of the Student Peace Action Network held a peaceful demonstration
in front of Sadler Hall Tuesday afternoon to raise campus
visibility of the organization and promote awareness of
world issues. Members passed out fliers, burned incense
and played music as part of the demonstration. SPAN is the
student branch of Peace Action, a national grassroots organization
dedicated to promoting nonviolence. In November, the group
will be traveling to Georgia to protest the School of the
October 17, 2001
hired for dean post
Communication position filled after more than
By Jacque Petersell
The College of Communication will have a new dean during the spring
2002 semester, Provost William Koehler said Tuesday.
Idle funds directed to other
Aggies killed in car crash Sunday
1989 An earthquake, measuring 6.9
on the Richter scale hit the San Francisco Bay area at 5:04 p.m.causing
an estimated 270 deaths.
help desk moving to library
By Jordan Blum
User Services computer help desk is moving into the Mary Couts Burnett
Library to be combined with the library reference desk next semester
in a remodeling and construction project.
fears lead to mail handling policy
By James Zwilling
anthrax scares across the United States prompted TCU Mailing Services
to send an e-mail to faculty and staff Tuesday outlining procedures
for handling suspicious mail.
things never change
Late 1974 was good time for journalism career,
reflects former editor
Mike Gerst is the systems editor of the
Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Late 1974 was
an exciting time to be starting a journalism career. Richard Nixon
was running roughshod over the Constitution as intrepid, crusading
reporters met shadowy sources in dark parking garages, and the future
of democracy hung in the balance.
I was editor-in-chief of the TCU Daily Skiff in the fall of that
year. The summer before taking over, I remember relishing the idea
of having Dick Nixon to kick around while his presidency sputtered
to its inevitable, pathetic end. And then he trumped me. He resigned
on Aug. 9.
As an intern at the Waco Tribune Herald, my job the day before had
been to interview some McLennan County Republican big-wig who assured
me in no uncertain terms that Nixon would survive all the scurrilous,
unfounded media attacks.