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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) 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.