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Higher Education Headlines: Nov. 4


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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College Giving by Foundations Focuses on Helping Low-income and First-generation Students—The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The three top priorities of private foundations that give to higher education include helping low-income and first-generation students get to college and achieve academic success, supporting career-readiness programs, and backing public institutions, especially community colleges.

Universities are Facing Criticism for Taking Dirty Money. Do Their Donor Policies Protect Them?—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Is it time for new rules for donations to colleges and universities?

The NCAA will Let Athletes Profit From Their Fame. State Lawmakers will Keep Up the Fight.—The Chronicle of Higher Education
By saying it would allow athletes to profit from their celebrity within the 'collegiate model,' the NCAA seemed to hope that it could quell the growing state-by-state movement for change.

Rice Students Who Dressed Up as ICE Officers on Campus Spark Outrage—Houston Chronicle
Three Rice University students who dressed up as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers at a Halloween event on campus have sparked outrage at the university after their photos surfaced on social media.

36 million Americans Went to College but Didn’t Earn a Degree. Here’s What We Know About the Ones Most Likely to Return and Succeed.—The Chronicle of Higher Education
A new report, “Some College, No Degree,” shines a spotlight on a specific group of them: the ones who are most likely to re-enroll and finish.

The Enrollment Crash Goes Deeper Than Demographics—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Colleges can’t stop what’s coming, but they can be better prepared.

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.