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.
Bill Russell and Jim Brown were already using their status as high profile athletes to strengthen the civil rights movement in their early 20s — the same age-range in which many of today’s college students sit in classrooms learning about the impact the two decorated athlete-activists had.
Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour and San Antonio mayor Julian Castro both said they felt optimistic that immigration laws would be passed in 2014, and agreed the U.S. government must do more to address the issue of immigrants who overstay their visa.