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Grad Student Keeps Finding Lost Whitman Works

This time Zachary Turpin tracked down novel originally printed in a NY newspaper

(Newser) - A University of Houston grad student poking around in the Library of Congress' archives stumbled across a long-lost novel from the mid-19th century—and it's a discovery the editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review tells the Houston Chronicle is "going to change everything we thought we knew"... More »

Found: College Basketball Star Who Vanished 30 Years Ago

Benny 'the Outlaw' Anders discovered by filmmaker in Detroit area

(Newser) - In the 1980s, the University of Houston's Cougars basketball team—aka the Phi Slama Jamas—made their way into three Final Fours. The player described by the Houston Chronicle as "one of the more flamboyant members" has now been found in the Detroit area by a filmmaker, three... More »

College Also Dropping $9.5K on Private Jet for McConaughey

And possibly a "VIP Presidential" hotel suite

(Newser) - The Matthew McConaughey/University of Houston brouhaha continues: McConaughey is giving the commencement speech at the school Friday, and it earlier emerged that UH is paying him $135,000 to do so. Now it turns out that on top of that, the school is paying $9,500 so that McConaughey can... More »

UH Frat Suspended, and Wild Rumor Flies

Police investigating hazing allegations

(Newser) - The University of Houston still won't divulge details about hazing allegations that have left five students suspended and facing both expulsion and criminal charges. But given the school president's comments earlier this month—"I am shocked, dismayed, and deeply disappointed that allegations of this nature have arisen... More »

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