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Higher Education Headlines: Oct. 29


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Student Voting Fight Erupts at Texas State University—The Texas Tribune
Amid allegations that Hays County has suppressed the college student vote, a civil rights group is threatening to sue.

Colleges Should Enhance Resources for Undocumented Students, Report Urges—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Maria Ivonne Treviño-Rodriguez, a junior at the University of Houston, has worked four different jobs as a student, two of them for about 40 hours a week, she says.

Prairie View A&M Students Sue Waller County Over Early Voting Sites—The Texas Tribune
Five students accused Waller County of suppressing the voting rights of black voters.

University of Houston System Raises Nearly $145 Million in Fiscal Year 2018—Houston Chronicle
The second largest total in UHS history, trailing only the previous year when the public phase of the $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign was launched.

Houston Community College Cuts Ribbon on Health Sciences Tower in the Texas Medical Center—Houston Chronicle
HCC officials cut the ribbon on the new 10-story HCC Coleman College Health Sciences Tower in the heart of the Texas Medical Center.

UH Students to Compete for $50K at UT Pitch Competition—The Houston Business Journal
University of Houston are among the finalists of 25 undergraduate teams that will compete in Austin for $50,000 and in-kind awards during the DisrupTexas 2018 pitch competition.

Texas Higher Education Board Approves Medical Schools for University of Houston and University of North Texas Health Science Center—The Texas Tribune
UH and the UNHSC were given the go-ahead to launch doctorate of medicine programs in the next few years, with respective tuition and fee rates ranging from $22,500 to around $60,000.

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.