TCU class of 2020 breaks gender ratio

first_imgReddIt ReddIt Linkedin Previous articleMike Posner to headline fall concertNext articleKaVontae Turpin earns Big 12 conference honor for second consecutive week Kristen Clarke RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSphotos Kristen Clarke Facebook printFor the first time in more than 10 years, TCU’s incoming class is less than 60 percent female.The Class of 2020 is 59 percent female and 41 percent male.“For several years we have not been able to crack that mark,” said Heath Einstein, director of freshman admission.The percentage of first-year males has ranged from a high of 47 percent in 1983 to a low of 37 percent in 2003, according to the TCU Fact Book.U.S. News ranked TCU as the No. 2 most selective college in Texas in its 2015 National University Rankings. Rice University is No. 1.Incoming students touring the campus. (Photo courtesy of TCU Student Development Services)In 2012, the Office of Admission created a  “BROchure” in an attempt to recruit male students.Einstein said women tend to go to college at a higher rate than men — on the national level, 11.7 million women will be in college in 2016, compared to 8.8 million men. But men transfer into TCU at a higher rate due to the university’s military program.The TCU class of 2020 set records in other areas as well. It includes the highest percentage of underrepresented minorities. The test scores are among the highest the university has seen in years.“Their behavior and genuine attitudes during orientation and through the school year so far has been stellar,” said Will Benish, orientation leader. “Their attitude coming into the school year was far stronger than the past two classes I have seen enter their first years.”Einstein said that the addition of the TCU/UNT medical school in the fall of 2018 may help the gender ratio in the future. Former wide receiver launches clothing line on TCU’s Pro Day There’s a new Horned Frog in town Website| + posts Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Twitter Facebook Defender first TCU soccer player be drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League Linkedin Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter TCU begins $2M renovation to surface of football practice field Kristen Clarke is a senior studying sports & broadcast journalism from Barrington, Illinois. She is a member of the TCU Cheerleading team.last_img read more

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Concerns over future of Pieta House Limerick service

first_imgEmail Print WITH four of Pieta House’s nine therapists in Limerick laid off since the Covid-19 lockdown began, staff have raised concerns about the mental health service’s future in the city.Pieta House has helped thousands of people in the Mid-West since it was first established a decade ago. The free counselling service, based at Ard Aulin in Mungret, focusses on those who are in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One Pieta House staff member, who wrote to the Limerick Post this week, claimed that the free therapy service may not continue in its current form into the future.“Compulsory redundancies of centre manager, clinical support staff and the letting go of sessional therapists, who are all the heart of Pieta House, will mean that Pieta as we know it will cease to exist,” they said.“The Sunrise Appeal has been a huge success and has raised in excess of €5 million.“Pieta receives more that €2m from the HSE every year and Health Minister Simon Harris announced last month an additional 114,608 per month to help Pieta save jobs.“Despite the success of the fundraising, approximately 50 per cent of staff have been let go with some still waiting for confirmation of further lay offs, which effectively will mean approximately 70 per cent of very experienced  staff will be let go.”The anonymous Pieta House staff member went onto accuse the service of being “disingenuous” for not making the staff and people of Ireland aware of what the service is going to look like in the future.They also raised concerns that given the current challenges with Covid-19 there may be many more deaths by suicide in the future. The onus, they believe, is now on Pieta House to provide the best possible support to ensure that they continue the work to prevent deaths by suicide. “Since December 2010 Pieta House has supported thousands of people of all age from groups from six years of age to people in their 70’s.  Pieta House has been there for people through the darkest moments in their lives. Many of whom would say, ‘I would not be alive today but for Pieta House’.“Last year Pieta House Mid-West witnessed a significant increase in U18’s accessing the service . Pieta House Mid-West is constantly stretched for resources and has always had waiting lists. I dread to think of what will happen in the future with the plan to restructure the service.”However, Pieta House revealed in a statement to the Limerick Post this week, that they are now in a very different position, based on the incredible public response to its Sunrise campaign, boosted by the Late Late Show the night before.“We had been facing an existential funding crisis and had been taking some difficult steps to deal with it. However, owing to the enormous generosity of the people of Ireland and their obvious care for those suffering with their mental health, coupled with some additional funding from the HSE for 300 additional hours for high risk clients per week, we are now able to review our position much more positively,” Pieta House stated.“We are in the middle of that process and hope to complete it within a couple of weeks. Our focus throughout is on meeting the significant demand for our services nationwide and there will be no downgrading of centres.”Pieta House also pointed out that it will be maintaining and potentially increasing its services to the public once the review is complete.“We are currently engaged in a consultation process with staff. There will be some re-deployment of personnel with the intention of putting as much resources as possible into the frontline and therapist hours. We are looking to employ more therapists directly, rather than on contract, and we have paused a reduction in therapist hours pending the outcome of the review.“In the meantime, we continue, during these restricted times, to deliver our services 24/7 by phone (1800 247 247) and text (51444) and we encourage anyone who is feeling anxious or is struggling with mental health issues at the moment to reach out and talk to Pieta. We are there for you.” Twitter Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook NewsCommunityConcerns over future of Pieta House Limerick serviceBy Alan Jacques – May 29, 2020 1276 Previous articleMore than €3 Million rental income to be refunded to University of Limerick on-campus residentsNext articleLkLadyPod #18 Sive: Why Do We Need Music Right Now? Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Through the Grapevine

