Wednesday, September 12, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 162455



Staff Editorial


Ed De La Garza                    Lorrie Novosad
Geronimo Rodriguez          Christian Schmidt         Keenan Singleton


Summer recap

Summertime is a selfish time, a time for working on tans or catching up on coursework. So, for those reasons, you may have missed the
biggest issues that headlined in The Daily Cougar over the past three months.

KUHT-Channel 8 tried to avoid the nationwide quagmire that is the recession, but the publicly funded television station had to release 12
employees because of a lack of funds. The channel, which has helped the city's children to learn the basics in reading, writing and arithmetic,
was hit hard. KUHT is anticipating a $1 million shortfall.

Our hard-working Student Government Association traded in its precious summer to work on improving our GPAs. It is currently working on two
separate bills. One grants students the ability to retake a course and receive the higher of two grades. The other, the "Q" grade proposal, would
give students the opportunity to drop a class they were failing without penalty.

Robertson Stadium, that grand ol' girl, played host to the first-ever match between the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys, although it was
merely a scrimmage. 

The University Center Satellite won't just be the home of rodents and weed; students will once again make it one of the more popular hangouts
on campus. 

It's slated to open by the beginning of the fall and be fully operational by October. Yay.

The Pro-Life Cougars won its decision against the University, gaining permission to display pictures of aborted fetuses on the lawn of Butler
Plaza (in the front of the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library). 

With the hiring of James L. Conyers, the African American Studies Program is well on its way to becoming a full-fledged department.

The plans for a new science center were approved by the UH System Board of Regents on May 15. The $51 million center will house a science,
engineering and classroom building.

The baseball team was one victory away from earning a ticket to Omaha, Neb., site of the College World Series.

Unfortunately, it ran into the eventual national champion, the hated Texas Longhorns. So now that the Cougar has concluded for the summer,
take these final few weeks and utilize the summer the way it was intended selfishly.

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