Board of Trustees votes to opt out of campus carry

first_imgTCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Twitter Previous articleFrogs look to rebound against winless Kansas SaturdayNext articleBoard of Trustees raises tuition, discusses development and construction Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Campbell Elizabeth Campbell CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Twitter + posts Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Elizabeth Campbell printThe Board of Trustees voted Friday to opt out of Texas Senate Bill 11.The bill, known as campus carry, allows anyone with a concealed handgun license to carry a weapon on public and private college campuses. By choosing to opt out, the board has decided to keep TCU a gun free zone.Chancellor Boschini said the board made this decision after careful consideration of the campus debates, forums and the votes of the student, faculty and staff governance groups.“I do really think the board listened to both sides of the debate,” Boschini said. “I know I did.”The board has now charged the administration with figuring out the rules and regulations for how TCU opts out while also following state law, Boschini said.Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull will be in charge of this effort. The Texas deadline for opting out of campus carry is Aug. 1, 2016.In an email sent to the the TCU community, Cavins-Tull said, “The university will now begin the process of defining all strategies and policies associated with this board decision.”In addition to voting no to campus carry, the board approved the hiring of more TCU police officers. The increase will result in one more officer per eight hour shift on campus. Boschini said this decision came about after the campus carry debate generated a larger discussion about campus safety.“We just want to make sure we have plenty of coverage on campus,” Boschini said. “We’re going for more visibility around our campus. This is an extremely safe place but it’s because we don’t take it for granted.”Cavins-Tull said that a fact sheet highlighting additional security measures around campus would be available on the TCU website later this afternoon.“The safety and security of our community are of the utmost importance,” Cavins-Tull said. “It was quite clear that no matter which side of the issue each person felt was best, all cared deeply about the safety of the community.”[View the story “Reactions to TCU’s Decision to Opt Out of Campus Carry ” on Storify] WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Elizabeth Campbell Elizabeth Campbell Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare ReddIt Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Linkedin ReddIt Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are set to headline the spring concert. SGA announced via email TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

Vermont Farm Viability Program awards $40,000 to meat processors

first_imgThe Vermont Farm Viability Program announced today $40,000 in grant awards to meat processing facilities in Troy, Randolph, Barre and Enosburg. The grants are the first round of a new funding opportunity for agriculture-related businesses, established to develop and invest in agricultural infrastructure and to improve the viability of agriculture-related businesses. Two subsequent rounds of grant funding will be announced later this year and in 2010. Eleven processors with combined requests of $183,600 applied for $40,000 of available funding. The grant funds are supplied by a private foundation.Four operators ranging from small custom processors to larger commercial processors will use grant funding to expand facilities and increase efficiency, resulting in greater availability of meat processing services for farmers and others raising livestock. The grant recipients are: Brault s Market in Troy, The Royal Butcher in Randolph, Vermont Smoke and Cure in South Barre, and the Enosburg Meat Market. Three of the four offer retail sales on site. The importance of these funds to meat processing facilities in the state cannot be underestimated. We have seen a tremendous increase in demand in people looking to buy local. I call it a renaissance of the past knowing where and how your food is grown is again becoming an important aspect to consumers when buying food, said Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee. These grants will give meat processors in Vermont the ability to expand and improve their facilities to help meet the increased demand for Vermont products. With improved processing facilities, farmers have the potential to increase what they produce and it opens new market options to them.Brault s Market, providing custom and commercial meat processing and a retail market in Troy, will construct an addition, increasing their processing area and retail space. The Royal Butcher, a meat processor, butcher shop, retail store and bottle redemption center in Randolph, will expand and improve their processing area. Vermont Smoke and Cure, a smokehouse and processing facility in South Barre distributing ham, bacon and sausage throughout New England and beyond, will purchase processing equipment to increase their production capacity. The Enosburg Meat Market, a retail meat market and custom cutting shop, will construct an addition, adding processing and cooler space while creating separate processing areas for game and farm animals.The Vermont Farm Viability Program was established in 2003 by the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board in partnership with the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. The program uses business advisers from the University of Vermont Extension, the Intervale Center, NOFA-VT and independent consultants to provide business planning services to participating farmers. The business advisors work with farmers to focus on specific business goals such as improving production or financial records, performing financial benchmark analysis, evaluating new farm enterprises and value-added processing ventures, developing estate and farm transfer plans, and increasing profitability. On-farm consultations result in the preparation of a written business plan.Upcoming Implementation Grant rounds are announced to farmers that have completed business plans with the Viability Program and to agriculture-related businesses. Farmers and ag-related businesses can find out more and apply by visiting is external) or by calling Program Director Ela Chapin at 828-2117.Source: Vermont Agency of Agruculturelast_img read more

Boracay cops arrest tourist in microkini

first_imgA microkini is an extremely skimpy bikini. The designs typically use only enough fabric to cover the genitals, so it is often considered necessary to remove or trim the pubic hair. Any additional straps are merely to keep the garment attached to the wearer’s body. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS Baylon added it was possible the womanwas a “model” from Taiwan. MALAY, Aklan – A female Taiwanesetourist wearing a microkini on a beachfront of Boracay Island was arrestedyesterday at around 5:30 p.m.    A microkini is an extremely skimpybikini. The designs typically use only enough fabric to cover the genitals, soit is often considered necessary to remove or trim the pubic hair. Anyadditional straps are merely to keep the garment attached to the wearer’s body. “Gin-istoryanamon ang management kag gin-invitesila kag ila guest sa police station,” said Malay policestation chief Major Jess Baylon.    The municipal police station called onthe management of the hotel where the tourist was staying. She was then invitedfor an interview after her photos went viral on Facebook, earning variousreactions. “Indiman gid siya scandal, maybe it is her way ofexpressing how they appreciate the beauty of the island and the beauty of herbody. Pero sa aton conservative culture,it is unacceptable,” he said.center_img He added: “Indi man ako kahambal nga model siya pero ang feature kagmoves niya daw pang-model gid.” According to Baylon, a citation ticketwas issued to the woman for violating a municipal ordinance on indecency. Shewas still detained at the Malay municipal police station as of press time.  The most radical variations of themicrokini are simply thin straps which cover little or none of the wearer’sbody. Some variations of the microkini useadhesive or wire to hold the fabric in place over the genitals. These designsdo not require any additional side straps to keep the garment in place. “Taposmay fine siya. After that puwedi namansiya buy-an,” said Baylon./PNlast_img read more

Minimum five-match ban for racism, FA announce

first_imgRacist or discriminatory abuse by players will carry a minimum five-match ban from next season, the Football Association has announced.The sanction will the “entry level” punishment for the “least serious” discriminatory offences with longer bans for higher level offences.Those found guilty of offences will also have to attend educational programmes.FA chairman David Bernstein said: “Importantly, today’s agreement encompasses all elements of discrimination, not just racial abuse.”last_img