It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kristen Weaver World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU safety Caylin Moore is a a Rhodes Scholar. (Brandon Kitchin / TCU 360) Kristen Weaver Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ Previous articleBallet Frontier of Texas wows in Nutcracker performanceNext articleOPINION: Brite Divinity students’ response to Ben Shapiro event Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. ReddIt Starting the conversation about eating disorders on campus Looking for a place to vote on Election Day? Linkedin Facebook printHe’s no longer one of the near-200 finalists.For TCU student Caylin Moore, it’s official: he’ll be joining 32 men and women across the United States to study abroad as a Rhodes Scholar, an extremely prestigious honor.Moore will be leaving Fort Worth and jetting off to England to study public policy and business administration at Oxford University next fall, according to Chancellor Victor Boschini.The Rhodes Scholarship is an extremely rare and prestigious award given to only 32 students across the U.S. who “exemplify similar intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service,” Boschini said.Moore is a senior economics major at and juggles maintaining a 3.934 GPA with being an athlete on the football field.His story has the ability to inspire anyone to overcome odds. Once homeless living with his family in Carson, California (better known as Compton), Moore took a job as a janitor to work his way to TCU after going to multiple universities.Caylin Moore during the Dear World campaign. He writes about his past experiences on his skin.Moore founded a non-profit called S.P.A.R.K. at TCU to help educate children about the importance of working hard.His perseverance has finally paid off.Along with being offered the Rhodes Scholarship, Moore was also awarded the Charles B. Rangel Internation Affairs Graduate Fellowship, Boschini confirmed.“We could not be more proud to call you a Horned Frog,” Boschini said about Moore. “We look forward to witnessing the significant and positive contributions you will make.” Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Facebook Kristen Weaver Twitter + posts Kristen Weaver Kristen Weaver ReddIt Twitter Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Dixon thinks ‘we’ll see improvements’ in college basketball from FBI investigation

first_img Previous articleHoroscope: October 2, 2017Next articleKayla Hill’s golden goal tops Texas Tech in overtime Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Garrett Podell + posts ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Linkedin Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell printWhen head basketball coach Jamie Dixon organizes his regular 10 a.m. meetings before team practices, he said he always has the same two items at the top of his agenda: academics and compliance.  “Those are the first two things we talk about and then we move on to practice, recruiting and other things,” Dixon said Friday before the Horned Frogs first official practice as the team prepares for its season opener Nov. 10. After news broke last week that the Justice Department had charged 10 people, including four assistant coaches and an official with Adidas, in connection with bribery and fraud, Dixon said he talked with his staff again. He said he is “quite comfortable” that his staff has nothing to hide from the investigation.Louisville effectively fired coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich Wednesday, a day after the FBI announced the arrests. Oklahoma State and Auburn have each since fired an assistant coach who was arrested.Dixon’s staff is comprised of assistant coaches David Patrick, Ryan Miller and Corey Barker, all hired last year, and special assistant Ontario Lett, hired this year. Patrick, Miller and Barker are the primary recruiters.Dixon said he asked his coaches to disclose anything he might need to be aware of in light of the FBI investigation.“We continue to lecture our guys about never going down that road because there are challenges out there every day,” Dixon said. “Every day we face some kind of decision that we have to make a choice.”Patrick, one of TCU’s top recruiters, said staying away from people outside of a recruit’s inner circle helps eliminate risk.“I think first and foremost anywhere you try to recruit the kid, the parent, the high school coach, and if you can cover those bases, you don’t have the outside people coming into play,” Patrick said. “I think we try to do a good job here to try and know the kid, get to know the parents and the high school coach, and usually when you do that, good things happen from there.” Dixon enters his second season at TCU. Last season, he led TCU to a school-record six Big 12 wins, two wins in the Big 12 tournament, including one over top-ranked Kansas, and its first NIT championship.He is a part of the board of directors of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and is on two NCAA basketball committees.“I think we’ll see improvements,” Dixon said. “I think it’s a good day, to be honest. I think some things will get cleaned up and talked about.”However, he remains on high-alert to ensure his program continues to play by the rules. “I think you can’t walk around with an arrogance and think it can’t happen at your place,” Dixon said. “It can happen anywhere.”  Facebook Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Garrett Podell Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podell Garrett Podell Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Twitterlast_img read more

