December 14, 2016
On Wednesday, December 7, the Honors College initiated a new evening program held in Milton Daniel Hall called the “Snow Storm Series: Brainstorming with Dr. Snow and Friends.” Dr. Snow’s inaugural guest was Chancellor Boschini. The topic offered by Dr. Boschini was, “How Will the TCU of Tomorrow Resemble the TCU of Today?” He wanted to challenge Honors students to imagine and consider deeply the changes occurring at TCU, and how they might affect their education and life at TCU. He asked students to also consider how changes at TCU will affect subsequent classes in years to come. Dr. Boschini discussed, among other topics, TCU’s rationale for the steady stream of new residence halls being built on campus, which resonated with students. Students responded with a wide variety of questions and ideas that included: wanting more art on campus, the role of sign language in the curriculum, accessibility issues, sustainability, the meaning of the “C” in TCU, programs that should get students’ attention but currently are not, the development of the new Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) program, and the idea of posting banners around the city to educate the public about TCU’s academic successes, as much as we do for athletic successes. In all, greater than 30 students participated, as well as Honors faculty and staff. We hope this first event enticed students to want to continue to engage in deep, meaningful conversation with some of our greatest minds on campus about current, relevant, and challenging topics.
If students would like to suggest topics for future Snow Storm Series events, please email your ideas to Lynn Herrera. The next event will be Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in Milton Daniel Hall.