Higher Education Headlines: May 6
By Sheryl E. Taylor
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Ahead of the Jetsons: Texas A&M Engineers to Buy Flying Motorcycle—Houston Chronicle
A flying motorcycle? That future may be closer than you expect. College Station to be exact.
Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Bill Creating UH Medical School—The Texas Tribune
The medical school is projected to accept a class of 30 students for Fall 2020.
She Said ‘hard work’ Got Her into Stanford. $6.5 Million Helped.—The New York Times
"Some people think, 'Didn't you get into Stanford because your family is rich?"' the woman, Yusi Zhao, says in a video posted on social media. It now stands in sharp contrast with recent news.
Buffett’s Partner Has a Side Gig: Designing College Dorms—The Wall Street Journal
Charlie Munger has channeled that passion into the hundreds of millions of dollars he's donated toward buildings at major universities and other institutions in recent years. The offers come with a caveat: Schools that want his money have to accept his ideas about building design, too.
UH College of Nursing receives $3.5 million from Houston’s largest healthcare system—The Houston Business Journal
The College of Nursing donation is the latest step in HCA Houston Healthcare’s partnership with UH.
Prairie View Sued by Former Student: University is Accused of Failing to Respond to Sex Assault Claims—Houston Chronicle
A former Prairie View A&M University student is suing the school for violating Title IX and failing to "promptly and appropriately respond" after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by another student in 2017, according to court documents.
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 50,000 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). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University 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.