Listen: Frogflix: Episode 2

first_imgFacebook Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Andrew Van Heusden Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Previous articleStudents prepare for all-night campout before College GameDayNext articleWhat We’re Reading: Twitter Drama Strikes Again Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Andrew Van Heusden Andrew Van Heusden Andrew Van Heusden printOn this week’s episode, Andrew, Richard and Michelle discuss Les Moonves, Olivia Munn and how Hollywood is moving forward. Also, they give you some recommendations on what to look out for this weekend. Facebook Linkedin Twitter Andrew Van Heusden Linkedin ReddIt + posts 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Eastlast_img read more

Men’s golf begins spring season with seventh-place finish

first_imgAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: February 11, 2019Next articleStudy Abroad Fair aims to make students ‘fall in love with study abroad’ Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Sam Fristachi Sam Fristachi TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Sam Fristachi Linkedin Sam Fristachi printThe men’s golf team traveled to Waikoloa, Hawaii to compete in the Amer Ari Invitational. Sixteen teams competed in this tournament, including No. 1 Oklahoma State and No. 2 Georgia Tech. In the opening round, four Horned Frogs shot under par. Senior David Ravetto led the Frogs at 3-under 69 and was tied for 20th.Senior David Ravetto at the Amer Ari Invitational. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.comAlejandro Aguilera, Stefano Mazzoli and Hayden Springer each shot 2-under 70 and began Thursday’s third round tied for 30th place. Mazzoli excelled early with an eagle on the par-5 No. 2 hole. Aguilera joined Ravetto in shooting a bogey-free back nine, while Springer shot par or better throughout the front nine. Four golfers shot under par on the second day of the tournament. Mazzoli shot 2-under 70 for the second consecutive day and made an eagle on the par-5 No. 4 hole, part of a 4-under 32 front nine.Stefano Mazzoli at the Amer Ari Invitational. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.comThe Frogs opened the last day of the tournament in 8th place.Justin Gums, who made his TCU debut and competed as an individual, led the Horned Frogs on the last day of play. He shot 2-under 70 in the final round to finish 4-under 212 for the tournament. Springer finished one stroke behind Gums at 3-under 213 and tied for 30th place. Ravetto shot even-par 72 and finished 1-under 215 for the tournament to place tied for 42nd. Senior Pierre Mazier had the lowest round of the tournament for the Frogs, as he shot 4-under 68 on Saturday. Mazier tied with Ravetto for 42nd place. TCU shot 14-under 850 for the tournament and finished in seventh place, one stroke ahead of No. 2 Georgia Tech.The Horned Frogs will be back in action Feb. 22-24 at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, California. Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss Sam Fristachi Twitter Twitter Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. Facebook Justin Gums at the Amer Ari Invitational on February 9. Photo Courtesy of TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor ReddIt + posts last_img read more

The Skiff: March 21, 2019

first_imgFacebook Twitter + posts ReddIt The Skiff Linkedin The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 Facebook ReddIt The Skiff Previous articleThe Skiff: March 7, 2019Next articleWhat we’re reading: Trump backs Israel The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 117, Issue 23: March Sadness: the Men’s basketball team heartbroken after NCAA spot slips through their fingers. Also: an assistant coach is fired amid university’s internal investigation after national bribery investigation, a new organization encourages political involvement and the rifle team wins their third national championship. The Skiff Life in Fort Worth The Skiff The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] Twitter The Skiff Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes last_img read more

