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Higher Education Headlines

Houston Baptist University Receives $2.5 Million Gift to Launch New College—Houston Chronicle
HBU College of Engineering will start classes in 2018. 

In Upholding Trump’s Travel Ban, Supreme Court Ratifies World View That Worries Colleges—The Chronicle of Higher Education
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 decision on Tuesday upholding the travel ban, that fence is now a wall, hulking and durable.

Harvard Billionaires Bail Out Alma Mater From Poor Fund Returns—Bloomberg News
The university’s endowment returns may lag the Ivy League average, but Wall Street’s elite make the school a fundraising powerhouse.

Texas Thinks State Leaders are Falling Short on Public Education, UT/TT Poll Finds—The Texas Tribune
Most Texans don’t approve of the way state leaders and legislators are handling public education, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll

See What The University of Houston’s New Fertitta Center Will Look Like Soon—Houston Chronicle
Ahead of the late 2018 opening of the $60 million Fertitta Center, formerly the Hofheinz Pavilion, a handful of renderings have been released of what the final product should look like on the University of Houston campus.