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What Could Colleges Do Better in Handling and Preventing Sexual Assault?

Posted on · This month, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list of colleges being investigated for possible Title IX violations concerning how they handled complaints of sexual violence and harassment. Most of us are familiar with Title IX’s provisions for equal opportunities for women within college athletics, but the law which prohibits discrimination on the basis […]

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Sustainability Through Higher Ed, 4H, FFA, & FotoFest: Houston Matters for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Posted on · A new report from Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability examines disparities in education and income in Houston, and its impact on the city’s economic expansion. “Houston Community Sustainability: The Quality of Life Atlas” looks at 24 social, economic, and environmental indicators of sustainability in 88 Houston “super-neighborhoods” and recommends major intervention to encourage more Houston […]

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Online University Aims to Bring College to More People

Posted on · Back in 1996 a group of bipartisan western governors got together and wanted to figure out how to use technology to bring post-secondary education to a larger number of people. The hope was to make it efficient, affordable and easily accessible — which meant it had to be online. Out of this meeting, a non-profit […]

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Who’s Using Drones and What Are the Implications for Privacy?

Posted on · Amazon.com’s CEO is talking about a future filled with “delivery drones” that drop packages on your doorstep. Of course, there are implications – legal, technological…and moral. So, we talk with Michael Buscher, founder and CEO of Vanguard, a Houston-based manufacturer of drones. Vangaurd makes the ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial System. We’ll learn who uses it and how. Then […]

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Sports Monday: Bowl Game Previews & Life After Kubiak

Posted on · The Texans begin the post-Kubiak era, and Texas college football teams are bowl bound, including the University of Houston, Baylor, Texas A&M and the University of Texas. We’ll find out where they’re heading and who they face. And we’ll prepare you for the Rockets’ West Coast trip, with three games in four nights at Portland, […]

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Small Businesses, World AIDS Day and Did the Patriots Cheat? Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 2, 2013

Posted on · Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? How […]

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Do You Really Need A College Degree to Work in Houston?

Posted on · There are a lot of paths to a quality education. While many may go straight from high school to a four year college, others enter the work force, or the military for a time, and then may return to school. Some attend trade schools or community colleges. Some never pursue higher education. An initiative launched […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Nov. 11, 2013

Posted on · Ah, applying to college. The SATs and ACTs, the application forms, the essays, the waiting…and waiting…and waiting. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn what Houston’s high schoolers and parents need to know about how to get into college, from a Houston-based university admissions officer, and a Greater Houston-based college consultant, who helps students find, […]

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Your Money and You

Posted on · Once a month, we’ll offer you a chance to talk with a Houston-based certified financial planner and/or chartered financial consultant about your personal finance. From day to day budgeting to saving for retirement, we’ll offer tips for how to navigate the financial world. Our guest is John Lopez, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Bauer College of […]

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Program Teaches HS Students About Starting a Business

Posted on · Houston Community College have begun an innovative program, in partnership with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy – or YEA. The program is designed to show students how to start their own business. Two dozen students at Alief’s Taylor High School are participating. They’ll launch some sort of business or social movement this school year. By the […]