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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) 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.