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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)—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.