TCU looks to students to shape potential campus diversity initiatives

first_imgMaya Bulger Twitter Students are back on campus. (Photo by Elizabeth Campbell.) ReddIt Twitter Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printThis semester the Office of Quality Enhancement hopes to find out if campus initiatives such as the development of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness committee have made an impact on campus by conducting a survey.The Diverse Learning Environments survey is a part of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program administered by the Higher Education Research Institute.The survey asks questions that are meant “to capture students perceptions regarding the institutional climate, campus practices as experiences with faculty, staff, and peers and student learning outcomes,” according to the Higher Education Research Institute.The last DLE survey was done in 2015.“Hopefully things have improved,” said Director of Quality Enhancement Angela Taylor.Courtesy of the Higher Education Research Institute. Diverse Learning Environments Survey Infographic.The TCU Office of Quality Enhancement on average conducts four surveys a semester and one in the summer on various topics regarding campus culture.Taylor said that the survey focuses on improving diversity, equity and inclusiveness.“We have had a lot of initiatives in the last three years,” Taylor said. “Now it’s time to see how effective those measures have been.”U.S. News researched the 2016-2017 school year and developed a college campus ethnic diversity national ranking. The diversity index ranges from 0-1, one being very diverse to zero being low on diversity. TCU ranked No. 204 with a diversity index of 0.39 percent.Since 2015 the DLE survey has been collecting data on how to improve future diversity initiatives. The 2018 questionnaire will ask the same questions.HERI Diverse Learning Environments SurveyTaylor said the results of the 2015 survey implied that TCU students had different experiences in regard to diversity, equity and inclusiveness.  The main goal of the survey is to help create a space for every student, faculty and staff member to feel like they belong.“We want everybody to have a great experience,” Taylor said.  A stratified random sampling method is used to decide which students will be asked to participate in a specific survey. This method is used to ensure an equal balance of students.At least 500 responses are needed to conduct the research. Participation is voluntary but offers students the opportunity to shape future initiatives on campus. Students that complete the survey have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of two $100 gift cards.“By doing this survey again this spring, we will be able to say, ‘where have we improved, where do we still need to improve, and what can we be doing better?’” Taylor said. Previous articleReview: Kendrick Lamar, company deliver on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrackNext articleThe Skiff: February 15, 2018 Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Linkedin Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record Linkedin Facebook Maya Bulger Early action option removed from admission process Get to know the TCU admission counselors Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Maya Bulger Maya Bulger ReddIt + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Maya Bulger last_img read more

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‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes

