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#101 PeopleAreStrange

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:39 PM

That's real unfortunate. TCU and Near Southside hospitals have torn down literally hundreds of homes over recent decades in order to expand.


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 11:58 AM

And now a plan to build over some parking.  TCU is planning a new facility for the music school that includes a concert hall:

http://www.star-tele...e189471584.html

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:42 PM

And now a plan to build over some parking.  TCU is planning a new facility for the music school that includes a concert hall:

http://www.star-tele...e189471584.html

 

This new facility could really add to the preliminary recital offerings for the Cliburn Competition, as well as other smaller ensemble performances. It would be great if TCU could establish or partner with another entity to sponsor a specialized ensemble like the Orchestra of New Spain over in Dallas. 



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:47 PM

Johnson County's premiere piano competition?

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:41 AM

How do you turn word completion off on this platform?  :mad:



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:51 AM

And now a plan to build over some parking.  TCU is planning a new facility for the music school that includes a concert hall:

http://www.star-tele...e189471584.html

 

It definitely looks like it will be a lovely facility.  I love the "cocoon" design of the current PepsiCo Recital Hall, but this new concert hall looks like it could take on larger audiences than the current recital hall.  Plus I doubt any of the current fine arts facilities would be replaced, anyways.

That said, TCU also has the Ed Landreth Auditorium for performances with larger audiences, but that facility is older and does seem a little bland on the inside from a design standpoint (at least compared to the newer PepsiCo Recital Hall and the Hays Theatre), although the front area of the auditorium and the stage do seem beautiful in their own way. Furthermore, the Landreth auditorium probably wasn't designed specifically with concerts and recitals in mind (though the Cliburn competition used the Landreth for quite some time before Bass Hall opened), since the facility can have other uses.  Other parts of the College of Fine Arts also use the Ed Landreth Auditorium (namely the TCU School of Classical and Contemporary Dance, although smaller dance performances can be accommodated in Erma Lowe Hall), along with the University for some functions and events like Convocation.

Hopefully this will be a facility that helps to better unify and consolidate the School of Music, as their classrooms and facilities are currently spread out across campus (the Walsh/Ed Landreth complex, Jarvis Hall, and between Bellaire North and Berry).


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:00 AM

Another great Alamo Bowl comeback win for the Frogs last night in the prime time game on ESPN. In a great moment of foreshadowing, one of the announcers said shortly after TCU went down 21-3 that you can never count them out in the Alamo Bowl. Attendance this year was the lowest the game had seen since 2010, but it was still only down a little less than 7000 from the near sell out in the game 2 years ago. TCU football definitely seems to be on an upswing. Next year should be another exciting season.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:59 AM

If the basketball team wins on Saturday, TCU will be the only school in the country with all three of its men's teams in the major sports ranked in the top 10.  That's a fairly remarkable statistic, especially for a small school.



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:18 PM

I watched part of that comeback! Redemptive for sure. Still holding out for the big prize--don't know if I'd rather see that happen before or after college football finally has real play-offs.

 

The sports array at TCU is certainly compelling, I hadn't realized the big 3 men's teams were so successful. School spirit is very important, it helps attract other benefits, too, and I have to say I'm more encouraged to learn the music department is getting the upgrades mentioned in the thread earlier. What about art? 

 

The intangibles are hard to measure and frequently show little "return" on investment, but I think these music, art, english, philosophy etc degree plans are as important engineering, computer science and medicine. but.... does Fort Worth have a technology partnership with TCU (and UTA) that would draw those high profile work groups to town? Incubators or Work Study or Unicorn or whatever it's called today, but the city and it's universities have programs energized by and symbiotic with companies.... like Texas Instruments and UTD. 

 

With all the energy potential in West Texas, I still think Fort Worth could be the "Houston" of the Texas Renewable energy sector: Wind & Sun. The best way to pull all those decision makers to town are with the most highly regarded university education. 



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

Gary Patterson is an announcer on ESPN's Coaches Film Room for the college football playoff games tonight. It's an alternative broadcast where 6 D-1 coaches offer commentary as the game is shown live. Patterson was outstanding during the first game and got a lot of love on Twitter. After seeing OU twice this season, he was able to call the majority of their plays before they happened. He's a little more understated during the second game, but it's still worth watching.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:35 PM

I've been watching fr two hours now. Great way to vedge off the last bits of winter break.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:09 PM

University prepares for 5 major capital projects
https://thisweek.tcu...pital-projects/

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:02 PM

TCU announces that they have entered into an agreement to lease the land at McCart and Berry for a hotel.  The lease is good for 50 years with 2 10 year renewals available.  TCU would have a say on the hotel brand which is expected to serve those dealing with the university as well as other visitors.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:05 PM

Parking lot 12? That's a nice location, not far from the TEXrail stop.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:27 PM

This is definitely needed in the neighborhood.  It might spur more development on Berry Street.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:41 PM

I wonder what the height restrictions are in that neighborhood?  There are about 3.4 acres of land to work with.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:54 PM

This is within the Berry/University Form Based Code district.  Zoning = BU-IX-6.  Requirements: Minimum height is 2 stories.  Six stories or 75 feet max. in actual height is permitted within this zone.  If you have Storm Water Management tradeoffs, you are permitted to build up to 10 stories with a maximum height of 125 feet.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:37 AM

Although I'm excited for this new hotel, at the same time, I expect that TCU will have to find more space for parking lots since even what they currently have does not seem sufficient for the commuter students and staff.  While the Sandage lot wasn't the most utilized, losing it is going to hurt especially once you consider the parking lot they are taking out near Brite to build the new recital hall.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:00 AM

I would surprised if there's not a parking garage in the works for somewhere east of University.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:50 PM

It feels like you're a fish getting stalked by sharks when they see you walking through the commuter parking lots, hoping that you're leaving. They just slowly follow behind you in their cars. They should have just build a parking garage.



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:44 AM

Here's the link to all the announcements- https://newsevents.t...u/stories/2821/

 

Rumor is that Sadler Hall (the main administration building) will be turned into academic space. It's alluded to in the article but not mentioned specifically. The thought is that buildings in the middle of campus should be for academic/student purposes and support services can be moved to the periphery. 

 

They're also looking to raise $750M to mostly go to the endowment. The goal is to make the university more accessible to all potential students regardless of income. Long term they want to double the endowment (currently about $1.5B) to make that possible. 



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:58 AM

Here's the link to all the announcements- https://newsevents.t...u/stories/2821/

 

Rumor is that Sadler Hall (the main administration building) will be turned into academic space. It's alluded to in the article but not mentioned specifically. The thought is that buildings in the middle of campus should be for academic/student purposes and support services can be moved to the periphery. 

 

They're also looking to raise $750M to mostly go to the endowment. The goal is to make the university more accessible to all potential students regardless of income. Long term they want to double the endowment (currently about $1.5B) to make that possible. 

 

Yeah the ultimate goal would be to compete with a school like Vanderbilt, which has a policy that if you can get in based on the academics, and you have financial needs, the school takes care of it.  They don't want anyone getting loans or having money be the problem.  Vandy's endowment is a bit over $4 billion.  TCU has some wood to chop.







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