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From Martin Luther King Jr. to detecting signs of abuse and discussing philosophers’ appeal to intuition, Horned Frogs are in the news.  


Jan. 15, 2024 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slept here, in a home off Evans Avenue as the guest of a Christian author. That same day in 1959, he spoke downtown at the long-gone Majestic Theater. Before King’s speech, he was the coffee guest of Brite Divinity School professor Harold Lunger. The Lungers and a TCU librarian, the late Mary Lu Hall, were among the few white worshippers that night at King’s speech. “I think we all sensed that he was a very special person,” Hall said in a 2002 interview. The late Baptist teacher and author Vada Felder MDiv 54 met King at an education conference and invited him to visit. 

Jan. 8, 2024 
Ƶ is one of the 2023 recipients of the CPN Seal of Prevention™ awarded to institutions and organizations of higher education that have demonstrated a commitment to digital prevention programs tied to student safety, well-being and inclusion. Each recipient of the CPN Seal of Prevention™ has taken action to create a safer, more inclusive campus through comprehensive, evidence-based digital prevention education on issues such as sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health and discrimination. 


Jan. 9, 2024 
Wiley Online Library 
Are intuitions central to philosophy? Many philosophers believe that the answer is affirmative. But the term “intuition” has been employed to refer to a number of distinct phenomena. This paper, by Richard Galvin, the Betty S. Wright Chair in Applied Ethics, remains neutral on these global issues, however, and instead focuses on whether there is a nontrivial (or many-membered) class of case-based arguments in philosophy in which the case verdict is defended by appeal to background beliefs and not on the grounds that it is an intuited proposition. The paper argues that the answer is affirmative by examining seven such arguments that are referred to as “paradigm cases” of case-based arguments in which the verdict is justified via an appeal to intuition. 

Jan. 5, 2024 
North Texas e-News 
Texas Government Code ß 662.042 established Jan. 6 as Sam Rayburn Day in memory of the legendary Texas and U.S. statesman. Sam Rayburn, a man who grew up in Windom, Texas, and went on to be a 25-term congressman, still holds the record for the longest tenure as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. In fact, some scholars call Rayburn the greatest legislator in U.S. history. One such expert is political science professor James Riddlesperger. “I tell my students,” he said during a visit to Bonham in 2009, “that if you make a list of the most effective legislators in U.S. history, the debate starts at number two. Number one has been taken. He was from Bonham, and his name was Sam Rayburn.” 

Jan. 1, 2024 
Fort Worth Report  
Adrian Andrews is the assistant vice chancellor at TCU and supervises the TCU Department of Public Safety. He comes to the school with experience as a special agent for the United States Secret Service and trains groups on how to respond to emergency situations such as an active shooter. Staying vigilant of your surroundings is a key piece of advice Andrews gives students and congregants. Knowing where the exits are, disconnecting from distractions such as a phone when walking and scanning parking lots are just a few examples, he said. When it comes to security measures inside a building, Andrews recommends a method called “posting,” where someone or a group of people keep an eye on people entering and exiting a space.  “The person can even act as a greeter, but that’s part of the security team to make sure they’re watching who was coming in that door,” Andrews said.  

Jan. 2, 2024 
Denton Record-Chronicle  
Advocates say students who learn about domestic violence earlier in their education are more likely to recognize it in their own lives — but many young Texans don’t learn about it at school until college. Leah Carnahan, assistant director of the Counseling & Mental Health Center, is the Title IX advocate at TCU. Carnahan leads workshops about domestic abuse and dating violence geared toward college students. She said some college students don’t know they can be victims of domestic violence. “Oftentimes, if you ask them about domestic violence, they have really specific images around someone that’s in a marriage or has kids,” she said. Carnahan also said there’s a lack of awareness about the different forms of abuse, such as emotional abuse and other unhealthy behaviors that can lead to physical harm. She said that lack of knowledge can be harmful. 


Jan. 12, 2024 
Fort Worth Report  
With the elevation of Josh McNamara ’07 to named partner, Hartman Wanzor LLP has announced its immediate rebrand as Hartman Wanzor McNamara LLP. McNamara earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in accounting and finance from TCU’s Neeley School of Business.  

