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Higher Education Headlines: Sept. 23


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Texas A&M System Wants to Re-enroll Students Who Have Dropped Out—Houston Chronicle
About 13,000 students in good academic standing have started but stopped college within the Texas A&M University System in the last five years. 

UTMB ‘Extreme Medicine’ Program Offers Aspiring Doctors More Than Clinical Knowledge—Houston Chronicle
The class is aimed at getting new doctors trained in troubleshooting accidents outside of a hospital or clinic setting — able to provide the same level of care without the typical medical equipment on-hand.

Finger: A breakthrough policy at UTSA—Houston Chronicle
UTSA announced Tuesday the implementation of the “Tracy Rule,” which she called “the most comprehensive serious conduct rule in the history of college sports.”

Two Keys to Success for Underprivileged Students: When to Start College, and Where to Go—The Chronicle of Higher Education 
In poor urban neighborhoods, getting not just to but through college can be a path to a brighter future. But where students enroll, and how soon after high-school graduation they start college, can markedly affect their chances of earning a degree.

On The Path to Graduation, Life Intervenes—The Chronicle of Higher Education 9/16/2019
More institutions are paying attention to how living expenses can affect or compromise a college career — not just in the spirit of charity, but in the self-interest of raising retention rates and maintaining tuition revenue.

Cornell University’s Medical School Said it Would Make Attendance Free for Students Who Quality for Financial Aid—The New York Times
Doctors can be among the highest-earning professionals in the country, but they are also among those saddled with the most student loans. 

Texas State University Says It Misreported Campus Crime Numbers—The Texas Tribune
School officials said the U.S. Department of Education has been working with university police to ensure accurate information in an annual campus security report due next month.

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.