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Higher Education Headlines for Sept. 4

By Sheryl E. Taylor

Texas Southern University joining state cancer fight with $5M research grant—Houston Chronicle
Texas Southern University is joining the state’s $3 billion assault on cancer.

UH Approves $100M Budget for Main Campus Renovations—The Houston Business Journal
With multimillion-dollar construction projects already in the works at its Katy, Victoria and Sugar Land campuses, the University of Houston main campus will soon see a $100 million renovation project of its own.

Colleges Say they Prepare Students for a Career, Not Just a First Job. Is That True?—The Chronicle of Higher Education
About 60 percent of executives and hiring managers think that most college graduates are prepared to succeed in entry-level positions.

Making College More Affordable—The Conversation
When it comes to the cost of higher education in the U.S., signs of trouble abound.

A Tech Wiz is Conquering College Admissions. It Takes Charm, Innovation and Dancing Sharks—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Alexander Clark, a boyish entrepreneur with a puffy crown of brown hair, waits backstage for his cue. He hears the eager crowd, packed into a dark theater. Lights flash, music pulses.

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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 43 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.