Posted on · A study finds some Ivy League schools are giving preferential treatment to the rich. We learn how an elite school like Rice seeks to avoid such unfair advantages.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Will this extreme heat ever let up? Can we take some solace in knowing it’s helping to hold back major storms?
Posted on · On Friday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions. Where does that leave local institutions in their efforts to sustain diverse campuses?
Posted on · Legal experts discuss the recent decision and what this will mean for future students.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Safety concerns stall construction on the ship channel bridge. We discuss how colleges decide who gets in. We learn how Project Row Houses is taking on the issue of black maternal mortality. And we visit a traveling exhibition of art made from LEGOs.
Posted on · Houston Matters discusses how college admissions are supposed to work and the challenges faced by students trying to get in the right way.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: An official says the immigration system is at a "breaking point." Mike Pence wants NASA to return to the moon in five years. We discuss the college admissions system. And we preview the new Astros Hall of Fame.
Posted on · The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Houstonians react to Mosque shootings, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, listeners share the good news in their lives, and we learn about Main Street Theater's production of The Weir.
Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matter: A pair of Houstonians are caught up in the college admissions cheating scam. We discuss the week in politics. A study says continued immigration is key to the city's economic future. And writer Susan Meissner tells us about her book, The Last Year of the War.
Posted on · Trump Administration’s retraction on Obama-era guidance on affirmative action could lead to future challenges in the courts?
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 […]
Posted on · In Texas, 26 percent of graduating seniors met the so-called “benchmark score” across all four subjects.
Posted on · Many high school students will take the college entrance test for the first time on Saturday.
Posted on · "The bottom line here is access to our nation’s best colleges is increasingly a function of wealth and station, not academic merit."