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Rice President David Leebron Discusses the University’s Achievements and Goals

Posted on · In October, Rice University President David Leebron became chair of the Association of American Universities Board of Directors, an organization focused on issues important to 62 public and private research-intensive universities. And along with that honor, Rice has garnered other critical praise this past year — the announcement of Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum as the first Houston […]

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Houston Matters Highlights Conversations About Campus Carry

Posted on · During this fundraising week, we’re highlighting coverage of a number of important issues and developments that we’ve felt compelled to revisit time and again over the course of the last year, like pensions, the state of the oil and gas industry and efforts to mitigate traffic. Today, we review the long road area college campuses […]

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Campus Carry Revisited: Monday’s Show (October 17, 2016)

Posted on · During this fundraising week, we’re highlighting coverage of a number of important issues and developments that we’ve felt compelled to revisit time and again over the course of the last year, like pensions, the state of the oil and gas industry and efforts to mitigate traffic. Today, we review the long road area college campuses […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

White Supremacist Rally and Campus Carry Lawsuit: The Good, Bad & Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on a […]

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A New School Year Begins with New Superintendent, Auditor Lawsuit and Campus Carry

Posted on · A new school year begins Aug. 22, 2016, for many school districts in Greater Houston, including HISD. To discuss some of the major issues facing Houston schools heading into the new year, we talk with Laura Isensee, News 88.7’s education reporter. We discuss new leadership at HISD, with Richard Carranza likely becoming the new superintendent. […]

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Five Things Research Says About Concealed Handguns on College Campuses

Posted on · Texas’ new “campus carry” law took effect yesterday (Aug. 1, 2016). That means many students at the state’s four-year public universities will head to class on campuses that allow concealed weapons (it takes effect at Texas community colleges next year). The law allows licensed gun owners to bring their weapons into classrooms, faculty offices and most […]

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Controversial Campus Carry Law Takes Effect at Texas Colleges

Posted on · Texas is joining eight other states that allow guns on campus. The controversial “campus carry” law takes effect today (Aug. 1, 2016). Now people with licenses can be armed at public colleges across Texas. To find out if they’re ready here in Houston, News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee takes us on a campus tour […]

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Campus Carry and Ban the Box: Monday’s Show (August 1, 2016)

Posted on · The controversial “campus carry” law takes effect today. (August 1, 2016) Texas is now one of nine states that allow guns on college campuses. Here in the Lone Star State, if you have a concealed carry license, you can be armed while visiting most areas of four-year public college and university campuses. (The law will […]