COVID-19’s impact on Frog Camp, recruitment

first_imgReagan Eyler ‘Ultimate’ college town left deserted amid COVID-19 pandemic printChancellor Victor Boschini’s way of handling the pandemic for TCU is “prepare for the worst, hope for the best” as he said the effects of COVID-19 are expected to be felt even after the semester ends.TCU officials are now grappling with how to move forward with traditions such as Frog Camp, Orientation and recruitment, as well as future class size.TCU Student Development Services announced Wednesday that orientation will be completely online this summer while Frog Camp will be held in August. Orientation and Frog Camp dates are expected to be announced on May 1.Patton Maynard and his frog campers at Frog Camp. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard“We are going to figure out some way to have every individual student contacted by their advisor,” Boschini said. “This is so each new student is able to make their fall semester schedule.”All foreign trips for Frog Camp are canceled, and the school is hoping to conclude on what to do for local Frog Camps sometime in the next 10 days. “We are thinking about doing a massive Frog Camp in August … but even that’s not for sure,” Boschini said. Another big part of the TCU experience for new students is both sorority and fraternity recruitment. Many people are unsure of what will happen with sorority recruitment, especially with so many young women entering each house during rounds. “We think sorority recruitment will happen at this point, but I’m unsure,” Boschini said shortly after describing himself as an optimist. To “give better service to our students,” Boschini said that some classes will be downsized. Boschini added although it is not possible to downsize all classes due to the number of professors for some courses, such as General Psychology, he said it can be done in many. Boschini said he and the TCU staff continuously meet and discuss how to make TCU a better place after being put into such a tough situation like all other universities. He said university officials “realize a lot of people are in a bad situation and have been able to help everyone who has asked so far.” Reagan Eyler Students reflect on impact of Ash Wednesday Facebook COVID-19 impact on Las Vegas + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Reagan Eyler World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddItcenter_img Chancellor Boschini speaks at his annual town hall in March 2013. Photo by TCU 360. Twitter Linkedin What we’re reading: survivors return to Auschwitz, coronavirus outbreak sparks global economic fears Reagan Eyler Linkedin Previous articleChancellor talks budget freeze and COVID-19’s impact on TCUNext article‘Ultimate’ college town left deserted amid COVID-19 pandemic Reagan Eyler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook ReddIt Reagan Eyler Twitterlast_img read more

Class of 1971 celebrates 50 year graduation anniversary and reflects on time at TCU

first_imgA fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Ryann Booth Previous articleTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacksNext articleAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Ryann Booth Linkedin Academics at TCU Ryann Booth Posting with a passion: TCU student builds loyal following with Instagram blog TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Ryann Booth + posts Linkedin Twitter NewsCampus NewsGraduationTop StoriesClass of 1971 celebrates 50 year graduation anniversary and reflects on time at TCUBy Ryann Booth – May 4, 2021 550 ReddIt print Facebook Ryann Booth Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Ryann Booth Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

US – RSF joins letter denouncing attempt to deport Mexican journalist

first_img News Reports June 3, 2021 Find out more The National Press Club, its Journalism Institute and other advocates for press freedom and immigration justice urge U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to suspend efforts to deport Emilio Gutierrez, a winner of the club’s Press Freedom Award.Late on Friday, an immigration judge in El Paso, Texas, refused to stay the deportation of Gutierrez from the United States — where and his son fled after his investigative reporting led to threats against himself and his family. Gutierrez requested asylum in the United States; it took eight years for him to get a hearing, which took place last year.“Gutierrez fled his country because his reporting jeopardized him and his family and then faced years of bureaucratic indifference before now being threatened with removal,” said NPC President Jeff Ballou. “He deserves better from a country that has enshrined protections for the press in the First Amendment of its Constitution.”Gutierrez has been in the midst of an appeal process over his asylum case. On Thursday Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials summoned him for a meeting. They told his lawyer they wanted to deport him that day. This meeting took place exactly six weeks after he appeared at the National Press Club to accept a Freedom of the Press award, one of the club’s highest honors, on behalf of his country’s beleaguered press corps.At the NPC’s request, Gutierrez represented all of his Mexican colleagues, as an exemplar of their tenacity and courage as reporters are killed, kidnapped and forced into hiding in retaliation for their reporting on drug cartels and government corruption.He and his Mexican associates “find ourselves immersed in a great darkness,” Gutierrez said through a translator.“Our hope is that U.S. officials will provide a beacon in that darkness, in keeping with the country’s long tradition of advancing press freedom, by granting Gutierrez the asylum he has requested in the United States,” said Barbara Cochran, president of the board for the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute. “Sending him back to a country that is the most dangerous in the western hemisphere for journalists could amount to a death sentence.”The National Press Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the undersigned organizations appeal to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to reconsider this deportation order. We also ask the Trump administration and all members of Congress to let the Department know that this case not only puts an individual reporter in danger, but also could have a chilling effect on truth-telling everywhere.Jeff Ballou, presidentThe National Press ClubBarbara Cochran, board presidentNPC Journalism InstituteSandy Johnson, president and COONational Press FoundationMargaux Ewen, Advocacy and Communications DirectorReporters Without Borders, North AmericaDan Shelley, executive directorRadio Television Digital News AssociationBruce Brown, executive directorReporters Committee for Freedom of the PressSuzanne Nossel, executive directorPEN AmericaJoshua Hatch, presidentOnline News AssociationJohn Donnelly, presidentMilitary Reporters and EditorsSarah Glover, presidentNational Association of Black JournalistsYvonne Leow, national presidentAsian American Journalists AssociationMelissa Lytle, presidentNational Press Photographers AssociationMark Hamrick, presidentSociety of American Business Editors and WritersAlberto B. Mendoza, executive directorNational Association of Hispanic JournalistsBeau Willimon, presidentWriters Guild of America East November 18, 2017 US – RSF joins letter denouncing attempt to deport Mexican journalist Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesMexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentExiled media WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joined multiple press freedom groups in the following letter today denouncing attempts to deport Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto from the United States. center_img News Organisation Follow the news on Americas to go further Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies United StatesMexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentExiled media News SAUL LOEB / AFP May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

