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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 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.