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Higher Education Headlines: Feb. 3


By Sheryl E. Taylor

Elite-college Admissions Has an Image Problem. Would Ending Legacy Admissions Help?—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Selective admissions is in crisis.

Rice University Completes Social Sciences Building, Other Projects Near Completion—Houston Business Journal [Subscription Required]
The university is close to completing its $100 million music facility.

“Not in Our Name” Rice Students Band Together in Hopes of Protecting Third Ward Amid Pans to Develop Innovation District—Houston Chronicle [Subscription Required]
Student groups at Rice University are banding together to ensure that Third Ward residents aren’t pushed out by a university-led effort to develop an innovation district near the neighborhood.

How to Help Low-income Students Hold their Own on the Job Market—The Chronicle of Higher Education [Subscription Required]
Imagine you’re a college student trying to network for a first job or an internship when you don’t know a single person in the field you’re interested in, or even that “networking” is a thing that other students regularly do to land an interview or learn about a career.

Students Complained About Access to Mental Health Care. Their University Responded with Figures on No-shows.—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Students missed about 20 percent of all appointments made last semester. That's roughly five no-shows per day.

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.