first_imgShane Battis Twitter Facebook ReddIt The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students + posts Shane Battis Chancellor Victor Boschini accompanies Tristian Brooks to class as part of this year’s big switch. (Photo by Shane Battis.) Linkedin Shane Battis World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img Linkedin Shane Battis Facebook ReddIt printTCU got a new chancellor Monday. Well, sort of.It was the “Big Switch,” and Chancellor Victor Boschini and Tristian Brooks, a junior economics major, shared their roles at TCU. They dined together, attended Brooks’ classes and met with members of the chancellor’s cabinet.Brooks, who was randomly chosen from Student Foundation members, championed diversity on all levels of campus and talked about his dream career – vice chancellor for student affairs. Brooks talked with Boschini about diversity during their breakfasts and told the chancellor he would like to see more inclusion in the first-year programs.Donald Whelan, the vice chancellor for student advancement, talked with Brooks about TCU’s effort to raise its endowment so it can help more low-income students succeed.“We have a $1.5 billion endowment, we need to have a $3 billion endowment,” he said. “That would be more in line with our goals. We don’t want to be a school that only affluent families can afford.”Diversity was also a main topic of conversation when Brooks met with Yohna Chambers, the vice chancellor of human resources. She assured Brooks that the university is taking initiatives to encourage diverse employment. She said TCU is an affirmative action employer and that her department makes sure ethnic minority and female applicants aren’t rejected at a higher rate than whites and males.Chambers added that the school has more than 300 Spanish preferred employees and produces a lot of information in English and Spanish.“I do think TCU is making a tremendous effort,” Chambers said. “We do have ways to go.”Diversity even took a role in Brook’s sociology class Monday morning. Boschini and Brooks listened to a presentation from two Native American filmmakers about their documentary “More Than A Word.” John and Kenn Little’s film analyzes issues centered around Washington Redskin’s controversial football team name as well as other culturally appropriated mascots.The two brothers talked about how indigenous people are often poorly represented as mascots as well as in the media. Part of their film highlighted Indigenous Comic-Con, a convention featuring Native Americans portrayed as superheroes and other pop-culture icons.Boschini commented that “it’s a way to empower them.”After the day was over Brooks said he enjoyed learning more about how the university works and how the “big picture” of TCU all comes together.“Today was very long but amazing,” Brooks said. “I got to meet so many people, I learned so much more about TCU and the interworking of TCU.”As for Boschini as a student for a day, he said while he enjoined the “dose of intellectual activity” he doesn’t normally get in his day, he was happy he didn’t have to take Brook’s econ test coming up on Friday. As for Brook’s future in student affairs, Boschini advised Brooks in an email to “keep going on the path you are on – you are headed for your dream job.”Boschini joins Brooks’ economics class and takes a quiz. (Photo by Elizabeth Campbell.) Conservative personality Steven Crowder sparks ‘male privilege’ debate Twitter Previous articleHorned Frogs victorious at Tennessee-MartinNext articleTCU’s Elite Dance Team is heading to USA Nationals Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shane Battis TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Journalist tortured and killed, suspicious theft from newspaper reporter’s home

first_img GuatemalaAmericas Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! RSF_en News August 21, 2020 Find out more May 8, 2020 Find out more to go further Organisation Víctor Hugo Juárez, a journalist and businessman who owned two online media, Wanima News and Guatemala Empresarial, was found murdered on 27 September at the home of a friend, Byron Dávila Díaz, who was also killed. The news agency Cerigua said both men appeared to have been tortured and strangled. The motive is not yet known. Juárez had worked for two dailies, Siglo XXI and Nuestro Diario, in the past.Although the assumption seems to be that Juárez’s murder was not linked to his work as a journalist, Reporters Without Borders urges the police to investigate this possibility. Guatemala continues to be a dangerous country for journalists even if there have been fewer cases of violence involving media personnel this year.The police should definitely work on the assumption that the theft of computer equipment and files from journalist Marvin David Del Cid’s home on 28 September was linked to his work for the daily elPeriódico. Del Cid has been working on several sensitive stories including alleged irregularities in a government arms acquisition, suspected corruption in a government solidarity fund and a drug-trafficking case.Journalists can pay dearly for covering this kind of story. During a previous break-in at Del Cid’s home on 24 June, the words “You are going to die” were left on his bathroom mirror. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to provide him with adequate protection. Newscenter_img News News January 7, 2021 Find out more GuatemalaAmericas Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Guatemala Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years September 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist tortured and killed, suspicious theft from newspaper reporter’s homelast_img read more

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“Temptation to control” – report of fact-finding visit to Ukraine

