EDUCATION: Higher Education

Ken Starr: “I have great confidence" in Art Briles (Video)

Ken Starr, former president of Baylor University, pushed back against the notion that the school has systemic problems handling sexual assault investigations. Starr also offered support for Art Briles, Baylor’s ousted football coach. 

Ken Starr, former president of Baylor University, pushed back against the notion that the school has systemic problems handling sexual assault investigations. Starr also offered support for Art Briles, Baylor’s ousted football coach. 

Starr: Sexual Assault at Baylor Not "an Endemic Problem"

Ken Starr, former chancellor and president of Baylor University, was interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
Ken Starr, former chancellor and president of Baylor University, was interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.

Former Baylor University President Ken Starr pushed back Saturday against the notion that the school — or its athletic department — has systemic problems with its handling of sexual assault allegations. 

 

Rice’s Band Has a History of Poking the Bear (and Other Mascots)

Rice University' Marching Owl Band forms into "IX," a reference to Title IX rules governing sexual discrimination at colleges, while performing a halftime show mocking Baylor University for its recent sexual assault scandal during a football game on Sept. 16, 2016.
Rice University' Marching Owl Band forms into "IX," a reference to Title IX rules governing sexual discrimination at colleges, while performing a halftime show mocking Baylor University for its recent sexual assault scandal during a football game on Sept. 16, 2016.

Rice University's marching band made headlines nationwide Friday by taunting Baylor over its sexual assault scandal. The attention is hardly new for the marching band, which has a history of courting controversy.

Rice University Band Mocks Baylor Sexual Assault Scandal

Rice University' Marching Owl Band forms into "IX," a reference to Title IX rules governing sexual discrimination at colleges, while performing a halftime show mocking Baylor University for its recent sexual assault scandal during a football game on Sept. 16, 2016.
Rice University' Marching Owl Band forms into "IX," a reference to Title IX rules governing sexual discrimination at colleges, while performing a halftime show mocking Baylor University for its recent sexual assault scandal during a football game on Sept. 16, 2016.

Rice University's marching band used its halftime performance in a Friday night football game against Baylor University to mock Baylor's recent sexual assault scandal.

The Daily Show Visits Texas to Cover Campus Carry Dildo Protest

The Daily Show visited Texas to cover a protest of campus carry that featured students at the University of Texas at Austin carrying dildos. Here, Open Carry Texas Founder C.J. Grisham holds a sex toy handed to him by Daily Show Correspondent Roy Wood Jr.
The Daily Show visited Texas to cover a protest of campus carry that featured students at the University of Texas at Austin carrying dildos. Here, Open Carry Texas Founder C.J. Grisham holds a sex toy handed to him by Daily Show Correspondent Roy Wood Jr.

The Daily Show, Comedy Central's satirical news program, visited the University of Texas at Austin to cover the eye-popping protest of the state's campus carry law.

Fenves Announces $15 Million in Aid for UT-Austin Students

University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves talks with attendees after his state of the university address on Sept. 13, 2016.
University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves talks with attendees after his state of the university address on Sept. 13, 2016.

During his annual state of the university speech, University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves announced plans to increase financial aid for middle-class students and cultivate diversity among faculty and students. 

UT Chancellor, a Former Admiral, Asks Athletes to Stand During National Anthem

Retired Admiral William McRaven, shown last year, took over as chancellor of the UT System on Jan. 5.
Retired Admiral William McRaven, shown last year, took over as chancellor of the UT System on Jan. 5.

In an impassioned memo sent after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick ignited national controversy by refusing to stand for the national anthem, UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven urged his athletes not to repeat the gesture of protest. 

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