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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

From the Editor

Board of Regents mixes it up

Wednesday’s Board of Regent meeting left attendees with the notion that an agenda does not necessarily need to be followed to the tee.

Directly after the open forum and a presentation from Faculty Senate President Steven Wallace, Chair Nelda Blair was surprised with a birthday cake and song by her fellow board members.

“I’m 55 today, and I’m not ashamed to admit that,” Blair said.

Cake was served to everyone in attendance, and in return, the board held the executive session, deemed important by Blair, right off the bat and saved other agenda items until after.

The meeting started at 12:45 p.m. in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel and lasted until about 3:30 p.m. The meeting introduced some new degree programs at UH, the approval of a new health science center and Chancellor Renu Khator’s report on the progress of the UH System.

In addition, Khator mentioned alumnus Robert Wuhl’s production of “Hit-Lit,” labeling it a must-see.

“I cannot speak highly enough about it. It was phenomal,” Khator said. “That play was outstanding.”

— Amanda Hilow, managing editor

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