first_img News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Help by sharing this information February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en UkraineEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders is today publishing the report of the fact-finding visit it made to Ukraine from 19 to 21 July. Entitled “Temptation to control,” it looks at the marked increase in press freedom violations since Viktor Yanukovych’s election as president in February. During their visit, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general, Jean-François Julliard, and the head of the organisation’s Europe and Ex-USSR desk, Elsa Vidal, met national and local media representatives, members of press freedom NGOs, and parliamentarians from both the ruling party and opposition.Cases of physical attacks on journalists, direct obstruction of their work and acts of censorship of various kinds were reported to the organisation.The reports conclusion’s have unfortunately been borne out by investigative journalist Vasil Klimentiev’s disappearance on 11 August and this week’s court decision that the allocation of new broadcast frequencies to two privately-owned independent TV stations, TVi and 5 Kanal, was illegal.The allocation of broadcast frequencies is a crucial issue. A Kiev administrative court ruled on 30 August in favour of the action brought against TVi and 5 Kanal by rival TV station owner Valeriy Khoroshkovsky – who also happens to be the head of the SBU, Ukraine’s main security agency, and a member of the Judiciary Supreme Council – and ordered that prosecutions be brought against members of the National Broadcasting Council.The ruling has dealt a blow to the independence of TV stations and the National Broadcasting Council. Reporters Without Borders regards it as an act of censorship against the two TV stations that are most critical of the current government.During a discussion of civil liberties in Ukraine on 30 August with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Yanukovych said it was it was a matter of the “utmost interest” to him that the process of democratization in Ukraine should continue successfully.Reporters Without Borders hopes that these pledges are real and that every effort will be made to shed light on Klimentiev’s disappearance and avoid a recurrence of the impunity and obstruction that has marked the investigation into the September 2000 abduction and murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze. The Gongadze case has still not been concluded, although government officials and politicians have repeatedly claimed that this was their desire.The increase in press freedom violations detailed in the report needs a strong reaction from the international community, especially the European Union, so that media freedom can be guaranteed in Ukraine.Reporters Without Borders is open to dialogue with Ukrainian politicians and is due to return to Ukraine soon to meet with President Yanukovych at his invitation.The entire report is available in English, French, Russian and Ukrainian on the Reporters Without Borders website ( Organisation UkraineEurope – Central Asia News Open publication – Free publishing – More report September 7, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Ukraine Reports Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority September 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Temptation to control” – report of fact-finding visit to Ukraine News to go further Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Related documents Download the reportPDF – 1.79 MB March 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Arcus Biosciences Announces New Employment Inducement Grants

first_img Twitter Arcus Biosciences Announces New Employment Inducement Grants Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter HAYWARD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Arcus Biosciences, Inc. (NYSE:RCUS), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company working to create best-in-class cancer therapies, today announced that the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors granted five new employees options to purchase a total of 126,200 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price per share of $41.39, which was the closing price on February 8, 2021. The stock options were granted pursuant to the Company’s 2020 Inducement Plan, which was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors in January 2020 pursuant to the “inducement exception” under NYSE Listed Company Manual Rule 303A.08. About Arcus Biosciences Arcus Biosciences is an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company leveraging its deep cross-disciplinary expertise to discover highly differentiated therapies and to develop a broad portfolio of novel combinations addressing significant unmet needs. Arcus currently has four molecules in clinical development: Etrumadenant (AB928), the first dual A 2a /A 2b adenosine receptor antagonist to enter the clinic, is being evaluated in multiple Phase 2 and 1b studies across different indications, including prostate, colorectal, non-small cell lung, pancreatic and triple-negative breast cancers. AB680, the first small-molecule CD73 inhibitor to enter the clinic, is in Phase 1/1b development for first-line treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer in combination with zimberelimab and gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel. Domvanalimab (AB154), an anti-TIGIT monoclonal antibody and new potential immuno-oncology backbone therapy, is in a three-arm randomized Phase 2 study for first-line treatment of PD-L1-high metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) evaluating zimberelimab monotherapy, domvanalimab with zimberelimab and domvanalimab plus AB928 with zimberelimab. In addition, domvanalimab is advancing into ARC-10, Arcus’s “two in one trial” to support the potential approvals of both zimberelimab and zimberelimab + domvanalimab and a registrational study, in collaboration with AstraZeneca, evaluating the curative-intent stage III NSCLC setting. AB308, an anti-TIGIT antibody that is FcR enabled, is advancing into clinical development to investigate additional indications, with a focus on hematological malignancies. Zimberelimab (AB122), Arcus’s anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody, was in-licensed to enable the development of Arcus’s combination regimens and is being evaluated in various combinations across the portfolio. For more information about Arcus Biosciences, please visit Inducement PR Source: Arcus Biosciences View source version on CONTACT: Katherine Bock VP Investor Relations & Corporate Strategy (510) 694-6231 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH ONCOLOGY SOURCE: Arcus Biosciences, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 04:10 PM/DISC: 02/09/2021 04:11 PM Previous articleBlue Jackets C Mikko Koivu retires during 16th NHL seasonNext articlePrimerica Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 Results Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

