Higher Education Headlines: March 30
By Sheryl E. Taylor
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James Beard-nominated Restaurateur Hopes to Encourage Growing Own Food with New Grocery Store (UHD former Students Jonathan and Chana Rhodes Featured) — Houston Business Journal
Jonny Rhodes may be best known for his smash hit restaurant Indigo, but it’s his new grocery store, Broham Fine Soul Food & Groceries.
How to Help Struggling Students Succeed Online — The Chronicle of Higher Education
As instructors across the country move to remote teaching, many are worried about students who are already at a disadvantage. How can professors support them during this challenging time? [Subscription Required]
If the Coronavirus Collapses State Budgets, What will Happen to Public Colleges? — The Chronicle of Higher Education
Across the country, leaders of regional public universities told The Chronicle that they’re bracing for cuts in their next year’s state appropriations, although the situation also remains remarkably uncertain. [Subscription Required]
5 Lessons From Campuses that Closed After Natural Disasters —The Chronicle of Higher Education
When the Iowa River overflowed its banks 12 years ago, inundating the campus of the University of Iowa, Donald Guckert, associate vice president for facilities management, learned some important lessons in adapting to climate change. [Subscription Required]
How the Coronavirus Tests Higher Ed’s Disciplinary Faults — The Chronicle of Higher Education
How can universities be better structured to respond to sprawling global catastrophes like the coronavirus? How can they embrace and teach resilience? [Subscription Required]
Early Graduation Could Send Medical Students to Virus Front Lines — The New York Times
Hundreds of fourth-year students at universities in Boston and New York could start caring for patients months ahead of schedule.
The Great Recession was Bad for Higher Education. Coronavirus Could Be Worse. — The Chronicle of Higher Education
There is no doubt we are in one of the most turbulent and challenging times in American, and world, history. The coronavirus is dramatically changing everything. [Subscription Required]
As the Coronavirus Hit, Most Universities Sent Students Home. Liberty University is Welcoming Them Back. — The Chronicle of Higher Education
As colleges nationwide have urged students and faculty members to stay home after spring break, Liberty University, in Virginia, is welcoming thousands of students to return to their residence halls and to meet face to face with faculty members. [Subscription Required]
Houston Law School’s Hurricane Harvey Preparation Led to Quick Coronavirus Response — Houston Chronicle
While many colleges were still in decision mode or preparing for their next steps in response to coronavirus, South Texas College of Law Houston already had a plan. [Subscription Required]
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 more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 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 the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.