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Summer wrapup: SGA passes first bill, discusses football ticket changes
25 Jul 2017 at 12:07pm
The Student Government Association held the last of its three summer Senate meetings on Wednesday night, concluding a session that saw the approval of the 54th Administration?s first piece of legislation ? a carbon neutrality bill. The Senate unanimously approved the bill on June 28, which aims to partner the University with Second Nature, a nonprofit ?
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Ed Oliver named to college football preseason watch list
10 Jul 2017 at 3:52pm
University of Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver has been named to the Maxwell and Bednariks awards preseason watch list. The announcement follows a stellar rookie season that saw Oliver start all 13 games as a true freshman. He recorded 66 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss and five sacks in his All-American season with the ?
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Houston joins legal battle against anti-?sanctuary cities? law
24 Jun 2017 at 2:42pm
The Houston City Council voted 10-6 Wednesday to join Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and other local municipalities in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Texas’ controversial new immigration law, unifying the four largest cities in the state, according to the Texas Tribune. The lawsuit challenges Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton over ?
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Cornerstone running coach passes away at 86
21 May 2017 at 10:00pm
Before there was Carl Lewis, there was Al Lawrence. The Sydney native became the first Cougar to win an Olympic gold medal when he took home the bronze in the 10,000m run at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Once he came to Houston he became an influential member in the running community at both the ?
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UH visitor robbed of black Mercedes at gunpoint
13 May 2017 at 10:53am
Shortly after midnight Saturday a UH visitor in a Cullen Oaks parking lot was robbed of their vehicle at gunpoint, according to a security alert sent to all students from the University of Houston Police Department. According to the security alert, the visitor was waiting in the passenger seat of a parked black Mercedes car ?
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Q&A: Schwarzenegger says ?shoot for the stars?
12 May 2017 at 10:47am
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the keynote speaker at the University of Houston’s 2017 Commencement, addressed the 8,690 students graduating from the University on Friday morning. Before his speech, Schwarzenegger, a successful bodybuilder, actor and politician, spoke to The Cougar and CoogTV about why he refused the speaker fee offered by the University, the importance of academia and ?
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Troubled pitcher Romero dismissed from baseball team
10 May 2017 at 4:06pm
After multiple incidents dating back to last season, left-handed pitcher Seth Romero has been dismissed from the program, head coach Todd Whitting announced Wednesday. ?Due to an event Tuesday, along with previous conduct detrimental to the team, Seth Romero has been removed from the Houston Baseball program,? Whitting said in a team news release. Romero is ?
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Professors from UH, TSU team up for new political podcast
10 May 2017 at 2:28pm
Every Thursday afternoon in the Houston Public Media studio between Elgin Street and Spur 5, two political science professors meet for about 30 minutes to discuss the week?s political news. But unlike most political banter, their conversations are recorded for a weekly podcast. Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston, and ?
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Fliers promoting alt-right groups found on campus
9 May 2017 at 7:16pm
Several fliers promoting so-called “alt-right” groups were found Tuesday morning posted on bulletin boards and dropped in newsstands across the University of Houston campus. Six of the nine fliers, which contain an image of a protester wearing a gas mask and carrying a shield and American flag instructing readers to ?report Antifa Activity to your ?
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Mayor Turner supports Houston data science institute, urges collaboration
9 May 2017 at 2:09pm
Mayor Sylvester Turner, a University of Houston alumnus, endorsed the building of a collaborative institute for data science on the 300-plus acre plot of land purchased in Houston by the University of Texas System in November 2015. The data science institute idea was proposed in a UT System task force report that was obtained by ?
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Semester closes with social lecture and student exhibition
8 May 2017 at 3:33pm
Congratulations, we made it to the end of the semester! If you’re looking for a study break this last week of finals, here are a few events on campus and around the city. Tuesday Hurricane Ike: Where We Stand 7 p.m. at The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby St. Since hurricane season is creeping upon Houston and ?
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College of Optometry researchers fight myopia, blindness
8 May 2017 at 10:05am
The University of Houston’s College of Optometry is leading the charge in the fight against myopia, or nearsightedness, with several studies aimed at discovering how to fully stop the progression of the condition in children ? a problem that can lead to permanent blindness. Dr. Earl Smith, Dean of the UH College of Optometry, was named ?
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Bill would give University access to education fund
5 May 2017 at 12:26pm
Lawmakers in Austin heard testimony on a proposal Wednesday afternoon that would open access for the University of Houston System to a multi-billion dollar fund, according to the Houston Chronicle. The proposal, introduced by UH graduate and Houston Democratic Rep. Carol Alvarado, would allow UHS and the Texas Tech University System to benefit from the ?
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UH police: Force trained to handle ?rare? surprise attacks
4 May 2017 at 4:18pm
19-year-old University of Texas at Austin freshman Harrison Brown was passionate about his music, UT President Greg Fenves said in a news conference Tuesday. ?His brother John told me that he really wanted to follow his passion for music,? Fenves said. ?He was a talented musician, and was interested in being a student in our ?
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Three Cougars selected during NFL draft
4 May 2017 at 1:19pm
NFL Draft weekend has come and gone after a flurry of picks. Young athletes from across the country waited to see if their name was called after years of hard work and months of preparation. This year?s crop from the Cougars included outside linebacker Tyus Bowser and cornerbacks Howard Wilson and Brandon Wilson. Now, each ?
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