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Tuition raise to compensate shrinking endowment
In order to make up for dwindling endowments and increasing costs, universities across the country have raised prices.

If it’s any consolation, TCU’s continued increases in tuition is keeping in step with a national trend toward boasting upfront costs to compensate for decreasing endowments. And it could get worse before it gets better.

Tuition has risen more than 60 percent since the 1999-2000 academic year, from $12,290. Flat rate-tuition and fees that began in fall 2001 have risen to $19,700, a 30.9 percent increase.

Although TCU’s endowment is on the rebound, the 2004-2005 tuition hike will still be necessary to cover expenses, said Carol Campbell, vice chancellor for finance and administration.
Movie Directors
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Short movie director Emily Gipson (center), a senior radio-TV-film major, directs a staff of RTVF students in filming for a Video III class project.
Center for Texas Studies to spread flag knowledge


The Texas flag tour, sponsored by the university, will travel around the state educating visitors and promoting TCU’s name.
RTVF soon to show student-run short movies


They have tackled the art of soap operas and sitcoms. Now, RTVF students are producing short movies to be featured at film festivals.
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Opinion
Black History Month shouldn’t be ignored
Students of all races need to learn cultural past


This month, TCU is celebrating Black History, but who on campus is really celebrating is questionable.

Though there are several programs planned to commemorate significant people and issues, student participation, like at most campus events, could be better.
Terror alert system not clear


It seems like everyday there are news conferences about intelligence picking up suspicious chatter and possible unspecified threats. Usually these briefings lead to a change in the Color-Coded Terror Alert chart. The colors green, blue, yellow, orange and red, represent and correlate with the increase in level of threat: low, guarded, elevated, high, and severe, respectively.
Other opinions
Kids boost NASCAR popularity


TCU needs to bring campus back to life by refocusing on its beautification



Alternative paper is a good idea
Sports
Streak ends with win over OSU
Hot bats against Oklahoma State leads Frogs past the Cowboys.


The Horned Frogs snapped a four-game losing streak Thursday afternoon as they defeated Oklahoma State 14-6 in the opening game of the first Southwest Diamond Classic.

The Frogs, who were averaging 5.6 runs per game, exploded for 14 runs on 22 hits. Senior first baseman Chris Neuman led the way for the Frogs with four hits, including a three-run home run, two doubles, a single and four RBIs.
Lady Frogs to face C-USA powerhouses


The women’s basketball team faces its biggest test of the year.
Other sports news
Big win gives team boost


Move brings added visibility


Shot down
Features
Review: Miracle on Ice
Disney’s take of Olympic hockey captures feelings of the time


Disney’s new movie “Miracle” is based on the true story of Herb Brooks and the 1980 U.S. Olympic team. All true hockey fans already know the story of “The Miracle on Ice,” even though it happened more than 20 years ago. To put that in perspective, only a few undergraduates were even born when this happened, but yet the story is still inspiring today.
Films depicting the presidency give various slants on White House ideals

The celluloid presidency: Hollywood’s spin on the White House.
Other features
Spreading the love


Robert Carr Chapel presents ideal atmosphere for weddings



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