Toward the end of a thorough ass-chewing via text with Senator John Whitmire over a student housing proposal, UH President Renu Khator did what public officials who screw up have done from time immemorial: she blamed the messenger. You see, according to Khator's text, the media "misled" people by r ... More >>
University of Houston officials have suspended their plan requiring freshmen to live on campus after some blowback from Texas Senator John Whitmire. University officials pulled the proposal from a Board of Regents meeting agenda this week after Whitmire voiced his concern Monday to UH Chancellor an ... More >>
Ask any University of Houston student about the main campus and they'll acknowledge that they find it a little sketchy outside,especially at night. Not to do any Third Ward bashing. We know the Tre's steadily working its way to up-and-coming neighborhood status. We know you see those brand new condo ... More >>
Carla Medrano, University of Houston broadcast journalism major, just paid $220 for a new TV Production textbook, no small amount just for one class. Every year students have to worry about how they will pay for their college textbooks. Some students receive scholarships and other financial assistan ... More >>
Privatization -- the other side of the deregulation coin -- has long been a favorite watchword among economic conservatives. Indeed, we can go back all the way to 1981, when President Reagan warned us that government was the problem, not the solution. Thirty-plus years on, this rhetoric still has s ... More >>
As the college football calendar goes, we are smack dab in the middle of that late spring "soft spot" in the schedule where spring practice is a solid month in the rear-view mirror, the school year is wrapping up and summer school (for most places) is still a few weeks away. If idle hands are the d ... More >>
Teaching fellows looking for raises.
It seems that the Teaching Fellows at the University of Houston may have started something. While those English Dept. Masters and Ph.D. students have begun a sit-in near Chancellor Renu Khator's office to force a discussion about their meager stipends -- the group's annual funds remain below the nat ... More >>
Dining halls in colleges have changed for the better over the last several years. Thankfully, we have said good-bye to mystery meat and slop, and are saying hello to upscale cuisine, various methods of service and eco-friendly options. Over the last four years I have been in school at Baylor Univer ... More >>
Distance learning, until recently, has mostly been relegated to certificates and diplomas from second (or third or fourth) rate schools aimed at getting college degrees into the hands of anyone who could afford the courses. But, with technology -- particularly video -- dramatically altering the way ... More >>
The University of Houston-Downtown has been awarded a $3.2 million federal grant earmarked for first-generation Hispanic students. The university is one of only 19 in the nation (and three in the state) to receive the U.S. Department of Education grant, administered through the the Title V Developi ... More >>
Area school districts and cities had to be breathing a big sigh of relief today as news came out that the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said "no" to handing out large tax breaks to Valero that would have made things even worse for cash-strapped government ... More >>
Lee West III says he really wanted to be a member of Omega Psi Phi. But he couldn't take the beatings the underground black fraternity was handing out. By Steve Jansen
Lee West III, a University of Houston junior and Omega Psi Phi pledge, says that during underground pledging meetings for the African-American fraternity (which turns 100 years old next month) in February 2009, he was beaten with a television antenna, a paddle and a broomstick that eventually ... More >>
Help a woman out.....Want to make a woman less depressed? Pump some semen into her. Apparently any orifice will do. Of course, that means having unprotected sex, so the above advice, given in a recent issue of Surgery News, the journal of the American College of Surgeons, is causing some pro ... More >>
Has HISD found somebody new?State Senator Mario Gallegos has a new beef with the Houston school district -- he says HISD is stiffing Houston Community College in favor of Lone Star College. Gallegos wrote to HISD superintendent Terry Grier saying the district's "been extraordinarily indiffer ... More >>
Marco Villegas pays tribute to a legendary Japanese printmaker
Photo by SkinnyOrangeCatRice: Getting crowded in hereNote to incoming Rice University undergrads (and their parents) expecting the full "residential college" experience: Be sure to read everything that you get on Rice letterhead.One of the universities' primary selling points is its residential c ... More >>
Photo by Daniel KramerFormer Houston Community College System chancellor Bruce Leslie left his job in 2006 before his term was up, after some stormy times with the system's board.As the Houston Press reported two years prior to that, dissatisfaction with Leslie was rampant. Critics said he suppre ... More >>
After years of fighting everybody and anybody, now the ornery, annoying civil rights activist has to concentrate on fighting for his life.
Texas A&M has released the performance evaluation of its president, Elsa Murano, and things aren't looking so hot for her. Murano's January 2008 hiring was held high by A&M, because she was the youngest president ever and also the first Hispanic and woman to hold that post. But a review of ... More >>
In 2003, tuition to Rice University was $18,850. By 2008, it had risen to $29,960 - an increase of $11,110, or about 59 percent.Does that mean Rice is losing its reputation as the go-to school for an awesome, awesomely priced education? Apparently not.Despite the steep tuition increase, Rice was rec ... More >>
As we close in on rodeo time at the 2009 version of the Texas Legislature, education funding, as usual, will be one of the main topics. And in a dour economy, it's no secret that the degree-of-difficulty factor has just been ramped up a couple extra notches.We caught up with Scott Hochberg (D-Housto ... More >>
Going to college this year? Sending your kid? Here’s something to keep in mind: In the five years since the Texas Legislature approved tuition deregulation, the cost of attending a state college has gone up more than 125% at some schools. Ouch. Rates for tuition and fees at University of Houston ... More >>
It's been difficult for the University of Texas to make the Top Ten in anything significant since Vince Young left, but they have finally accomplished it: They are a Top Ten party school, according to the Princeton Review. It was a close-run thing, though: UT came in eighth, nudging out the Univers ... More >>
They are American in everything but name. They can go to college in Texas and improve themselves. Doesn't matter. At the end of the day, they're just illegal immigrants without social security numbers or futures.
Good paying jobs, no huge loan burdens, exciting course work the new vo-tech attracts more and more hi-tech students
Texas may okay creationism degrees
Just $249 gets you a bachelor's -- or, hell, a master's -- from Belford University, an online diploma mill with local ties
Don't ask how, but the city made a good move
TSU was failing in campus safety long before Ashley Sloan was gunned down
Behind the barricades with the Pro-Life Cougars and their dead-fetus pictures
Shopping spree for your first apartment: $2,500
Spring break in Cabo: $1,000
Avoiding college credit card debt: priceless
Market losses force a temporary hiring ban at the university
Rodrigo Montano passed himself off as a Rice University student. Is he deluded or just the worst con artist in town?
Kids rack up university credits right there in high school. And their districts and colleges ring up ample revenues in the process. But are the students really learning?
Angry UH art students overturn a Sultan's decree
Rice University's slow, systematic makeover of KTRU is just the latest example of a college determined to pattern itself after corporate America
The Lager Rhythms
Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas
A dispute over research fraud has split the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, and could jeopardize the way universities police scientific misconduct
James Douglas has a plan to return TSU to itsformer glory. But first, he's got to keep the school out of bankruptcy and conservatorship.
Texas A&M's attempt to push an animal research center on a black neighborhood has raised a sour smell in College Station
Last year, Joann Horton was hired to head Texas Southern University. Now the question is: will she save it, or destroy it?
Funding is down. Faculty is fleeing. And 50 professors are in semi-open revolt. Is the University of Houston on an irrovocable slide toward mediocrity?