Horned Frogs in the News, April 26-May 4

From the Fed’s recent rate hike to remaining “energy agnostic,” TCU Horned Frogs are in the News.


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

Fort Worth’s public and private sectors join forces to achieve impressive growth
May 1, 2022
Dallas Business Journal
With multiple large-scale and strategic projects in the works, Fort Worth stakeholders are making a new and concerted effort to ensure that every corner of town will benefit from the city’s continuing growth. Texas Christian University has announced its plans to build a new medical campus for the TCU School of Medicineone of the newest and most innovative medical schools in the country, in Fort Worth’s medical district.


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

Two conservatives fought to get top law position in Tarrant County. Will courtroom or legislative experience win?
May 2, 2022
Fort Worth Report
From the beginning of the campaign trail, state Rep. Matt Krause and Tarrant County Criminal Court No. 10 Judge Phil Sorrells have clashed on the role of the district attorney. TCU political science professor james riddlesperger thinks it’s a competitive race and that voter turnout could be low. “It’s anyone’s race. Since Sorrells led the first election, he is perhaps the favourite,” Riddlesperger said. “But Krause is a high-profile candidate, too.”

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

Fort Worth becomes first city in the US to mine bitcoin
April 27, 2022
The Fort Worth City Council is considering a resolution that would encourage the technology’s development as well as accept the donation of three bitcoin mining machines running in City Hall 24/7 for the next six months. “Once they really understand the ins and outs and the details around crypto currency, then they can begin to make policies that can reach those ends,” said Michael Sherrodthe William M. Dickey Entrepreneur in Residence at TCU’s Neeley School of Business.

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


Queen designate says festival was worth the wait
April 27, 2022
Northern Virginia Daily
A first-year student 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 child of Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett. “I definitely feel like it’s a better season for me. I just think it kind of fell perfectly, right at the end of my freshman year,” Dorsett said.

This Fort Worth senior wasn’t sure how she could afford to attend 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 run by 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’m able to see that in myself, too.”


At Fort Worth Report birthday celebration, leaders envision future of city and community journalism
April 29, 2022
Fort Worth Report
Emerging business leaders of different backgrounds are bringing fresh ideas and finding a new way in Fort Worth. community engagement reporter Cristian Argueta Soto’twenty-one 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,” ArguetaSoto said.

Governor Abbott appoints Morris to Finance Commission of Texas
April 27, 2022
Bankers Digest
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Roselyn “Rosie” Morris ’73 to the Finance Commission of Texas for a term set to expire on Feb. 1, 2026. Morris received a BS in mathematics from Texas Christian University.

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


TCU football: dreams to reality
May 2, 2022
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Four TCU football players from the 2021 team are headed 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 soccer coach Tom Serratore shaves his head annually to raise money to conquer kids’ cancer. When he came to Fort Worth, he brought the head-shaving event with him to help fund research and clinical trials that save kids’ lives. Donny Teis ’84 also shaved his head for the cause.

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