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) 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.