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

Journalists accused of working for opposition : Reporters Without Borders protests to Prime Minister

first_img June 7, 2021 Find out more April 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists accused of working for opposition : Reporters Without Borders protests to Prime Minister RSF_en News Receive email alerts Dear Mr Prime Minister: In the leaflets, Straker and Titus are shown asking imaginary questions. Straker says: “Officer, the NDC pays me to ask you stupid questions so you better answer me or else.” Titus is saying: “If we the NDC get into office, the police don’t have any say, so you better answer my questions now or else.” The three politicians are shown making remarks about an alleged assault on the policeman by NDC supporters.These unfounded attacks directly question the professional honesty of the two journalists and could put them in physical danger, especially in the upcoming election campaign. The accusations against them go beyond the personal and undermine one of the main principles of the rule of law: freedom of information. The job of journalists everywhere is to ask questions so as to keep the public informed. Governments and civil servants, who answer to the public, must be the first to submit themselves to unrestricted public scrutiny.We approach you not just as prime minister and information minister (and thus regulator and guarantor of press freedom) but also as NNP political leader. We know the courts will deal with Straker’s legal complaint against the leaflet’s authors but in the meantime we ask you to make every effort to ensure that further attempts to intimidate journalists are not made. The job of journalists is much more important in an election year since the media enables the public to assess party programmes and make a free choice. We trust you will give this matter your best attention. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Dr. Keith MitchellPrime Minister of GrenadaMinisterial ComplexBotanical GardensTanteen, St George’s News Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that freelance journalists Rawle Titus and Linda Straker (who is also the regional correspondent for Reporters Without Borders) are being accused of working with the opposition and that anonymous leaflets attacking them appeared in the streets of St George’s on 14 April. The leaflets showed pictures of the two journalists along with those of three leaders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the main opposition to your New National Party (NNP).In cartoon-style, they show the two journalists addressing to a policeman (suspected of spying on NDC leaders) who held a press conference on 9 April at which he was asked tough questions by journalists, including Straker and Titus. Reports Help by sharing this information center_img Americas Respectfully, to go further Reporters Without Borders has written to Grenadan prime minister Keith Mitchell after an anonymous leaflet was distributed in public accusing journalists Rawle Titus and Linda Straker (the organisation’s regional correspondent) of working for the main opposition party. Americas News Organisation Robert MénardSecretary-General Follow the news on Americas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

California Library Association Honors Pasadena’s Ann Longyear

first_imgCommunity News California Library Association Honors Pasadena’s Ann Longyear STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 | 10:55 am 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe HerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The Central Library is one of Pasadena’s architectural and cultural treasures. Designed by renowned architect Myron Hunt and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the building is also a busy, working library. It houses a collection of nearly 800,000 items, and more than 55,000 people visit the Central Library each month.Since 1984, the Pasadena Public Library Foundation (PPLF) has raised nearly $4 million for the preservation of the building and the upgrades necessary to operate a modern library. One of the library’s most dedicated supporters and champions – Mrs. Ann Longyear – was honored recently with the California Library Association’s President’s Award, selected by Michelle Pererra, the 2019 CLA president and Pasadena’s library director. The CLA President’s Award “recognizes outstanding contributions, leadership and achievement in support of California libraries by a Trustee, Friend, Elected Official, or other layperson who has given his or her time and talents to further the advancement of California libraries.”One of Mrs. Longyear’s most enduring legacies is stable funding for the Central Library. In the 1980s, Ann led efforts to pass a local tax dedicated to library operations, which passed overwhelmingly and in the years since has been reauthorized twice. After the initial library renovation, the PPLF established an endowment with the funds they raised and dedicated it to funding the historic library’s preservation and restoration in perpetuity.In 2011, the PPLF became a fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation. PCF manages the library’s endowment and supports PPLF’s fundraising efforts, which have committed $300,000 over the past ten years in support of restoration projects. From the building façade to the library elevators, and the seats in the famed Donald R. Wright auditorium, PCF has worked in partnership with Ann and her fellow PPLF board members to ensure that this civic treasure endures and thrives.PCF congratulates Ann for her well-deserved award, and her 35 years of leadership at PPLF. Her commitment to the Library is a commitment to preserving a piece of Pasadena’s history, as well as the education, career development, and other services that the library provides for every member of the Pasadena community. Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more