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WNDR Alpine Receives B Corp Certification

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Certified B Corp – This company meets all the highest standards of social and environmental impact. TAGS  center_img Twitter Previous articleFinance of America Reverse Expands Field Retail Sales Team to Meet Market DemandNext articletheScore Bet Now Live in Iowa Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 WhatsApp WhatsApp WNDR Alpine Receives B Corp Certificationlast_img read more

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Councillor wants sandwich boards banned for Letterkenny pavements

first_img Councillor wants sandwich boards banned for Letterkenny pavements Newsx Adverts Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleCalls for parking restrictions in Strabane to be relaxedNext articleIndpendent candidate not bitter at election debate exclusion News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Letterkenny Town Council is to hear calls for sandwich boards, advertising businesses services, to be banned for the town.Councillor Tom Crossan is to raise the issue when the council next meets – he believes that the sandwich boards on the footpaths are a hazard and want a by-law introduced making them illegal.Councillor Crossan says their removal and the removal of other signage on the approach roads in to the town are essential if Letterkenny is to fair well in the Tidy Towns Competition:[podcast][/podcast]center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp By News Highland – November 8, 2010 last_img read more

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Sameet Thakkar Appeals Against Delhi High Court Direction To Take Down Tweets Against TV Today Network

first_imgNews UpdatesSameet Thakkar Appeals Against Delhi High Court Direction To Take Down Tweets Against TV Today Network LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Nov 2020 8:30 PMShare This – xTwitter celebrity Sameet Thakkar has appealed to the division bench of the Delhi High Court against the interim order passed by a single bench last week directing him to take down his tweets against the TV Today network.On November 18, a single bench of Justice Mukta Gupta had passed an interim order directing Thakkar to take down within 48 hours the tweets made by him against TV Today…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginTwitter celebrity Sameet Thakkar has appealed to the division bench of the Delhi High Court against the interim order passed by a single bench last week directing him to take down his tweets against the TV Today network.On November 18, a single bench of Justice Mukta Gupta had passed an interim order directing Thakkar to take down within 48 hours the tweets made by him against TV Today network, which runs the channels India Today and Aaj Tak. On the failure of Thakkar to do so, Twitter was directed to remove the tweets within 72 hours.The order was passed in a suit filed by TV Today Network alleging that Thakkar’s tweets were defamatory. The plaintiff had sought the removal of 29 sets of URLs.In the appeal filed against the order, Thakkar has contended that the single bench has overstepped the jurisdiction for interim relief by passing a “blanket order” which in effect amounts to granting the final relief.The appeal filed through Advocates Pratyush Prasanna and Snigdha Singh states that Thakkar intends to plead the defence of truth in the defamation suit. However, the interim order has frustrated his defence and has deprived him of the opportunity to contest the suit, states the appeal.”Ld. Single Judge despite being vehemently apprised of the core defense of truth being pleaded in the Written Statement including the above mentioned I.As, Ld. Single Judge passed a blanket order depriving the Appellant of its valuable right to contest the suit and prove the same in trial”, reads the appeal.A division bench headed by Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad will hear the appeal on Monday, November 23.Nagpur-resident Thakkar came in news recently after the Maharashtra police arrested him on October 24 over his tweets against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and State Minister Aditya Thackarey. The Maharashtra police had arrested him three times in different cases registered over his social media posts.Last week, he had filed a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court contending that his arrest and custody were politically motivated to suppress online dissent against the Maharashtra government.The Supreme Court refused to entertain the plea asking him to avail alternate legal remedies.He was released from custody on November 17, after a Mumbai court granted him bail in the third FIR. Earlier, he was granted bail in the