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.
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.