Monthly Archives: March, 2009

Smith County could make drinking more accessible than smoking

In Texas, 40 percent of all driving fatalities are alcohol related. So here's an idea, let's force people who drink closer to their cars, and here's how you do it: This May, some Smith County voters will be asked to vote on what some think is an important issue-the legalization of "beer and wine sales for off-premise consumption.

Campaign against assault affects TJC

There is someone in the U.S. sexually assaulted every 2 minutes. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month around the country. Both dating and domestic violence is included as well. The slogan from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is "Respect Works!" "We want to promote the theme, 'Campaign against Sexual Violence' to our students and our campus community... A majority of our students are at very high risk of being victimized, partly because of age and the places they go.

International enrollment increasing

Like many institutions across the country, the market for international students has increased at TJC. The market for foreign exchange students has become highly competitive in recent years. The stronger development of higher education in other countries is forcing colleges and universities to compete for the interest of foreign students.

Economy is impacting smoking ban

The implementation of new smoking bans nationwide has slowed as the worldwide economy mires in recession. Twenty-four states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico have instituted indoor smoking bans, but since 2009, very few bans have been enacted.

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