Higher Education Headlines: April 1
By Sheryl E. Taylor
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UH to Open Safety-net Health Clinic Monday—Houston Chronicle
The University of Houston will open a safety-net health clinic for low-income people in the area—a key initial component of its planned medical school.
Public universities work hard to make up for budget cuts. But in-state students may be paying the price.—The Chronicle of Higher EducationHigh-achieving but financially needy students who settle for colleges that won’t challenge them may be the victims of "underrecruiting" by public universities that are too focused on drawing in wealthy students from other states.
UT Faculty, Students Feel the Impact of Airbnb Blacklist—The Texas TribuneTexas added Airbnb to a short list of companies that can’t receive state money because they boycott Israel, though Airbnb says it does not. Now, employees at the University of Texas at Austin can no longer stay in Airbnbs while on school business
Backlash Builds Against UTEP President Nominee Heather Wilson—The Texas TribuneStudent activists, professors and community members have rallied to oppose Wilson's nomination, citing her anti-LGBTQ voting record.
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.