53 journalism groups urge again President Obama to stop excessive controls on public information

first_img United StatesAmericas June 7, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information News August 20, 2015 – Updated on June 8, 2016 53 journalism groups urge again President Obama to stop excessive controls on public information Organisation The coalition, led by the Society of Professional Journalists, sent a letter to President Obama on August 10, 2015.This was the second letter the groups sent to the White House regarding government transparency. The first letter, sent July 8, 2014, and a follow-up letter sent Aug. 5, 2014, were met with a non-response response from the White House on Aug. 11, 2014. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders joined a coalition of journalism and open government groups calling on President Barack Obama – yet again – to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public. Follow the news on United Statescenter_img News United StatesAmericas Receive email alerts JIM WATSON / AFP News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en last_img read more

Commission threatens one of the last independent newspapers with closure

first_img Reports Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell RSF_en Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica September 1, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africacenter_img Receive email alerts November 12, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at learning that Tafataona Mahoso, the head of the Media and Information Commission (MIC), recently threatened the weekly Financial Gazette (FinGaz), one of Zimbabwe’s last independent news media, with withdrawal of its licence.The threat was made after FinGaz refused to publish a note retracting a 1 December article questioning the independence of the MIC, which was set up to monitor and regulate the Zimbabwean media and which has proved to be under the control of the government and the intelligence agencies.“The MIC has closed down four newspapers in three years, and clearly takes its order from the most senior members of the government,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Reduced to functioning as branch of the police, the MIC continues to impose the law of silence, especially when a newspaper dares to criticise it. As the African Union has apparently decided to try to loosen the vice-like grip on Zimbabwe’s press, it should not let one of the last independent publications be shut by Robert Mugabe’s and Mahoso’s thought tribunal.”FinGaz editor Sunsleey Chamunorwa and his deputy, Hama Saburi, were ordered to report to MIC headquarters during the week of 9-13 January. The MIC is currently carrying out its annual reexamination of newspaper licences and journalists’ accreditation, and Mahoso threatened to withdraw FinGaz’s licence.On 8 December, the MIC had ordered FinGaz to retract a report published the previous week that the MIC originally agreed to grant a licence to the owner of the now closed Daily News and then changed its mind under pressure from the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO). In its letter to FinGaz, the MIC said it would choose the journalist who wrote the retraction. The newspaper refused to comply, and there was no mention of the incident in the following issues, published on 15 December and 5 January.These threats have come at time when information minister Tichaona Jokonya has announced that Zimbabwe’s draconian press laws are to be amended. The decision was taken after the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), an African Union offshoot, issued a resolution on 5 December accusing Zimbabwe’s legislation of violating basic rights and civil liberties. News ZimbabweAfrica to go further January 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Commission threatens one of the last independent newspapers with closure News Follow the news on Zimbabwelast_img read more