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)—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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.