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University of Houston’s communication student, Emily Savannah Chambers, breathed deeply amidst the chanting and “Fags Doom Nation” picket signs held up by the Westboro Baptist Church. On the morning of September 23rd, the Westboro Baptist Church stopped in Houston midway from their “God Hates Trannies Preaching Tour” to spread their

Professionals share their college experiences and advice Q: As an undergraduate student what did you do to further your college career? Mayra Moreno: Anchor Reporter for ABC – University of Houston class of 2007 B.A. Journalism and Spanish A: “I had many internships and I was doing so much. I

  UHD will be closed Friday, December 23 – January 1 for the Winter holidays. UHD will reopen on Monday, January 2 at 8:00 a.m Student Support Services offices are extending their hours of operation for several days beginning Jan. 2. Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 7

   After a series of meetings and public sessions, Houston mayor Annise Parker, approved a redistricting plan that the city and community leaders felt was more representative of demographic realities. District J is one of the two new districts created this year. The district encompasses Gulfton, Sharpstown and a small

  The Texas Higher Education Coordinator Board recently awarded the University of Houston-Downtown a $260,000 grant to initiate a student success program, “Freshman Achievement Communities to Enhance Student Persistence and Success.” The university was one of five schools out of 37 applicants to receive the funding as part of the

  North Main Street will close Monday, Aug. 8, between Naylor and Commerce Streets for construction of the new north light rail line and will remain closed for 12 to 18 months. The impact on the University of Houston – Downtown community may not be as great as on the

  UH-D President William Flores, Ph.D., recently sat down with The Venture. He was promoted to the position in 2009 by UH president Renu Khator. Q: You have made comments to the media about giving UH-D students a “high-impact experience”. How would you define that? A: A high-impact experience is