In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and special guest Madlin Mekelburg discuss the past week's Civil Rights Summit, which was hosted on the UT campus by the LBJ Library to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. They also talk about the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations' report on Regent Wallace Hall.
At the Civil Rights Summit panel “Social Justice in the 21st Century: Empowering Minds, Changing Hearts, and Inspiring Service,” panelists from varying backgrounds — David Robinson, Maria Shriver, Steve Stoute and Lex Frieden — discussed social justice in the 21st century.
At the keynote address at the Civil Rights Summit Thursday, President Barack Obama discussed former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s legacy and emphasized his belief that government plays an important role in promoting equality.
Community colleges’ increasing use of part-time faculty to teach courses may have a negative impact on students, according to a report published Monday by UT’s Center for Community College Student Engagement.
Despite state research showing that emissions from oil drilling processes include carcinogens, Texas heath and environmental agencies did not immediately react with heightened regulations or investigations of the emissions’ health effects, according to architecture senior lecturer Rachael Rawlins’ research.
At a memorial service at the Fort Hood Army base Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama spoke about the recent shooting that left four dead — including the shooter — and more than a dozen injured, and called for increased support for Americans suffering from mental health issues.
Former President Bill Clinton emphasized the issue of voter ID laws during his speech Wednesday at the Civil Rights Summit, saying they disenfranchise voters and do not align with the goals of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.