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.
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.