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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.



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.