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2 hrs ago | Black Voice News

Fed. Ct. Upholds U. of Texas' Race-Conscious Admissions Policy - Affirmative Action Victory

By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper A federal appeals court recently upheld the University of Texas at Austin's race-conscious admissions policy, which had been challenged as unconstitutional in a suit brought by White applicant Abigail Fisher.


Related Topix: US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, African-American

4 hrs ago |

UT Theatre & Dance's 2014-15 Season to Include FAME, 'STREETCAR' & More

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance announces the 2014-2015 Season! The five-performance Subscription Series offers an ambitious breadth of work including a landmark drama of the American Theatre canon, an inspiring musical, and a bold, new play created in collaboration with a nationally renowned theatre company.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award

8 hrs ago | Daily Texan

Dobie Center gets new management, study space

Months after announcing the off-campus residence hall would undergo a $4 million renovation for the fall semester, the Carlton Group, which owns Dobie, announced Campus Evolution Villages will now manage the off-campus residence hall in July.


12 hrs ago | Daily Texan

Technology brings world to UT...from Vienna

Here I am, tapping away on my smart phone screen in an apartment in Vienna, Austria.


Related Topix: World News, Austria, Europe

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Art Daily

Installation of work completed during the Civil Rights era by May Stevens on view at Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee announces May Stevens: Fight the Power, an installation of work completed during the Civil Rights era in the United States, including a selection of drawings on exhibition for the first time from the formative Big Daddy series and a death portrait of Malcolm X. Related works by Stevens can be seen in Witness: Arts and Civil Rights in the ... (more)


Related Topix: Dartmouth College, Texas

Daily Texan

Sander, Meander need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law

In April, the White House announced an ambitious plan to combat sexual assault on college campuses.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, University of Texas Pan American, Southern Methodist University

University of Texas totally negligent in rape of college student

If campuses with big football programs didn't coddle their drunken, violent athletes, then perhaps the woman who accused University of Texas athletes Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander of rape wouldn't have undergone the experience she did.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Off the Kuff

The marriage equality economic boost

The Williams Institute released a report today estimating that marriage for same-sex couples in Texas would add $181.6 million to the state and local economy over a three-year period.


Related Topix: Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KUT-FM Austin

How Much Has Texas Shaped Modern Art?

When you think of modern art, does Texas come to mind? According to Katie Robinson Edwards, curator of Austin's Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, it should.


Related Topix: Texas, Austin, TX

Accuracy In Academia

Fisher v. UT-Austin: Discrimination Run Amok?

Court watchers will remember that it was just recently that the Court took up the issue, in the case of Fisher v.


Related Topix: US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Sometimes, losing weight tests emotional bonds

Losing weight is not only about physical changes, but also emotional revisions. When one-half of a couple loses a significant amount of weight, it can affect the dynamics of a relationship.


Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Texas

The Washington Post

Students catch school superintendent plagiarizing part of commencement speech

The usual pattern for the detection of plagiarism is for an adult to catch a student copying from someone else's work.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Newton, MA, Boston University, Education

National Review Online

Re: "Marginally" Dishonest?

A follow-up to my post yesterday: In its ruling last week in Fisher v. University of Texas , the Fifth Circuit panel majority acknowledges that the University of Texas's use of race in its so-called "holistic review" process was far from marginal: Given the test score gaps between minority and non-minority applicants, if holistic review was not ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Standardized Testing, Education, African-American

Custom license plates net $25 million for Texas

A University of Texas at Austin custom license plate manufactured by My Plates. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles contracted with the company in 2009, asking the company to raise $25 million for the state in five years.


Related Topix: Texas, University of Texas at San Antonio

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Kevin, M.D.

America's need for a diverse generation of family physicians

Since joining my current practice two years ago, I've noticed that I care for a disproportionate number of immigrants of Chinese and other Asian descent compared to my colleagues.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Prison, Brown University

Slate Magazine

Multigenerational Households Make Sense

Barack and Michelle Obama have very busy schedules, of this there is no doubt. It's a good thing they have some help, not just from staffers, but also from family: Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson.


Related Topix: Texas

Black Voice News

A Victory for Affirmative Action

Almost lost among the news last week about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news: A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University of Texas' modest affirmative action program.


Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Best of 2007

Texas Tribune

UT System Expected to Name New Chancellor on Tuesday

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, when they are expected to name the sole finalist to be the system's next chancellor.


Related Topix: Naval Postgraduate School, US Military, US Navy, Austin, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Don't Bet Your Bottom Dollar When Making a Purchase

Everyone's heard of "buyer's remorse." However, researchers from three colleges may have come up with a different way of explaining why we sometimes kick ourselves after making a purchase.


Related Topix: University of South Carolina

Business Journal

Meet Kelly Shores, Sparksight CEO

Kelly Shores Title: Founder and CEO, Sparksight Age: 44 Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas Family: Wife Jodi; daughter, 11; son, 9 Education: Bachelor's degree, Radio/Television/Film, University of Texas at Austin College of Communication, 1991 Phone: 493-2072 Email: Sparksight CEO and co-founder Kelly Shores has seen big changes ... (more)


Related Topix: Sugar Land, TX, Austin College, Austin, TX