Horned frogs in the news, April 26 – May 4

TCU Horned Frogs has been in the news, from the Fed’s recent rate hike to remaining “energy agnostic.”

INSTITUTIONAL

ElevateMeD Awards $200,000 in Medical School Scholarships to Increase Physician Diversity
May 2, 2022
Residential socket call
The board of directors of ElevateMeD Inc. announced the 2022-2023 Scholars Program cohort, which is awarding $200,000 in medical school scholarships to increase the diversity of the physician workforce. The program includes 15 new students and five returning scientists from medical schools across the country, including: the TCU School of Medicine.

Fort Worth’s Public and Private Sectors Join Forces to Deliver Impressive Growth
May 1, 2022
Dallas Business Journal
With multiple large-scale and strategic projects in the works, Fort Worth’s stakeholders are making a new and concerted effort to ensure every corner of the city will benefit from the city’s continued growth. Texas Christian University has announced its plans to build a new medical campus for the TCU School of Medicineone of the nation’s newest and most innovative medical schools, in Fort Worth’s Medical District.

FACULTY

Fed rate hike: salt in the wound?
May 4, 2022
Forbes
John T. Harvey, an economics professor, recently wrote an op-ed sharing his thoughts on the Federal Reserve’s rate hike. “Their rate hike makes no sense and cannot possibly achieve what they hope for. The flaws are obvious – unless you’re apparently a mainstream economist.”

Two conservatives fought for top law in Tarrant County. Will the courtroom or the legislative experience win?
May 2, 2022
Fort Worth Report
Since the beginning of the campaign trail, State Representative Matt Krause and Tarrant County Criminal Court No. 10 Judge Phil Sorrells have clashed over the role of the District Attorney. TCU professor of political science James Riddlesperger thinks it’s a competitive race and turnout could be low. “It’s everyone’s race. Since Sorrells ran the first election, he may have been the favorite,” Riddlesperger said. “But Krause is also a high-profile candidate.”

Fort Worth embraces cryptocurrency, becomes first US city to mine bitcoin
Apr 28, 2022
KERA News
Fort Worth became the first city government in the nation to mine its own Bitcoin. Kelly Slaughterassociate professor with expertise in fintech at Texas Christian University said, “Something that IT has been working on for decades is how can we get the servers to use less electricity? So I don’t know if Bitcoin would really be as prominent as if it were would be ranked in what else needs electricity.”

Fort Worth becomes the first city in the US to mine bitcoin
April 27, 2022
KDFW TV
The Fort Worth City Council is considering a resolution that would encourage development of the technology and accept the donation of three bitcoin mining machines that will run 24/7 in City Hall over the next six months. “Once they really understand the ins and outs and the details around cryptocurrencies, they can start creating policies that can achieve those goals,” he said. Michael Sherrodthe William M. Dickey Entrepreneur in Residence at TCU’s Neeley School of Business.

Listen: ‘We’re energy agnostic here,’ says TCU energy institute leader
April 27, 2022
Fort Worth Report
Ann Bluntzer, executive director of the Ralph Lowe Energy Institute, discussed the institute’s plans and goals. “Our mission here for the institute is to develop the human capital for the future for the energy industry. We are 100%, everything we do, whether it is outward or inward oriented, is all in the spirit of , how do we best prepare for a career in this industry,” said Bluntzer.

STUDENTS

Queen-designate says festival was worth the wait
April 27, 2022
Northern Virginia Daily
A freshman at Texas Christian University, Mia Janelle Dorsett is excited to serve as queen of this year’s Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Dorsett is the youngest Hall of Fame child to be traced back to Tony Dorsett. “I definitely feel like this is a better season for me. I just think it kind of fell off perfect, right at the end of my first year,” Dorsett said.

This senior from Fort Worth wasn’t sure how she could afford to go to TCU. Then Latinas in Progress stepped in.
April 27, 2022
Fort Worth Report
Jennifer Esparza received a full-ride scholarship to TCU through the Latinas in Progress program of the Fort Worth chapter of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas. “I’m glad they saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself,” Esparza said. “And hopefully one day I can see that in myself too.”

ALUMINIA

Fort Worth Report’s Anniversary Celebration sees leaders envision the future of city and community journalism
April 29, 2022
Fort Worth Report
Emerging business leaders from diverse backgrounds come up with fresh ideas and find new ways in Fort Worth. engagement reporter, Cristian Argueta Soto’21 believes that working for the Report means giving back to the community where he grew up. He started as an intern in June 2021 after graduating from Texas Christian University. “I grew up here, I was born here and so I wanted to do something that I was invested in, and that’s my city,” said ArguetaSoto.

Governor Abbott Appoints Morris to Texas Finance Commission
April 27, 2022
Bankers Digest
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has… Roselyn “Rosie” Morris ’73 to the Finance Commission of Texas for a term expiring February 1, 2026. Morris earned a BS in Mathematics from Texas Christian University.

Government Abbott Reappoints Buford to Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Apr 26, 2022
Morning Ag Clips
Governor Greg Abbott has been reappointed Tina Yturria Buford to the State Council for Soil and Water Conservation. She received a certificate in ranch management from the Texas Christian University School of Ranch Management in 1996.

ATHLETICS

TCU football: dreams come true
May 2, 2022
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Four 2021 team TCU soccer players head to NFL camps. Offensive tackle
Obinna Eze (Detroit Lions), safety TJ Carter (Los Angeles Rams) and safety La’Kendrick Van Zandt (Dallas Cowboys) are free agent signings; deep snapper Anthony Ortiz will attend mini camps (Cowboys and Chicago Bears).

Shaving heads for research
April 27, 2022
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
TCU assistant football coach Tom Serratore shaves his head annually to raise money to overcome childhood cancer. When he came to Fort Worth, he took the head shaving event with him to help fund research and clinical trials that save children’s lives. Donny Teis ’84 also shaved his head for the cause.

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