other two cases registered against him.Background of TV Today’s case against ThakkarThe allegations of the Plaintiff was that the Defendant No.1 (Sameet Thakkar) had, on 15th April, 2020, during the lockdown period, published 35 tweets on his Twitter handle at one go, making various allegations against the Plaintiff (T.V. Today Network Limited), and its top management.Thereafter, as alleged by the plaintiff, the Defendant No.1 continued to publish several tweets using very disparaging and derogatory language against the Plaintiff and its management as also news anchors who appear on the Plaintiff’s channels Aaj Tak and India Today.Court’s May 06th OrderIn this backdrop, the Delhi High Court, in its 06th May Order, had observed,”The tweets make wild allegations and also use derogatory and defamatory language against the Plaintiff, its management and its employees. The tweets are also very offensive and some contain abusive language. Such a campaign against the Plaintiff, its management and employees can be extremely damaging to their reputation and also cause personal injury to them and their family members. The tweets are in bad taste and use objectionable language including abuses.”Further, the Court had opined,”This Court is of the opinion that a prima facie case is made out for grant of interim relief to protect the Plaintiff until the Defendant enters appearance in the matter. Balance of inconvenience is also in favour of the Plaintiff and irreparable injury could be caused to the reputation of the Plaintiff which is a well established media company as also its management and employees if protection is not granted.”Lastly, the Court had directed Defendant No.1 (Sameet Thakkar),”To restrain from publishing any defamatory or derogatory posts/tweets or making abusive remarks against the Plaintiff, its management, employees including news anchors and their family members either through his Twitter handle or on any other social media platform or any other print/electronic medium.”In the order passed on November 18, the Court directed :”Defendant No. 1 is directed to take down the said ULRs from its Twitter account within 48 hours of the receipt of copy of such replication from the learned counsel for the plaintiff, failing which the plaintiff would write a letter to the learned counsel for the defendant No. 3 (Twitter) giving the specified 29 sets of ULRs as provided in Para 11 of the replication, which the defendant No. 3 (Twitter) will take down within 72 hours thereafter.” Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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More updates from HR Tech Europe 2015

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Biological interactions and simulated climate change modulates the ecophysiological performance of Colobanthus quitensis in the Antarctic ecosystem

first_imgMost climate and environmental change models predict significant increases in temperature and precipitation by the end of the 21st Century, for which the current functional output of certain symbioses may also be altered. In this context we address the following questions: 1) How the expected changes in abiotic factors (temperature, and water) differentially affect the ecophysiological performance of the plant Colobanthus quitensis? and 2) Will this environmental change indirectly affect C. quitensis photochemical performance and biomass accumulation by modifying its association with fungal endophytes? Plants of C. quitensis from King George Island in the South Shetland archipelago (62°09′ S), and Lagotellerie Island in the Antarctic Peninsula (65°53′ S) were put under simulated abiotic conditions in growth chambers following predictive models of global climate change (GCC). The indirect effect of GCC on the interaction between C. quitensis and fungal endophytes was assessed in a field experiment carried out in the Antarctica, in which we eliminated endophytes under contemporary conditions and applied experimental watering to simulate increased precipitation input. We measured four proxies of plant performance. First, we found that warming (+W) significantly increased plant performance, however its effect tended to be less than watering (+W) and combined warming and watering (+T°+W). Second, the presence of fungal endophytes improved plant performance, and its effect was significantly decreased under experimental watering. Our results indicate that both biotic and abiotic factors affect ecophysiological performance, and the directions of these influences will change with climate change. Our findings provide valuable information that will help to predict future population spread and evolution through using ecological niche models under different climatic scenarios.last_img read more

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