All future UHD buildings will have them.
Lou Weaver supports the idea of gender-neutral restrooms on campus. He's a transgender male and as a student at Houston Community College he can recall his unease with using public bathrooms there. One day after class, there was a situation with a student wearing a "Rebel" hat. After that, Weaver t ... More >>
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Houston Community College Trustee-elect Dave Wilson, preventing him from taking oath of office. Harris County District Judge Elaine Palmer granted Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan's motion Dec. 30, after Ryan asked the court to determine if ... More >>
Remember back in 2008 when then-candidate Obama said this at a fund-raiser in San Francisco: You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administr ... More >>
Saturday night, I went to a live podcast recording for some standup comedian buddies of mine. The show was at Outlaw Dave's bar over on Washington and my buddies are four very funny guys collectively known as the "Whiskey Brothers," or as I call them "The Four Horsemen of Dick Jokes." At one point ... More >>
One month before your friends began painting their Facebook profile pictures red in support of gay rights, a group of University of Houston English Teaching Fellows swapped their main photos to something of the same color: a shot of the Cougars' mascot, blazing red, with a bit of text underneath it: ... More >>
See Lone Star Board President Randy Bates' comments at the end of this post. Go to the website (unless they've changed it) of the Lone Star College System in Houston, type in the word chancellor in the search box and you'll find out their chancellor, Dr. Richard Carpenter, has a degree from the pre ... More >>
Conflict stokes people, especially when it involves a cat fight between two sorority girls at Alabama, and especially when one of those two sorority girls is the daughter of the head football coach, Nick Saban. The number of people that read my post last week on the civil lawsuit filed by Sarah Grim ... More >>
The Texas Education Agency has released its new performance standards for the STAAR test, the newest statewide exam whose acronym we can't be bothered to decipher. The new standards will be phased in, which is good because it may take a while to understand them. They're as clear as anything could b ... More >>
Well, this is embarrassing: Just one day after the Attorney General of the United States visited its campus and gave an uplifting speech on doing what's right, Wheatley High has been forced to forfeit five basketball games because of ineligible players. The announcement from HISD said the school -- ... More >>
Wrists are being slappedSeven freaking years ago our Josh Harkinson wrote about the board members of the Houston Community College System and their very relaxed attitude toward ethics and conflicts of interest and so on. HCCS pretty much closed up the ranks and did nothing much. Now it look ... More >>
Coogs pushing hard in Austin.The University of Houston is the last holdout in a vote to set the funding distribution method out of a voter-backed endowment devoted to ramping up the number of nationally ranked universities in Texas. The University of Texas and Texas A&M University are the st ... More >>
What the sensible college student should be carryingThings we learned today: "The Texas College Republicans and Young Conservatives of Texas don't always see eye to eye." Big Tent, baby!!! The claim comes in an announcement that -- despite the overwhelming variety of opinions among members o ... More >>
Rice's ratings obviously don't include student radioRice University is the 47th best university in the entire world, a bunch of Brits say.The Times Higher Education Magazine has come out with the list, and they probably pronounce every school on it with a haughty accent, so you know it's true.Ric ... More >>
The party startsAnyone who went to a college with fraternities, sororities, or even just big-time football weekends knows what it's like to live on that row of houses or apartments where every Friday and Saturday is a parade of different keg parties.It's loud, it's raucous, and usually pretty dam ... More >>
No college degree for 85 percent of HISD 9th-graders?About 15 percent of Houston Independent School District ninth graders will get a college degree.That stark news was delivered at the board of trustees early morning workshop today to the six board members in attendance (Anna Eastman, Diana Davi ... More >>
It's hard out there for a pimped-out student housing facility.We reported back in May that UH was having trouble leasing rooms in Calhoun Lofts, the deluxe dorms intended for grad students to live in (as well as dance, take cooking lessons, do yoga and reach the summit of Maslow's hierarchy of n ... More >>
TP-ing the dean's house, frat brothers hazing pledges, people getting some strange after the football team's upset victory. These are some of the most sacred and time-honored college traditions, and Houston Community College would like its pupils to live them.Now HCC can't guarantee that you'll ... More >>
Photo by don schulteThe folks at the gun-control organization The Brady Center are crowing over their victory in Texas. All you gun-loving yahoos couldn't pass a bill allowing concealed weapons on college campuses, the center all but said, and nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah."Common sense is alive and well in T ... More >>
Photo courtesy UHCalhoun Lofts, UH's swanky new facility intended for graduate and professional students, has almost everything: a 24-hour fitness center, private terraces and programming that includes yoga and cooking classes. As of late as last week, though, one thing was missing from the expensiv ... More >>
Beastie Boys, "So What'cha Want" Today is one of those cosmological coincidences so uncanny it may be no coincidence at all: the Beastie Boys' Mike D and Cypress Hill's Sen Dog were both born this day in 1965. (Scorpios represent!) In the late '80s and early '90s, from opposite sides of the U.S., ... More >>
This exhibit needs an editor, but it doesn't matter
An open-admissions university has become a national powerhouse in the collegiate game.
Who vows to stay off the sauce this year?
Spurred on by a fellow student's death, Oliver Brown, William Hudson and Justin Jordan ran a gauntlet on their way to bring down a president
Waiting to hear back from Dr. John D. Stobo, president of the University of Texas Medical Branch regarding today's BP settlement. We're guessing the folks at UTMB are pretty excited about the $12.5 million-deposit they'll soon be making thanks to Eva Rowe's tenacity and BP's stupidity. Stay tuned. ... More >>
A legendary Houston pianist works to improve Fifth Ward's schools
The schools who could have been contenders
Bad behavior at UH's Phi Kappa Theta fraternity
Rice University disc golf course
Houston Community College
Sundance Yoga Studio
Museum District to West U through Rice campus
A fired UH prof sues in a student crusade for -- of all things -- geography
Rice Inc., Rodeo Rubbish, Thy Rod and Thy Staff
SHSU stirred the higher-ed circles. Now the excitement has turned to exodus.
When Kilgore College staged a gay play, administrators learned there were limits to a liberal education in East Texas
Rice will try to tone down its annual Night of Decadence
What does it really mean to pass the TAAS?