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3 hrs ago | CNN

Opinion: Was Michigan case about colorblindness or willful blindness?

Editor's note: With the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week on Michigan's affirmative action policy in college admissions, CNN asked George Washington Law School professor Jonathan Turley to have two of his law students, Yvette Butler and Vincent C. Cirilli, debate the ruling.


Related Topix: US News, Color Blindness, Health, US Supreme Court, California, Opinion

3 hrs ago | KSAT-TV San Antonio

Healthbeat: Brain injury recovery & World Meningitis Day



4 hrs ago | Off the Kuff

Lawsuit filed over Senate map

The plaintiffs in the case are backed by the Project for Fair Representation, which also helped back Shelby County's challenge to section 5 of the Voting Rights Act as well as efforts to overturn affirmative action policies at the University of Texas at Austin.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas

8 hrs ago | Gilmer Mirror

The View from Writers Roost

LIFE'S BEEN just full of fun and funny things for me. And, when you aspire to being a "story-teller," then you feel someone is rolling out the red carpet when a funny story evokes a column via your keyboard.


Related Topix: Cleveland, TX, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, Journalism, Montgomery County, TX

13 hrs ago | World Magazine

A campus street preacher who gives an answer to those who ask

On the West Mall of the University of Texas at Austin, student organizations set up tables and hand out food or fliers to students crossing campus.


17 hrs ago | Deseret News

New study by sociologist Mark Regnerus suggests religion can predict sexual behavior

Controversial sociologist Mark Regnerus presented new research on marriage and sex at a conference of Southern Baptists on Tuesday, April 22, suggesting that religion and sex are tracking more closely than ever before.


Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Sietch Blog

Making graphene work for real-world devices

Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material--strong, light, nearly transparent and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat--and it very well may be.


Related Topix: CPU, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science

The Austin Chronicle

Council Weighs Film Incentives Deal

With multiple sound stages, globally recognized local filmmakers like Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez , and a large film program at UT, Austin should be the moving image capital of Texas.


Related Topix: Austin, TX

The Wilson County News

Leonhardt to cheer for UT-Austin

Post a comment Macy Leonhardt, a 17-year-old senior at Floresville High School, has been selected to join the Co-Ed Orange Squad Cheerleading Team at the University of Texas at Austin.


Related Topix: Floresville, TX, Wilson County, TX

The News Tribune

GO Arts: Second City Chamber Series goes to Africa with pianist William Chapman Nyaho

Hearing African music is rare in the South Sound hearing African classical music is even rarer.


Related Topix: Classical, Texas

Interview with Marion Greene, candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner

The major municipal elections in Minneapolis have wrapped up and the City Council has a new batch of members for the new term.


Related Topix: Hennepin County, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota, St. Louis Park, MN

PhysOrg Weblog

Coming up with explanations helps children develop cause-and-effect thinking skills

Asking children to come up with explanations-even to themselves-enhances their cause-and-effect learning abilities, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.


Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family

American Thinker

Kneecapping Reform in Texas

The fate of embattled University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall now rests in the hands of the same partisan hacks in the Travis County District Attorney's Office who railroaded former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on trumped-up "money laundering" charges in 2010 before the bogus conviction was ultimately thrown out on appeal several ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Perry, US Governors, Travis County, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Rep. Perry received money from Hall-affiliated PAC

State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, a member of the House committee considering impeachment proceedings against University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall, received a $2,500 campaign contribution in late December from a political action committee that has received hefty financial support from the embattled regent, according to a Texas Ethics ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Daily Texan

Gov. Perry names Max Richards, government junior, student regent

Gov. Rick Perry named UT-Austin government junior Max Richards as the student regent for the UT System Board of Regents on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at San Antonio

KLTV Tyler

Sons of uninsured nurse begin fundraising drive for mom

An East Texas woman who has spent her entire life taking care of others needs your help to have open heart surgery.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

JD Journal

Houston Legal Recruiters Walk Clients Through the Process

Houston legal recruiters stay with their clients through the entire process of legal employment placement.


Scientific Blogging

The Supreme Court Undermines Racial Preferences For College Admissions

I'm the founder of Science 2.0A and co-author of "Science Left Behind". A wise man once said Darwin had the greatest idea anyone... In Science Left Behind I wrote a segment about a national discrimination issue that was eroding not only science, but the very notion of fairness in our culture.


Related Topix: Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI, Standardized Testing, Education

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Grothman to reintroduce measure to end affirmative action here

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, University of Wisconsin Madison, Harvard University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Essence Magazine

EMILY's List to honor Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams

Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams will receive the first-ever Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award at the 2014 We Are EMILY awards dinner on April 29 in Washington, D.C. Abrams, 40, is the first woman to lead the Georgia General Assembly and the first Black woman to lead the Georgia House of Representatives.


Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, US Politics, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Spelman College, Texas Government, Texas