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12:08 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Texas Standard: Beyonce, Feminism Class Offered at University of Texas at Austin

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College students around the country know about musicians Beyonce and Rihanna. Now, students can put their knowledge to the test by taking a course about the female pop culture icons. 

The University of Texas at Austin will offer a class called "Beyonce Feminism, Rihanna Womanism" beginning in the spring of 2015. The innovative course will explore the role of the pop divas in feminism and society. 

Omise'eke Tinsley, Ph.D., explained how her new class will teach college students about black feminism. 

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10:40 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Experts on Crude Price Decline, Possibility of $20 a Barrel

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In June 2014, the price of a barrel of oil was roughly $115 per barrel, leading to gas prices that were well over $3 per gallon. 

Not anymore.

Prices of oil have crashed in the last six months, starting 2015 with the price of crude oil at a five-year low as the current price hovers around $45 per barrel, a 60 percent slash in value. 

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9:18 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Texas Tribune: 84th Texas Legislature Shows Little Diversity

What does the Texas Legislature look like? On average: white, male, middle-aged, Christian — and educated at a public university. That's according to a Texas Tribune analysis of demographics in the Texas Capitol.

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8:56 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Texas Tribune: Student Group Praises Texas Higher Education Funding, Chastises Tuition Costs

When it comes to supporting higher education, Texas is good — but not great — according to a nonprofit group focused on economic opportunities for young adults.

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8:40 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Texas Tribune: Straus Re-elected as House Speaker

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

With the backing of 85 percent of the Texas House, San Antonio Republican Joe Straus on Tuesday was re-elected to his fourth term.

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