New shuttle service fusing technology into TCU’s public transportation system

first_imgLinkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Previous articleTCU forensics to discuss TCU’s historyNext articleHow off-campus students are coping with their mental health Cole Marchi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt printTCU’s shuttle service is adding a new dynamic to improve timeliness and reliability of students.Starting Oct. 1, students will be able to use their phones to track where shuttles are on the TCU map.“The motto is going to be a ride every seven minutes,” Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Safety Adrian Andrews said.Students will be able to track the shuttles using the FrogShield app, which will also show when the shuttles will arrive at its respective pick-up location.“When you’re standing at the bus station, at one of our nine stops we currently have now, if you just watched one takeoff, you can look at your watch and there will be a ride in seven minutes,” Andrews said.Last summer, TCU switched to Groome transportation, an 80-year-old transportation company. Groome has worked with TCU to create a set of health and safety guidelines to ensure that the riders and drivers are as safe as possible.TCU’s shuttle system follows one route and has multiple pick up and drop off locations, including the University Baptist Church. (Photo courtesy of TCU)“Our whole goal here is safety is number one,” Andrews said. “The students learn more and professors teach better when we all feel safe.”The guidelines include reducing the number of passengers to a maximum of nine people, drivers and passengers wearing masks, and drivers and passengers maintaining a minimum of six feet apart. Drivers also have to wear gloves and get temperature checks every morning.Another safety measure that is applied to the shuttles is the electrostatic sprayer that cleans the bus effectively. “It is something we feel we need to do to keep people safe,” Andrews said.Every night, the spray sanitizes every surface of the bus. The spray goes into spots people can’t reach and cleans 99.999% of all bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses, according to the Groome transportation website. Normally, there would be 14 buses in service, but due to COVID-19, there are only four buses currently available. The buses run daily Monday-Friday from 6 a.m to 6 p.m. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Cole Marchi Cole Marchi Twitter ReddItcenter_img Linkedin Facebook Cole Marchi What we’re reading: Romney sides with Republicans on Supreme Court vote, tropical storm brings dangerous floods to Texas Facebook Twitter The new Groome shuttles have lots of safety measures to assure students and drivers are kept safe. (Cole Marchi/Staff Reporter) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Online classes increase parking availability for studentslast_img read more

Early life history strategies of notothenioids at South Georgia

first_imgAntarctic notothenioid early life history strategies are examined in general and then for common species at South Georgia. Channichthyids, bathydraconids, artedidraconids and some nototheniids have large eggs 3·0–4·9 mm whereas other nototheniids and arpagiferids have smaller eggs 1·6–2·7 mm. At South Georgia the larvae of species with large eggs hatched between August (late winter) and late November (late spring) at 11–16 mm standard length (Ls). Larvae of species with small eggs hatched mainly during October and December at 4.5–9 mm Ls. Most of the larvae of all species attain urostyle flexion between October and January, and develop to the end of the larval stage between November and May. The duration of the larval stage varies from 2 months in species with smaller larvae to 6 months for some of the species with larger larvae. Two nototheniid species develop to the early juvenile stage before a channichthyid and a bathydraconid that hatch around 2 months earlier. During their first winter, the early-juveniles of most species with large eggs are pelagic, whereas those of species with small eggs may be pelagic or demersal. Four groups of strategies are proposed based on egg size and the winter ecotype of the early-juvenile stage.last_img read more

Diversity awards given

first_imgBy April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaA University of Georgia instructor, a federal communications specialist, a UGA Cooperative Extension team and a national student organization were honored for their work and commitments to the improvement of diversity in Georgia at the D.W. Brooks Awards for Excellence ceremony Oct. 7 in Athens, Ga. Presented by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the award program honors Gold Kist Inc. founder D.W. Brooks. A CAES alumnus, Brooks advised seven U.S. presidents on agriculture and trade issues. Although he died in 1999, his promotion of agriculture lives on through the awards.Maria Navarro was given the faculty award for her work in diversity education. She is an assistant professor in the CAES department of agricultural leadership, education and communication. She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in international agriculture and development, hunger issues and program planning and evaluation. Navarro works closely with UGA student organizations to eliminate worldwide hunger and poverty. Her research addresses student learning and curriculum change in higher education, communication and extension issues for agricultural and human development around the world. While at UGA, she has participated in development and outreach programs in Mexico, Argentina and Armenia. For building bridges of unity and understanding between UGA and Athens-Clarke County communities, she was given the 2007 UGA president’s Fulfilling the Dream Award.Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences won the diversity award for a student organization. MANRRS is a national society that promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities. It welcomes the participation of people from all backgrounds and recruits minority students into agricultural and related science fields.The UGA MANRRS chapter conducts local food drives and an annual event focused on cleaning the Oconee River.A family and consumer science team from Colquitt County in south Georgia won the unit diversity award for their work in addressing issues related to poverty and changing demographics in its area. Led by UGA Extension specialists with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, the team provides programs that contribute to greater economic stability, safer neighborhoods and affordable housing, as well as leadership development among diverse, ethnic, racial and socioeconomic populations. For the county’s growing Latino population, the team works closely with local community organizations to provide bilingual education in nutrition, food safety, child development, parenting, home ownership, financial education and leadership development. The diversity staff award went to Gwen Roland, a communications specialist for the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program housed at the UGA Griffin campus. SARE is a grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Roland established and maintains a volunteer organization on the campus to encourage understanding and friendship across racial and cultural barriers. The Racial Appreciation Cultural Enrichment lunch group is a monthly brown-bag gathering that allows members to make observations about their own backgrounds, ask questions of others and share information from their different cultural perspectives. The newfound friendships grew into home visits, a folk dance group and a farmers’ market. (April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Syracuse’s top runners sit out, others improve at John Reif Memorial Invitational

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ At the John Reif Memorial Invitational in Ithaca, New York, Syracuse runners showed improvement from previous weeks in the last regular season event before ACC championships.After a disappointing finish at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational last week, the Orange performed well at a smaller event, competing against only Cornell and SUNY Cortland.For the men, junior Keith McAteer (16:19.9) finished eighth overall in the 5000-meter, followed closely behind by freshman Matt Dragon (16:31.8), who shaved almost 30 seconds off of his previous 5k time (16:58.7) at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown in September.For the women, three of the four racers finished in the top ten. Redshirt junior Ryley Higgins (18:42.2) placed third, the highest finish of her collegiate career. Redshirt junior Maggie Toczko (18:57.3) finished fourth. Her time in Ithaca was 41 seconds faster than at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown. Sophomore Elizabeth Cultra (19:04.8) finished eighth and set a personal record at the collegiate level. Redshirt sophomore Abigail Walsh (19:39.4) finished 16th, putting all four Orange women runners in the top half of finishers at the event.Syracuse’s top runners did not race today in preparation for ACC championships on Nov. 1 next week when the Orange men will try to claim the title after a second place finish in 2018.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on October 25, 2019 at 7:19 pm [email protected] | @cincinnallielast_img read more