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Regents approve salary increases, College of Medicine
by newsdesk
17 Nov 2017 at 1:45pm

In what Chancellor and President Renu Khator called a historic day, the UH System Board of Regents approved the creation of a College of Medicine and all other items sent to it by committees during a quarterly meeting Thursday at UH Downtown. UH still needs approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for the ?

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"Regents approve salary increases, College of Medicine" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Parking, traffic to be affected by Alzheimer?s Walk
by newsdesk
17 Nov 2017 at 1:03pm

There will be limited availability in parking lots 20C, 20A and the Welcome Center Garage, and the northbound lanes on Cullen Boulevard will be closed due to UH hosting Houston?s 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer?s on Sunday from 7 a.m. to noon. According to an email sent to students, traffic will be impacted at University Drive and ?

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"Parking, traffic to be affected by Alzheimer’s Walk" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

With Rob Gray back in lineup, Cougars head to Virginia for Paradise Jam
by sportsdesk
17 Nov 2017 at 3:00am

After a strong all-around performance against McNeese State, the Cougars will look to keep up the good play when they start the Paradise Jam tournament Friday through Sunday. This will be the first time in the tournament?s 15-year history that Houston will participate. The Paradise Jam is a short, three-day tournament in Lynchburg, Va. The ?

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"With Rob Gray back in lineup, Cougars head to Virginia for Paradise Jam" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Paradise Papers show weakened government cybersecurity
by opiniondesk
17 Nov 2017 at 3:00am

Embed from Getty Images The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists recently shared information obtained by a German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, containing classified documents from a hacking of two offshore service providers, Appleby and Asiaciti Trust. Already, the information contained in the data dump, termed the Paradise Papers, is being scourged to the dismay of many ?

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"Paradise Papers show weakened government cybersecurity" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Roundtable: Cougars headed to bowl game
by sportsdesk
16 Nov 2017 at 10:00pm

The football season is coming to an end in a couple weeks, and the Cougars find themselves bowl eligible in Major Applewhite’s first season as head coach. If Houston can finish the season strong, then they have a better shot at a bigger bowl game. Following this weekend’s college football action, ESPN released their latest ?

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"Roundtable: Cougars headed to bowl game" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Barraza ready for his final race
by sportsdesk
16 Nov 2017 at 10:00pm

For the third time since 2012, the University of Louisville will host the NCAA Cross Country Championship in Kentucky. For redshirt senior Brian Barraza, this is his third consecutive trip to the championships. Barraza redshirted in 2016 but qualified both in 2014 and 2015. This year’s meet is his final chance to win a medal ?

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"Barraza ready for his final race" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

BREAKING: UH plans to open medical school in 2020
by Managing Editor
15 Nov 2017 at 10:00pm

UPDATE 5:31 p.m.: Pending permission from the Texas legislature, the University of Houston will enroll its first class of medical students in 2020 following a vote of approval by the UH System Board of Regents during its quarterly meeting Thursday afternoon.  Recruitment for the medical school’s first 30-student class will begin in June 2019, according to ?

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"BREAKING: UH plans to open medical school in 2020" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Phill Hansel Invitational another chance to dominate opponents
by sportsdesk
15 Nov 2017 at 10:00pm

The undefeated swimming and diving team will host its first invitational beginning Thursday. Whereas previous meets had been one-on-one affairs, the Cougars will now host nine teams. This is the 10th year the Cougars have hosted the Phill Hansel Invitational, named in honor of the longtime swim coach who mentored the Cougars from 1957 to 1998 ?

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"Phill Hansel Invitational another chance to dominate opponents" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Plans advance to play Wichita State, UConn at Toyota Center in 2018
by sportsdesk
15 Nov 2017 at 10:00pm

UH basketball is one step closer to playing two games in 2018 at the Toyota Center after the UH-System Board of Regents voted Thursday to allow President and Chancellor Renu Khator to negotiate a contract for the games. The Cougars are playing the entire 2017-18 season offsite as the newly renamed Fertitta Center continues construction. ?

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"Plans advance to play Wichita State, UConn at Toyota Center in 2018" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Racist roommate shows absurdity of hate crime laws
by opiniondesk
15 Nov 2017 at 3:03am

On Nov. 1, the Hartford Courant reported on a hate crime committed by Briana Rae Brochu against her black roommate Chennel ?Jazzy? Rowe. Though Brochu admitted to obscene acts such as smearing her used tampon on Rowe?s backpack and sticking her toothbrush ?where the sun don?t shine,? Brochu was charged with only breach of peace ?

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"Racist roommate shows absurdity of hate crime laws" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Veteran profile: Air Force veteran?s military roots spurred him to enlist
by cougarwriter
15 Nov 2017 at 3:02am

Before his deployment to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, Air Force veteran Josh Stone was stationed at Holloman Air Base in Otero County, New Mexico. He ended his tenure with the rank of senior airman, the highest rank an enlisted airman can receive. Stone, a supply chain and logistics junior, decided he would join ?

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"Veteran profile: Air Force veteran’s military roots spurred him to enlist" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

From repressed to protest: Catalonia rebels against Spain
by newsdesk
15 Nov 2017 at 3:02am

Almost 900 people were injured in Barcelona ? where many UH students study abroad each year ? during conflicts between Spanish police and Catalan nationalists. Tension in Spain’s northeastern region intensified after the national government in Madrid retaliated for the Catalan Parliament’s vote for independence Oct. 27. A long-ruling Spanish dictatorship banned Catalan language, names, traditional ?

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"From repressed to protest: Catalonia rebels against Spain" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Cougars start strong, find offense in season opener
by sportsdesk
15 Nov 2017 at 3:01am

The Cougars’ search for offensive replacement, after losing guard Damyen Dotson to the draft, may end early with the emergence of sophomore guard Armoni Brooks and senior guard Wes VanBeck in the season opener against McNeese State. Brooks led the Cougars with a career-high 22 points, including 5 of 8 shooting from beyond the arc.  VanBeck ?

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"Cougars start strong, find offense in season opener" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Veteran profile: 9/11 terrorist attacks molded a Marine
by newsdesk
15 Nov 2017 at 3:01am

After witnessing the 9/11 terrorist attacks on TV, Tan Phan was angry to see innocent people as targets. He decided he would join the Marine Corps after high school. ?I wanted to do my part,? he said. Phan and his family are from Vietnam. Being the first-generation child in the United States to join the Marine ?

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"Veteran profile: 9/11 terrorist attacks molded a Marine" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Privileged African-Americans must advocate for working class
by opiniondesk
15 Nov 2017 at 3:01am

If the familiar narratives of the black experience ? those of economic disparities, discrimination and the criminal justice system ? have been lived out by members of the black economic underclass, then they are being documented, recorded and given a voice by the members of the black community who have made their way into universities ?

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"Privileged African-Americans must advocate for working class" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

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