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Higher Education Headlines: August 27


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Nice Degree, but Your diploma Gets an “F”: Some Universities Can’t Achieve freshman-Level Spelling on Sheepskins—The Wall Street Journal
Alec Williams was thrilled to get his diploma this summer after 4 1/2 years at Colorado Mesa University. This month, he spotted one problem: It wasn't conferred by the school's board of trustees.

State Board Approves Sam Houston State Medical School Plan—Houston Chronicle 
Higher Ed Commissioner says it shouldn’t affect UH’s Med School Bid, Up for Consideration in October.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company Showcases Artwork from Students at UHD—Houston Chronicle 
Saint Arnold Brewing Company and UHD are long-time neighbors, as well as partners in various initiatives, UHD’s creative minds were ready and willing to contribute several paintings to the new eatery.

Texas Colleges that leave students with the most debt—Houston Chronicle
Earlier this year, student loan debt in the U.S. reached a staggering $1.52 trillion.

Ex-Baylor Coach Art Briles Visits UH Practice—Houston Chronicle
Briles’ son, Kendal, is in His First Season as UH’s Offensive Coordinator.


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.