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HCC’s Tamez cleared by DA, residency complaint “unfounded” – Houston Chronicle
A residency complaint against Houston Community College trustee Adriana Tamez lodged by a colleague was “unfounded,” the Harris County District Attorney’s office found earlier this month.

UT-Austin professors join campaign against faculty-productivity company – The Chronicle of Higher Education
The University of Texas at Austin this week became one of the most prestigious research institutions to join a faculty rebellion against Academic Analytics, a data company that promises to identify low-performing professors.

Michigan State president resigns after torrent of anger over Nassar scandal – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Lou Anna K. Simon, Michigan State University president, resigned on Wednesday night.

Endowment returns rebound after a dismal 2016, but the long-term outlook is cloudy – Chronicle of Higher Education
As the stock market has soared to record highs, college endowments have been buoyed by strong investment returns.

Houston billionaire reality TV show to feature Harvey-affected businesses – Houston Business Journal
CNBC’s “Billion Dollar Buyer” (hosted by Tilman Fertitta, chair of the University of Houston-System Board of Regents) is in its third season and is featuring Houston businesses affected by Harvey.