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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.