MAYOR BILL WHITE TO VISIT UH
Houston Mayor Bill White will speak at a campus
forum from 2 – 3 p.m., Thursday, March 29 at the University
Center’s Pacific Room. The event is free, but seating is
White will discuss issues that affect students,
faculty and staff living in Houston, followed by a question-and-answer
“This is a chance for the mayor to meet with
students and really have an open dialogue about what's going on
in Houston,” said Mustafa Tameez, a spokesman for the mayor.
“He'll spend time talking about various issues, including
the environment. But what's most important is that students get
involved and ask questions about issues affecting them.”
The Daily Cougar, the University of Houston’s
student newspaper, and the Student Video Network (SVN) are teaming
up to bring White to UH. The mayor’s office approached The
Daily Cougar hoping to find a way to connect with the UH community,
said Robyn Morro, editor-in-chief.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity
to encourage Houstonians to be more involved with our local government,”
Working with The Daily Cougar, SVN will be filming
the event to air on the campus’ television station, Channel
6. Students living in the residence halls who cannot attend the
event will be able to view the broadcast several times during
the week following White’s presentation.
“SVN is honored and proud to be working side-by-side
with The Daily Cougar on this momentous event to bring such an
outspoken advocate for the city of Houston to speak at our college,”
said SVN president Gus Forward.