges through research and creative activity.鈥


April 18, 2023 
Fort Worth Report
It鈥檚 hard to throw a rock far in Fort Worth and not hit a structure built, updated or refurbished by Byrne Construction. Founded by Thomas Sneed Byrne in 1923, the company started with a big project: Montgomery Ward鈥檚 regional headquarters. They also worked on the Tandy Outlet Mall, which is now the twin City Place towers. 鈥淭hat and the Walsh Performing Arts Center at 茄子视频, both of those really showed me that we were going to be successful,鈥 current owner John Avila said. The company had built plenty of buildings on the TCU campus in the past, but hadn鈥檛 for several years. 鈥淭he return to TCU was a big deal for us,鈥 he said.


April 13, 2023 
FOX 29 (San Antonio)
Several colleges, universities, and organizations in Texas 鈥 including TCU 鈥 were recently awarded a Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention. The distinction is for higher education entities that have taken action to create a safer, more inclusive campus through evidence-based digital prevention education on issues like sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health and discrimination. 


April 3, 2023 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Stacker compiled a list of the best private colleges in America, using data from Niche released in 2023. Niche ranks schools based on a variety of factors, including academic, admissions, financial and student life. 茄子视频 was ranked No. 73. 

 FACULTY & STAFF


April 18, 2023
KERA
Some of Fort Worth's most established business and political leaders are letting their money talk in the city's upcoming election. Campaign finance reports filed by April 6 reveal which candidates secured the backing of wealthy donors. Perhaps even more telling are the candidates and races that Fort Worth鈥檚 elite have chosen not to back. Emily Farris, associate professor of political science, said local politics is often seen as more democratic and accessible compared with state and federal politics. 鈥淏ut when we look at who鈥檚 giving money, it tends to be the elites that are giving money,鈥 Farris said. 鈥淲e don鈥檛 necessarily see this kind of grassroots democracy playing out in that way.鈥 


April 18, 2023
The Pitt News
Throughout the past three weeks, two 鈥渁nti-trans鈥 speakers have inspired large protests on campus and spurred conversations about free speech and the University of Pittsburgh鈥檚 responsibility to protect LGBTQ+ students. Daxton Stewart, journalism professor, said Penn State鈥檚 inability to provide proper security and decision to cancel the event was handled 鈥減oorly.鈥 鈥淧enn State probably acted negligently or inappropriately in allowing it to go as bad as it did with the security measures, and then also was pretty bad in its shutting down of the speech portions,鈥 Stewart said.


April 17, 2023
Business Insider
Companies are bringing back relocation assistance to employees. The benefits are one way employers are hoping to bring workers back to the office and end remote work. But many remote employees aren't happy with the mandates. Some worry that going back to the office could make them less productive and hurt their work-life balance. 鈥淚t's already an ugly war, and it's unfortunate,鈥 Abbie Shipp, professor of management, told Insider.


April 17, 2023
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Elections administrator Heider Garcia has resigned from his position, citing differing ideas for running transparent elections as the reason for his departure. Garcia wrote that his 鈥渇ormula to 鈥榓dminister a quality transparent election鈥 stands on respect and zero politics鈥 and that compromising on those values wasn鈥檛 an option for him. Jim Riddlesperger, political science professor, said Garcia鈥檚 resignation might have a 鈥渃hilling effect鈥 on anyone becoming the new elections administrator. 鈥淲e live in a country now where there鈥檚 disagreement between Democrats and Republicans about accepting election results,鈥 Riddlesperger said.


April 17, 2023
Maryville Forum
A smattering of defamation claims across the country are being filed against media companies and other figures accused of peddling misinformation about the 2020 election. The most high-profile is headed to trial this week, when Fox News will try to convince a jury it should not have to shell out $1.6 billion to Dominion Voting Systems. Both cases could have long-lasting consequences, said Daxton Stewart, journalism professor. 鈥淵ou鈥檙e dealing with publishers trafficking in conspiracy theories, ones they know or should know to be entirely bogus,鈥 Stewart said. 鈥淭hey鈥檙e making factual statements that are demonstrably false, and that causes real harm to people.鈥


