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  1. That's very disappointing. That's by and far my favorite Houston Public Library location to work and it's in a great location. Damn. Houston strikes again.
  2. Over the last twenty years the number of FT tenure and tenure track positions have diminished by roughly the same proportion of admin jobs that have been created- - of course, this is occurring at differing degrees depending upon the types of institutions as shown in those charts. The last statistical estimation I saw placed nearly 2/3rd of all higher ed faculty as PT/contingent. Yet, the average cost of a college degree has nearly quadrupled in the same time period. Tenure, for all intent and purpose, is teetering on total collapse, less so at top ranked privates and publics but it's only a
  3. Meaningless because you want it to be meaningless for your position. To others, it's far from meaningless. It also violated educational protocols for the state, which for many are not meaningless. Otherwise, UT wouldn't have pulled out. They knew they got caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Presumably, in the past being ranked higher than #49th nationally with a $27 billion state funded endowment entitled them to everything they ever wanted. Reread my post. Name one major city that has two or more public state 4 year + universities from two different state systems.
  4. Good question - only CUNY is in NYC. Not one 4 year SUNY school is in NYC. They have a crappy med school and FIT but those aren't in competition with any of the CUNY schools or programs. They're two completely different systems. CUNY was made specifically for NYC and is only in NYC.
  5. That's based on the assumption they were being truthful - which evidence suggests quite the opposite given the top brass didn't disclose the intent for any campus and land purchases until after the fact. Data centers also don't have massive sports and athletic complexes that were clearly demarcated in the architectural plans/design. Not one major city in the U.S. has multiple 4 year major state university system campuses from different systems. If you want another college in Houston, open up a private college or set up your new UT campus in the Woodlands or Sugar Land. Otherwise,
  6. I don't believe there is any underground or designated parking for MSG. Penn Station is underneath it as is another smaller theater space that fits probably 3-5k people. The only parking is on streets or in garages scattered all over the city. People overwhelmingly rely on mass transit.
  7. What this issue, as with the overall issue of unmitigated gentrification, is the unapologetic displacement of a huge swath of the public who many already live a tenuous economic existence by a very small number of people many of whom could care less about the ramifications on peoples' lives. There are clearly exceptions to this generalization but many gentrifiers walk into a neighborhood where many generations of people who have made a neighborhood their home through blood, sweat and tears, with little reverence and literally destroying a community's long and proud history. If a gr
  8. Anyone know when these apartments were built? Early 1970s? I had my first apartment in 1991 at Richmont Square.
  9. Not that there's much to add, but the entire metro LA area is well over 2X the amount of people than Houston and the state of California didn't even begin the entire Cal State system (along with Irvine, Riverside and others) until the early 1960s. Also, the California public educational system wasn't created as a cabal to over fund 2 universities at the expense of all the other public state colleges and schools like what happened in TX. I have no doubt the UH contingent and Khator would have been fully supportive of a new UT-Houston branch if UT and A&M and the lawmakers of th
  10. Indeed. Too bad the long standing quasi-cabal of good ol' boys have controlled all that Texas STATE money and other citizens (how dare they!) believe rigged systems are contrary to American values, unproductive to most citizens, if not, possibly unconstitutional. But again, who needs to make clear, sound arguments when ad hominem attacks are much easier. Oy vey.
  11. To suggest UH's antagonism to this clandestine and unethical plan is anti-competition is both disingenuous and a straw man argument. One first has to ask why did UT feel compelled to hide it? If it's on the up and up, no need for secrecy. But we know the answer to this as UT circumvented the proper procedures and protocols and pursued this purchase and plan without state awareness and approval. Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations argues free enterprise and competition leads to better quality of goods and services and cheaper prices (which has been disproved through deregulation already) when priv
  12. Who kicks people when they are down in life? Homeless people have every legal right to be and go anywhere as anyone else. In fact, I prefer homeless people over santimonious narcissists who move into the city with their suburban mentalities of exclusion. Speakin of taking and never giving anything back...these types of sentiments are worse than homeless people. A moral homelessness, if you will. Make sure to hate and aschew the homeless at church this weekend.
  13. It's on the original location according to the video. Great for them and they provide a wonderful and needed set of services for the community. I'm not sure how this doesn't fit the "community." I think alot of new people in midtown/Montrose don't fit the community and should return to the suburbs with their exclusionary mentalities.
  14. It's a win for Houston Pavilions, because while 1000 Main may only be a block or so away, it's a loong surface block, particularly in a heat wave. And I think I can speak for most 1000 Main dwellers when I say we currently get most of our lunches from the tunnel system. This is too funny. LOL!! People talk a big game about Texas heat, but they're wimps at heart. Air-conditioned baseball and football. I'm surprised they haven't invented and marketed a special Texas edition of an enclosed, air-conditioned lawn mower. And one wonders why it's fat capital of the world.
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