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Higher Education Headlines: Oct. 22


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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MIT Plans $1 Billion Project to Develop Artificial Intelligence—The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s commitment to a new college is the largest expenditure on AI in American higher education. 

Prairie View A&M’s Voter Registration Issues are Resolved, but Voting Barriers Remain—The Texas Tribune
Community leaders said the elimination of additional paperwork before students can vote in November is a temporary solution.

At Harvard Admissions Trial, A Dean defends Decades of His Work—The Chronicle of Higher Education
The man who has done as much as anyone in the country to shape the field of college admissions nowadays took the stand.

UT System Moves Up in List of “Most Innovative” Universities—Houston Chronicle
The sizeable contribution to science and new tech earned the UT System a spot among the world's top 10 most innovative universities, beating out schools like Duke and Cornell.


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.