April 17, 2023
Lexington Herald-Leader
In the past few years, the popularity of mismatched bridesmaid dresses and outfits has skyrocketed. The idea that being a bridesmaid means spending an entire day matching with several other women is almost as old as weddings themselves. The roots of the tradition have been argued as dating back to ancient feudal China. 鈥淎 bride would have attendants to protect her from evil spirits,鈥 Angela Thompson, senior instructor of sociology, told The New York Times. 鈥淏y having several women who are dressed alike, the spirits, or kidnappers, wouldn鈥檛 know which person was the bride.鈥


April 15, 2023 
Bloomberg News
From 1300s Venice to 2023 Silicon Valley, financial panics arise from an endless cycle of complacency, risk-taking and fear. In Fort Worth, students who鈥檇 taken a class on financial history at TCU sent messages to their economics professor, Stephen Quinn, when Silicon Valley Bank collapsed. They couldn鈥檛 believe that the bank runs they鈥檇 studied were happening again. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a delight,鈥 he says. 鈥淣ot that I want panics.鈥 


April 14, 2023
CBS Texas
At least 83,416 students have been restrained at Texas schools in the last three years. Endia Lindo, associate professor of special education, is adamantly opposed to restraining a student unless it is absolutely necessary to avoid a potential threat or injury to oneself or another. 鈥淯nderstanding 鈥楬ey, this kid is really goes off when they're frustrated with this moment or this space, or as we transition.鈥 Well, what do we do to add in that transition?鈥


April 14, 2023
Culture Map
A new woman-led theatre company is launching locally, and the company's inaugural production is already set: a workshop of William Luce's The Last Flapper. Distinguished actor, director and Professor of Performance Lydia Mackey will direct.


April 13, 2023
Texas Jewish Post
Following a traditional service of remembrance, Suki John, professor of dance, presented the film 鈥淪h鈥檓a,鈥 which she directed, at the annual Yom HaShoah observance for Holocaust Remembrance Day.


April 13, 2023
Market Watch
Prices for some staple consumer products have doubled, or even quadrupled, over the past year. The price of new vehicles has increased by as much as 6.6% over the past 12 months. 鈥淭he year was hit hard after COVID as the supply of chips dried up, and this actually led to spectacular increases in used-car prices,鈥 explains John T. Harvey, professor of economics, adding that 鈥渂ecause things are, while still short of normal, nevertheless getting there, used-car prices fell.鈥


April 13, 2023
Broadway World
Casa Ma帽ana rounds out its 2022/23 Children's Theatre season with High School Musical, choreographed by Merrill West. West currently serves as adjunct faculty in the TCU Theatre Department.


April 8, 2023
Fort Worth Report
Navigating the hundreds of schools in Fort Worth and Tarrant County can be challenging, if not overwhelming. Traditional public schools. Charter schools. Online and hybrid. Private schools 鈥 religious and non-religious. Gabriel Huddleston, associate professor of education, previously told the Fort Worth Report. 鈥淭his is going to have ramifications for a long period of time, especially in a place like Fort Worth that is so diverse, has so many different schools and has so many different charters,鈥 Huddleston said.

 STUDENTS


April 14, 2023
Fort Worth Report
World Languages Institute seniors Francisco L. Gonzales and Alexa Mercado won full-ride scholarships to 茄子视频. Combined, they were awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships. Francisco received TCU鈥檚 STEM Scholarship. Alexa was selected as a Chancellor鈥檚 Scholar.


April 12, 2023
Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Worth boasts one of the largest repositories of fine art photographs in the United States and an equally noteworthy history of cultivating museum-worthy photographic artists. Photographer, educator and publisher Raul Rodriguez focuses on identity, resilience, collective narrative and cultural themes as they relate to the Latino community. Rodriguez, who is currently pursuing his MFA at TCU, photographed a famous landmark while driving through Huntsville on his way to Fort Worth. 鈥淚 photographed the statue from behind and obscured its visibility with the use of foreground trees and branches,鈥 he said.


