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Higher Education Headlines: June 24


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Texas Tech Receives $17 Million to Build the State’s Second Vet School—The Texas Tribune
The Legislature designated the funding for the Amarillo campus over objections of Texas A&M University, which currently runs the only veterinary medicine school in the state.

Lone Star College Received $300K to Assist Students Affected by Harvey—Houston Chronicle
Lone Star College has received $300,000 from the Qatar Harvey Fund to establish a scholarship program that will help up to 300 students return to school.

On Growth, Diversity, Immigration and Trade, UT/TT Poll Finds Two States of Texas—The Texas TribuneT
exas is growing and becoming much more ethnically and racially diverse. Texas voters differ as to whether those are positive or negative trends, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Houston’s first driverless shuttle now rolling along TSU Tiger Walk—Houston Chronicle
TSU’s Tiger Walk isn’t just for pedestrians anymore. The region’s first autonomous shuttle to carry passengers debuted along the tree-lined walk, the center of the Texas Southern University campus.

UH Forwards Investigation of ‘Extreme Workouts’ to District Attorney—Houston Chronicle
The University of Houston Police Department is conducting an investigation into comments made by an anonymous player in an interview with KPRC-TV earlier this month that alleged that she and teammates were “tortured almost” in a punishment workout in February 2018 after two players were accused of taking food designated for the football team.


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.