As former unpaid interns take major employers, such as Conde Naste and Fox Searchlight Pictures, to court for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, UT students must also consider working for free, because for some, internships are a graduation requirement.
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.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, a major figure of the Civil Rights Movement and Baptist minister who ran for president in 1984 and 1988, sat down with The Daily Texan this morning to discuss the civil rights issues he feels students in the United States are most affected by today.
In response to President Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representative proposed an alternative plan earlier this month, which included cuts to financial aid programs in higher education, including freezing the maximum Pell Grant at its current level for the next decade.
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.
Local human rights activist Luz Guerra said increased awareness has not translated into decreased instances of sexual violence at the 13th annual Take Back the Night event on the South Mall on Wednesday.