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UT’s first Muslim sorority hopes to inspire leadership—Texas Tribune
Mu Delta Alpha is built around members’ sense of Islamic identity. 

Colleges use Facebook ads to Target Applicants, Parents and Lawmakers—Chronicle of Higher Education
The ads showed up in the feeds of thousands of Facebook users, and the timing of the sponsored posts —was no accident.

Here’s How Much Houston Undergrads Make Post College—Houston Business Journal
After finishing post-secondary education, Houston undergraduates can make quite a bit of dough—in some cases.

Houston Baptist University Cheers Trump Administration Birth Control Decision—Houston Chronicle
HBU won a preliminary victory in 2016 when the U.S. Supreme Court urged lower courts to reconsider the Affordable Care Act provision that required religious nonprofits to give their employees free access to federally approved contraception.

Three Houston Universities Rank on Best Regional Universities List—Houston Business Journal
University of St. Thomas, University of Houston-Clear Lake and HBU made U.S. News & World Report’s regional West list.

Alleged Sexual Indiscretions of Staff, Faculty at Texas’ Largest Institutions in 2016—Houston Chronicle
Nine faculty or staff members were terminated or resigned in lieu of termination proceedings for sexual harassment-related allegations.

A&M Focusing on Houston with Purchase of Land near TMC—Houston Chronicle
Texas A&M paid $62 million for 18-story office building for a specialized engineering medicine program in collaboration with Houston Methodist.

The Lure of the Lazy River: How Wooing Students is Shifting the Priorities of the Modern Public University—Chronicle of Higher Education
Louisiana State University’s new recreation center is an $85-million example of how the wooing of students is shifting the priorities of the modern public university.