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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) – 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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.