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Higher Education Headlines: Nov. 26


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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UH to Build Medical School on Campus
—Houston Chronicle
UH regents selected a 43-acre tract of undeveloped land at the university's southeast corner over property in the Texas Medical Center for the planned school, which would be the first such new college in Houston in nearly half a century. 

Meet The New Mega-University—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Can the fast-growing Southern New Hampshire U. transform higher education?

Sponsored Content: UHD Striving to Make Higher Education Affordable, Accessible and Achievable—The Houston Business Journal
It’s appropriate that the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) sits at one of the most historic sites in the city (and state for that matter).

Former Michigan State University President is Charged with Lying to Police About Larry Nassar—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Lou Anna K. Simon, who stepped down as Michigan State’s president in January amid the sex-abuse scandal surrounding the sports doctor Larry Nassar, now faces two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts.

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.