Higher Education Headlines: Oct. 1
By Sheryl E. Taylor
Humana Gives UH $15M for New Medical School, Related Colleges—Houston Business JournalLouisville, Kentucky-based Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) will donate $15 million over 10 years to create the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston.
Yale Faces Race-Bias Probe—The Wall Street JournalThe Justice Department and Education Department opened an investigation into whether Yale University illegally discriminates against Asian-American applicants.
Report: UT Investigating Sexual Misconduct Allegation Levied Against State Sen. Charles Schwertner—The Texas TribuneThe University of Texas at Austin is looking into an accusation that state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, sent sexually explicit material to a graduate student.
These Colleges’ Finances are Being More Closely Watched by the Education Dept.—The Chronicle of Higher EducationNearly 40 universities and colleges are facing increased scrutiny from the U.S. Education Department regarding their finances.
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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 43 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).
UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.