Education

Texas A&M Officials Say Moving Sul Ross Statue Is No Longer An Option, But Students Say The University Never Made That Clear

Posted on · University officials said Wednesday that the decision to keep the Ross statue in place is not a new one, and that the diversity committee that has been studying the issue for the past three months was never considering removing the statue.

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Umair Shah On Departing Harris County Public Health (Nov. 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The county's top public health official explains why he's leaving the job, and we learn about the extra precautions Texas universities are taking in the face of increasing cases of COVID-19.

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Thursday’s Show: Greater Houston’s New Recovery Czars, Rice President David Leebron, And The Life Of DJ Screw (April 23, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We meet Greater Houston's new recovery czars, Rice University President David Leebron answers your questions, we discuss the role of social media in society, and we learn about a new onscreen depiction of the life of DJ Screw.

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Wednesday’s Show: Wage Theft In A Pandemic, And UH President Renu Khator (April 22, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Fighting wage theft in a pandemic, a conversation with UH President Dr. Renu Khator, our weekly political roundup, and a socially-distanced edition of The Full Menu.

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Friday’s Show: Houston Food Bank Update, And Mixtape Vol. 2 (April 17, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: An update on the state of the Houston Food Bank, the president of the University of St. Thomas on the new normal at his institution, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and another Houston Matters Mixtape.

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Thursday’s Show: The College Admissions Process, And Black Maternal Mortality (Jan. 9, 2020)

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.

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Friday’s Show: Preventing College Dropouts, And Digging Up A New Dinosaur (Sept. 27, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Ensuring students don’t drop out of college because they lack money for food or housing, unearthing a new species of dinosaur, exploring the concepts of space travel in the movie Ad Astra, and hashing out The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news.