first_imgWhy does wine tasting matter? Maybe you want to make an impression on a first date. Maybe you need to choose the wine for a birthday party. Whatever the reason, skilled tasting makes you appreciate wines and their individuality: you can work out what it is you like in a drinnk and what you don’t. Experimenting with wine is fun, especially with friends. Unlike certain members of the class, we don’t profess to be connoisseurs (or perhaps that’s just Beth being bitter because she couldn’t tell the difference between a £3 and a £30 wine) but here are a few skeletal tips to get you going.Although expensive wine does not necessarily equal good wine, spending a few extra pounds can make a world of a difference. Roughly £1.90 of how much you spend on a wine will go towards duty; a decent cork will cost upwards from £1; pasting a brand label on a bottle will add another £1. If you’re spending under £5 on a bottle, think how much it cost to actually produce the wine you’re about to drink: it doesn’t take a genius to realise it’s unlikely to taste phenomenal.Some wines are delicious on their own but others taste wholly different when used to complement food. The easiest way to choose the best wine for meal is to take recipes and wines from the same region, where they will have developed in tandem. Red wines are often served far too warm, and whites too cold. The colder the wine, the less aromatic and flavoursome it is. On the other hand, you might get away with pouring an abominable wine for unsuspecting friends if you serve it cold enough. If you like the way a wine tastes now, drink it now: a wine can taste completely different with age. A bad wine will always age badly. Screw caps are nothing to be ashamed of: for young, floral whites, they’re the best way of trapping in their light flavours.Having been enlightened by the classes, we have decided to turn over a new leaf. No more Oddbins’ special in plastic cups, no more bargain bin deals. Cheese and fine wine soirées are the future. by Cathy Thomas and Beth WilliamsHave you ever heard someone compare a wine’s aroma to “cat’s pee on a gooseberry bush” or a pile of grey flint? Wine buffs have a reputation for overblown adjectives and can seem to have a language of their own. Half the skill is in flaring one’s nostrils delicately over the glass in an attempt to demonstrate wining prowess; the other half is about having the imagination to catch a whiff of petrol or leather. Doesn’t sound appetising? The good news is that the smell of wine isn’t necessarily a reflection of whether you’re going to like it. We both agree that our favourite has a whiff of soggy trainers left to fester under the stairs for a couple of years. Very Jilly Goolden. What’s more, don’t feel obliged to drink the whole bottle just because its got an impressive tag on it…trust your taste buds. If they revolt when your father proudly presents his finest vintage, tucked away in the garage since he bought the house, then don’t feel you have to merrily drink the stuff as it ruins a good meal. Beginner or not, the first and most important thing you are taught is that despite the wealth of wine-related know-how, there is no substitute for being confident in your own senses. Rule number one: there are no rules. This should be a breeze then…Wine tasting, as Bacchus President Catherine Lee explains, is a ‘contact sport’: you have to learn by doing. At the meeting, armed with a brightly coloured and amusingly-labelled tasting wheel and some guidelines, we set to examining the wine’s appearance, nose and palate. Wine tasting isn’t about knocking back glasses of the stuff: it’s about analysing smell, taste, acidity, alcohol and tannin. Swirl the wine to release its smell, and do really smell it, as so much of a wine’s taste is wrought together with its nose. And remember, what one person may smell and taste can completely diverge from the next person’s opinion. We took encouragement from this when our views clashed horribly with those around us.Wine is also an academic subject: the beginners’ classes certainly open your eyes up to how much there is to learn about wine production and its cultural significance. The ‘Five Vs’ hint at the myriad variables that make one wine taste the way it does: vines, vineyard, vintner, viticulture and vitification. The beauty of Bacchus is that it enables you to keep building up from the foundations laid by the beginners’ course, so that the next time you’re tasting in a posh restaurant, you can use wonderful little phrases such as “this wine’s a little too young to be up so late” with aplomb. last_img read more

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A fond adieu to Dr. Barry Elkind

first_imgTo the Editor:Bayonne is blessed to have so many doctors that take care of so many people for all different reasons. Well, I am one of them who have so many wonderful doctors! Now, I was just informed that one of these doctors will be retiring soon and I had to let him know just how much my husband and I, and so many others, will miss him! First and foremost, Dr. Barry Elkind is such a wonderful doctor that makes sure his patients are always taken care of. He makes sure that they are doing what they have to do to take care of themselves. He makes sure that they are checked and that they are in good health concerning their hearts. He took care of my husband for his heart many times and saved his life many times. He and Dr. Hefferen, who is such a caring doctor as well, make sure that their patients stay in good shape and are feeling good and that they come in to be checked to make sure they are following what they are supposed to do concerning their medications. So, on that note, as far as my husband and I feel, they are doctors that go the extra mile to ensure their patients are feeling well and are in healthy condition!Now, Dr. Elkind, it is time for you will to look forward to your retirement. For me, my husband, and many others, you will be missed and never forgotten! Sal and I wish you and your family life’s best because you were one of the best. We also wish you and your lovely family sunny days and many smiles as well as the Yankees winning every game they play! We hope you relax and enjoy each day with smiles and good health and of course a nice box of chocolate candy by your side when you once again sit down and cheer for the Yankees! May God bless you and your beautiful family and remember one day to sit and listen to a Frank Sinatra album and you will realize that the last voice you hear singing should be his, and you will be one of his favorite fans. Trust me. Sal and I will miss you big time and the very best to you and your beautiful and loving family! Go Yankees!LINDA and SAL GUSTOSOlast_img read more

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