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Outgoing St. Thomas President Discusses the Challenges and Opportunities of Running a Liberal Arts College

Posted on · (Above: After he retires this academic year, Robert Ivany will continue as president emeritus at the University of St. Thomas next academic year. Photo: Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media)Dr. Robert Ivany is leaving his post as the president of the University of St. Thomas after 13 years – but not before he sits down for […]

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Is a Liberal Arts Education Still Relevant in Today’s Economy?

Posted on · Once upon a time, if you got a college degree you could feel pretty confident you'd get a job somewhere doing something. But times have changed. Lately we've heard about the need for more technical degrees or vocational training to meet the nation's workforce needs. In that climate, how do you justify getting a liberal […]

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Escaping Cuba, and the Last Mile of Your Commute: Monday’s Show (November, 28 2016)

Posted on · With the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, we thought we'd take time on this edition of Houston Matters to tell the story of a Houstonian whose life was directly affected by Castro's rise to power. As a teenager, Lorenzo Martinez was evacuated in secret from Cuba in the 1960s. What Martinez didn't know […]