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Fall Edition of UHD Critical Race Studies Newsletter 'The Connect' Now Available

The latest edition of The CONNECT, the official newsletter of the Center for Critical Race Studies, is now online.

The fall edition includes articles focused on student persistence, politics and professional sports. It can be viewed on the CCRS website.

The newsletter was launched earlier this year and includes articles written by CCRS Fellows, updates on scholarly activities and a sneak peek at the upcoming CCRS Fall Symposium on Oct. 19. 

“Our Fellows have again assembled the CCRS monthly newsletter that promises to provide critical insights into US popular culture, valuable information on trending topics, and entertainment news for the well-being of our diverse community,” said Dr. Vida Robertson, Director of CCRS. “Our hope is that this newsletter will provide a platform for our campus and the Greater Houston community to engage in meaningful dialogue and discover the best versions of ourselves.”

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.