Jan. 12, 2024 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
Sidewalk plaques that commemorate significant African Americans in Fort Worth’s history are covered with a rainbow of leaves along Evans Avenue in Fort Worth’s Historic Southside. It includes names such as Vada P. Felder MDiv ’54, the first Black graduate of Brite Divinity School at TCU.  

Jan. 10, 2024 
Huntsville Item 
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed members of the Texas Juvenile Justice Board. The board is charged with developing and implementing rules to govern the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, its executive director and staff, and to establish the mission and set goals for the department that emphasize keeping youth in home communities while balancing rehabilitative needs with public safety. Among the appointees is Manny Ramirez MBA ’18 — Tarrant County commissioner and a 15-year veteran police officer. He is the former president of the Fort Worth Police Officers Association and a member of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Club, and the Salvation Army Advisory Council. Additionally, he is a board member of Assist the Officer and president of Fort Worth Cops for Kids.  

Jan. 9, 2024 
Western Horseman  
Most people consider proving themselves a burden. Terry Stuart Forst ’92 RMapproaches it like a challenge and does whatever it takes to pass the test. Her passion for ranching and everything involved with it made Forst determined to be involved with the business from an early age. Now she’s the general manager of the oldest continuously family-owned ranch in Oklahoma — an unlikely role for a woman. “As far as I was concerned, ranching was all I ever wanted to do,” says the ambitious, petite Forst. “I was always involved with the ranch and got to go to events, but my dad, R.T. Stuart, was of the opinion that cowboying and things like that were for boys. We (Forst and her three sisters) didn’t learn a lot of the horsemanship and ranching skills Daddy probably would’ve taught to boys.” Her hunger for knowledge led her to complete the ranch management program at TCU. She gained a strong education and drive to prove that she could handle any ranch role. 

Jan. 8, 2024 
Houston Republic 
Houston Mayor John Whitmire today announced that he is appointing venture capital executive Jay Zeidman ’05 as board chairman of Houston First Corporation, pending city council approval. Zeidman has served on the board of Houston First, the city’s destination marketing organization, since 2017. “I am truly grateful to Mayor Whitmire and would be honored to serve in the role as chair of the Board of Houston First. Through my service on the board the past seven years, I have seen first-hand just how important this organization is to our amazing city,” Zeidman said. 

Jan. 5, 2024 
Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Kimberly Ratcliff ’08 RM to the Governor's Commission for Women. Ratcliff is owner of Ratcliff Premium Meats. She is a member of the Independent Cattlemen Association, Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership Committee, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Private Lands Committee, and the Livestock and Ranching Committee at Texas A&M University.  

Jan. 3, 2024 
The New York Times  
Eddie Bernice Johnson ’67, who blazed a trail as a Black woman in health care and government, first as a nurse in Dallas, then as the first Black state senator from the city since Reconstruction and then in 15 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, has died. She was 89. Ms. Johnson, who was raised in segregated Waco, Texas, served in Congress from 1992 through last January, championing legislation on water resources, which encompassed flood control and environmental protection, and on education, which prioritized science, technology, engineering and mathematics. She was inspired to become a doctor after her paternal grandfather became ill and joined the household. “But when I told my high school counselor, she said, ‘Oh, you can’t be a doctor. You’re a young lady. You have to be a nurse’,” she recalled in an interview with The History Makers Digital Archive in 2012.  


Jan. 4, 2024 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram  
TCU landed its transfer quarterback with a commitment from Vanderbilt transfer Ken Seals. Seals started 22 games over four seasons for the Commodores. In 2023 Seals passed for 1,183 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. He played some of his best against top competition, like when he threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns against Georgia. Seals also passed for 259 yards and two touchdowns against Missouri. Seals is from nearby Azle and was the ideal transfer quarterback for TCU to take. He has enough experience to push Josh Hoover in the spring and should be a capable backup if Hoover was to go down with an injury. 

Jan. 3, 2024 
Amarillo Globe-News  
The Downtown Palo Duro Ambucs presented the 2024 Blair Cherry Award to wide receiver Major Everhart for his college football accomplishments. Also, for Everhart's accomplishments, Amarillo Mayor Cole Stanley made a proclamation making Jan. 2, 2024, Major Everhart Day. The following day, the mayor presented Everhart with an honorary key to the city. “I will cherish this award for the rest of my life and it's just an honor to be in this position today,” Everhart said.  

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