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From TCU students on the Today Show and turning the New York Stock Exchange purple, to the Latino vote and a pending rail strike, Horned Frogs are in the news.


10 of the Best College Dorm Rooms in America for 2023, Ranked by the Princeton Review
Sept. 23, 2022
Business Insider India 
Ranked at No. 2, Texas Christian University has sat in Fort Worth, Texas, since 1873. Its residence halls, however, are modern. There are 16 buildings on campus, according to the school, with specific areas dedicated to first-year, sophomore, junior and senior students. The university also says there are multiple amenities on-site in each building. Some standouts include free laundry rooms, study lounges, pool tables, arcades and movie theaters.


NYSE Floor Talk: Victor Boschini, Chancellor, Texas Christian University 
Sept. 19, 2022
The Global Herald 
NYSE sat down with TCU’s Chancellor Victor Boschini, Jr.  to talk about the university’s 150th anniversary and the pivotal moments in its history. “Celebrating this milestone is just incredible. It makes you think of all the history of this place combined with all the history of our place,” Boschini said.

TCU takes the spotlight at the New York Stock Exchange. Here’s how the campus celebrated
Sept. 16, 2022
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
Texas Christian University students, faculty and staff gathered Friday afternoon to watch a live stream as TCU representatives rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The event was part of the lead-up to the celebration of TCU’s 150th anniversary next year. 

A lot of purple and white at the NYSE
Sept. 16, 2022
A lot of purple and white at the New York Stock Exchange as TCU rang the closing bell today. Students, alumni and TCU leaders, including Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. and business school dean Daniel Pullin, gathered in New York to lead up to the university's 150th anniversary celebration starting in January.

TCU Ambassadors in New York
Sept. 16, 2022
Take a look at the TCU team that will ring the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange. They were on the plaza to watch the Today Show this morning.

The Last Word: TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini Jr. on Ringing the NYSE Closing Bell Today
Sept. 16, 2022 
Dallas Innovates 
TCU’s 150th anniversary kicks off Jan. 23, 2023, but the university isn’t waiting to ring in the celebration. TCU leaders, students and alumni rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. “This is an exciting moment for TCU,” Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said. Daniel Pullin, John V. Roach Dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business said, “Texas is a growing hub for corporate leadership, and our students are taking what they’ve learned here in Fort Worth and utilizing those skills and values across the globe.”  

TCU Seizes its Moment on Wall Street 
Sept. 16, 2022
Fort Worth, Texas Magazine 
For one day, the New York Stock Exchange was purple, the day of the Horned Frog at one of the most iconic places in the world. TCU took full advantage of its unique opportunity on Friday, seizing a moment on center stage to showcase the university to a worldwide audience on the occasion of its forthcoming 150th birthday. “For 150 years, we have been educating students to lead in the global community,” Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said. “In today’s global economy, our graduates from the TCU Neeley School of Business have what they need — the academic background, the ethical compass and the connections to drive success,” Daniel Pullin, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business, said.

Photo gallery: TCU celebrates 150 years with NYSE closing bell ring 
Sept. 18, 2022
Fort Worth Report 
TCU students and the university chancellor soaked in excitement on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. To celebrate 150 years since its founding, TCU rang the New York Stock Exchange closing bell. “I don’t normally travel, so coming to New York and being able to experience all of this amongst family and alumni is definitely a memorable experience,” student-athlete Jillian Johnson said. “We like to think at TCU that we drive our students in a positive way, and that our students are leaders that will change the world,” Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said.


Fury in Iran
Sept. 26, 2022
NBC News Now
(editor's note: this interview occurs at the 26 minute mark)
Following the death of a female arrested in Iran by the morality police for a dress code violation, the country has drastically restricted social media access. “Once you crack down and you want to shut down your country, you are telling everybody that you have something bad to hide,” said Hanan Hammad, director of Middle East studies. Protests have persisted. “It speaks of the courage of those brave women and men who are taking that challenge and willing to pay the price.”

Tulane political science professor receives grant to study criminal justice reform
Sept. 27, 2022
Tulane News
A $70,000 grant will help examine when and how reforms might work to increase the accountability sheriffs have to their local communities. The resulting white paper co-authored by political scientist Emily Farris of Texas Christian University will examine what interventions have worked and which ones have failed and why. It will also investigate how some sheriffs have played a role in subverting attempts at reform and what can be done to change that.

Something Offbeat: Man implants car 'key' in hand 
Sept. 26, 2022
Sage Elwell, associate professor of religion and department chair, specializes in the intersection of the digital and theological. “On one hand, you know, we as a species, we’ve been using technology to extend our human abilities since the first woman or man picked up a rock and used it as a hammer. So, we’ve been doing this since the beginning,” said Elwell. 

River Logic Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors 
Sept. 26, 2022
River Logic, a provider of advanced network optimization and decision support technology, today announced the appointment of Bets Lillo to its board of directors. In the fall of 2021, Bets Lillo joined the top-rated business school at Texas Christian University as an executive in residence, teaching courses in supply chain and global business. Her distinguished corporate career includes domestic and international leadership roles spanning technology, operations, M&A and finance at IBM, AT&T, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie.

