Dateline Rice for June 2, 2021

Dateline Rice


Texas Gov. Abbott declares disaster along southern border

Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted and interviewed.
MSN (This article originally appeared in KRLD Online.)
KRLD on Audacy (This segment also aired six times on KRLD-AM in Dallas.)

Texas lawmakers passed changes to prevent more blackouts. Experts say it's not enough
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
NPR (This article originally appeared in KUT Online, and it appeared in more than 150 affiliate websites.)

What's really in the Texas voting reform bill that Democrats are fighting

Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.

MSN (This article originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.)

Texas Democratic torpedo of Republican election bill likely to be temporary
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)

La seguridad no es un asunto político. Por Alain González

An article cites a study by the Baker Institute for Public Policy into the dangers faced by Mexico's mayors.
Segundo a Segundo (An English translation is not available.)


Opinion: Don't wait to evacuate. Hurricanes are intensifying faster.
Jim Blackburn, Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 2 print edition.)

David Leebron, Rice's second-longest-serving president, to step down
President David Leebron will step down in June 2022 after 18 years in the role. Robert Ladd, chair of the Rice Board of Trustees, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 2 print edition of the Chronicle's Bellaire Examiner and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Opinion: Texas voter bill was about fair elections free of fraud