Building named after slavery supporter might be changed by Yale, after all

Yale University President Peter Salovey announced Monday he will appoint a committee to create guidelines for proposals to remove historical names from campus buildings.

The move comes after Salovey said in April that Yale… 488 more words


50 years ago, Texas campus murders ushered in new reality of mass shootings

AUSTIN – Fifty years ago Monday, Charles Whitman, a 25-year-old engineering student and former Marine, climbed to the top of the tower at theUniversity of Texas at Austin with an arsenal of high-powered weapons and began killing. 1,063 more words


Hooking Students on STEM: Make it Real! (Part 4 of 4)

The University of Texas at Austin is an outstanding research institution with a “CURE” for the high attrition rate among students who, when they enter university, plan to graduate with STEM degrees.   2,328 more words

Voices: Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, 2 black men who didn’t have to die

It seems that it’s the norm nowadays to witness black lives end on video.

The trend seemingly began in late 2014 with Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who played with a toy gun in a park and was fatally shot. 919 more words