Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students

first_imgShane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ ReddIt Facebook + posts Linkedin Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Twitter Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threatscenter_img Shane Battis Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Conservative personality Steven Crowder sparks ‘male privilege’ debate The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: March 22, 2018Next articleWATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes printStudents got a glimpse of the Vision in Action: Lead On’s four major goals and a chance to share their feedback with committee members Wednesday afternoon.The goals, proposed by TCU’s Board of Trustees, focus on; strengthening the university’s academic profile and reputation, endowment, experience and culture, and the Horned Frog workforce. Four committees comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, and alumni and retirees were selected by the Provost and the chancellor and tasked with investigating these themes to find areas of improvement.The co-chairs of these committees presented their ideas to students through vision boards that illustrated their recommendations for each of the strategic goals.A few of their recommendations included increasing the endowment, making Greek life more inclusive for ethnic minority students, highlighting non-athletic achievements to promote the university and overall student engagement.“Some overarching things that have connected all of the goals are a need for diversity support and inclusion, specifically inclusion,” Lauren Nixon, the chancellor intern, said. “Also, a need for financial support to accomplish everything we do.”Timeka Gordon and Ron Pitcock, co-chairs of the TCU experience and culture committee, emphasized how they want the school to figure out how to make students from all backgrounds feel welcome and included in campus activities.“TCU has a strong culture,” Pitcock said. “But what’s more significant is we have a group of students that feel connected to that culture, but we also have a large group of students and staff and faculty who feel disconnected from the culture. That may be one of our most important findings.”Pitcock said Greek life has been a source of major successes as well as issues regarding inclusion and should be evaluated, so it can be improved.Gordon suggested housing for historically majority minority Greek organizations could be a useful step to make them feel more included. She related conversations she’s had with minority and veteran students who have expressed feelings of isolation and said that these concerns should be vocalized to a broader public to start fixing the problem.While the cultural goals didn’t include specifically actionable items, the endowment has a more specific target.David Nolan, an endowment co-chair, said the university wants to raise the endowment from $1.6 billion to $3 billion.He explained that the school’s operating budget mostly relies on tuition with the endowment chipping in 11 percent, but that could rise to 20 percent if the new total is met. This could ease pressures on increasing tuition in order to finance new projects and initiatives needed to fulfill Lead On’s plan.Some students appreciated the proposed strategies and spoke with co-chairs about their vision for TCU.Junior Biology Major Lauren Nakhleh observed the endowment board and said she likes the message it presents on why it is important to invest in the university.Bianca Hurst, a junior finance major, agreed with Nakhleh and said a university’s an investment that students can gain from as it progresses.“I think it’s just very important to us students to see the school advance as a whole,” Hursh said. “Because even while we’re here, but even after we graduate, it will help us in our futures to see TCU do well.”The Board will review the committee’s findings and decide which items will be incorporated into the final plan, which is set to launch in the fall of 2019. ReddIt David Nolan, co-chair of the endowment goal, talks to a student about his findings. (Photo by Shane Battis.) Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Motive not yet known in radio journalist’s fatal shooting

first_img Reporters Without Borders hopes that the reason will soon be known for radio journalist Pierre-Richard Alexandre’s fatal shooting by an individual identified as Baudelaire Augustin in Saint-Marc, in the north-central department of Artibonite, on 17 May.A correspondent for the national radio station Radio Kiskeya and the host of a daily political discussion programme on local Radio Delta, Alexandre died of his gunshot injury to the stomach on the night of 19 May after initially appearing to recover in hospital.“Alexandre’s professionalism as a journalist was widely acknowledged and we express our full support for his wife, two children and colleagues,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Following his alleged killer’s arrest, the police should be able to quickly establish whether or not his death was linked to his work as journalist. In either case, journalists’ safety continues to a matter of concern in Haiti, where the political climate is a source of intermittent tension.”Alexandre, 40, was in his Saint-Marc home when the fatal shot appeared to have been fired as a result of a neighbourhood incident. Was he hit by a stray bullet or was he deliberately shot? This is up to the police to determine.Alexandre’s death follows the murder in March of fellow journalist Georges Honorat, a former member of the management of the weekly Haïti Progrès who had of late been working for the press department at the prime minister’s office.Although Haiti is ranked 49th out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index – an improvement on previous years – its journalists still experience recurring security problems.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the truth about the April 2000 murder of Radio Haïti Inter director Jean Dominique, noting that Radio Télé Ginen journalists were attacked in Port-au-Prince on 8 May, the day that a judge questioned former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide about the Dominique murder. Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti News News Another journalist murdered in Haiti Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice HaïtiAmericas May 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Motive not yet known in radio journalist’s fatal shooting Help by sharing this information RSF_en HaïtiAmericas center_img Organisation to go further News News October 11, 2019 Find out more November 14, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Haïti Receive email alerts June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Ionospheric scintillation over Antarctica during the storm of 5-6 April 2010

first_imgOn 5 April 2010 a coronal mass ejection produced a travelling solar wind shock front that impacted the Earth’s magnetosphere, producing the largest geomagnetic storm of 2010. The storm resulted in a prolonged period of phase scintillation on Global Positioning System (GPS) signals in Antarctica. The scintillation began in the deep polar cap at South Pole just over 40 minutes after the shock front impact was recorded by a satellite at the first Lagrangian orbit position. Scintillation activity continued there for many hours. On the second day significant phase scintillation was observed from an auroral site (81{degree sign} S) during the post-midnight sector in association with a substorm. Particle data from polar orbiting satellites provide indication of electron and ion precipitation into the Antarctic region during the geomagnetic disturbance. Total Electron Content (TEC) maps show enhanced electron density being drawn into the polar cap in response to southward turning of the interplanetary magnetic field. The plasma enhancement structure then separates from the dayside plasma and drifts southward. Scintillation on the first day is coincident spatially and temporally with both a plasma depletion region in the dayside noon sector, and in the dayside cusp. On the second day scintillation is observed in the nightside auroral region, and appears to be strongly associated with ionospheric irregularities caused by E-region particle precipitation.last_img read more