Higher Education Headlines: June 3
By Sheryl E. Taylor
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Lone Star College Gets News Campus and Founding President — Houston Chronicle
The Lone Star College System, already the largest college in the state, is growing with the addition of a seventh campus.
Rhabdo Cases Prompt New UH Policies to Protect Athlete’s Welfare — Houston Chronicle
The University of Houston is revamping its athletics department policies after several of its athletes were diagnosed earlier this year with rhabdomyolysis, a severe syndrome caused by muscle injury.
Texas A&M System Receives Major Gift for Computer Engineering Center — Houston Business Journal
The HPE Center for Computer Architecture Research will focus on creating data-driven computer architectures.
Rock On: Metallica Donates $100,000 to Lone Star College— Houston Chronicle
The award is a part of the $1 million Metallica Scholars Grant that will be distributed to 10 community colleges around the country and help more than 1,000 student receive training and help entering the workforce.
UH Med School Down to Last Hurdle After Legislature Approves Funding — Houston Chronicle
The Texas Legislature’s inclusion of $20 million in the budget for startup costs for the school — $10 million in 2020 and $10 million in 2021 — leaves accreditation as the only milestone still UH needs to attain.
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.