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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 […]

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Campus Carry Law Takes Effect Monday, University of Houston Prepares

Posted on · The state’s new campus carry law takes effect Monday (Aug. 1, 2016). Campuses across Texas have been preparing by establishing their own rules and policies as dictated by the new law. Privately owned colleges can opt out, but public colleges and universities must comply. We hear from Marcilynn Burke, chair of the University of Houston’s campus […]

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Democratic Convention Wrap-Up: Friday’s Show (July 29, 2016)

Posted on · The 2016 Democratic National Convention concluded last night, with Hillary Clinton accepting her party’s nomination for President. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe, who has been reporting this week from the convention in Philadelphia. We discuss the impact the Texas delegation had on events this week. We […]

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HISD Fires Superintendent Search Firm, and Unpaid Student Loans: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From HISD naming Ken Huewitt interim superintendent and firing the search firm they’d just hired in December to find a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Terry Grier…to the University of Texas deciding to ban concealed handguns in dormitories but allowing them in classrooms…to a story blown out of proportion about a Houston man being arrested for unpaid student […]

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Houston Higher Ed: Rice and UH Presidents Answer Your Questions

Posted on · From time to time, we invite the heads of Houston institutions to join us to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities they’re facing, and the role they play in the region. Today, we welcome Renu Khator, the Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of UH, and David Leebron, the President of Rice […]

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Would Banning Guns in Dorms Violate the New Campus Carry Law?

Posted on · Texas’ many publicly funded colleges and universities are in the midst of forming their policies for how the state’s new campus carry law will be implemented at their respective campuses (private schools have the ability to opt out of the law). While universities are not allowed to come up with a plan that would “generally prohibit” guns on […]