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Higher Education Headlines: Feb. 24


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Texas Southern Establishes $301K Endowment for Study Abroad Scholarships—Houston Chronicle
The Anna Pearl Barrett Memorial Endowed Scholarship is one of the college’s largest endowments funded by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and matched the TSU Foundation.

Bernie Sanders Rallies for Votes at University of Houston—Houston Chronicle
Fresh off of a win in Nevada’s Democratic primary caucuses, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders came to Houston prepared.

Opinion: Financial Aid is Not Enough: Why UT will Provide Students Personalized Support—Houston Chronicle
Ethan was lucky. He had a scholarship from the Dell Scholars program, and program staff helped him navigate the financial aid process. He is due to graduate on time.

The Biggest Prize in esports: Talent—The New York Times Magazine
There’s a gaming rush on, with companies cashing in on competitions, sponsorships and merch. But it all comes down to signing the best players.

Tenth Talks: Watch Three Experts Predict the Future of Higher Education in Texas—The Texas Tribune
In this edition of Tenth Talks, a Texas Tribune video series on the next 10 years of Texas, three of the state’s top higher education leaders and innovators predict what’s in store for their field.

Texas A&M to Build $550 Million Complex in Texas Medical Center—Houston Chronicle
The TAMU System plans to build a complex in the Texas Medical Center with a 19-story building for student housing, an 18-story academic building for its engineering medicine program and a 30-story medical office building.

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.