UH president kills on-campus living requirement

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After a lengthy exchange with an angry state senator on Saturday, University of Houston Chancellor and President Renu Khator killed a plan to require most freshmen to live on campus, according to text messages the Houston Chronicle obtained Tuesday.

In the exchange with Sen. John Whitmire, Khator went from defending the plan to assuring the Houston Democrat she had ordered a halt to it.

"I have already killed any further consideration on it," Khator said in one message after Whitmire had denounced the idea as insensitive to student needs and UH history. "Can you please forgive?"

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