Higher Education Headlines: Feb. 4
By Sheryl E. Taylor
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UH to Request $60 Million From Texas for New Law Center—Houston Chronicle
UH has already raised $10 million in a campaign to build a new and improved law center, and is now seeking state support for the second phase of construction.
Rice University Unveils Plans for Former Sears Building—Houston Chronicle
Rice, which announced its latest plans for the property Wednesday, said the renovated 270,000-square-foot building will be renamed The Ion. Work is scheduled to commence in May.
Fall Behind On Your Student Loans? You Could Lose Your License to Work. Texas Lawmakers Want to Change That.—The Texas Tribune
Members of both parties have filed bills ending the practice of revoking occupational licenses for people behind on their student loans.
What Does Higher Ed Have to Say About The Proposed Title IX Rules?—The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Education Department's proposed regulations on Title IX, the federal gender-equity law, would provide colleges with some long-sought flexibility when responding to sexual-misconduct reports.
College Presidents Can’t Shoulder All the Blame for Racism on Their Campuses—The Chronicle of Higher Education
College presidents can do a lot. But they can’t end racism. In fact, they can’t solve most of the ills this nation has wrestled with for centuries.
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.