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Posted: 8/22/2017 7:55:23 AM EDT
Saw this on the 5 o'clock news yesterday and had to go find the story to make sure I wasn't dreaming...  this is serious nonsense, 99.9% of the students at UH had no idea who Calhoun was or what he stood for in the first place, AND the dorm isn't even named after the guy....

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UH said that "in the wake of recent events," the university has decided to change the name.
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Calhoun Lofts was originally named to coincide with the name of the street that runs through campus.

The school said that even though the Calhoun Lofts building was not named in recognition of John C. Calhoun, the university decided to change the name out of sensitivity to its diverse student community.

Calhoun was the seventh vice president of the United States. He was in office from March 4, 1825 – Dec. 28, 1832.
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John says fuck you all

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:07:26 AM EDT
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They could have built a public housing project in 1972 called the George Lincoln Rockwell memorial apartments and no resident would have cared untill a someone told them too.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:24:19 AM EDT
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my alma mater.....
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:25:42 AM EDT
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Blue state blues
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:30:54 AM EDT
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Unfortunately, U of H may be my sons choice in Law Schools. They have the oldest Healthcare Law program in the country, and one of the best. In that neighborhood, I wouldn't name anything after a white guy either.....any white guy.....
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Its actually a really great school and you are correct - they have a fantastic law school.

They have dumped TONS of money into the school over the last decade and its become one of the better schools in Texas.  I never had an issue with crime or anything from the surrounding area so I wouldn't worry to much about that, just make sure your son uses common sense and doesn't go wondering out into the ghetto at night.
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That is probably one of the parts of Texas that isn't part of Texas according to people from Texas.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:39:34 AM EDT
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I ain't even care about some dipshits doing dipshit things at some obscure university.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:40:55 AM EDT
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Its actually a really great school and you are correct - they have a fantastic law school.

They have dumped TONS of money into the school over the last decade and its become one of the better schools in Texas.  I never had an issue with crime or anything from the surrounding area so I wouldn't worry to much about that, just make sure your son uses common sense and doesn't go wondering out into the ghetto at night.  
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He spent part of his summer this year as a runner for a major boutique Health Law firm. The attorneys all recommended, UT Austin, Houston or some private Law School in Missouri as being the top choices for a degree in the field. He can probably get in to UT but who knows what LSAT will look like or what the "special criteria" for admissions will be in a few years. He should easily qualify for Houston, we'll see.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:56:43 AM EDT
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lol, interesting you say that, the career center in the business school is called the Rockwell Career Center....
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:13:21 AM EDT
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That is probably one of the parts of Texas that isn't part of Texas according to people from Texas.
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As I said in another thread, Houston is the taint on Texas.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:16:34 AM EDT
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Somebody probably Googled what the names of all the halls/buildings meant in order to pretend to be offended.
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I ain't even care about some dipshits doing dipshit things at some obscure university.
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I agree with the dipshit part, but it's not some obscure university. UH has about 35,000 undergraduates currently enrolled.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:32:34 AM EDT
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I agree with the dipshit part, but it's not some obscure university. UH has about 35,000 undergraduates currently enrolled.
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Any school with a Law School, Medical School, MBA Program and Engineering School isn't obscure either....UT Houstons' problem is that they are in the shadow of some real giants here in Texas in A&M, UT Austin, Rice etc.....It's an embarrassment of riches really.
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Houston is incredibly culturally diverse.  Pick a major culture (and many smaller ones) and you will find an outpost in the Houston area.  Some of them are large.  We see something similar in the Dallas burbs.  There are east Asian areas, Middle Eastern areas, Indo-Pak areas.  There is a large Hindu temple about three miles from the house.  Our closest movie house always has 3-4 Bollywood features showing.  Funny thing is, I rarely see any Indians.

And yes, many of those people see themselves as a foreign-to-us ethnicity rather than Texans or even Americans.  For the most part, they are law abiding.

As for the U of H.  There's a reason it has been known as Cougar High for a long time.  Actually, it has grown to be a respectfully serious university (my son is a part-time student), but it seems to have a high school level of maturity when it comes to social issues.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:39:53 AM EDT
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As I said in another thread, Houston is the taint on Texas.
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That is probably one of the parts of Texas that isn't part of Texas according to people from Texas.
As I said in another thread, Houston is the taint on Texas.
I'll take Houston 100 times over Austin.
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That's not a human. Don't know what he is but he ain't from around here.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:42:46 AM EDT
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Really named after Algonquin J. Calhoun



He was a lawyer...sort of.

And voiced by the same guy that did Br'er Rabbit.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:45:41 AM EDT
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I'll take Houston 100 times over Austin.
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That would be an interesting essay assignment for sure.....
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:47:57 AM EDT
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Read the article and it said nothing about George Calhoun.

Without googling what did Calhoun do?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:55:18 AM EDT
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That would be an interesting essay assignment for sure.....
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I'll take Houston 100 times over Austin.
That would be an interesting essay assignment for sure.....
Maybe that didn't come out right.  I'll try again.  

Houston is 100X better than Austin.  Houston is blue collar while Austin is antifa ground zero breeding ground.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:55:43 AM EDT
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WTF???

This is like chickens running around with their heads cut off.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:57:21 AM EDT
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As I said in another thread, Houston is the taint on Texas.
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That is probably one of the parts of Texas that isn't part of Texas according to people from Texas.
As I said in another thread, Houston is the taint on Texas.
I thought that was Austin? Or was it San Antonio?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:58:46 AM EDT
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Caning. That's the solution. Liberal caning.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:00:56 AM EDT
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I believe that was tried before.....
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:01:15 AM EDT
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One would think that an educational institution would value the idea of teaching the snowflakes rather than coddling them in ignorance.

Fucking pathetic.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:03:11 AM EDT
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but Texas ..... is so Texas ...... Don't mess with Texas, blah, blah, blah

Liberalism is just communism lite and has been spreading slowly across the globe for well over 100 years.  Most of the out-right commies have been destroyed and rejected so they have simply re-branded themselves for the 21st century and beyond.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:32:23 AM EDT
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So they renamed a dorm that was named for a street that was named for the 7th Vice President of the United States.  John C Calhoun was so good at his job that he was Vice President to both John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.  He was selected as one of the five greatest US Senators of all time by a Senate committee led by Democrat John F Kennedy.

Is the University of Houston afraid of offending Republicans by having a dorm named after a street named after a titan of the Democrat party?

Oh well.  Cougar High's gonna Cougar High.
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