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Higher Education Headlines: Nov. 25


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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A Recession is Looming. Even Harvard is Uncertain About What That Means for Higher Ed—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Harvard is an outlier when it comes to most issues in higher education, with its $40-billion endowment, but in preparing for a brewing economic recession, the university is no exception: It faces a lot of uncertainty.

Houston Community College System’s Latest Campus a ‘New College Model,’ Leader Says—Houston Business Journal
The latest Lone Star College campus in Fallbrook is a collaboration with the neighboring church. [Subscription required.]

‘Improprieties’ With TSU Admissions Under Investigation—Houston Chronicle
Authorities are investigating evidence of “improprieties” within Texas Southern University’s admissions process, according to a news release from the school’s board of regents. [Subscription required.]

UH Renames New Law Building After Monetary Gift—Houston Business Journal
After an undisclosed amount was donated to the University of Houston, UH will name its new law center after a prominent late Houston lawyer. [Subscription required.]

Rice Researchers Leading Effort to Develop Mind-Reading Helmet with $18M Grant—Houston Business Journal 
A Rice University team of researchers is leading an effort to develop a device controlled by thoughts. The effort is funded by the Department of Defense. [Subscription required.]

America Draws Students From Around the World. Its Gun Culture is Pushing Them Away.— The Chronicle of Higher Education
William Pruitt started working at Virginia Tech in 2009, not long after a gunman killed 32 students and professors in the deadliest campus shooting in American history. 

Texas Athletes Could Make Money From Pending NCAA Rulings. How Much? It’s Not Yet Clear.—The Texas Tribune
The NCAA's proposed rule changes could let prominent athletes generate major endorsement money. But for most athletes, there won't likely be much of a windfall.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.