Higher Education Headlines: Nov. 5
By Sheryl E. Taylor
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UH Students Pack ‘Hardball College Tour’ as Rep. Beto O’Rourke Talks Immigration—Houston Chronicle
The deafening cheers of University of Houston students and their marching band as U.S. Senate hopeful Rep. Beto O’Rourke stepped on stage quickly hushed for the first televised “Hardball” question of the night.
UH, Hewlett Packard Collaborate on Data Science—Houston Chronicle
The two organizations announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise will give $10 million to the university's Data Science Institute, which will be renamed the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute.
Inside One City’s Love-Hate Relationship with Higher Education—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Dayton has long been a center for innovation, and it’s still a hub for aerospace, bioscience, and robotics. But just 17 percent of the city’s working-age adults have bachelor’s degrees, about half the rate of the country as a whole.
As Another Head Rolls at University of Maryland, An Athletics Scandal Turns Morality Play—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Amid building anger and public pressure, that story shifted sharply, when the university announced that DJ Durkin, the head football coach, had been fired.
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.