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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) 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.