April 7, 2023
NBC 5
Burnett School of Medicine student Antonio Igbokidi won the 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award. Igbokidi says the work he does is not to get awards or attention. 鈥淚 do this work because I love being a part of the community, being immersed in the community, and doing the work with the community.鈥


April 5, 2023
U.S. Army 
Units across the installation partnered with TCU and Baylor University鈥檚 Reserve Officers鈥 Training Corps (ROTC) programs to host a multi-day Task-Force-level field training exercise to give over 160 cadets a taste of the operational Army and prepare them for their culminating training evaluation. 鈥淚 shoot a lot on my own, but this is actually the first time I鈥檝e shot in a military setting,鈥 said Cadet Luke Taylor, a junior at TCU.


April 4, 2023
Fort Worth Report 
Claudia Tiffany Rodriguez, showcases her passion for ballet folklorico, history, art and beauty with every performance. Rodriguez, theater major, began dancing ballet folklorico when she was 5 years old. Since then, she鈥檚 traveled from one dance company to another, city to city and from maestro to maestro, or teacher to teacher. 鈥淢y mission in life is share the art and beauty of folklore because a lot of people see folklore at Cinco de Mayo festivals or Dia de los Muertos, but in reality, folklore back in Mexico, you see it all over the place,鈥 Rodriguez said. 鈥淚t literally means 鈥榙ances of the people.鈥欌


April 4, 2023
Ed Prep Matters
During its 75th Annual Meeting, AACTE recognized outstanding dissertation proposals submitted by Holmes Scholars as part of the Annual Holmes Dissertation Funding Competition (DFC). The competition awarded three non-renewable awards to support Holmes scholars鈥 dissertation expenses, including data collection and analyses costs, software fees and editing services. Congratulations to Leslie Ekpe, doctoral candidate in higher educational leadership, placed in the top three of the competition.

ALUMNI


April 11, 2023
EIN News
Governor Abbott has reappointed Travis A. Motley to the Podiatric Medical Examiners Advisory Board for terms set to expire Feb. 1, 2029. The Board provides advice and recommendations to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation on technical matters relevant to the regulation of the practice of podiatry. Motley received a Bachelor of Science in 1993 in biology and chemistry and a Master of Science in biology in 1995, each from TCU.


April 5, 2023
EIN News 
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Susan Warren 90 to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Warren hails from Georgetown and is a partner at KPMG, LLP. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of CPAs. Warren received a bachelor of arts in accounting from TCU.

ATHLETICS


April 9, 2023
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The TCU women鈥檚 basketball team honored announcer Jeff Williams before the Kansas State game for 25 years of service. Williams talked about how he ended up at TCU, memories from 25 years of calling games, and what's next. 鈥淚 appreciate (TCU and the women鈥檚 basketball program) more than they could ever know,鈥 Williams said. 鈥淛ust let me do what I do and have fun.鈥


April 6, 2023 
The Brunswick News 
Every athlete has their why. Their reason for why they get out of bed every morning for early workouts, their reason for why they push through pain and stress to play the game. For many it鈥檚 that love of the game or the dream to make it to the pros that drives them. For TCU cornerback Avery Helm, his why is his autistic younger brother Adrian. 鈥淗e鈥檚 the reason I put the pads on every day, I鈥檝e got to make sure he doesn鈥檛 work a job,鈥 Helm said.


April 6, 2023
ESPN 
A year ago at this time, Sonny Dykes sat in a sparsely decorated office and watched film during spring practice. He didn't have a lot of time to worry about organizing his shelves when he was making a mad dash recruiting, hiring a staff and managing the transfer portal in his first few months on the job. And if he's being honest, he wasn't sure how the remodeling project was going with his team on the practice field out back either. 鈥淵ou know, nobody wants the honeymoon to be the best part of the marriage,鈥 he said.


April 3, 2023
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
After spending a year learning, TCU quarterback Josh Hoover is trying to make the most of his opportunity in spring practice. The freshman redshirted last season behind Heisman Trophy runner-up Max Duggan '22 and Chandler Morris, but now Hoover is competing with Morris for the starting quarterback job for the 2023 season. 鈥淚鈥檓 just trying to go out and get better every day,鈥 Hoover said. 鈥淚 think all the reps have helped me so much just to grow the last two weeks and I鈥檓 looking forward to the next couple of practices.鈥

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