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University Endowments and Petrochemical Boom: Wednesday’s Show (April 6, 2016)

Posted on · Amid rising tuition, some members of Congress want to know how private universities use their massive endowments. The lawmakers recently sent a letter to a number of schools, including Rice, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Christian University, asking for a response. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask Houston Chronicle higher education reporter […]

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Adjunct Professors: Are Colleges Getting By on Cheap Labor?

Posted on · If you went to college, chances are good you had at least one adjunct professor. Maybe you took a business class with an adjunct who was a full-time professional — or a media class with a reporter at the lectern. The idea with adjuncts is often to bring real-world experience to learning. But now some […]

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Immigration Court Backlog and Adjunct Professors: Tuesday’s Show (March 29, 2016)

Posted on · Tough talk about protecting the border doesn't mean much if immigration courts can't process cases. Area immigration attorney Alexandre Afanassiev says his cases are being scheduled into 2019. Why? We discuss the immigration court backlog with Afanassiev, and Houston Chronicle reporter Lomi Kriel, on this edition of Houston Matters. Also this hour: according to Department […]

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How Two Friends Became Activists Together On Campus

Posted on · With protests from the University of Missouri to Yale, race has become one of the biggest issues on college campuses this year. It's been fueled by racially charged incidents as well as broader questions about access and inclusion in higher education. The Black Lives Matter movement has also added to the changing climate. Two college […]

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UT in Houston: Is the Opposition Just a Turf War or Something More?

Posted on · According to the University of Texas, which has purchased more than 300 acres in southwest Houston, the University of Houston has declined UT’s invitation to be part of a task force to plan how the land may be used. UH officials aren’t happy about UT’s planned expansion into Houston, which UT characterizes as an opportunity […]

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UT Expansion in Houston, and Teaching Tacos: Thursday’s Show (February 11, 2016)

Posted on · According to the University of Texas, which has purchased more than 300 acres in southwest Houston, the University of Houston has declined UT’s invitation to be part of a task force to plan how the land may be used. UH officials aren’t happy about UT’s planned expansion into Houston, which UT characterizes as an opportunity […]

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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 […]