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Winter 1998

Winter 1998

Winter 1998: Alma Matters

Home sweet housing Tom Brown Residence Hall will be razed in January, but the soon-to-be displaced juniors and seniors were given first choice to move into the first phase of the new Tom Brown/Pete Wright Residential Community. Some 213 students will begin moving in Jan. 13. Each apartment includes a refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher,

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Winter 1998

To boldy go

Acclaimed Jewish author Chaim Potok — whose appearance was the first sign of TCU’s new Jewish Studies Program — told a packed Ed Landreth Auditorium that it’s okay to split the Star Trek infinitive so long as we discover the infinite worlds around us and in us.

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Winter 1998

Winter 1998: Riff Ram

More than a winning 6-5 record (much better than predicted) returned to the football program and Amon Carter Stadium. The efforts of Coach Fran (right) and the team led to a Sunbowl invitation in El Paso on New Year’s Eve, the first bowl game since the 1994 Independence Bowl. On your mark Get set, the

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Winter 1998

He’s cooking

Chancellor Ferrari can sift and measure and strain like Chef Boyardee, but untimately we are the ones who determine how tasty TCU will be.

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Winter 1998

Grizzley bear

David Tice ’76 (MBA ’77) is among Wall Street’s best at predicting stock market downturns. No bull about it, he says, a severe bear market is about to take a bite out of America’s assets.

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Winter 1998

Medicine men

For a thousand years, South American healers have enlisted a certain weed to cure coughs, colds, even tuberculosis. Now, a small group of researchers — led by UC-Irvine Associate Prof. Edward Robinson Jr. ’84 and TCU Chemistry Prof. Manfred Reinecke — believe that something in wira wira may help defeat the virus that causes AIDS.

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Winter 1998

Meandering

When my professor Jim Corder died, I wrote his obituary for the TCU Daily Skiff. I don’t think he would have liked it. The personal essay was his genre. So this is what I should have written.

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