Sex Trafficking: Don’t Neglect the Victims
Sept. 26, 2022
The Crime Report
Mary Twis, assistant professor of social work, wrote an op-ed where she discussed her research on sex trafficking and what it will take to start to conquer the issue. “If we truly care about sex trafficking and want to see it stop, we must understand that caring for survivors does not and cannot end with law enforcement and crisis intervention services,” she wrote. “We must provide enough resources – time, funding and professionalization of services – to ensure that survivors are effectively cared for.” 

'Black hero' or 'servant'? Supporters push for Marylander who served in War of 1812 to get VA tombstone. 
Sept. 23, 2022
Baltimore Sun 
The courts are involved in a battle over a Black man who served in the War of 1812. Texas Christian University historian Gene Allen Smith, the author of “The Slaves’ Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812,” said, “They would never have done that if members of his old regiment hadn’t been there to confirm his service personally.”

KRLD on Electoral Count Act 
Sept. 23, 2022
James Riddlesperger, political science professor, addressed “election deniers” on the upcoming ballot. “What they’re simply trying to do is make sure the vice president role going forward is merely ceremonial in the selection of the president process,” he said. “It will be more difficult for members of Congress to raise objections to the electoral votes that have been certified by the states.”

Iran Protests Intensify as Women Burn Headscarves in Defiance of Police
Sept. 21, 2022
NBC News 
Outrage is growing in Iran following the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody. “The high level of oppression in the presence of morality police is a tool of violence and corruption,” said Hanan Hammad, director of Middle East studies at Texas Christian University. “We should understand this is an act of solidarity. This regime dictates to women what to do with their bodies.”

'Gladney baby' hopes to use storytelling, love of film to create change in Fort Worth 
Sept. 22, 2022
Fort Worth Report 
Real change happens in small ways. That belief led Duke Greenhill back to his hometown of Fort Worth. “I believe in community, and this is the community that I came from,” Greenhill said. “And so my vision is to try to use … my superpowers to leave Fort Worth better in some way,” by storytelling. Alongside his volunteer work, Greenhill is teaching strategic communication at Texas Christian University and serves as the chief marketing officer for Rogue Water LLC and its sister company Rogue Water Lab. The companies work with municipalities and utility companies on effectively communicating — all in an effort to mitigate what Greenhill calls the “next great human crisis”: access to fresh and healthy water.

Tarrant County sends more kids to youth prisons than any other in Texas. Many blame this judge.
Sept. 21, 2022
Texas Tribune
*Editor’s Note: This story was also picked up by KDFW, WFAA and News from the States 
The shift toward increased incarceration has in large part been pinned on the juvenile courts, led since 2019 in Tarrant County. “As a whole we’re still trending towards decarceration, but you have microcosms across the country that are regaining this focus on ‘law and order’ and being ‘tough on crime’,” said Brie Diamond, associate professor and chair of the criminal justice department at Texas Christian University. “The policies and practices that they’re using are not backed by research and by what we know is going to help them fulfill their mission of youths’ lives and community safety.”

Houston saddled with 10th highest inflation rate in U.S., says new study 
Sept. 20, 2022 
In August, the U.S. inflation rate stood at 8.3%, down from a four-decade high of 9.1% in June. For Houston consumers, though, inflation remains above the U.S. rate. “There is no logical reason that lowering the overall level of economic activity (the goal of the higher interest rates) actually helps in situations like this. Furthermore, the only kind of inflation it could possibly address is the good kind,” John Harvey, a professor of economics at Texas Christian University, says.

Latinos are largely disenfranchised nonvoters in Texas. These efforts aim to change that
Sept. 19, 2022 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
The last midterm election in 2018 saw a “groundbreaking turnout” of Texas Latino voters, according to a report by The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund. That year, more than 1.9 million Latino people in Texas took to the polls, about 10% of the entire voting age population in the state, an increase of more than 800,000 Latino voters from the 2014 midterms. “Still, the Latino vote in Texas turns out in much smaller numbers relative to the proportion of Latino people in Texas,” said James Riddlesperger, a political science professor at Texas Christian University.

Rail strike effects 'could be enormous,' strategist says 
Sept. 16, 2022
Yahoo Finance 
Morgan Swink, head of Neeley School of Business’s Center for Supply Chain Innovation at TCU, discussed supply chains, the labor market and what shocks such as a rail strike could mean for the movement of goods. “For decades, we’ve been building very tightly synchronized, lean, just-in-time supply chains, global, and that’s paid huge dividends for people around the world. But, of course, there’s a cost to everything. And we haven't really emphasized resilience or flexibility in those supply chains,” Swink said.

Black New England Conference 
Sept. 16, 2022
Carriage Town News 
Reginald Wilburn of Texas Christian University will engage the keynote speaker of the Black New England Conference Award Dinner in conversation about the complex social and legal constructs that impact wealth accumulation for people of color. The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire announced that they also will discuss the meaning and consequences of institutional and systemic racism.


Farmer Among ‘Rail Insights: Women in Rail’ Headliners
Sept. 28, 2022
Railway Age
BNSF President and CEO Katie Farmer ’92 (MBA ’96) will top the lineup for Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference, to be held virtually on Nov. 10. Farmer was elevated to President and CEO of BNSF in January 2021, the first woman ever named chief executive of a Class I railroad. She has spent her entire 30-year railroading career with BNSF, joining predecessor Burlington Northern as a 22-year-old management trainee in 1992.

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