What ABC-13 Gets Wrong About UH Student Housing Crime

Reporters at KTRK ABC-13 say that UH campus housing has a crime issue and school officials should be taking note. Or so you’d think if you read Kelly Clemons’ September 8th article, “Students Concerned About Increased Crime Near University of Houston Main Campus.”

According to that report, Jerry Ford, Jr. M.P.P. ’18, was held at gunpoint and robbed of his wallet and cellphone as he was entering The Vue at MacGregor apartment complex at the corner of S. MacGregor Way and Calhoun Rd.  His robber then fled across the street to MacGregor Park. Read More …

Police Blotter, Sept 15-22

Assault

Mon. 09/19 – A student athlete reported that another athlete pushed him down while running at 8:40 a.m. during a team practice taking place in Hermann Park that caused minor abrasions. The District Attorney declined charges.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle

Thur. 09/15 – A female student’s laptop was stolen from the trunk of her vehicle between noon and 3:00 p.m. of the previous day in lot on the south-west corner of Wheeler and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (4A).

Fri. 09/16 – A male student reported that his parked vehicle was burglarized and items were stolen from within between 1:00 a.m. Read More …

Milo Yiannopoulos visits UH

On Monday evening as the sun set on UH, dozens of red hats suddenly appeared.

The now-infamous ball caps, emblazoned with that now familiar political slogan, converged on our Student Center. The lines grew long outside the theater and many were turned away as the announcement rang out that there were no more seats. Inside the packed theater, the red ball caps, alongside many others, waited in anticipation.

When Matthew Wiltshire ’17 of the University of Houston College Republicans announced that Milo Yiannopoulos was here, the crowd burst into applause and the shouts of “USA! Read More …

Police Blotter, Sep 7–14

Robbery

Mon. 09/12 – A female student reported being assaulted and robbed of her mobile phone at 8:55 p.m. at the E. Cullen Plaza.

Assault and Criminal Mischief

Wed. 09/14 – A student reported being assaulted by an unknown male due to road rage at 1:45 p.m. in the parking lot at the northeast corner of Cullen and Elgin (16D).

Assault and Criminal Trespass Warning

Sun. 09/11 – A student reported an individual touching himself at the MD Anderson Library at 5:12 p.m. The individual assaulted a UHPD officer while trying to leave the library and was arrested. Read More …

Parking & Transportation Services

Parking and Transportation Services’ role and responsibilities at our University are often misunderstood.

Headed by the Director of Parking and Transportation Bob Browand, PTS is a subsidiary of the Auxiliary Services. They are funded solely by the sales of parking permits and by the revenue from parking citations. They maintain and operate all of the University of Houston’s parking lots and garages, and place the traffic signage on University roadways. PTS enforces the University’s parking rules and regulations by issuing citations and towing vehicles.

Overselling

Parking permits are oversold for all of the University’s parking facilities. Read More …

Advising Reform: NSM Advising Takes Advice

The University of Houston’s unrelenting expansion has placed a strain on its academic advising resources. To meet the new demands being placed on it, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ (NSM) Undergraduate Academic Advising Center has been re-evaluating its work from the ground up.

In an interview with NSM’s Associate Dean of Student Success, Andrew Hamilton, The Cougar Paw obtained details of current and planned changes to NSM’s undergraduate academic advising and how they will be implemented.

Using a checklist created by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), the Advising Center identified current issues with advising. Read More …

Hello, Cougars

Welcome to your new campus newspaper.

For too long now we’ve suffered under the poor writing that drips down daily from N221. Our hearts, burdened with love for our University, are weekly rent by our “official” campus newspaper as, year after year and editor after editor, it continues to spill out acrid sludge, dissolving all hopes we might have for its reformation.

No more.

The Cougar Paw is a Tier 1 Newspaper for our Tier 1 University. We are setting a new standard for what a campus paper should be at the University of Houston. Read More …